Tales of witch-cult gatherings in wooded glens, pacts made in torch-lit abbeys and Victorian magic are accompanied by vintage-style hard rock riffs, snaking bass lines and stirring flute melodies. “The Eldritch Dark” also sees the band exploring a more folksier side of their sound; most evident in the hymn-like “Lord Summerisle” and the murderous folk-rock epic, “Ballad Of The Weird Sisters”. Nineteenth-century sorcerer Oliver Haddo makes a return appearance in the riff-hypnotic album closer “The Magician”.
“The Eldritch Dark” will be released via Metal Blade/Rise Above in North America on May 28.
BLOOD CEREMONY will join KYLESA on tour in North America throughout May and June.
BLOOD CEREMONY is:
Alia O’Brien – Vocals, Flute, Organ
Sean Kennedy – Guitar
Lucas Gadke – Bass
Michael Carrillo – Drums
Band photo by Matthew R. Manna