Following their triumphant live set at this year’s Download Festival –as Kerrang Radio, THE DEAL competition winners– RITUALS announce their ferocious new EP ‘I FOUND MYSELF IN THE DARK’. The EP is set for release 3rd August 2023 via Marshall Records. Fans and pre-save – HERE
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, ‘LIVING BLIND’– HERE
“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.”
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MORE ON RITUALS
Formed in 2018 as a college project, RITUALS quickly gained industry recognition and are set to make waves in 2023. Backed by influential tastemakers, the band’s debut EP “Awake” garnered support, with Kerrang!’s Alex Baker championing them on his Fresh Blood show. Known for their electrifying live performances, RITUALS has supported notable acts like Skindred and As Everything Unfolds, solidifying their presence in the UK music scene. Their EP “Show Me the Signs” showcases their evolving song writing and musical maturity, with each track exuding a unique energy. Winning Kerrang! Radio’s The Deal competition in 2023 secured them the chance to record a game-changing EP with Marshall Records and perform at the 20th Anniversary of Download Festival. Fresh from a triumphant hometown headline show, RITUALS is ready to dominate the Avalanche Stage and become your favourite new band.
The new EP ‘I FOUND MYSELF IN THE DARK’ is set for release 3rd August 2023 via Marshall Records. Fans and pre-save – HERE. Be sure to catch the band out on the road this summer More information can be found – HERE and a full list of dates can be found listed below.
‘I FOUND MYSELF IN THE DARK’ EP TRACK LISTING
2. I Found Myself In The Dark
2023 TOUR DATES
JULY *Weekender with Suffer Under Sorrow 7 – Tap & Tumbler, Nottingham* 8 – The Metal Monocle, Leicester* 8 – The Devonshire Arms, London* 15 – Middlesbrough, Make A Scene Festival AUGUST * 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*
Lewis MacRae – Vocals / Matthew Dix – Drums / Dom James – Bass / Ewan Lee – Guitar