The Hemulic Voluntary Band is a 2007 album by swedish progressive metal band Ritual. It is a concept album with songs based around the books by Tove Jansson. The album and its title track is named after a group of hemulens who appear briefly in Moominpappa's Memoirs and Moominsummer Madness.

The final track of the album is a 26 minute suite based upon The Dangerous Journey, much in the same fashion as the audiobook version of Who Will Comfort Toffle?


  1. The Hemulic Voluntary Band - 4:53
  2. In the Wild - 5:53
  3. Late in November - 4:56
  4. The Groke - 6:05
  5. Waiting by the Bridge - 4:36
  6. A Dangerous Journey - 26:33


  • Patrik Lundström - Vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars
  • Jon Gamble - Keyboards, harmonium, harmonica, vocals
  • Fredrik Lindqvist - Bass, bouzouki, mandolin, flutes, backing vocals
  • Johan Nordgren - Drums, percussion, keyed fiddle, backing vocals