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Blood Ceremony
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 FORMAT: CD
 LABEL: Candlelight
 RELEASED: 2008
 ORIGIN: USA
 ITEM #: ATH-5584

TRACKLIST:

  1. Master of Confusion
  2. Im Coming with You
  3. Into the Coven
  4. A Wine of Wizardry
  5. The Rare Lord
  6. Return to Forever
  7. Hop Toad
  8. Children of the Future
  9. Hymn to Pan
"Bright, trebly, yet undeniably heavy guitar riffs form the core of Blood Ceremony's sound, buzzing with clarity not typically found amidst the sludge of doom. At the heart of each song is a Sabbathian guitar riff or two stretched to epic lengths. Blood Ceremony get lost in some pretty heavy grooves, but each song feels appropriately tight and structured. Nothing here feels indulgent, despite the occasional flirtations with prog rock, nor do they ever sound as unidirectional and myopic as some other doom acts. Blood Ceremony takes their psych pedigree seriously and tosses enough twists, turns, and unexpected climaxes into each song to keep things fresh and appropriately cosmic."



"There are a few unique touches that give Blood Ceremony an unmistakable sound. First, and most prominent, are the jazz-inflected flute solos that wind through each track, weaving complex and serpentine melodies into the space between chords. This welcome addition gives the music an unexpected grace, often providing the necessary melodic hook to guide the listener's ear through rolling waves of distorted guitar. This is a band that doesn't assault the listener, but isn't content to just groove hypnotically either. While there is a time and place for both of those approaches, Blood Ceremony's commitment to writing engaging, propulsive songs is downright refreshing in a genre that often seems like a contest to see who can play the heaviest music."




"Another wonderful and unique touch are the vocals provided by Alia O'Brien, recalling at various times the syrupy rich sounds of Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Victoria Legrand (Beach House), and Nico. Her powerful contralto voice sounds confident, assured, and undeniably charismatic on these tracks. Perhaps it is not surprising that she is also responsible for the aforementioned flute passages and the bits of organ sprinkled throughout the proceedings. While the rest of the band provides the necessary muscle, O'Brien imbues each song with her distinct sense for melody and atmosphere.

Whether you are into heavy metal, indie folk, psychedelic jams, or classic rock, you will undoubtedly find something to like, if not love, in this record. If this kind of occult-inspired psych-doom is your trip, I guarantee you will love this. And if it isn't your trip, then maybe this record will be the one to turn you on to it."

Bryan McKay




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Blood Ceremony: Let it Come Down (Blood Red Swirl) (Vinyl 7 inch) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2014
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Let it Come Down (Blood Red Swirl) (Vinyl 7 inch) (Import)

Label: Rise Above   Origin: UK
Limited edition of only 500 copies on blood red swirl colored vinyl! Following the success of their internationally acclaimed third album, 'The Eldritch Dark', Blood Ceremony return with this single. 'Let It Come Down' further displays the uniqueness of this Toronto-based band. Conviction and dedication to what they do is evident and their songwriting sounds more confident than ever. Backed with a cover version of 'Loving You', originally recorded by obscure early '70s ...


Blood Ceremony: Living with the Ancients (CD) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2011
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Living with the Ancients (CD)

Label: Metal Blade   Origin: USA
Blood Ceremony‘s distinct style of flute-tinged “witch rock” evolves from an infernal marriage of occult-inspired acid folk and vintage hard rock riffing. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of witchcraft-themed films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs, transforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical vision. Invoking the mischievous “Pipes of Pan“, BLOOD CEREMONY‘s songs are distinguished by singer Alia O’Brien‘s invoking ...


Blood Ceremony: Self Titled (CD) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2008
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Blood Ceremony
Self Titled (CD)

Label: Candlelight   Origin: USA
Bright, trebly, yet undeniably heavy guitar riffs form the core of Blood Ceremony's sound, buzzing with clarity not typically found amidst the sludge of doom. At the heart of each song is a Sabbathian guitar riff or two stretched to epic lengths. Blood Ceremony get lost in some pretty heavy grooves, but each song feels appropriately tight and structured. Nothing here feels indulgent, despite the occasional flirtations with prog rock, nor do they ever sound as unidirec...


Blood Ceremony: The Eldritch Dark (CD) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2013
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The Eldritch Dark (CD) (Import)

Label: Rise Above   Origin: UK
Flute. It's all one needs to know that Blood Ceremony is one of those bands that is so far removed from a metal sound that it makes them twice as metallic. It's an inversion you see. Like an upside down cross. It's the same spirit the flute brings to bloody ceremonies. Basically, the use of flute is Blood Ceremony's most obviously identifiable and defining characteristic. The other is Sean Kennedy's big, bad Sabbathian riffs. 2011's 'Living with the Ancients' saw t...


Blood Ceremony: The Eldritch Dark (Red) (Vinyl LP) (Cover Art)
Price: $31.99
Released: 2013
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The Eldritch Dark (Red) (Vinyl LP) (Import)

Label: Rise Above   Origin: UK
Limited edition on translucent red colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Flute. It's all one needs to know that Blood Ceremony is one of those bands that is so far removed from a metal sound that it makes them twice as metallic. It's an inversion you see. Like an upside down cross. It's the same spirit the flute brings to bloody ceremonies. Basically, the use of flute is Blood Ceremony's most obviously identifiable and defining characteristic. The other is Sean Kenn...


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