Deadland Ritual

Deadland Ritual
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting


Hard Rock


United States


In recent years Graspop Metal Meeting has billed a number of side projects consisting of celebrities from various bands. In all fairness, ‘project’ is probably a disrespectful name for a band that has such chemistry on stage. In late 2018, Deadland Ritual unleashed the excellent track ‘Down in Flames’ on the worldwide web. Franky Perez of Apocalyptica fame mans the microphone and is joined on guitar by Steve Stevens, who has worked with Billy Idol for thirty-odd years. The driving force behind Deadland Ritual is drummer Matt Sorum, whose pedigree includes The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. The only missing link was a bassist and with Black Sabbath now officially retired, Geezer Butler was happy to step in. Deadland Ritual plays groovy rock tunes soaked in a barrel of blues. Classic hard rock in a modern package performed by an experienced rock quartet. (#GMM19)