Blood Ceremony Announce New Album "The Old Ways Remain"

Occult flute rockers BLOOD CEREMONY have announced their first album in seven years, The Old Ways Remain, to be released on May 5th. The record features a host of esteemed guests and is presented by the overlords at Rise Above Records.

By late 2021, we realized that if we were ever going to finish a new album, we’d just have to record locally and do it ourselves,” says guitarist Sean Kennedy. “And that’s what we did. We started rehearsing the material again and were still really excited by it. Once we revisited everything, we had a new burst of energy. We found a local studio that had what we needed and we were off! Recording nearby allowed us to bring in friends like Laura Bates from (fellow folk-doom crew) Völur to play fiddle, Joseph Shabason added saxophone to 'Eugenie', and Mike Eckert played pedal steel on 'Hecate'. We produced ourselves, along with our friend, Paul Keyahas. We worked with an engineer named Chris Snow who immediately got what we were trying to do. Richard Whittaker mixed the tracks at his London, UK, studio, and we think he did a great job.

“'The Old Ways Remain' is taken from a line in an earlier Blood Ceremony song,” Sean explains, “It seems appropriate, actually. We always seem to come back to this idea of the ancient world haunting the present. Arthur Machen explored this in books like 'The Hill of Dreams' and his writing has been a big influence.”

The Old Ways Remain Track List:

1. The Hellfire Club

2. Ipissimus

3. Eugenie

4. Lolly Willows

5. Powers of Darkness

6. The Bonfires at Belloc Coombe

7. Widdershins

8. Hecate

9. Mossy Wood

10. Song of the Morrow 

Immediately following the release of The Old Ways Remain, the band will be hitting the road throughout Europe with pals Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.

“We’re looking forward to releasing 'The Old Ways Remain'. It’s been a long time coming, so we’re eager to finally get the songs out there and we hope people enjoy them,” Sean concludes, "We have a UK and European tour coming up in May 2023 with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats which will be a great time. It’s been a rough few years, but the old ways remain and the ancient gods live on!”

Blood Ceremony & Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats in May:

SAT 06 Edinburgh,Scotland La Belle Angele OR Liquid Rooms

SUN 07 London, England Desertfest

MON 08 Brugge, Belgium Cactus Club

WED 10 Toulouse, France Le Metronum

THU 11 Madrid, Spain La Paqui

FRI 12 Barcelona, Spain Sala Apolo 2

SAT 13 Villeurbanne, France Le Transbordeur

MON 15 Zürich, Switzerland Plaza

TUE 16 Milan, Italy Santeria Toscana 31

THU 18 Budapest, Hungary A38 Ship

FRI 19 Krakow, Poland Soulstone Gathering

SAT 20 Prague, Czech Rep. Palac Akropolis

SUN 21 Berlin, Germany Desertfest Berlin

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