Manchester stoner blues rockers RITUAL KING announce the release of their sophomore full-length “The Infinite Mirror” this November 13th on Ripple Music, and release its infectiously heavy first single “Landmass” on all streaming platforms today!
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From the enigmatic corridors of Manchester’s underground stoner rock scene emerges RITUAL KING
‘s latest magnum opus, “The Infinite Mirror”. A journey that transcends the traditional boundaries of stoner psych rock, this album is a testament to the band’s continued evolution and their ability to tread new sonic territories. While their signature heavy riffs and intoxicating rhythms are very much present, they’re complemented by expansive, atmospheric passages that transport listeners to otherworldly realms. From the hypnotic realm of “Flow State” to the expansive soundscape of the title track “The Infinite Mirror” the album boasts a sonic palette that’s as diverse as it is mesmerizing.
“The Infinite Mirror” delves deep into the human psyche, exploring themes of introspection, duality, and the eternal search for meaning: it demands to be experienced in its entirety, with each track acting as a fragment of a larger, interconnected whole. Through a masterful balance of heaviness and harmony, it will plunge into darker realms, only to emerge into passages of serene elegance, reflecting the very duality it seeks to explore. With “The Infinite Mirror,” RITUAL KING has not just released an album, but a statement. It’s a declaration of their versatility and their ambition. Prepare to gaze deep within, and discover the endless possibilities that lie beyond the reflection.
It was produced, mixed and engineered by Luke Clarke and mastered by Jim Spenceat Eve Studios, Stockport, UK. The artwork was designed by Ryan T Hancock. It will be released in various vinyl editions, CD and digital on November 17th, with preorders available now from Ripple Music.
Since their inception, the band has consistently pushed the boundaries of their genre, weaving intricate tales both musically and lyrically, and taking listeners on a kaleidoscopic journey of sound. Formed in the vibrant heart of Manchester’s underground metal scene in 2016, the members of RITUAL KING
came together with a shared desire to create something that defied easy categorization. Each member brought their unique influences to the table: from classic hard rock to the otherworldly echoes of progressive psych, elements of folk, and the gritty underpinnings of stoner rock. The result is a heady mix that’s as meditative as it is mosh-worthy.
RITUAL KING‘s live performances are a testament to their musical prowess and electric chemistry, notably touring the UK and Europe since 2017 and embarking on tours with the likes of Weedpecker, gaining slots at Freak Valley Festival in Germany as well as support slots playing alongside the likes of Atomic Bitchwax, Nebula and Colour Haze. On stage, they transcend the confines of the studio to truly bring their music to life. This dynamic energy has garnered them a fanbase across the UK and beyond.
The band’s discography showcases their evolution and range. From the raw, visceral creations of their early 2018 EP entitled “Earthrise”, the riff-laden journeys of their 2020 first self-titled album, RITUAL KING is never content to rest on their laurels. Each release is an invitation into their world, one where musical conventions are challenged, and where listeners are encouraged to lose themselves in the band’s expansive sonic landscapes.