Ritual Howls will release their new album Rendered Armor on March 22 via Felte (pre-order). Ritual Howls also announced a summer tour with The Faint & Closeness. All upcoming shows are listed below.
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 U.S.