California Thrashers KILL RITUAL have released the second preview track “Old School Thrasher” from their upcoming debut.
Comments Lead Guitarist Steve Rice on the track, “There’s a good amount of diversity on the CD and this song is just a kick ass thrasher all about being in a band,drinking beer and playing Heavy F#$Kin’ Metal! What’s not to like?”
KILL RITUAL’s debut was produced and mixed by Lead Guitarist Steve Rice and Andy LaRocque of King Diamond. The CD was recorded at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA. and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mixing and Mastering at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. Cover art for the CD was designed by Jobert Mello and Sledgehammer Graphix.
KILL RITUAL the band featuring former members of Dark Angel, Imagika and Eldritch are streaming the title track from their upcoming release “The Serpentine Ritual” via the bands Myspace andReverbnation sites.
“The Serpentine Ritual” was produced and mixed by Steve Rice and Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studio in Varberg Sweden.
Kill Ritual (featuring ex Imagika,Dark Angel,Eldritch members) lead guitarist Steve Rice and King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque have finished mixing the bands debut “The Serpentine Ritual” at Andy’s Sonic Train Studio in Varberg Sweden. Mr.LaRocque also makes a guest appearance soloing on the track “Coat Of Blood”. Steve Rice engineered the project and the album was tracked at Fang Studios, San Mateo CA and Fossil Studios, San Jose CA.
The debut finds KILL RITUAL unleashing 10 tracks of straight up metal that is both modern and classic while retaining the legacy of their past bands.
Kill Ritual is planning an early 2012 release and are currently seeking a label. Interested parties can contact us here email@example.com
“The Serpentine Ritual” track listing:
1.The Serpentine Ritual
3.Time To Kill
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
Steve Rice-Lead Guitar (x Imagika)
Wayne DeVecchi-Drums (x Imagika)
Roberto Proietti-Guitar (x Eldritch)
Danyael Williams-Bass (x Dark Angel)
SF Bay Area Metallists KILL RITUAL (x Imagika,Dark Angel,Eldritch) will begin production of their debut album “Serpentine Rituals” on June 13th at Fang Studios in San Mateo CA. Lead Guitarist Steve Rice will engineer the recordings and co-produce/mix the CD with Andy LaRocque(King Diamond) at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. Mr. LaRocque will also make a guest appearance on the album with his guitar playing prowess. Art design will be handled by Jobert Mello/Sledgehammer Graphix.
KILL RITUAL was founded in late 2010 by original Imagika guitarist Steve Rice and Imagika drummer Wayne De Vecchi. The band is completed by former Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, former Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson.
Formed in late 2010 by former IMAGIKA lead guitarist Steven Rice and drummer Wayne De Vecchi KILL RITUAL is completed by former ELDRITCH guitarist Roberto Proietti, former DARK ANGEL bassist Danyael Williams and Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson. Steven elaborates on how the band came together.
“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 4 rough demo tracks we’re releasing show this and are only a hint of what’s to come. Enjoy! ”
The band will enter Fang Studios to record their debut “Serpentine Rituals” this summer and expect a late 2011 release on a yet to be determined label. 4 new demo tracks are available on the following sites.