Rituals & Rosen Bridge @ The Bunker
23rd June 2023 - 7:00 pm
The Bunker
All ages


Emerging primarily in 2020, Rituals grew their dedicated fanbase with the release of 3 successful singles, P.O.V, Snakes Head and False Royal. Each track highlighted the foursome’s constant growth and ongoing development which blossomed with the release of their second EP, Awake, in 2021 which consisted of 4 brand new singles from the band.

Leading into 2022, Rituals have performed in countless cities across the UK and supported the likes of Skindred, As Everything Unfolds, Black Orchid Empire, Osiah & many more in their short tenure as a band. Rituals followed up these impressive supporting slots with several tours and festival slots, most notably RiseFest 2022. Rituals have tours in place throughout Q3-Q4 of 2022 into Q1-Q2 of 2023 post release of their brand new EP, ‘Show Me The Signs’ which dropped on September 2nd, 2022.

On June 17th, 2022, Rituals released ‘In Devastation’, the first single taken from ‘Show Me The Signs’. The band followed up with ‘Oceans Subside’, the second single from their sophomore EP on July 29th, 2022 and dropped their own IPA on July 27th before following up with a sold out ‘Oceans Subside’ single release show on July 31st which sold out in 24 hours. Rituals recently performed at RiseFest 22 to packed venue alongside the likes of Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Boston Manor & many more, selling over £600 worth of merchandise on the day and a massive increase in new fans with their sophomore EP ‘Show Me The Signs’ grabbing lots of media attention and producing solid streaming numbers. Rituals have tours scheduled all the way up to June 2023 as they look to continue their momentum from their EP release.


Rosen Bridge is a 5-piece metal band, born from a group of friends on the west coast of Wales in 2015. Since returning from a 2-year hiatus, marked by comeback single “Cassandra’s Prophecy“, the band have gone from strength to strength supporting bands such as Defects, Hacktivist, Griever, Borders, Blind Summit, RAIDERS, Here Lies Titania, Palm Reader, The Oklahoma Kid & God Complex, drawing more fans at each performance with their trademark live intensity.

The band’s roots in rural North Wales have always played a large part in the writing of their music and the development of their craft. With a desire to reflect this in both their live shows and on records, a conceptuality runs through everything that Rosen Bridge do, giving them an intense security in their identity, despite frequent experimentation and constant venturing into new areas.

Latest single ‘Watchers’ saw the band team up with Jot Maxi of HACKTIVIST and was released around the band’s main stage performance at UK Tech-Fest. The track is a reimagining of biblical tales from the Book of Enoch, with a focus on themes of anti-corruption that are reflected in an instrumentation that crashes and flows, opening with an ‘in-your-face’ riff and aggressive screaming vocals before groovier sections take hold. Jot Maxi brings an extra dimension of balanced chaos to the song with his distinctive rapping style, offsetting vocalist Alex Woodall with perfect contrast, with Jot joining the band on-stage at the Manchester date of Hacktivist’sHyperdialect” tour for a performance of the track. Platinum producer Andrew Wade brings the final cohesiveness needed in the mix, fulfilling the potential of the band’s performances and the intricacies of the track’s production. 

+ local support SORROW

Sorrow are a 5 piece Metal Band from Sunderland. They stormed their way into the local scene in 2022 with the release of their Debut single “I can’t sleep at night” which received praise from Radio Ones Jack Saunders and Scuzz’s Beez – Sorrow are just on the precipice of their first big breakthrough.


The Bunker 29 Stockton Rd
Sunderland SR2 7AQ
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