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"Pure New Romantic Psychedelia!"


-- Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran
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Official Bio

Emerging from the vibrant and gritty underground scene of New York City's Lower East Side, The Ritualists first attained international critical acclaim with their debut album, Painted People, released just prior to the pandemic on Out of Line Music.  The record, and particularly, its lead single “Ice Flower,” was hailed as a seamless blend of dark beauty and anthemic pop sensibilities.  The follow-up effort, Baroque & Bleeding, produced by Brit-Pop icon, Ed Buller (Psychedelic Furs, White Lies, Pulp, Suede), has been described as “pure new romantic psychedelia,” by Duran Duran’s Simon Lebon, and continued the trend of critical adoration, along with regular airplay on SiriusXM.  This momentum led to multiple US tours and multiple collaborations, performing with members of Blondie, Love & Rockets, D Generation and The New York Dolls.  Looking to push the boundaries of "Gothic Art Rock" even further, The Ritualists have completed a new, full-length effort, produced by Grammy-winner, Mario McNulty (Bowie, PrinceWillow).  As The Ritualists continue to evolve, their dedication to their art and their ability to connect with audiences on a profound level remain unwavering.

Listen to Our New Album

Too Pure to Cure

You Know Better
00:00 / 03:31

Co-produced by: Mario J. McNulty, The Ritualists
Mixed by: Mario J. McNulty

Erotically Erratic
00:00 / 04:09
The Plastic Crusade
00:00 / 03:20
King of Air
00:00 / 03:52
Every Thread
00:00 / 05:19
Play the Sparrow
00:00 / 05:03
Sweet Despair
00:00 / 03:36
Too Pure to Cure
00:00 / 03:22
1,000 Tears
00:00 / 03:54
Watch Our Latest Music Video

Baroque and Bleeding

Directed by: Nicole Fernandez/Somondoco Films
Assistant Director: Santiago Franco

Post-Production/Edited by: Hypnodoll

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What They're Saying

In the Press

"The sort of aural originality that comes once in a lifetime."

"From the dramatic and wide ranging instrumentals to the theatrical delivery of the lyrics, Baroque and Bleeding is everything you love about 80s glam and 90s cynicism all in one."

"(A) magnificent blend of dark rock and roll, stirring in post-punk, goth, acid rock, and a dash of early Brit-Pop. It’s a sound that transcends time and genres while touching on subjects like faith, creativity, and love..."

"At once intellectual and passionate..."

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“Soaring vocal, Andy Bell of Erasure caliber vocal range..."

"A slew of celebratory anthem after anthem..."


Main Contact: Michael Pagnotta


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