UK Heavy Blues threesome Ritual King re-release their alluring new EP
‘Elixir’, through all stores on Friday 2nd December.
The early seeds of Ritual King were cast in 2013 when Drummer Rodge Hodges
met guitarist Jordan Leppitt at Bolton University. At the time, Rodge was
renting a house with a basement, so the two would frequently jam and
compose. It was clear that they had a mutual passion for the creation of
music as an energetic art form. The duo invited Dan Goodwin along to
practice, and the three instantly hit it off. Originally formed under the
guise Renegade & Retrospect, the three piece went on to record and release a
debut EP which provided the band with a strong foothold throughout the North
After a series of well received shows and intense writing, the blues riff
lords proceeded to work on their new EP, Elixir. It was pretty apparent that
this new record would be a massive step up for the band. To mark the
transition, the trio decided to change their name to a more palatable
moniker, and Ritual King was born.
The band recorded and produced Elixir at Castle Rock Studios in Alderey
Edge, Cheshire, and the threesome have delivered five tracks of classic
rock-tinged blues that comprehensively bite, snarl and appease your senses.
The gritty groove laden pull of Devil’s Chokehold swiftly brands a marker to
the listener’s earpiece, while ISD impeccably flows and expands on the
unit’s already formidable sound with its acute use of dynamics. Detachment
also does not disappoint; it’s a ballsy blues rock cut that will hit you
right between the eyes-the conviction and swagger is evident and rightly so.
Next up, Too Fast displays the threesome’s adept use of slide guitar
perfectly complemented with a bass line groove that is nothing short of
electrifying. The band’s current single, Unorthodox Satisfaction –
completes this mighty record,
and it’s a firecracker; loaded with an infectious refrain and blessed with
stout riffery, this track is sure to grace radio stations’ playlists.
– RITUAL KING RELEASE ‘ELIXIR’ ON FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER THROUGH ALL PLATFORMS