Following their triumphant live set at this year’s Download Festival Rituals have announced their ferocious new EP ‘I Found Myself In The Dark’ due on the 3rd of August via Marshall Records.
Recorded at The Marshall Studio, the new EP showcases Rituals ability to perfectly blend and juxtaposition sheer brutality with heartfelt, soaring, and melodic atmosphere; this can be heard in all its glory on the first offering from the EP.
“This is the most we’ve pushed ourselves musically on a record…” comments vocalist Lewis MacRae. “The EP stands as a statement piece with Marshall Records, and the heaviest, most melodic, and progressive work to date. It’s the proudest we have ever been as Rituals.”
“The EP is meant to take you on a journey through mental growth, views on the state of the world, as well as some straight up demonic content, glistening melodies, and brutally crushing riffs. It’s eleven minutes of pure orchestrated Northern Chaos. This is opening doors and avenues for where Rituals will take our sound.”
About the latest single, ‘Living Blind’ the band adds:
“The release of Living Blind feels like a turning point in Rituals. Lyrically based on the lack of awareness for others issues, problems and grief. Living in a world in which people only take and fail to give to one an another.”
Another slice of perfection from the boys with this heavy deluge of metal riffing and plant starting grade drumming. Throw in an explosive chorus or two and complete with a mixture of guttural and clean vocals that bring the fiery emotion of the track to the forefront.
Check it out, here
Find out more via the band’s Facebook
Preorder the album here
Read our interview with the band here
2023 TOUR DATES
15 – Middlesbrough, Make A Scene Festival
* Co-headline with Archives
4 – Blondies, London*
5 – The Electric Banana, Weston-Super-Mare*
6 – Exchange, Bristol*
24 – Fred Zeppelins, Cork*
25 – Whelans, Dublin*
26 – The Deers Head, Belfast*