December 1st, 2020 marks the day of the return of BRITON RITES. The American heavy/doom metal outfit was put to rest in 2014 by its creator, guitarist extraordinaire, Howie Bentley. Now they are back with the first single off the upcoming record: The Masque Of Satan. There is no cover art for the single. BRITON RITES are presenting the fragments of the “Occulte Fantastique” full-length artwork instead.
“It’s close to Witchfinder General, but it’s our way of heavy doom metal” says Bentley, known also from the cult Cauldron Born and as a fantasy writer.
BRITON RITES 2020 include also Phil Swanson, the vocalist (Seamount, Sumerlands, Vestal Claret, ex-Atlantean Kodex, Hour of 13), and the rhythm section of Corbin King and John Leeson.
“Occulte Fantastique” is set to be released on December 18th, 2020 via Echoes Of Crom Records.
LA’s melodic metal band ANUBIS is preparing to release their third self-produced EP, “HURRICANE OF HATE” this December. Produced by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound, Hurricane of Hate is a product of all the anger and frustration that’s been surging inside all of us since the beginning of the year. Vocalist Devin Reiche says, “Playing live is Anubis’ life blood, and not being able to for a year has been utterly devastating. Nevertheless we’ve forced ourselves to stay creative and productive, and the result has been some of the most raw and emotionally extreme music we’ve ever made.”
Hurricane of Hate will be available on all streaming sites this December.