Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler helped to bid farewell to the legendary metal band during their last tour, aptly called “The End.” We’ve been eager to know what he’s been up to, especially since he told Rolling Stone he had over a hundred riffs ready to go. Now we have a clue. Butler announced a new band called Deadland Ritual with a teaser clip posted on his social media pages.
The quartet is composed of three other heavy hitters: drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica). Butler’s beautiful, snarling bass is a welcome sound to our ears.
Not much else is known about Deadland Ritual except that they are scheduled to appear at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 22, 2019. We’ll keep you updated with more details as they become available.