When it comes to power metal, there are only a handful of bands still sticking to a tradition of heavy, mind-melting riffs while also bringing their sound into the 21st century. NOCTURNAL RITES is one of those bands, and their eighth full-length, appropriately titled The 8th Sin, is rife with the kind of visceral energy that helped bring the genre to the forefront in the mid to late '80s. The album is set for a June 5th release.
A new E-card featuring several tracks off the new album, the bandâ€™s new video â€œNever Again,â€? latest tour dates and a contest to win exclusive NOCTURNAL RITES t-shirts can be accessed at the link below.
As a special treat for all NOCTURNAL RITES fans, the band has posted a new video message, check it out at the following link:
More NOCTURNAL RITES clips are available at the bandâ€™s official YouTube.com channel [http://youtube.com/noctv](http://youtube.com/noctv)
Metal Maniacs described NOCTURNAL RITES as "the power metal band for people who don't like power metal," and while this statement is only partially true, it does reflect the band's evolution in sound. While they quickly progressed from death to speed metal, it was with power metal that the band found their musical talents most useful. Above all, The 8th Sin is proof of that perfect evolution.