Deadland Ritual is a new hard rock supergroup with a serious pedigree: Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and vocalist Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway/Apocalyptica) are the musicians behind the project.
On Friday, the band debuted a music video for a track called “Broken and Bruised,” take a look/listen:
This is the first song Deadland Ritual recorded as a group, and serves as a pretty solid representation of what they’re all about.
As does “Down in Flames,” which was the world’s first preview of what this band had in store:
With this video and a recent sold-out gig at the Troubadour out of the way, Deadland Ritual will now play some big festivals around the world. The schedule:
June 6 Solvesborg S. Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 7 Nurberg, Germany @ Rock AM Ring
June 9 Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock IM Park
June 10 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
June 11 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
June 13 London, United Kingdom @ 02 Academy Islington
June 14 Castle Donnington, United Kingdom @ Download Festival
June 15 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Garage
June 19 Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
June 21 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
June 22 Clisson, France @ Hellfest Festival
June 23 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Sept 29 Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
Oct 13 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival at Discovery Park
For more, visit the band’s site.