GUNS N’ ROSES, BLACK SABBATH Members Form New Supergroup

Written by Jovan Ristić

“Down In Flames”, the first video from DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOLVINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N’ ROSESVELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be seen below. The song, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (METALLICASLIPKNOT) was released via Sonik Riot Records/AWAL powered by Kobalt.

Deadland Ritual is the brainchild of Sorum, who stated about the band’s formation: “Steve and Franky were the first guys I called. We knew we wanted to create a heavier rock sound, but when I contacted Geezer and he agreed to play, I knew this could be a great band. Not long after we connected with producer Greg Fidelman, Deadland Ritual was born.”

Butler said about his involvement in the project: “I was working on a new solo album when this came to light. It was appealing for me to work in a band environment because that’s what I’m used to, so [it] feels really natural. I’m really looking forward to playing shows with these guys.”