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Kill Ritual Launch New Drummer Search!

KILL RITUAL drummer auditions are officially Open. Our drummer and good friend Gee Anzalone has left the band to join DragonForce! KILL RITUAL is in need of a killer drummer to fill his shoes! If you’re familiar with our music and know what it takes please contact us below. http://www.rockngrowl.com/kill-ritual-launches-drummer-search

Kill Ritual Update-New CD Details!

After just completing a successful 21 date US headlining tour US/Italian Thrash And Roller’s Kill Ritual have finished production on their sophomore release “The Eyes Of Medusa” with final mixing and mastering handled by Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studios. The CD will be released in Spring 2014.

The track listing is:

The Eyes Of Medusa

Hair Trigger

Never Get Me

Ride Into The Night

Weight Of The World

Writing On The Wall

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Just Another Sin

My Little Sister

Unleashed

Agenda 21

Recordings were done at Fossil Sound; San Jose CA and Fang Studio; San Mateo CA. Production/engineering was again handled by Kill Ritual guitarist Steven Rice. Mix and master completed by Steven Rice/Andy LaRocque.

Kill Ritual is:

Crimson-Vocals

Steven Rice-Guitars

Danyael Laughing Bear-Bass

Gee Anzalone-Drums

Kill Ritual Announce New Drummer!

SF Bay Thrash and Roller’s KILL RITUAL welcome new drummer Gee Anzalone (Braindamage) to the fold. A graduate of the NAM Academy in Milano and an in demand drum teacher at GM Drum School in Torino Italy.

Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the bands new skin basher: “Gee is a world class addition to the band. After witnessing him tear it up on Dethklok, Machine Head and Pantera tunes we knew we found our guy! We’d like to thank all the drummers that submitted and believe us it was a tough call, but we definitely found the right guy.”

Gee will make his US debut on the bands tour in September 2013. The dates are as follows.

9/5 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon 9/6 Gilbert, AZ – Crabby Don’s 9/7 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans 9/8 El Paso, TX – Bombardiers 9/9 Las Cruces, NM – The Green Room 9/12 Midland, TX – Fast Freddy’s 9/14 Ft Worth, TX – The Rail Club, 9/15 Austin, TX – Headhunters 9/16 San Antonio, TX – Zombies Bar 9/19 Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club 9/20 Houston, TX – Acadia 9/21 Dallas, TX – Boiler Room 9/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon 9/23 Wichita, KS – Kirby’s Beer Store 9/24 Kansas City, MO 9/25 Lincoln, NE 9/26 Cheyenne, WY 9/27 Casper, WY – The Sandbar Lounge 9/28 Salt Lake City, UT 9/29 Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern

More dates t.b.a

KILL RITUAL 2013 Line Up:

Crimson – Vocals Steve Rice – Guitar Danyael Laughing Bear – Bass Gee Anzalone – Drums

KILL RITUAL is currently recording their sophomore CD “The Eyes Of Medusa” which will again be mixed by Andy LaRocque and engineered by KILL RITUAL Guitarist Steve Rice. A 2014 release is expected.

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Kill Ritual Seek New Drummer!

Drummer Wayne DeVecchi has left the band. If you're a pro drummer interested in the gig contact us asap.

KILL RITUAL a signed Metal Band with top level management seeks pro level drummer for future touring (US Tour in Sept.), recording, etc. All the usual requirements apply; pro gear, attitude, image, work ethic and ability to commit on pro level. Music is Thrash based with elements of NWOBHM, Classic. Modern and Hard Rock. Please submit inquiries by video or audio performances, recent photo and playing background. You will be contacted with details if we’re interested. killritualmetal@gmail.com

New CD and Tour Update.

For Immediate Release New Kill Ritual CD Nears Completion/Rescheduled September US Tour Announced

SF Bay Area Metallers Kill Ritual featuring x members of Imagika and Dark Angel are nearing completion of their sophomore CD to be titled “The Eyes Of Medusa” which will be completed in September and again mixed by Andy LaRocque of King Diamond fame and engineered by Kill Ritual guitarist Steve Rice. The CD finds the band expanding on there already diverse metal sound with new found hooks and aggression.

Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the new CD, “The new material finds us digging a little deeper into our influences and roots and solidifying the direction we already established on our debut. We don’t care about classifying ourselves within the genre of Metal because as a band we embrace Metal for all its strengths and it will definitely be apparent on this new album.” An early 2014 release is tentative.

Kill Ritual has also announced rescheduled US Tour dates for September after the injury to guitarist Mehl Anoma forced the cancellation of the bands tour that was to have taken place in March. Mehl Anoma has since left the band due to his continued injury issues and the band will move forward as a 4 pc. The new rescheduled dates are;

Thurs 09/5 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon Fri 09/6 Gilbert, AZ – Crabby Don’s Sat 09/7 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans Sun 09/8 El Paso, TX – Bombardiers Mon 09/9 Las Cruces, NM – The Green Room Thurs 09/12 Midland, TX – Fast Freddy’s Sat 09/14 Ft Worth, TX – The Rail Club, Sun 09/15 Austin, TX – Headhunters Mon 09/16 San Antonio, TX – Zombies Bar Thurs 09/19 Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club Fri 09/20 Houston, TX – Acadia Sat 09/21 Dallas, TX – Boiler Room Sun 09/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Mon 09/23 Wichita, KS – Kirby’s Beer Store Tues 09/24 Kansas City, MO Wed 09/25 Lincoln, NE Thurs 09/26 Cheyenne, WY Fri 09/27 Casper, WY – The Sandbar Lounge Sat 09/28 Salt Lake City, UT Sun 09/29 Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern

More Dates and venue info will be added when available

CD #2 Well Underway!

All the drum tracking has been completed for 12 songs and we have 6 tracks complete in final form. Andy LaRocque to mix once again and hopefully we'll see a 2013 release date. Album title and songs titles soon!

Kill Ritual will also release an unreleased track from the Serpentine Ritual sessions as a free download to coincide with our US tour in Sept. Stay Tuned!

Kill Ritual Radio Special 4/30/13!

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New Tour Dates!

KILL RITUAL US TOUR!

Date Location Thurs 09/5 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon Fri 09/6 Gilbert, AZ – Crabby Don’s Sat 09/7 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans Sun 09/8 El Paso, TX – Bombardiers Mon 09/9 Las Cruces, NM – The Green Room Thur 09/12 Midland, TX – Fast Freddy’s Sat 09/14 Ft Worth, TX – The Rail Club, Sun 09/15 Austin, TX - Headhunters Mon 09/16 San Antonio, TX – Zombies Bar Thurs 09/19 Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club Fri 09/20 Houston, TX – Acadia Sat 09/21 Dallas, TX – Boiler Room Sun 09/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Mon 09/23 Wichita, KS – Kirby’s Beer Store Tues 09/24 Kansas City, MO Wed 09/25 Lincoln, NE Thurs 09/26 Cheyenne, WY Fri 09/27 Casper, WY - The Sandbar Lounge Sat 09/28 Salt Lake City, UT Sun 09/29 Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern

More Dates and venue info will be added when available

Kill Ritual Sign To Scarlet Records

SF Bay Area Thrashers KILL RITUAL has signed a worldwide deal for the Oct.30th release of their debut CD "The Serpentine Ritual" with Scarlet Records.

The CD 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 of King Diamond fame at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. Mr. 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 promo video for the first single “Old School Thrasher” that was directed and edited by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head.) to be released in conjunction with the CD.

The cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (Sabaton,Primal Fear.)

Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the new deal “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 Serpentine Ritual" track listing:

The Serpentine Ritual Torn Down Time To Kill Ambush Old School Thrasher Coat Of Blood* Cold Hard Floor Law Of The Land The Day The World Dies Prisoner Of The Flesh My Neighborhood (Bonus Track)

*Guest solo by Andy LaRocque

KILL RITUAL is comprised of former members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch that formed in 2010.

KILL RITUAL: Josh Gibson -Vocals Steven Rice -Lead Guitar Roberto Proietti - Guitar Danyael Williams -Bass Wayne DeVecchi -Drums

Major News On The Horizon!

Get Ready for The Serpentine Ritual!

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