North Carolina doom metallers, HOUR OF 13 were pleased to introduce veteran vocalist, Ben Hogg (BIRDS OF PREY, BEATEN BACK TO PURE) into the fold this past Saturday night in New York City. He and the band played a powerful set to a packed NYC crowd all there to celebrate the band's recent reissue of THE RITUALIST, a modern classic of doom metal. Ben performed superbly and gave the band a stronger presence that will no doubt make the band a force to be reckoned with as widespread touring plans are falling into place in 2011.
View a picture of Ben Hogg fronting HOUR OF 13 in NYC here: http://earache.tumblr.com/post/3677250487/nyc-welcomed-new-hour-of-13-vocalist-ben-hogg-with
HOUR OF 13 guitarist and founder, Chad Davis recently had this to say about Ben Hogg: "HOUR OF 13 could not be more pleased with the dedication and amount of work Ben has shown. He is a valuable talent to have in the band. He is a vital presence that we were needing in the fold and thanks to him, we are stronger and more focused than ever."
Shortly before HOUR OF 13's NYC appearance, they audio of Ben Hogg singing to some of the band's best songs during a rehearsal session. Listen to 3 exclusive tracks featuring that put the band's new vocalist to the test at http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2011/02/14/hourof13demos/
THE RITUALIST, the latest album from North Carolina doom metallers, HOUR OF 13 is now available on Earache Records. Purchase your copy now alongside special merch packs at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_738.
THE RITUALIST - HOUR OF 13's second album - has been fully updated and remastered and features eight tracks of occult-inspired, doom-laden metal. It available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-ritualist/id396756084
Listen to HOUR OF 13's track, "Demons All Around Me", at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhY0a3wCZ8Y
For more HOUR OF 13 news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom
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