RITUAL CLEARING premiere new track at

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Today, New England black metallers Ritual Clearing premiere the new track “Penitence” at heavily trafficked web-portal The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Penitence, set for international release on November 17th via Eternal Death. Hear Ritual Clearing‘s “Penitence” in its entirety exclusively HERE.

Ritual Clearing have returned, building off of the cold depravity of their 2020 demo and now unleashing their debut full-length effort, Penitence. Continuing their unholy alliance with Eternal Death, this new record showcases six epic tracks of dark, brooding black metal. The band’s noble influences they displayed across that well-received first demo – Bathory, Sacramentum, and Lord Belial – have been built upon and refined here, revealing riff labyrinths not unlike the cult ’90s work of Sorhin but further fleshed out by bouts of nearly hardcore-punk mania and especially a raw hideousness not unlike their American brethren in the Black Twilight Circle. Still, Ritual Clearing and clearly their own masters, and the alternately linear / darting depths of Penitence open wide to devour the listener in hypnotic, harrowing splendor. Still as melodic-yet-cutting as ever, it’s not surprising that the album was written during the grim landscape of the global plague; there’s an undeniable sense of dread across Penitence, laced with a resigned melancholia (sickly) colored by opportunely timed acoustics. Fucking RIFFS for days, Ritual Clearing provide this offering as the overture to a sick and dying world.   

Hear for yourself with the brand-new track “Penitence” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Also hear the previously revealed “Burn” HERE at Eternal Death‘s Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

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Tracklisting for Ritual Clearing’s Penitence
1. Burn [8:15]
2. Penitence [3:40]
3. Cold, Forever [6:53]    
4. Deathfog [5:15]
5. Void [6:46]
6. Mensis [7:42]


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