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Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens and Matt Sorum Tease New Band Deadland Ritual

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has joined forces with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum in a new band, Deadland Ritual. The group also features Apocalyptica vocalist Franky Perez.

Butler and Stevens announced the project with short clips teasing new music on their respective Facebook pages.

So far, Deadland Ritual have announced one live performance, at the French rock festival Hellfest. The band will appear on the main stage on June 22.

You can check out some new music here.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.