PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 4-12-24


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-12-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Necrot – Lifeless Birth


 

Despite crust death metallers Necrot forming in 2011, the Oaklanders’ newest slab is only the trio’s third full-length in their brief-yet-inviting discography.

Essentially, the band doesn’t rush to put out a record, nor do they seem to want to release something before every “i” is dotted and “t” crossed.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Luca Indrio of Necrot Discusses “Lifeless Birth” – Riffs and Growing a Monster


Ghost Cult Keefy once again chatted with Luca Indrio of Necrot to discuss their new album “Lifeless Birth” – due out on April 12th, 2024 via Tankcrimes! Luca discussed the rise of the Bay Area death metal band, working with Tankcrimes label, details about the new album, and the opportunities the success of the band has brought the band! Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-12-24


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Necrot Shares a New Single and Visualizer “Drill The Skull” – New Album “Lifeless Birth” Incoming


Necrot continues their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist, and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 with guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joining the following year, the Oakland, California, trio offers Lifeless Birth as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings. Lifeless Birth will see its release via the Tankcrimes label on April 12th 2024! The band just finished up the recent Brainsqueeze Tour with Municipal Waste Ghoul and Dead Heat (review here). Stream the new single single “Drill The Skull” now and pre-order the album below.Continue reading


Cult Of Fire to Perform with Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague at Brutal Assault



In a unique tribute to Czech classical composer, Bedřich Smetanat, black metal band, Cult Of Fire will join their forces with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Together they will deliver a special set commissioned by Brutal Assault, an experience not seen at the festival before, and rarely elsewhere. Keep reading below for more details.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Municipal Waste – Ghoul – Necrot – Dead Heat Live at The Brooklyn Monarch


The Brainsqueeze Tour. Holy shit this is one of the best tour packages I’ve seen in a good number of years. Stacked from start to finish with veteran bands performing at a level I haven’t seen from them in some years. Dead Heat started things off, I was unaware of them beforehand but left me intrigued and wanting more, plus the crowd at the Brooklyn Monarch showed up early, excited, and ready to throw down for this mosh fest of an evening.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records Talks DIY Record Labels, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, and More


Keefy caught up with Scotty Health of Tankcrimes, a most excellent Metal and Punk record label from Northern California. Scotty detailed his entire origin story, how he got started with D.I.Y. zines, shows, and labels. He has grown Tankcrimes into a monster label with killer acts such as Necrot, Deathgrave, Morbikon, Dystopia, Dead Heat, BAT, Ghoul, and more! More than that, Scotty has been a leader in the Metal and Hardcore scene, also offering incredible merch options, and great customer service too. Tankcrimes is also sponsoring the “The Brainsqueeze Tour” with Municipal Waste, Ghoul, and Necrot too! Continue reading


Necrot Shares a New Single “Cut The Cord” – New Album “Lifeless Birth” Coming Soon via Tankcrimes


Necrot continues their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist, and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 with guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joining the following year, the Oakland, California, trio offers Lifeless Birth as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings. Lifeless Birth will see its release via the Tankcrimes label on April 12th 2024! Stream the debut single “Cut The Cord” now and pre-order the album below.Continue reading