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Massive Attack return with the Ritual Spirit EP. Released today Thursday, January 28 via Kobalt Label Services in the US and Canada, the EP features the return of Tricky (on “Take It There”) in addition to collaborations with Young Fathers (“Voodoo In My Blood”), Roots Manuva (“Dead Editors”) and newcomer Azekel (“Ritual Spirit”).

The EP was written and produced by Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and long-term studio collaborator Euan Dickinson. A second Massive Attack EP, written and co-produced by Daddy G, will be released in the spring, with an album to follow later in the year.

Ritual Spirit EP track list: 

01. Dead Editors (Massive Attack & Roots Manuva)
02. Ritual Spirit (Massive Attack & Azekel)
03. Voodoo In My Blood (Massive Attack & Young Fathers)
04. Take It There (Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D)

Download / Stream the Ritual Spirit EP:

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To mark the EP release, Massive Attack have today premiered a brand new video for “Take It There.” Directed by Hiro Murai and starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes, the “Take It There” video is available to view here:

The release of the Ritual Spirit EP follows the launch of Massive Attack’s “Fantom” app last week. Developed by a team including the band’s Robert del Naja, “Fantom” is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera. More information on Fantom at

Meanwhile, Massive Attack are currently touring the UK and Europe. The new live show is designed by Robert del Naja and long time visual collaborators United Visual Artists, with support coming fromYoung Fathers.

The full dates are:


01/28/16 – Manchester, UK – The Apollo (SOLD OUT)
01/30/16 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
01/31/16 – Portsmouth, UK – The Guildhall (SOLD OUT)
02/01/16 – Brighton, UK – The Dome (SOLD OUT)
02/03/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/04/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/05/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/07/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1 (SOLD OUT)
02/09/16 – Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal, Esch
02/10/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
02/12/16 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique (SOLD OUT)
02/13/16 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique (SOLD OUT)
02/14/16 – Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
02/16/16 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
02/17/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom (SOLD OUT)
02/18/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom (SOLD OUT)
02/20/16 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
02/21/16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle (SOLD OUT)
02/22/16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle (SOLD OUT)
02/24/16 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Klokgebouw
02/25/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
02/26/16 – Paris, France – Zenith (SOLD OUT)
02/27/16 – Paris, France – Zenith (SOLD OUT)

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