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Kill Ritual

Formed: 2010
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Kill Ritual Streams New Track "The Eyes Of Medusa"

Kill Ritual, featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel, is streaming the title track of the new album "The Eyes Of Medusa." The physical CD will be released worldwide on April 4th.

The album was recorded at Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA and Fang Studio in San Mateo, CA. Production and engineering were handled by guitarist Steven Rice. Mix and mastering was completed by Steven Rice and Andy LaRocque.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Eyes Of Medusa
2. Hair Trigger
3. Never Get Me
4. Ride Into The Night
5. Weight Of The World
6. Writing On The Wall
7. Just Another Sin
8. My Little Sister
9. Unleashed
10. Agenda 21

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Kill Ritual Posts Teaser For New Album

Kill Ritual, featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel, posted a teaser for the upcoming new album "The Eyes Of Medusa." The album is available digitally now, with physical CDs to be released worldwide on April 4th.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Eyes Of Medusa
2. Hair Trigger
3. Never Get Me
4. Ride Into The Night
5. Weight Of The World
6. Writing On The Wall
7. Just Another Sin
8. My Little Sister
9. Unleashed
10. Agenda 21

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Kill Ritual Unveils New Album Art

Bay Area metallers Kill Ritual - featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel - will release second album, “The Eyes Of Medusa,“ on April 4th via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.

The cover artwork for the CD was created by Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer Graphix and can be seen below. Recordings were done at Fossil Sound in San Jose and Fang Studio in San Mateo, CA. Production/engineering was again handled by Kill Ritual guitarist Steven Rice. Mixing and mastering was completed by Steven Rice & Andy LaRocque. The track listing is as follows:

01. The Eyes Of Medusa
02. Hair Trigger
03. Never Get Me
04. Ride Into The Night
05. Weight Of The World
06. Writing On The Wall
07. Just Another Sin
08. My Little Sister
09. Unleashed
10. Agenda 21 More...

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Kill Ritual Signs New Record Deal

SF Bay Area metallers Kill Ritual, featuring ex-members of Imagika and Dark Angel, have just signed a worldwide record deal with Golden Core Records / ZYX Music. The release of the second album “The Eyes Of Medusa” is planned for spring 2014.

Recordings were done at Fossil Sound in San Jose CA and Fang Studio in San Mateo CA. Production/engineering was again handled by Kill Ritual guitarist Steven Rice. Mixing and mastering were completed by Steven Rice/Andy LaRocque (King Diamond).

Formed in late 2010 by former Imagika lead guitarist Steven Rice, Kill Ritual is completed by former Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson and Italian drummer Gee Anzalone (Brain Damage).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Eyes Of Medusa
2. Hair Trigger
3. Never Get Me
4. Ride Into The Night
5. Weight Of The World
6. Writing On The Wall
7. Drop Dead Gorgeous
8. Just Another Sin
9. My Little Sister
10. Unleashed
11. Agenda 21

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Kill Ritual Finishes Work On New Album

Just completing a 21 date U.S. headlining tour, Kill Ritual has now also finished production on sophomore release “The Eyes Of Medusa,” with final mixing and mastering handled by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at Sonic Train Studios.

A spring 2014 release for the album is expected. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Eyes Of Medusa
2. Hair Trigger
3. Never Get Me
4. Ride Into The Night
5. Weight Of The World
6. Writing On The Wall
7. Drop Dead Gorgeous
8. Just Another Sin
9. My Little Sister
10. Unleashed
11. Agenda 21

Recordings were handled at Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA and Fang Studio in San Mateo, CA. Production/engineering was again done by Kill Ritual guitarist Steven Rice.

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Kill Ritual Streams New Single "Harder Than Stone"

San Francisco old school thrashers Kill Ritual posted a new track "Harder Than Stone." The song is now available on all digital stores: Amazon, iTunes, etc. and as free download via Rock N Growl Records. The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "The Eyes Of Medusa," which is targeted for release in 2014. The will once again be mixed by Andy LaRocque and engineered by guitarist Steve Rice.

Initially recorded during the basic tracking sessions of the "The Serpentine Ritual" CD "Harder Than Stone" showcases the unique songwriting of the band and their relentless pursuit of song craft and validity. Clocking in at 7 minutes the song has many twist and turns and shows the depth of the band and their many influences. The new song was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fossil Sound by Steve Rice.

Kill Ritual is:

Crimson – Vocals
Steve Rice – Guitar
Danyael Laughing Bear – Bass
Gee Anzalone – Drums

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Kill Ritual Posts New Music Video

San Francisco thrashers Kill Ritual, featuring guitarist Steve Rice (Ex-Imagika), drummer Wayne De Vecchi (Doom Society), Roberto Proietti (Eldritch), and bassist Danyael Williams (Dark Angel), have posted a new music video for the song "Old School Thrasher." The song appears on the band's debut LP "The Serpentine Ritual," which is set for October 30, 2012 through Scarlet Records.

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Kill Ritual Signs With Scarlet Records

San Francisco thrashers Kill Ritual, featuring former Imagika guitarist Steve Rice, Doom Society drummer Wayne De Vecchi, Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti, and Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, has signed a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the band's debut LP "The Serpentine Ritual." The band has been shopping the album since the fall of 2011 and now sees a release date set for October 30, 2012 through the Italian based label.

"The Serpentine Ritual" was recorded and engineered by Kill Ritual Lead Guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mix and Mastering was done by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. LaRocque also makes a guest appearance on the CD with the ending solo on the track “Coat Of Blood“.

The band has also shot a music video for the first single “Old School Thrasher” that was directed and edited by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head) which is to be released with the CD.

The cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (Sabaton, Primal Fear…)

Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the signing: “Well the Kill Ritual debut will at last see the light of day and we are psyched to have Scarlet Records on board for the release of the CD. The label has a ton of great bands on their roster and excellent distribution worldwide so we can reach as many Metal Maniacs as possible. Get ready for some SF Bay Area Thrash and Roll!”

The track listing for “The Serpentine Ritual“ is as follows:

1. The Serpentine Ritual (streaming here)
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
4. Ambush
5. Old School Thrasher (streaming here)
6. Coat Of Blood* (*Guest solo by Andy LaRocque)
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land (streaming here)
9. Prisoner Of The Flesh
10. My Neighborhood (Bonus Track) More...

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Kill Ritual Streaming New Track

Kill Ritual is streaming the new track "Law Of The Land" from the forthcoming release "The Serpentine Ritual" (heard below). The band features guitarist Steve Rice (Ex-Imagika), drummer Wayne De Vecchi (Doom Society), guitarist Roberto Proietti (Eldritch) and bassist Danyael Williams (Dark Angel). The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) in Sweden, who also is a guest guitarist on the song "Coat of Blood." The band is planning a 2012 release date, but no exact date has yet been announced.

The band previously posted the song "Old School Thrasher," which can be heard over at this location. Check out "Law of the Land" here:

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Kill Ritual Streaming New Song

Kill Ritual is streaming the new track "Old School Thrasher" from the forthcoming release "The Serpentine Ritual" (heard below). The band features guitarist Steve Rice (Ex-Imagika), drummer Wayne De Vecchi (Doom Society), guitarist Roberto Proietti (Eldritch) and bassist Danyael Williams (Dark Angel). The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) in Sweden, who also is a guest guitarist on the song "Coat of Blood." The band is planning a 2012 release date.

The track listing for "The Serpentine Ritual" is:

1. The Serpentine Ritual
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
4. Ambush
5. Old School Thrasher
6. Coat Of Blood
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land
9. The Day The World Dies
10. Prisoner Of The Flesh

Check out "Old School Thrasher" here:

Kill Ritual - Old School Thrasher by RockNGrowl

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Kill Ritual Signs With Rock N Growl

Kill Ritual, which features former Imagika guitarist Steve Rice, Doom Society drummer Wayne De Vecchi, Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti, and Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, has signed on with Germany's Rock N Growl Management.

The band will continue to shop the debut album "The Serpentine Ritual." The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque in Sweden, who also guests on the song "Coat of Blood." The band is planning a 2012 release date.

The track listing for "The Serpentine Ritual" is:

1. The Serpentine Ritual
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
4. Ambush
5. Old School Thrasher
6. Coat Of Blood
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land
9. The Day The World Dies
10. Prisoner Of The Flesh

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Kill Ritual Streams New Track

Kill Ritual is streaming the title track of the band's forthcoming release "The Serpentine Ritual" (heard below). The band features former Imagika guitarist Steve Rice, Doom Society drummer Wayne De Vecchi, Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams. The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque in Sweden, who also guests on the song "Coat of Blood." The band is planning a 2012 release date, but are currently seeking a label to support it.

The track listing for "The Serpentine Ritual" is:

1. The Serpentine Ritual
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
4. Ambush
5. Old School Thrasher
6. Coat Of Blood
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land
9. The Day The World Dies
10. Prisoner Of The Flesh




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Kill Ritual Issues Band Update

Kill Ritual has posted the following update online;

"After the demise of Imagika, Wayne and I decided to form a new band that would bring life to the music we had been working on after Imagika called it a day. We had a goal in mind of writing music that reflected our influences from thrash, classic, progressive, power, whatever-kicks-ass metal and this required bringing in experienced players that have been there and done that. We were lucky enough to come in contact with Roberto and Danyael, who had the kind of pedigree and experience we were definitely looking for.

"Having both been in bands that have released numerous albums worldwide and toured extensively, they are a perfect fit for this new band. The missing element was, of course, vocalist Josh, who came into the band with the work ethic, experience and attitude that is essential as a vocalist to help the songs take on a life of their own. His unique and identifiable vocal style is the change we needed from our past projects as we definitely had the idea of Kill Ritual taking a new direction from our collective past bands and I think we have achieved that. I mean, what's the point of rehashing what you've already done? I feel the rough demo tracks [we have released] show this and are only a hint of what's to come."

You can check out some of Kill Ritual's demos in the players provided below. More...

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Imagika Members Form Kill Ritual

Imagika guitarist Steve Rice recently announced the band has officially called it a day. He has now issued the following announcement about forming the new band Kill Ritual with members of Dark Angel and Eldritch:

"Kill ritual is here! Featuring member of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch! Kill ritual is here! New band, new music, same mission! Kill ritual is:

Steve Rice (x Imagika) - lead guitar
Wayne de Vecchi (x Hellhound, Doom Society, Imagika) - drums
Roberto Prioetti (x Eldritch) - guitar
Josh Gibson - vocals
Danyael williams (x Dark Angel)- bass

" More info, photo's, music and tour dates too come! New CD 'serpentine rituals' in 2011!"

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