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Latest Rikets News

Below is our complete Rikets news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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Rikets Frontman Leaves Band In Middle Of Tour

Scott Rose, vocalist of industrial metallers Rikets, has quit the band right in the middle of their current tour of the United States. Rickets have canceled all remaining shows on the tour, in order to sort the situation out.

Rickets guitarist Provo Provenzano commented by saying: "we are sorry to announce that all remaining Rikets tour dates have been canceled due to singer Scott Rose quitting the band and ditching them in Cleveland. the remaining members will be auditioning new singers over the next few months. those interested in the position should email us at."

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Rikets Updates Tour Schedule

Rikets has announced some updated tour dates with Mary Magdelan. Here are the latest tour dates:

6/11 Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/12 Cedar Rapids, IA @ 1st Avenue Live
6/13 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail (NO MARY MAGDALEN, RIKETS ONLY)
6/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/17 Columbus, OH MEET & GREET @ Poison Girl Tattoo
6/18 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground Sandusky
6/19 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
6/23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/2 Austin, TX @ The Encore
7/3 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
7/4 Houston, TX @ BFE

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Rikets Streaming Live Rehearsal Tonight

Tonight at 8pm, RIKETS will be streaming a live rehearsal on myspace.com/piratedsounds. Once there, click the play button on the Ustream player above the friend section. You can also sign up for an
account at ustream.com so you can chat with others. if you choose not to
use myspace you can also view/chat here.

The band recently released their sophomore release, "All American Death Cult," on April 20th, 2010 on BURNHILL UNION RECORDS and announced a short run of US tour dates:

6/04 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
6/11 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/16 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/19 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
7/04 - Houston, TX @ BFE

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Rikets Announces US Tour Dates

Oklahoma’s RIKETS are pleased to announce a series of upcoming tour dates in support of their sophomore release, "All American Death Cult," which was released on April 20th, 2010 on BURNHILL UNION RECORDS. RIKETS will soon be announcing another set of dates to appear after these new dates, which should keep them on the road for an additional month. RIKETS recently filmed a video for their single, ‘Program the Dead’, with director David Brodsky (Hatebreed, Fear Factory) in Oklahoma City.

Upcoming RIKETS tour dates are as follows:

6/04 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
6/11 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/16 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/19 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
7/04 - Houston, TX @ BFE

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Rikets Releases "Program The Dead" Music Video

RIKETS has released their latest music video for "Program The Dead," off the band's band’s debut album "All American Cult." "All American Cult" is in stores now via Burnhill Union Records. Check out the video below.

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Rikets Signs to Burnhill Union Records

Chicago-based BURNHILL UNION Records recently announced the signing of RIKETS to their growing rock label. The band’s debut album “All American Cult” will be released under the Burnhill Union name this April 2010, after which the band will embark on a live tour around the country.

After completing a distribution deal with E1 Distribution in November, Burnhill Union Records steadily began growing their roster, beginning with the signing of rockers AM CONSPIRACY, featuring former Drowning Pool vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones. Burnhill Union Records was formed earlier this year by partners, Kym Affinito, Randy Kertz, and Shaun Glass (ex-SOIL, Current DIRGE WITHIN guitarist).

After spending eighteen months on an extremely hectic tour, RIKETS’ founding member Scott Rose (vocals) had a chance meeting with Burnhill Union partner, Shaun Glass, and by December 2009, a deal was set in place. Scott explains, "Without a label home to release the album in the beginning, we did what we do best and toured. We didn’t have any other option. We toured so much that we noticed we had the ‘Sevendust Syndrome’ - you could see us in your town every 3 months."

Check out some of Rikets' music on their MySpace page.

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Lazarus A.D. Posts New Song Online

Fresh from being mixed and mastered by James Murphy himself, Lazarus A.D. and Metal Blade Records have unveiled the first track from the band's upcoming debut, "The Onslaught." "Thou Shall Not Fear" is currently available for fans to hear on the band's MySpace page.

Lazarus A.D. is taking their show on the road this December on the Rebel Hell Tour with Rikets and Within Chaos. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Rikets Announces Tour Dates with Within Chaos

Rikets will be on tour in December with Within Chaos, current dates are as follows:

December 5th in Amarillo, TX @ War Legion Underground
December 6th in Tyler, TX @ Clicks
December 8th in Birmingham, AL @ High Note
December 11th in New Port Richey, FL @ Bourbon Street
December 12th in Ft. Myers, FL @ Rockstar
December 13th in Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
December 15th in Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
December 17th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

Additional tour dates are expected.

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Scum Of The Earth, Ekotren Team Up For US Tour

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band featuring former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will join forces with EKOTREN and RIKETS for the first leg of The Chemical Alliance tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 02 - SOP'S - Peoria, Illinois
May 03 - LT’s - Rockford, Illinois
May 04 - Club Toxic - Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 05 - Double Door - Chicago, Illinois
May 08 - The Ritz - Detroit, Michigan
May 12 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
May 16 - Chasers - Keansburg, New Jersey
May 19 - Main Stage - Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
May 26 - Masquerade - Atlanta, Georgia
Jun. 11 - Lizard Lounge - Witchita, Kansas
Jun. 14 - Boom Slang Fest - Danville, Illinois

Video footage of Riggs playing the song "13 Freaks" on a skin guitar can be viewed below at this location (courtesy of FPE-TV).

SCUM OF THE EARTH's latest CD, "Sleaze Freak", was released on October 23, 2007. The explicit (PA) version of the album was made available at most retailers containing an added DVD video. The DVD consists of footage filmed while recording and mixing the album documenting the recording and mixing process and many hijinks of the band around town, in the studio, and on the road.

SCUM OF THE EARTH's first studio album of all-new material since the critically-acclaimed debut "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs For The New Millennium" (2004), "Sleaze Freak" contains 13 brand new songs described by Riggs as "heavy-as-hell grinding, stripper-rock." "It's a much more intense collection of material than 'Blah…Blah…Blah…'" said Riggs. "We did everything we wanted to do this time around, which allowed us to really embody the whole red-light-district sleazy vibe into the material."

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Rikets Splits With Crash Music Inc.

Ohio's RIKETS has parted ways with Crash Music Inc. less than two months after the label announced the group's addition to its roster. According to the band, RIKETS is once again shopping for a new label home while preparing to enter the studio to record its new album. The CD, tentatively titled "All American Death Cult", will feature guest apprearances by Tom Gerard (who reportedly scored the movie "Lost Boys") on a cover of "Cry Little Sister" and Tom Maxwell of NOTHINGFACE/HELLYEAH fame.

RIKETS' latest album, "Anything for the Devil", was released via Corporate Punishment Records. The CD was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED) and mixed by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION).

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Rikets and Shenoah Tour Dates

Rikets, which includes members from Switched and Erase the Grey, are currently touring with the band Shenoah, which features the original Chimaira guitarist, Jason Hager and members from Mad at Gravity and Erase the Grey. Dates are as follows:

2/10 Jacksonville, FL Jackrabbits
2/11 Bradenton, FL Rockerfellers
2/12 Seminole, FL Boiler Room
2/13 Clearwater, FL Gasoline Alley
2/14 Tampa FL, INSTORE Vinyl Fever 2PM
2/19 Cleveland, OH The Agora (Shenoah)
2/20 Lakewood, OH INSTORE Chris' Warped Records 4PM

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