Detroit’s Ritual Howls have just announced their next record, the long-anticipated Rendered Armor, due out on March 22nd via Felte. Alongside the announcement, the band has offered a new track, the lush and cinematic “Alone Together.” Listen below:

The track begins with a perfectly dusty, twangy riff, immediately supplemented by a driving drum track and gently strummed acoustic guitar. “Alone Together” is arguably the band’s catchiest song to date, a perfect blend of Ennio Morricone’s spellbinding scores, Johnny Cash’s sweetly striking melodies, and Fields of the Nephilim’s stark nihilism. Sweeping synth hooks are peppered between the verses, offering a welcome juxtaposition to the band’s rhythmic onslaught.

Rendered Armor is currently available for pre-order, and comes in a variety of formats, including a limited edition black splatter vinyl pressing. The band has also crafted a book, collecting a series of rare photos and all lyrics dating back to the band’s inception in 2012. The book is available as a bundle with the limited edition vinyl, as well as separately (30 standalone copies are available via Bandcamp).

Lastly, Ritual Howls will be joining The Faint on a North American tour that sees both bands playing across the New England and the Midwest. Check below for pre-order information and full tour details:

Ritual Howls- Rendered Armor
1. Alone Together
2. Mother Of The Dead
3. Love Cuts
4. The Offering
5. Devoured Decency
6. I Can Hear Your Tears
7. Thought Talk
8. All I’ve Known

Preorder via Bandcamp

Ritual Howls North American Tour Dates

  • 02.10 Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indie Rocks
  • 07.27 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
  • 07.29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
  • 07.30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
  • 08.02 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
  • 08.03 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
  • 08.04 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
  • 08.06 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
  • 08.07 Detroit, MI @ El Club *
  • 08.09 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
  • 08.10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II (Downstairs) *
  • 08.12 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
  • 08.13 Kansas City, KS @ Madrid Theatre *
  • 08.15 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live *
  • 08.16 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn *

* w/ The Faint

Photo by Vinnie Massimino

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