Deadland Ritual unveil first single, “Down in Flames”

The talent-packed quartet includes Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler.

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler’s new band, Deadland Ritual, have released a new song, “Down in Flames.”

The blues-infused rock tune is the first single from the newly formed supergroup, which besides Butler features a stellar cast: drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and vocalist Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway).

“Down in Flames” opens with a steady groove helmed by Sorum, before bursting into life with melodic riffs supplied by both Butler and Stevens. Perez’s gritty vocals course through the track, occasionally rising to aggressive howls.

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Though Butler was initially uncertain about the project, he had a change of heart after sifting through some early tracks. “I really liked the music I was hearing. It’s not your typical hard rock or metal stuff,” he said in a statement.

Deadland Ritual have also announced two live shows taking place next June: a performance at Download Festival in Donnington, England, and an outing at Hellfest Festival in Clisson, France.

Check out the MV for “Down in Flames” here:

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