Following the announcement that Ritual Productions has expanded its roster with the signing of Drug Cult - a four-piece occultist doom collective – The band premiered the video for the opening track "Serpent Therapy" in addition to the debut rite’s track-listing and artwork. The band teamed up with Cvlt Nation for the premiere over here, but you can check it out in the player just above.
The self titled album will be released on June 1st via Ritual Productions and will be available in LP, CD and digital download formats. "Serpent Therapy" summons you into Drug Cult’s realm of mystic prowess, channeling our deep connection between the spiritual and natural world. Serpentine energy is known for being the vessel to this self-analysis, focused on releasing fears and displacing evil. The clip was directed by Nat Collins and the hypnotic and bewitching imagery of the ceremonial relationship between spirit, self and nature transmutes into a psychedelic and transformative daze.
The rite is a 9-track self-titled vortex of majestic heaviness laced with an evocative psychedelic haze, whereby classic melodies meld with fuzz-drenched riffs cultivating an enticing potion of technicolour wickedness. Although a grooving heavyweight tone drives throughout the rite, a darkened presence is forever evident, hexing you into Drug Cult’s realm. Formed at the edge of Mt. Jerusalem in the hills of Mullumbimby, Australia, Drug Cult is the alchemic workings of guitarist Vin Steele (ex. Wolfmother, Megaritual, Sun Of Man), vocalist Aasha Tozer, drummer Dale Walker (Megaritual, Sun Of Man) and bassist Maggie Schreiber. Their elemental craft has been brewing since April 2015, shaping the vision of a heavy celestial voyage through atmospheric sound connection.
The track listing and artwork for the album can be found here:
1. Serpent Therapy 2. Release 3. Reptile Hypnosis 4. The Wall 5. Mind Crypt 6. Slaylude 7. Bloodstone 8. Acid Eye 9. Spell