Fast-rising modern metallers RITUALS continue their rise with the release of their stunning new single and video, Oceans Subside, out now.
The song is taken from the band’s greatly anticipated new EP, Show Me The Signs, out everywhere on Friday 2nd September.
Taking from a slew of influences, RITUALS have carved out a sound that is entirely engrossing, and utterly enthralling. The Newcastle-based quartet hurl out enormous riffs, colossal beats, and mega hooks that hang in the air for eons. Already strongly supported by a raft of industry tastemakers, RITUALS are undeniably poised to climb further. Support for the foursome’s debut EP, Awake, placed the riff merchants on the map with Kerrang’s Alex Baker championing the band on his Fresh Blood Show, as well as Metal Hammer, Powerplay, HRH Magazine, and ERB Magazine all rallying around offering widespread acclaim and praise. RITUALS’ live reputation is also surging as the northern heavyweights recently supported Skindred and Osiah, and this year the hard-hitters will play a host of UK dates, as well as appearances at Risefest and Dominion Festival.
The towering metallers drop their breathtaking new EP, Show Me The Signs, this Summer, and it’s definitely the group’s finest work so far. The three-track release highlights the quartet’s growing songwriting expertise and musical maturity, with each track from the EP having its very own unique energy, component, and flow. The band comment: “Show Me The Signs EP is a collective of songs that draw upon all influences within Rituals. This record showcases our fresh vision for Rituals with our new lineup and attitude towards the world. Filled with ambition and drive this is a statement piece of a record.”
With a super striking new EP on the way, backed by a host of singles, and a run of live shows, RITUALS are destined to break this year.
RITUALS live: July 30th – Dominion Festival, Durham; August 6th – Rebellion, Manchester; September 10th – Risefest, Newcastle. October *6th – Metal Monocle, Leicester; *7th – Aye Olde Foundry, Dudley; * 8th – The Alma, Bolton; *9th – The Hive, Rotherham.
* w/ Ruina.
‘Show Me The Signs’ EP track listing: 1. Show Me The Signs; 2. Oceans Subside; 3. In Devastation.