From felte, the label founded by Ghostly label manager Jeff Owens, comes Ritual Howls.


Ritual Howls are industrial, cinematic deathrock creating sounds and words that shift from the violent expression of fear to an obsession with baptism and cleansing.  Their combination of drum machines, synths, fuzz bass and twang guitar produce a Skinny Puppy meets Lee Hazlewood soundtrack that embraces both paranoia and tranquility - like a love song to the devil. Welcome to the trio’s third album, Into The Water.


Detroit's Paul Bancell (vocals/guitars), Ben Saginaw (bass) and Chris Samuels (Synths, Samples, Drum Machines) are Ritual Howls. They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Paul Bancell provides lyrics that Poe or Lovecraft would approve of while Chris Samuels and Ben Saginaw provide sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.

Into The Water - International

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Track List
Scatter The Scars
Nervous Hands
Bound By Light
Coils And Magnets
God Swamp
Park Around The Corner
A Thoughtful Beast
Spirit Murder
Going Upstate (Digital Bonus)

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