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Ritual Killer Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Ritual Killer, and the label comments:

"The New Orleans based American black metal beasts will release their forthcoming album 'Exterminance' in 2015. Founded in 1999, Ritual Killer built a reputation as one of the most extreme U.S. black metal acts. The band features current and former members of Goatwhore, Acid Bath and more in their ranks. Ritual Killer gained a massive live reputation performing at select shows with among others Watain, Outlaw Order, EyeHateGod, and Buried Inside."

Regarding the signing, Ritual Killer vocalist Jordan Barlow comments: "We are proud of our forthcoming album 'Exterminance', and are excited to be involved with Season of Mist now and in the future. It has been a long time coming - finally the outlet for our darker sides is ready to see the light of day."

Sammy Duet: guitar (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath, ex-Crowbar)
Zak Nolan: drums (ex-Goatwhore)
James Harvey: bass (Goatwhore)
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Sunday Old School: Acid Bath

Back in the dark days of metal, the 90's, New Orleans' Acid Bath formed and began rising through the underground ranks with their unique mesh of death, thrash, groove, stoner/doom, and sludgy NOLA sound and themes that largely centered around death, drugs, and serial killers. The band did not last long enough for a full ascent, however, releasing just two albums and finally disbanding in 1997 when bassist Audie Pitre and his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Those two studio albums, "When the Kite String Pops" (1994) and "Paegan Terrorism Tactics" (1996), however, were then cemented as underground classics.

Members of Acid Bath went on to form numerous other bands including Agents of Oblivion, Vual, Ritual Killer, and most notably, Goatwhore.

Being an underground band, Acid Bath played mostly smaller clubs and never had an impressive light show. When they came to Baltimore (and I regrettably passed on seeing them for another show), they played some little hole in the wall that I'd never heard of before. So you can't expect too much of an impressive live video outside of the performance itself. Here's a video apparently shot in one such small joint, of their live performance of "Bleed Me An Ocean" in Omaha, with a bonus performance of "Scream of the Butterfly" after the jump.

Acid Bath - Bleed Me An Ocean
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NOLA Underground Raise the Dead Fest Announced

NOLA Underground presents Raise the Dead Festival 3 on November 1 at the Howlin' Wolf.

Acts performing are Outlaw Order 00%, Flesh Parade, Hostile Apostle, Ritual Killer, and Pain Tribe.

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