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Modern Rites 

MODERN RITES is an Industrial-rooted, melodic Black Metal duo founded in Autumn 2020 by guitarist Berg of Swiss Atmospheric Black Metal band AARA and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/visual artist Jonny Warren of US Experimental Metal band KUYASHII.

Born out of experimentation and a mutual respect for each other's craft, the pair began trading tracks across borders with the goal of creating a unique sound which would transcend cultural barriers. At the core of MODERN RITES is Jonny's heavily distorted bass sound inspired by dark Industrial music of the '90s. The diverging, stereo bass paths create a desolate landscape in which Berg's guitars are free to open portals into dark atmospheres.

Exploring the bleaker aspects of the human condition, lyrical themes dive into psychology, isolation, conflict, and the ever-evolving shadow self.

Impressed by MODERN RITES' quality and originality, Debemur Morti Productions released "Monuments", a debut album which sets a vast, winding aural path for further experimentation to come, in 2021.

Building upon acclaimed debut, forthcoming album "Endless" unifies, elevates and perfects the band's vision, ebbing and flowing between oppressive isolation and furious optimism in an anthemically intense exploration of the human condition. "Endless" is set to release on August 30th, 2024.