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THE RITUALIST, the latest album from North Carolina doom metallers HOUR OF 13 – whose vocalist PHIL SWANSON has amicably parted with the band as he was unable to commit to touring – has been re-released on Earache Records and is out now in Europe.

THE RITUALIST – HOUR OF 13’s second album – has been fully updated and remastered and features eight tracks of occult-inspired, doom-laden metal.

The full track listing for THE RITUALIST is as follows:

01. The Gathering
02. The Ritualist
03. Naked Star
04. Demons All Around Me
05. Possession
06. Soldiers Of Satan
07. Evil Inside
08. The Crawlspace

THE RITUALIST is available now on CD and is also available on limited edition coloured vinyl LP in the following colours and quantities:

100 – Possessed Purple Splatter (black and purple)
200 – Sacrificial Stone (blood red on clear)
300 – Ethereal Glow (green)
400 – Bewitching Black

As a special offer, fans who order a limited edition vinyl copy of THE RITUALIST will also receive a free bonus 7″ vinyl, featuring two previously unreleased tracks:

Side A
01. Grim Reality (2006 Rehearsal)
Side B
02. Call To Satan (Live in Dublin 12.09.10)

See a photo of the different coloured vinyls and the bonus 7″ vinyl at earacherecords.com/myspace/ho13_vinyls.jpg

Get THE RITUALIST on CD or limited edition vinyl in Europe now at earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_756

THE RITUALIST is due to be released in North America on February 8th.  Pre-order your copy now at earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_738

THE RITUALIST is also available now worldwide on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/album/the-ritualist/id396756084

Listen to HOUR OF 13’s track, “Demons All Around Me”, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhY0a3wCZ8Y

For more HOUR OF 13 news and info, head to www.myspace.com/hourof13doom

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