Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual Release Debut Track
Geezer Butler recently announced his new band, Deadland Ritual, featuring guitarist Steve Stevens, drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Franky Perez. Now, we get to hear the bassist’s first new music since Black Sabbath’s final tour in 2016. The band released their first song, “Down In Flames”, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (Black Sabbath, Metallica).
“I had to get used to the idea of starting from scratch again, which is good,” Butler says. “But I really liked the music I was hearing. It’s not your typical hard rock or metal stuff.”
Butler’s signature bass tone is loud and clear in the mix as he dishes out the riffs like only he can. That’s fine with Stevens, who is famous for his work with Billy Idol. “There’s a lot of times in the studio as a guitar player, you get a guitar sound and you’re trying to make it work, tweaking it,” he says. “There was none of that bullshit. It just fit against his bass sound and it was really exciting to me. I get to hear my guitar against a bass guitarist that I’ve idolized forever.”
Check out “Down In Flames”: