Ariez to Release Ritual Doom Vinyl on DHU Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 6th, 2021 by JJ Koczan

On a certain level, what you see is what you get with Ariez‘s debut EP, Ritual Doom. It says it’s going to do a thing and then it does. Fair enough. The manner in which it does so, however, has proven remarkable enough to catch the ready ears of DHU Records, and the cult-heavy specialist imprint has picked up the German band for a limited vinyl release later this year. There’s ears to the ground and then there’s this. I’m gonna claim to be Johnny Occultguy or anything, but DHU consistently serves up classic-minded heavy with an edge of the ethereal, and to my ears at least they’ve become one of the foremost supporters of the style.

The band — whose moniker I was pronouncing “air-ee-ay” like a French word in the second-person plural, but is probably just “aries” with a ‘z’ — released the EP on their own last Fall, and you can hear it on the player at the bottom of this post. It grooves and more than lives up to the billing.

From the PR wire:

ariez ritual doom

New Signing to DHU Records: Ariez

DHU Records is excited to announce the signing of German Doom Rockers ARIEZ!

“Ariez was formed in early 2014 in Germany, when Michael Ariez Vent du Nord had the idea to start a band with the roots of classic Heavy Rock bands from the late 60s & early 70s, adding Black Metal influences to create a unique sound.

It didn’t take too long for drummer Luis and vocalist Sue to join as they both brought the same musical background to form the Ariez sound.

After a year of rehearsing Ariez played a few gigs, with duties on Bass changing regularly and because of the pandemic, silence set in… The three band members kept on writing and Luis & Michael recorded and produced all material in the band’s rehearsal room and on November 3rd 2020 digitally released their first 4 song EP entitled Ritual Doom.

With plenty of hooks & licks & a darkened atmosphere Ritual Doom will captivate and leave you wanting more with each listen!

Ariez’s lyrics deal with the inescapable topic of life and death; mystic, spiritual and occult in nature.

Ariez is a Heavy Occult Rock band.

Come one, come all, and embrace the Ritual Doom!”

DHU Records will release Ritual Doom on Limited Edition vinyl approximately August 2021

DHU Exclusive, Band Edition & Test Press will be available

Side A:
A1. Never Dying Sun
A2.Stardust in the Light of the Wind

Side B:
B1. Bee Eater
B2. Queen of the Forest

Released November 3rd 2020

All songs are written, recorded and mixed by Ariez
Artwork by Ariez
Vinyl mastering by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company
2020 All rights reserved.

(NOTE: the vinyl release has a different track order than on bandcamp)

Vocals: Sue Leafheart
Drums and Bass: Luis
Guitar and Bass: Ariez Vent du Nord

Ariez, Ritual Doom (2020)

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