“RITUAL HOWLS ARE A SINGULAR AND CAPTIVATING BAND THAT EVOKES ALL THE DARK ENERGIES OF DRIVING THROUGH THE WESTERN SUNSET VIA A 1960S FORD MUSTANG.”
Detroit's Ritual Howls blend elements of post-punk, industrial, soundtrack, and musique concrãte into stark yet enveloping music. Featuring Paul Bancell (vocals, guitar), Chris Samuels (synth, samples, drum machine), and Ben Saginaw (bass), the trio issued its 2012 self-titled debut album on Urinal Cake Records and a series of cassettes on Nostilevo in 2012 and 2013. After signing to Felte Records, the band's second album, Turkish Leather, arrived in September 2014. Two years later, Ritual Howls returned with Into the Water. 2017 saw the release of Their Body, a five-song EP of atmospheric post-punk and dark wave-inspired songs. The Detroit trio's fourth full-length Rendered Armor released in 2019 follows the Their Body EP with expansive arrangements sculpted with masterful production. 2022 saw the re-release of there completely remastered and repackaged first record which includes a special 12 page book of song lyrics and previously unreleased photos. 2023 will welcome Virtue Falters, the trio's fifth full-length release!