Copenhagen-based blackened hardcore four-piece, ANTI RITUAL, appeared on the scene out of nowhere with the release of their self-titled debut EP this past April. Released via Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records, the 12″ EP is packed with a furious conglomerate of black metal, sludge and hardcore set in a harsh lyrical critique of the systemic diseases of contemporary society. The band saw their live debut in June, and in August they played their second show supporting High on Fire in their hometown.
ANTI RITUAL now releases an official video clip for the EP’s third track,”No Second Earth.” The song is a tragic ode to Earth plagued by human greed and ambition – patterns of behavior likely leading to the demise of humanity itself – and the planet’s salvation. A dark theme rooted in a deep love for Earth and nature, but soaked in hopelessness due to the current state of ecological affairs. The video is directed, filmed and edited by experienced video photographer Per Silkjær, also known as the drummer in Indisciplinarian labelmates Fossils.
“No Second Earth” is now playing via Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.
Continuing their live inundation of the planet, ANTI RITUAL adds more live appearances to their upcoming Fall itinerary. The band has confirmed a German mini-tour set to take place in early September, including an appearance of the Killed System Festival alongside bands as Rotten Sound and Massgrav. They’ll also embark on a late October/early November mini-tour in Denmark and Sweden with Swedish crust-metallers, Age of Woe, and Danish sludge rockers, Weak. More concert dates are to be expected shortly.
Anti Ritual is available on 12″ black vinyl in a run of 350 copies, and a limited run of 150 copies on white vinyl. Orders can be placed through sole US outlet Earsplit Distro HERE, Indisciplinarian in Denmark HERE and Vendetta in Germany HERE.
ANTI RITUAL Tour Dates:
9/05/2014 Bei Ruth, Berlin, DE
9/06/2014 Café Taktlos – Glauchau, DE @ Killed System Festival
9/07/2014 VeB – Lübeck, DE
10/30/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
10/30/2014 TBA – Gothenburg, SE
11/01/2014 KKSB – Helsingborg, SE