RITUAL DICTATES premiere new lyric video at – features members of REVOCATION and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD

Ritual Dictates – a new metal band formed by Justin Hagberg (3 Inches of Blood) and Ash Pearson (Revocation) ready to crush skulls in 2020 – premiere a new lyric video for “Given to Despair” at heavily trafficked web-portal The track hails from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Give in to Despair, set for international release on April 3rd via Artoffact Records on CD and vinyl formats. The lyric video for “Given to Despair” was made by Toronto musician and designer Nick Sewell, who hit the nail on the head with the band’s “aged, dusty, and primitive karaoke video” idea that they had. See & hear Ritual Dictates‘ “Given to Despair” lyric video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ritual Dictates are inspired by a wide array of styles and instruments. The music itself has straightforward elements of metal and grind, with detours into anything from black metal to good-time rock ‘n’ roll. Picking up on inspiration from their respective previous bands Allfather and Angel Grinder, ex-3 Inches of Blood members Justin Hagberg and Ash Pearson (drummer of Revocation) are continuing down the heavy metal path while fusing their eclectic influences of black, grind, death metal, and classic rock into interesting new places.
Mixed by ​Jesse Gander (​Bison, Anciients, Japandroids​) and mastered by ​Jason Corbett (​ACTORS​), the debut album ​Give in to Despair sees Mr. Hagberg and Mr. Pearson produce a savage onslaught of uncompromising heaviness. Guest musicians include ​Danko Jones​, ​Shawn Haché (​Mitochondrion, Auroch, Night Profound​), and ​Shane Clark​ (​Bison, 3 Inches of Blood​)! 

In the meantime, see & hear the brand-new lyric video for “Given to Despair” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Also hear the recently revealed second single “Terror of Time” HERE. The first single (and phonetic title track) “Given to Despair” can be heard HERE.

Preorder info for the album can be found HERE. Cover art, courtesy of Rheanna Fancypants, and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Ritual Dictates’ Give in to Despair
1. It’s About Goddamn Time (The Hours Of Folly Part One)
2. Dominance and Will
3. Given to Despair
4. Obsolete Instinct
5. Last Phase of Life
6. Poisonous Proclamation
7. Aperiam in Porta
8. Extinction
9. Indivisible Mind
10. What Cannot Be Altered Must Be Endured
11. Terror of Time (The Hours of Folly Part 2) 


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