Kill Ritual Signs With Scarlet Records, Debut LP This Fall
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
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)
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