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Blood Ceremony

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Latest Blood Ceremony News

Below is our complete Blood Ceremony news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Blood Ceremony Streaming "Loving You"

Following the success of last year's "The Eldritch Dark" album, Blood Ceremony is back with a brand new single.

Today, NPR is streaming the B-Side of the single "Loving You Master." Check out the "Loving You" track at this location. You can also hear the previously posted A-Side track "Let It Come Down" over here.

This limited edition vinyl comes in several different colors with a lyric insert. This is a brand new recording with both tracks exclusive to this release, and the single will be released June 23rd in North America on Rise Above Records. More...

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Blood Ceremony Releasing New Single

Following the success of last year's third album, "The Eldritch Dark," Blood Ceremony is back with a brand new single.

Noisey, Vice Magazine's Music Channel, is streaming the "A-Side" of the single "Let it Come Down." Check it out below.

The single will be released as a limited edition vinyl on June 23rd in North America on Rise Above Records. More...

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Blood Ceremony To Release New Single

Following the success of last year's third album, "The Eldritch Dark" (reviewed here), Blood Ceremony is back with a brand new single.

Released and recorded to coincide with a forthcoming headline European tour in May, "Let it Come Down" further displays the uniqueness of this Toronto based band. Besides the title track, the single will also feature a cover of "Loving You," originally recorded by early 70's obscure Scottish proto-metal band Iron Claw.

This limited edition vinyl comes in several different colors with a lyric insert. The single will be released June 24th in North America on Rise Above Records. More...

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Blood Ceremony Announces New Tour

Blood Ceremony has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"Attention all revelers, freaks & heads, we'll be playing dates in the UK, EU and Russia his May. Joining us will be Sweden's Spiders.

"The confirmed club and festival dates are listed below. Shortly before the tour begins, some new material will see the light of day in the form of a 7" release, details forthcoming. See you on the other side!"

05/02 BRISTOL, UK - Temples Festival*
05/03 NOTTINGHAM, UK - Bodega
05/04 GLASGOW, UK - Stereo
05/05 MANCHESTER, UK - The Deaf Institute
05/06 LONDON, UK - Borderline
05/07 PARIS, FR - Batofar
05/09 MEZZAGO, IT - Bloom Club
05/10 RONCADE, IT - New Age
05/11 MÜNCHEN, DE - Strom
05/12 VIENNA, AT - Arena
05/13 WARSAW, PL - Progresja
05/14 PRAGUE, CZ - 007 Klub
05/15 BERLIN, DE - Magnet
05/16 COPENHAGEN, DK - Loppen
05/17 STOCKHOLM, SE - Debaser Strand
05/20 MOSCOW, RU - Volta*
05/21 HELSINKI, FI - Nosturi
05/23 OSLO, NO - BLÅ
05/24 GOTHENBURG, SE - Truckstop Alaska
05/25 HAMBURG, DE - St. Pauli Rock Café
05/26 FRANKFURT, DE - Nachtleben
05/27 ZÜRICH, CH - Hafenkneipe
05/29 GEISELWIND, DE - Out & Loud Festival*
05/30 NETPHEN, DE - Freak Valley Festival*
05/31 NIJMEGEN, NL - FortaRock Festival* More...

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Blood Ceremony Posts "Goodbye Gemini" Video

Blood Ceremony has released a new music video for the track "Goodbye Gemini," which can be found below.

"Goodbye Gemini" comes off the band's third album, The Eldritch Dark, released on Rise Above Records and Metal Blade Records in North America. Check out our review right here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Witchwood (6:57)
2. Goodbye Gemini (4:23)
3. Lord Summerisle (3:24)
4. Ballad of the Weird Sisters (6:03)
5. Eldritch Dark (4:20)
6. Drawing Down the Moon (5:19)
7. Faunus (2:24)
8. The Magician (8:02)

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Blood Ceremony Posts New Song Online

Blood Ceremony will release third full-length album, "The Eldritch Dark," on May 28th, 2013. In celebration of the upcoming release, the band has teamed up with Pitchfork.com to stream "Lord Summerisle." Give it a listen right here.

The track is a stark contrast to the previously released song "Goodbye Gemini" and highlights the band's folk leanings. You can also catch Blood Ceremony live: More...

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Blood Ceremony Announces New Album

In late 2012/early 2013, the members of Blood Ceremony enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album.

After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto's ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil a new musical offering: "The Eldritch Dark." The debut single, "Goodbye Gemini," can be heard now through the player below.

Recorded and mixed by producer Ian Blurton (Cauldron, Cursed) and mastered by Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Crazy World of Arthur Brown), "The Eldritch Dark" is a full-length paean to the darker corners of folklore and legend. Containing eight tracks of black magic rock 'n' roll, the album crackles with the excitement of a nocturnal ritual.

"The Eldritch Dark" will be released via Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records in North America on May 28th, 2013. Blood Ceremony will be joining Kylesa on tour in North America throughout May and June (dates available below). More...

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Blood Ceremony To Support Kylesa

Blood Ceremony will be supporting Kylesa on an upcoming North American tour to kick off in May, with additional support from Lazur Wolf and White Hills. Details on the run are as follows:

5/10 Gainesville FL @ High Dive
5/11 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
5/12 Miami FL @ Churchhills
5/13 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum
5/15 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
5/16 Houston TX @ Walters
5/17 Dallas TX @ Trees
5/18 Austin TX @ Mohawk
5/20 Albuquerque NM @ Blackwater
5/21 Denver CO @ Marquis Theater
5/22 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
5/24 Santa Cruz CA @ Catalyst
5/25 San Francisco CA @ Slim's
5/27 Portland OR @ Star Theater
5/28 Seattle WA @ Chop Suey
5/29 Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl
5/31 Calgary AB @ Dickens More...

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Blood Ceremony To Play Noctis V Metalfest

Toronto's Blood Ceremony has issued the following announcement about playing the upcoming Noctis V Metalfest:

"We're confirmed to play this year's Noctis V Metalfest in Calgary, AB on Thursday, September 27. The weekend line-up of bands and speakers is devastating (VENOM, MANILLA ROAD, MIDNIGHT, etc.) so you don't want to miss this!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at this location. The festival Facebook page is here. Hails & Horns...."

The occult rock act's latest full-length album was the 2011 release "Living With the Ancients" (reviewed here).

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Ghost Announces Shows With Blood Ceremony

Ghost has issued the following announcement about heading to North America for upcoming live shows with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom:

"Children of America, it is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America. In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic."

The dates are as follows:

JAN 18 : NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom
JAN 19 : WASHINGTON D.C. – Rock ´N´Roll Hotel
JAN 20 : BOSTON, MA – Middle East Downstairs
JAN 21 : MONTREAL, QC – Corona Theatre
JAN 22 : TORONTO, ON – The Mod Club
JAN 24 : CHICAGO, IL – Bottom Lounge
JAN 25 : SAINT PAUL, MN – Station Four
JAN 27 : DENVER, CO – Marquis Theatre
JAN 28 : SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Vertigo
JAN 30 : SEATTLE, WA – El Corazon
JAN 31 : PORTLAND, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
FEB 1 : SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 2 : LOS ANGELES, CA – The Roxy Theatre

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Ghost Announces Shows With Blood Ceremony

Ghost has issued the following announcement about heading to North America for upcoming live shows with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom:

"Children of America, it is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America. In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic."

The dates are as follows:

JAN 18 : NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom
JAN 19 : WASHINGTON D.C. – Rock ´N´Roll Hotel
JAN 20 : BOSTON, MA – Middle East Downstairs
JAN 21 : MONTREAL, QC – Corona Theatre
JAN 22 : TORONTO, ON – The Mod Club
JAN 24 : CHICAGO, IL – Bottom Lounge
JAN 25 : SAINT PAUL, MN – Station Four
JAN 27 : DENVER, CO – Marquis Theatre
JAN 28 : SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Vertigo
JAN 30 : SEATTLE, WA – El Corazon
JAN 31 : PORTLAND, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
FEB 1 : SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 2 : LOS ANGELES, CA – The Roxy Theatre

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Blood Ceremony Announces "Black Magic Rites" Tour

Blood Ceremony has announced the "Black Magic Rites" European festival, which will be kicking off this October. The dates are as follows:

Sun 09/10 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Mon 10/10 - The Water Rats, London, UK
Tues 11/10 - Combustible, Paris, FR
Wed 12/10 - dB's Studio, Utrecht, NL
Thur 13/10 - W2, Hertogenbosch, NL
Fri 14/10 - De Pit, Breda, NL
Sat 15/10 - White Trash Fast Food, Berlin, DE
Sun 16/10 - Hamburg, DE
Mon 17/10 - The Rock, Copenhagen, DK
Tues 18/10 - Truck Stop Alaska, Gothenburg, SE
Thur 20/10 - Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FI
Fri 21/10 - Lutakko, Lahti, FI
Sat 22/10 - Nuclear Night Club, Oulu, FI
Tues 25/10 - Progresja, Warsaw, PL
Wed 26/10 - Mega Club - Katowice, PL
Thur 27/10 - Arena, Vienna, AT
Fri 28/10 - Prague, CZ
Sat 29/10 - Posthalle, Wurzburg, DE - (HAMMER OF DOOM 6) More...

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New Blood Ceremony MP3 For Download

Rise Above Records recording artist Blood Ceremony has posted an MP3 of "Children of the Future" for download or streaming now.

Born out of an obsession with ‘70s occult rock, Canada’s Blood Ceremony bears witness to the heavy bands of yesteryear, fusing psychedelic rock and folk with an early ‘70s downer feel on their self-titled debut Blood Ceremony (also out September 30 on Rise Above).

Blood Ceremony strives to achieve a distinctive presence through their music; the desired effect is “the creation of an utterly heavy and doomed-out vibe.” Songs built upon the foundations of medieval heavy blues-rock riffs are characterized by psychedelic ‘60s-style organ work, as well as mystical fluting (a la the manic piping of Jethro Tull), the end result a profound sense of musical other-worldliness with brooding melodies that could readily appeal to fans of Black Sabbath and Black Mountain alike.

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