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The Ritual

Formed: 2002
From: Alessandria/Asti, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

The Ritual Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with The Ritual.


Interview With The Ritual

We shall wait to see what kind of impact The Ritual make outside their native country of Italy before we conclude whether justice indeed exists in the music world. They ought to get huge in the States. Brandishing a vital and diverse modern metal sound that's polished but always potent, emotional but never cheesy, and thunderous but deliciously melodic, they have something to offer nearly everyone under the metal and hard rock banner. I've made no secret of my delight with their recent debut album "Beyond The Fragile Horizon" (reviewed here), which makes their case with a catchy, deceptive simplicity that masks a complex and thoughtful intertwining of musical styles.

In the midst of relentless gigging in support of the album, bassist Liuk J. Abbott was generous enough to take time to correspond with me and discuss just that. More...

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