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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ALBUM REVIEW: Monolith Zero – Monolith Zero


 

Here comes summer.

From the opening strains of Monolith Zero’s Monolith Zero (Noise Machine), ‘Seeker (Noise Machine)’ it feels like a drive up Route 1 with the breeze in your hair, the Pacific to your left and mountains to the right. It’s open and airy, full of swirling shades of blue. Monolith Zero has a forward galloping momentum that is infectious. The album gives you itchy feet, you just want to get out and drive (or run, or ride a horse really fast)!

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Super7 Toys Releases a ReAction Figure of Cal Morris of Discharge


Super7 Toys has released a Cal Morris of Discharge ReAction Figure! Icons of old-school Hardcore Punk that left a mark on Metallica, Slayer and others, this is a must have for fans of heavy music! The Cal figure comes in his classic leather jacket and microphone, with an awesome die-cut cardboard back with the full jacket image. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Judas Priest Books New “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour Dates with Queensryche


One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate its 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensrÿche. The band continues supporting their latest album – Firepower (Epic Records).

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Super7 Toys Releases New Version Ghost Nameless Ghouls and “Ghostferatu” ReAction Figures


Super7 Toys has released new versions of their Ghost band Nameless Ghouls ReAction figures and a glow-in-the-dark “Ghostferatu” Papa Emeritus figure, all inspired by their acclaimed album Prequelle. Order it now in its new aquamarine color! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Metallica Teams with OverMuch on New Bandwear Clothing Line


Metallica has teamed up with sportswear clothing brand OverMuch for fresh new workout gear! Get your officially licensed OverMuch® TechWeave™ high-quality functional rockwear for your training. Merch is on sale now at the links below. OverMuch has already collaborated with other bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Motorhead, Five Finger Death Punch, and more!

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Super7 Toys Releases a New Version of Napalm Death’s “Scum Demon” as a ReAction Figure


Super7 Toys has released a new version of their Napalm Death –“Scum Demon” ReAction Figure! Order it now in its new aquamarine color! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys to Release a Slayer – “Show No Mercy” Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release an Ultimates Edition of their Slayer “Show No Mercy” figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and willstart shipping in summer of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the iconic minotaur from the cover of Slayer’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy! The heavy metal beast is brought to life with premium paint and details, interchangeable heads and hands, a soft goods cape, and its eternally recognized sword. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Judas Priest, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Pat Benetar, and More Have Been Inducted into the 2022 Class of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame


Judas Priest has been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the class of 2022. They will receive the honor in the Musical Excellence category, along with RnB legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Also inducted into the Performer category will be Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon. The induction ceremony will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There will also be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Radio channel 310.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tysondog – Midnight


From escaping their leash and running amok in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene of the early eighties to being put to sleep just five years later, Tysondog may have only had a short life but still managed to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive scene. A packed Neat Records roster including the likes of Raven, Saracen, Avenger and Venom, plus a proliferation of compilation albums available at the time helped the band attain a level of prominence, their song ‘Eat the Rich’ featuring on the likes of British Steel, Metal Killers Vol 2, and Axe Attack.

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