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Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases March 22, 2019

      $9 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This bundle includes:

    1 x Black Hardbound 'Ritual Howls 2012-19' 40-page Book
    1 x Clear/Black Splatter Colored Vinyl LP

    The book includes all lyrics from every Ritual Howls full-length album to date (Self-Titled, Turkish Leather, Into The Water, Their Body, Rendered Armor), photos and images taken over the years.

    The LP is a 2-panel jacket and includes a 2-sided insert.

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    The Book is sold separately in the merch section of our store. Limited to 30 units.

    The band will have 100 copies of both the book and the Splatter vinyl on tour with them once these run out.

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 100 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $50 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This bundle includes:

    1 x Black Hardbound 'Ritual Howls 2009 - 2010' Book (webstore + tour only exclusively)
    1 x Black Vinyl LP

    The book includes all lyrics from every Ritual Howls full-length album to date (Self-Titled, Turkish Leather, Into The Water, Their Body, Rendered Armor), photos and images taken over the years.

    The LP is a 2-panel jacket and includes a 2-sided insert.

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    The Book is sold separately in the merch section of our store. Limited to 30 units.

    The band will have 100 units of both the book and the Splatter vinyl on tour with them once these run out.

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 30 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $48 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Clear/Black Splatter Colored Vinyl LP inserted into a 2-panel jacket and includes a 2-sided insert inside the jacket.

    PLEASE NOTE: This version in ONLY being sold in our webstore or available at the band's merch table when on tour

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 350  9 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Standard black vinyl LP inserted into a 2-panel jacket and includes a 2-sided insert inside the jacket.

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 350 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $18 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette w/ 2-panel J-card, shrink wrapped

    LIMITED to 150 units

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 150 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact disc comes in a 4-panel matte Digipak

    Includes digital pre-order of Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 22, 2019
    item ships out on or around March 21, 2019
    edition of 1000 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
Mother Of The Dead
3.
Love Cuts
4.
The Offering
5.
Devoured Decency
6.
I Can Hear Your Tears
7.
05:24
8.
All I've Known

about

Ritual Howls create a cinematic blend of twangy industrial-rock that could fuel a post-apocalyptic dancefloor. A collaboration between Paul Bancell (vocals, guitar), Chris Samuels (synth, samples, drum machine), and Ben Saginaw (bass), the Detroit trio's fourth full-length Rendered Armor follows the 'Their Body' EP of 2018 with expansive arrangements sculpted with masterful production.

Throughout 'Rendered Armor' familiar influences reveal themselves, but the band doesn’t rely on derivative imitation. Instead, Ritual Howls forge haunting atmospheres that are all their own, reaching into unexpected sonic domain. Each track unfolds with unnerving anticipation, as if sound tracking a chase scene in a surrealist western film. Bancell delivers his baritone above a jangling guitar like an incantation, evoking macabre, religious imagery laden with futuristic undertones. Propelled by Saginaw's often fuzzed-out bass and Samuels' dance club-friendly rhythms, it's no surprise that the band hails from the techno capital of the US.

Opening the album with a gloomy country-tinged guitar hook, "Alone Together" sets an ominous tone as Bancell narrates a love story in a doomed world, colored by a glassy synth that sounds as if it were summoned from a horror movie. A sense of longing pervades "Thought Talk" with its subdued, hi-hat accented tempo, spacious bass line and reverb soaked guitars that ring out with melancholy. Ritual Howls' most mature offering to date, 'Rendered Armor' finds the band further carving out their own eclectic mix of organic instrumentation and pulsing electronics, distinguishing them as a unique force in the current landscape of underground music.

credits

releases March 22, 2019

℗ + © felte 2019
Written + Produced by Ritual Howls
Paul Bancell | Vocals, Guitars
Christopher Samuels | Drums, Synths & Sounds + Acoustic Guitar on “Alone Together”
Ben Saginaw | Bass
Recorded by Adam Cox @ Hamtramck Sound Studios, Hamtramck, MI USA
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri @ Black Knoll Studio, NY USA
Design by Chris Samuels

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