Blood Ceremony

The Eleven Best Metal Albums of 2013

By now, you all know the rules, but here’s a one phrase recap: New studio records only. Also, like a classic Spinal Tap joke, I went to eleven this year. What can I say, I couldn’t narrow it down farther from that. It happens. Let’s get started.

First off, I really don’t have a ‘Little Band That Could’ award to give out this year, though I am coming around on Bronze Honey. I just haven’t had a chance to really dig into it and see what I think. So hold that thought, you may see something more in January.

Dancing in the Eldritch Dark: A Conversation with Blood Ceremony

The past five years have seen the gears of the machine behind Blood Ceremony turning with increasing velocity. Born in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the band released a self-titled record in 2008 that was re-released in a deft move by Metal Blade Records in 2011. Credited as being one of the most original bands in all of Toronto, Blood Ceremony returns this year with their third effort, the excellent and innovative "The Eldritch Dark." Here to explain the album, how it came to be and how the band started is bassist Lucas Gadke. Oh, and he drops some wicked classic horror titles, too.
M. DREW: You have a new album out, “The Eldritch Dark” (which is excellent, by the way.) Tell me a little something about it. How do you feel about it? What was your objective in writing it?

Album Review: Blood Ceremony - "The Eldritch Dark"

During this recent revival of traditional metal, it has become commonplace that any band with blues roots and an analog mentality gets slapped with the label “sounds like Black Sabbath.” While that speaks volumes about the enormity of Black Sabbath’s legacy, it’s also an easy, marketable out for any band that rocks at less than 200 bpm.

Blood Ceremony and Church of Misery get Re-released

Re-releases seldom grab my attention, as they are merely regurgitations of past exercises. And yes, I’m aware that I probably make that statement whenever I am about to discuss another re-release.

With that in mind, Metal Blade is distributing for the first time in the United States (take THAT, import fees!) the first album of doom-ish metal band Blood Ceremony, and two other albums from Japanese Black Sabbath idolaters Church of Misery.

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