“Broken And Bruised”, the new single from DEADLAND RITUAL, the band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be streamed below.
DEADLAND RITUAL made its U.S. live debut this past Tuesday (May 28) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A European tour will follow in June.
DEADLAND RITUAL released its first song, “Down In Flames”, in December. The track, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (METALLICA, SLIPKNOT), was made available via Sonik Riot Records/AWAL powered by Kobalt.
When DEADLAND RITUAL was first announced last fall, Butler admitted he was unsure about the project at first but changed his mind after hearing their early material. “I had to get used to the idea of starting from scratch again, which is good,” he said. “But I really liked the music I was hearing. It’s not your typical hard rock or metal stuff.”
Butler told Billboard that there is no long-term plan for DEADLAND RITUAL at the moment. “We’re just going to see how it goes,” he said. “We’ve written seven songs up to now, so we have to get those recorded. We’ve got quite a few record companies interested. But at first, it was ‘have a jam, and let’s do some festivals.’ But it seems to have gone beyond that, people are taking it more seriously now. So if things work out with the gigs that we do we’ll carry on. I’m excited about it. I really like the music we’re doing, not restricted to any kind of formula. And as I say, each track stands on its own, different in its own way. I’m really looking forward looking to it.”
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