𝓕rom the hallowed halls of Rancho de la Luna; that witch's womb of stoner rock, and loosed from the land of Lancashire, arrives the next generation of fuzz-fueled, desert-drivin', hazily heavy rock. Welcome to Sky Valley Mistress. A tomb for the dead sun. The ruckus is entering town.
Favorite track: Punk Song.
The calendar says March 20, but this is Christmas for my ears and headbangin' heart. If there's an old fart in your life that whines about how the kids don't rock and roll like they used to, this album will SHUT. HIM. UP. Because the kids *do* know how to rock, and this is the blessed, amazing proof of that fact!
Favorite track: She Is So.
This Limited Edition Vinyl of Faithless Rituals is housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inners. The first pressings come in 2 colour green and white splatter vinyl and free download, and each vinyl copy will include the ‘ FAITHLESS RITUAL’ board game designed and created by Sky Valley Mistress and based on the lyrics of their epic track ‘BLUE DESERT', for you to play whilst listening to the record. Included are gatefold board, 16 unique tarot cards, 4 Sky Valley logo tokens, a game spinner and full instructions.
Includes unlimited streaming of Faithless Rituals
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 16.
This bundle contains: • 12” Two-Colour Splatter Vinyl - complete with board game & gatefold sleeve • Digipak CD • Faithless Rituals T-Shirt • Drumstick & pick used in the recording sessions • Annotated lyric sheet print collection of entire album • Custom signed 'Thank You' Tarot Card
PLUS 4 FAITHLESS RITUAL ALBUM COVER SHRINE PIECES • 'The Demon Eyes' 7" Green Vinyl • 'The Desert Road' booklet with exclusive photographs taken by the band at Rancho de la Luna • 'The Stairway' newspaper front cover print • 'The Fire' matchbox
“I want this to perforate your eardrums, have a fight inside your head and leave a slow burnin’ fire in the darkest part of your mind.”
These are the words of Dave Catching, Mojave Lord, guitarist with Eagles Of Death Metal, QOTSA and co-producer with the band of this release on New Heavy Sounds.
Dave’s kick starts the debut album from Sky Valley Mistress, introducing eight tracks of full on hard and heavy stoner rock, guaranteed to nail your ass to the wall from the get-go.
Sky Valley Mistress are 4 young upstarts from Blackburn, Lancashire, full of spit and vinegar who have delivered a ferocious, two fingered hello to rest of the world with 'Faithless Rituals'.
In fact, SVM could easily hold their own against the likes of Jim Jones, Rival Sons, Royal Blood, BRMC or any other rockers - greasy or otherwise.
On listening to level of musicianship and vocal prowess shown on their debut, you can only assume this group young blood’s signed a deal with the devil on their journey to the desert.
The album was recorded at the legendary Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California and like all great rock and roll it oozes the vibe and attitude heard on the record.
As Dave Catching says:
“Let it puncture your heart, bleed through your body and electrify your soul.
Because this … THIS IS ROCK AND ROLL.”
released March 20, 2020
Produced by Dave Catching & Sky Valley Mistress
Recorded at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, California
Mixed by Starsky
Mastered by Pete Maher
supported by 23 fans who also own “Faithless Rituals”
This album was pretty good. I liked the heavy sounds mixed with the clear, powerful vocals. This album is a slow burn, though. It gets better as it goes and builds to a truley epic finishing track. I will be listening to it again. Gregory