The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7-15-22

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show!

Continue reading

Darkness Everywhere Releases First Official Music Video – “Darkness Everywhere”

Bay Area Melo-Death crew Darkness Everywhere is comprised of vocalist/guitarist/drummer Ben Murray (Light This City, Wilderness Dream), guitarist Cameron Stucky (Crepuscle), and renowned producer-engineer, Zack Ohren on bass. They dropped their first video from their debut release, “Darkness Everywhere,” from their debut EP, The Seventh Circle, which is out now on Creator-Destructor Records. The “Darkness Everywhere” video was filmed and directed by Van Labrakis (Nite), Michelle Nisbet, and Marshall Wieczorek, and edited by Alessandro Pulisci of Ugly Owl Films. Check it out!


Ben Murray comments: “This video was an absolute blast to make. Thanks to the awesome crew who helped us out! Van, Michelle, and Marshall all did a really great job in their directing, allowing us to capture the unhinged, live energy of this song. We wanted to keep things simple and visually get straight to the point, which I think we accomplished. I always really enjoyed straightforward performance videos that matched the intensity of the band’s riffs/songs, and I think we got that done with this video. We’re also stoked to highlight the first actual ’song’ on the album, which wasn’t one of three singles. We hope you enjoy it!”



Darkness Everywhere will take part in Creator-Destructor’s Two Nights Of Terror double-show weekend booked for this Friday, April 1st, and Saturday, April 2nd at X Bar in Cupertino, California, joining Crepuscle, Spinebreaker, Scalp, Cartilage, Slowbleed, Extinguish, Upon Stone, Doomsday, Mutually Assured Destruction, and Outta Pocket. The band will also be opening for Darkest Hour and Toxic Holocaust in San Francisco on June 30th. Watch for additional live news to post over the months ahead.

REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Corey Taylor, Insolvency, Schemata Theory, Darkness Everywhere, and Møtivatiøn

Corey Taylor – CMFB…sides (Roadrunner)

Say what you like about Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor, whose ubiquity and happiness to share his thoughts on any and every subject put before him may well have contributed to his divisive standing, his love of music and willingness to represent the full spectrum of his tastes in his output is to be admired. And, while relentless touring may have previously restrained the recorded output, making the most of the opportunity to spend more time in the studio, the past couple of years have seen a rawkier debut solo record, and this sister piece.

Continue reading

Darkness Everywhere (Light This City, Crepuscle, and More) Shares New Single “Reign of Chaos

New Melodic Death Metal band Darkness Everywhere unites vocalist – guitarist -drummer Ben Murray (Light This City), guitarist Cameron Stucky (Crepuscle), and renowned muscian, producer, and engineer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Pathology) on bass. The band was formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish Melo-Death sound. The Bay Area-based band will release their new full-length album, The Seventh Circle, will see a digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by Murray. There will be a vinyl version to follow shortly after. The digital preorders are live at their Bandcamp. Listen to the first single “Reign of Chaos” right now!

Continue reading