Blood Ceremony: Blood Ceremony (Rise Above Records 30Th Anniversary Gold SparkleEdition)
Artist: Blood Ceremony
Title: Blood Ceremony (Rise Above Records 30Th Anniversary Gold SparkleEdition)
Label: Rise Above Limited
Product Type: VINYL LP
Vinyl LP pressing. Blood Ceremony's distinct style of flute-tinged witch rock evolves from an infernal marriage of occult-inspired acid folk and vintage hard-rock riffing. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of trashy witchcraft films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs, transforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical vision. Their sound bears witness to the heavy bands of yesteryear, fusing progressive rock elements with folk and an early '70s downer vibe. Invoking the mischievous Pipes of Pan, Blood Ceremony songs are distinguished by singer Alia O'Brien's flute solos - accenting an instrument long-associated with a list of devilish figures. A celebration of Euro-horror, '60s saturnalia and occult miscellanea, their epnymous debut album was mixed by Billy Anderson and released by Rise Above in 2008 to enthusiastic reviews.