CONCERT REVIEW: The Orange Loop Festival 2022 Live at the Showboat Atlantic City


“Starting to feel normal again, feels good.” These words were spoken by Pete Loeffler, the front man for Chevelle, during their set at the Orange Loop Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is right in that people are attending festivals again but this is a new one.

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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C-Squared Podcast: Madeleine Liljestam and Rikard Ekberg of Eleine


C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle, Aliyah Daye, Effy Gold and Gaia Guarda. In this episode of the podcast In this episode of the podcast Aliyah and Curtis interview Madeleine Liljestam and Rikard Ekberg of Eleine!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Thun – II


Thun is back with their second album, II (Eat Lead and Die Music) picking up where they left off with even more environment-loving Lovecraftian doom metal. In fact, Thun are so environmentally focused that they are only releasing this album digitally. The band states that a digital release is the most energy-efficient way to enjoy music, feeling that producing more plastic is counterintuitive to what the album’s message is. Bonus points for the band standing up for what they believe in.

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Watch a Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “Metal Militia” Live


Metallica has shared yet another pro-shot video of the band performing a classic song in concert from their show in Ladgraaf, the Netherlands on their current Europen headline tour! Watch them play “”Metal Militia”” and some other recent pro-shot live videos from their recent tours!

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Jamey Jasta Purchases Rights to Milwaukee Metalfest, Coming Back in 2023


Before OZZfest. Before Mayhem Festival. Before all of them — there was Milwaukee Metalfest. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, The Jasta Show Podcast, former Host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, and more has bought the rights to Milwaukee Metalfest. The iconic, midwestern, multi-day event was the stuff of legends and it will return in prominence in 2023. Continue reading


Lemmy Honored At Hellfest Open Air with Giant, Permanent Statue


After a two-year absence due to Covid, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, Hellfest in Clisson, France, returned with two sold-out weekends packed with some of the biggest names in rock and metal music. It also hosted the first international memorialization of the Grammy-award-winning rock legend, Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, with a ceremony featuring band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee which was witnessed by tens of thousands of fans. ”It was a very unique ceremony for a very rare and much loved man,” said Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman, Lemmy was a true road warrior, and starting with this historic Hellfest ceremony, we can continue to make sure he remains one.”

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