Austria’s jam-driven psychedelic heavy unit RYTE premiere their self-titled debut album in full; out this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Austrian heavy psych-blues warlords RYTE stream their mind-altering debut album ‘Ryte’ in its entirety today via The Sleeping Shaman. It’s out January 17th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Stream RYTE’s riffalicious debut album right here
RYTE’s debut album is the result of an intense one-and-a-half-year writing process. The album consists of four long tracks, that pushes the boundaries of Psych rock as it is influenced by Doom, Prog Rock, Jazz and even World Music. The sound is dominated by down-tuned, sometimes doomy, sometimes epic twin guitars, dynamic and jazzy drums, distorted, playful bass lines and spacey Theremin landscapes. Drummer Hannes Ganeider recorded the LP at his own rehearsal space, while Michael Piller did the mixing and none other than the underground producer-legend Tim Green mastered the album at Louder Studios in California.
« If you’re in need of sprawling psych jams with a healthy sprinkling of
sludgy Sabbathian riffery, Ryte deliver in spades.” Metal Hammer UK
“A first-rate and action packed album that’s quite theatrical in all the right places.” Outlaws Of The Sun
“A tour de force of a debut album and hints at so much more to come.” Two Guys Metal Reviews
RYTE Self-titled album
Out January 17th on Heavy Psych Sounds
‘Ryte’ will be available in the following formats and can be pre-ordered at this location
– 20 Test Press vinyl
– 250 Ultra LTD Orange Transparent vinyl
– 350 LTD Clear Water Green vinyl
– Black vinyl
– CD and digital
In mid-2016, Hannes, Arik & Shardik decided to start a new project together. Arik & Shardik, at that time have already been playing several years together in Pastor and were looking for someone to jam with. By chance they met drummer Hannes at a Saviours show in Vienna. Shortly afterwards RYTE was founded. The only thing that was still missing was a bass-player. The band finally found the last missing part in late 2016 and was then a complete four-piece with Lukas on bass. They spent at least one intense year of continuous rehearsals and songwriting sessions in order to get a live-set and of course, an album together. In late 2017 they set up their very first (private) show at their rehearsal space in Vienna, spiked with a mind-blowing liquid light show done by “Ufonauten”. Then, they were lucky enough to play festivals like Lake on Fire, Stick & Stone and share stages with amazing like-minded bands such as Sacri Monti, Golden Void and Mothers of the Land just to name a few! Since day one, the band’s goal was to play sophisticated, mostly instrumental Heavy Psych with little hints of classic Prog, Space Rock, Doom and plenty of other stuff. Speaking of influences, the band is not limited by any means as long as it sounds fresh and interesting and does the band’s initial idea of adventurous heaviness justice. RYTE’s self-titled debut album will be out soon via Heavy Psych Sounds!
Lukas Götzenberger – Vocals & Bass
Hannes Ganeider – Drums & Percussions
Arik – Guitar & Vocals
Shardik – Guitar & Effects
RYTE & HPS RECORDS LINKS
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