Geezer Butler’s Deadland Ritual release first single, Down in Flames

The track strays away from the typical hard rock sound.

Image: Jonas Åkerlund / Deadland Ritual official Facebook

Black Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler’s new band, Deadland Ritual, have released a new song, Down in Flames.

This pulsating rock number is the first salvo from the four-piece supergroup, which sees Butler join forces with drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and vocalist Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway).

The band’s original core was formed around a tight, long-term friendship between Sorum, Stevens and Perez, before Butler completed the stellar line-up. In a statement, Stevens enthused about working with the storied bassist: “I get to hear my guitar against a bass guitarist that I’ve idolised forever.”

Check out the MV for Down in Flames here:


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