U.K. doom tyrants RAMESSES are busy as ever doing the Devil’s work. Hot on the heels of 2011’s double shot of releases, the bludgeoning trio have announced the release of a special vinyl edition of their last full-length, “Possessed By The Rise Of Magik”. This updated limited edition will feature the original songs remixed and subjected to a righteous mangling by the one and only Justin Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU). His remixing efforts serve to enhance the audio with his uniquely dark and affecting musical perspective while maintaining the true essence of the original recordings — the way remixes should be. All in all, this double LP is drenched in mystery, malaise, and above all, supremely magickal.
Broadrick commented, “It was with great pleasure that I mixed the Ramesses album, they’re my favourite dooooom band; not afraid to take chances, and not afraid to let the dope do the talking… psychedelic warlords.”
“Possessed By The Rise Of Magik” has been released as a deluxe red foiled gatefold, with full-color inner sleeves. Limited to 1000, the 180-gram vinyl album is available in either coal black (800) or clear blood red (200). The first 75 orders through Ritual Productions web site will also receive the following exclusive items: one Ritual Productions/RAMESSES black tote bag, one Albedo/Negredo/Rubedo RAMESSES embroidered patch, plus one set of three foiled vinyl stickers. Act now, as these are going fast!
RAMESES is also pleased to announce a string of upcoming live actions with New Orleans’ ugliest, YEHATEGOD. The twain shall meet for a series of U.K. dates (accompanied by young drug gunners DOPEFIGHT) beginning in Brighton on August 6 and running through Bristol and Manchester. After that, their next ritual is planned to occur on September 14 at Tilburg’s prestigious Incubate festival, where they will perform alongside such diverse luminaries as NURSE WITH WOUND, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, CONAN, STINKING LIZAVETA, and many, many more.