There’s some veteran heavyweights that has been assembled by the name of Deadland Ritual and which features bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell, Ozzy Osbourne), guitarist Steve Stevens(Billy Idol, Vince Neil), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and singer Franky Perez (Apocalyptica).
Deadland Ritual is scheduled to perform at Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France that will be taking place from June 21 to 23, 2019. The group is scheduled to play the main stage on June 22, 2019, before such noteworthy bands as KISS, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and possibly Rival Sons.
In an interview with Billboard on November 14, 2017, Butler spoke about his post-Black Sabbath plans:
“I’m not in a hurry to do anything…. I’m traveling a lot, seeing the places (the band) only stayed for one night and going back and spending some time there. We’ve recently moved house this year and I’m going to be building my home studio, but it’s taken me ages. Next year I’ll see if I can get back into music.”
The following was posted on Butler‘s Facebook page yesterday: