Rituals of the Dead Hand is a Black / Doom formation from Belgium (forged by members from the well-known Post-Metal band Hemelbestormer), who present their 3rd full length album «The Wretched and the Vile».
Compared to Hemelbestormer, ROTDH takes a complete different direction in both sound and presentation of their craft. The music can be described best as Black Metal with an overall doom and death sound that is very harsh, destructive and rather aggressive. Great riffing entangled with pounding drum parts and low end bass lines that brings the music to the ultimate tension. The vocals are rather old school sounding, but well balanced in the mix to give that little extra.
The Wretched and the Vile is a blasphemous piece of art that can be enjoyed by fans of Black, Death & Doom Metal!
releases January 26, 2024
*3rd full-length album
*Includes members from Hemelbestormer, Entartung, Lhaäd, Wolven, Ex-Gorath, etc..
*Vocals, guitars, bass & fx at Crestfallen Audio, by Lykaios
*Drums & mix at Studio 508, by Jan Lathouwers & Sven Kelchtermans
*Master at Liquid Aether Audio, by Mario Dahmen
*Artwork by Beleth
*CD Jewel Case with 8-page booklet, ltd to 500 copies worldwide.
*12” Vinyls comes in 2 different colours with a Lyric Insert Sheet & A2 poster, ltd to 250 copies worldwide.