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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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Astral Cadence – “The Event”

Hailing from New York City, Progressive Metal band The Astral Cadence has shared a new music video for their latest single – “The Event!” – which you can see below. The band has been on our radar since their last album Paradigm in 2018. They have shared stages with fellow artists Angel Vivaldi, Scale The Summit, Nita Stauss, Felix Martin, Sarah LongFileld Jackie Vincent, Andy James, Hyvmime, and more. Watch “The Event” now!

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The Astral Cadence – Paradigm

Progressive metal is an ever-crowded field. What is progressive can vary depending on whom is listening and certainly by which band is playing. The virtuosity and creativity of the genre certainly has its fanatics and in order to stand out from the pack, you have to really bring it. New York City’s instrumental maestros The Astral Cadence have spent several years between wood-shedding at the studio and performing live to make a name for themselves in the scene and now their hard work has paid off with their self-released debut, Paradigm. Continue reading

The Astral Cadence Share Video Teaser, New Album Coming Next Week

New York’s instrumental prog metal masters The Astral Cadence have shared a new visualizer and album teaser. Their new album Paradigm drops on September 24th and is chock full of sweet progressive music jams and well thought-out epics. The band has made a name for itself inside the deep NYC scene for several years, having opened for the likes of Angel Vivaldi, Scale the Summit, The Fine Constant and Felix Martin. They will find a lot of fans among shred nerds, jazz, technical metal styles, and experimental music. Watch the trailer now. Continue reading