Ritual Howls - Ritual Howls

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Release Date: 13/01/23

10th Anniversary Reissue on Amber Stone Vinyl with 12-Page Booklet of Photos, Lyrics and Images from the Original Release Date.

Detroit based 3-piece combining a blend of industrial, deathrock, drum machines, gothic elements, soundtrack scapes, spaghetti western guitars and a thick, rumbling bass tone. Features new mixes by Adam Stilson, mastering by Rafael Anton Irisarri and a re-imagining of the original artwork by Chris Samuels.

The story of Ritual Howls begins in a southwest Detroit basement in the early winter of 2012. Singer / guitarist Paul Bancell had been writing and performing solo as well as in several bands and was looking for collaborators for a new project. Ben Saginaw (bass) and Chris Samuels (synths, drums, drum machines) were acquatances that became natural fits. With the help of a friend (Jeff Navarre), they recorded their first full-length in Ben's art studio using a laptop. Paul tracked vocals at home in his bedroom and, not wanting to relinquish control, mixed and mastered the album himself.

A formidable introduction to the band's haunting, cinematic blend of twangy industrial rock, their self-titled album established the band as a unique force in the landscape of dark music, both past and present. Separated by a decade, four LPs, two EPs later, Ritual Howls is an impressively cohesive first effort and testament to the band's vision that, even in its infancy, forged a distinct sound that has only matured with perfection over time.

For fans of Bauhaus, Leonard Cohen, The Cramps, Sisters of Mercy, The Birthday Party, Ennio Morricone.

Genre: Post Punk / New Wave / Dark Wave / Gothic Rock

Tracklist: 

  1. The Year Of Fear
  2. Cemetery Guards
  3. Keep Those Stones Up
  4. L'Atalante
  5. Rosabelle Believe
  6. Anchorites
  7. Hell Fuck
  8. The Mark
  9. Sacred Awe