Ritual Howls unveil second single “Park Around The Corner” from their forthcoming album Into The Water out on felte next month. Ritual Howls are industrial, cinematic deathrock creating sounds and words that shift from the violent expression of fear to an obsession with baptism and cleansing. Their combination of drum machines, synths, fuzz bass and twang guitar produce a Skinny Puppy meets Lee Hazlewood soundtrack that embraces both paranoia and tranquility – like a love song to the devil.
“Park Around The Corner” debuted over at Self-Titledtoday. Ritual Howls’ Paul Bancell explains “to park around the corner is to be secretive/nervous/deviant. A figure asks someone to park around the corner; Welcomes them in and calms their fears. The figure helps them to look at themselves, contemplate truth and how it is not what it appears to be. How truth is a malleable, fluid idea. When you look into the water, your face, your truth, your lies are like a Francis Bacon painting – warped/twisted/skewed.”
Detroit’s Paul Bancell (vocals/guitars), Ben Saginaw (bass) and Chris Samuels (Synths, Samples, Drum Machines) are Ritual Howls. They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Bancell provides lyrics that Poe or Lovecraft would approve of while Samuels and Saginaw provide sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.