SF Bay Area/LA/Vegas metallers KILL RITUAL have released the preview track “The Enemy Inside” from their upcoming release “Karma Machine “CD which will see the light of day in Summer 2015 through a yet to be determined label. The track ushers in the bands new line up of vocalist David Reed Watson and drummer Koryuan Bobikyan alongside stalwarts’ guitarist Steven D. Rice and bassist Danyael Laughing Bear following the departure of vocalist Josh Gibson and drummer Gee Anzalone. The CD will be mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden in May and was tracked and produced by Kill Ritual guitarist Steven D. Rice at Fossil Sound. The track is available here for free download and streaming. Formed in 2010 by former members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch, Kill Ritual launched themselves into the metal world with their debut CD “The Serpentine Ritual” in 2012 on Scarlet Records. They then completed a 30-date US tour in the fall of 2013 and followed it up with the release of their critically acclaimed 2014 CD “The Eyes Of Medusa” on Golden Core/ZYX. https://soundcloud.com/killritualmetal/the-enemy-inside
For Immediate Release Kill Ritual Announce New Vocalist! SF Bay Area Metallers Kill Ritual would like to welcome David Reed Watson (Rage of Angels, Electric Messiah, D.N.A.) to the band as their new vocalist. Hailing from Las Vegas David is a former US Marine with a musical career that started in theater and is veteran of numerous live shows and recordings. He’ll usher in a new sound and style for the band as they progress forward with some of their heaviest and most melodic material on their soon to be released 3rd yet untitled CD. A sample of David’s style with the band can be found here and further info on the band and David can be found at www.killritual.com and www.davidreedwatson.com The new CD will once again be recorded by Guitarist Steve Rice and mixed /mastered by Andy LaRocque and his Sonic Train Studios. A Summer 2015 release is expected.
Hey gang life is always about change and the unexpected... Josh has decided to leave the band due to personal differences and we're on the search for a new vocalist! We wish him well but life goes on! Our new CD is already written music wise and any killer vocalist can definitely put their stamp on this thing. We're looking for a traditional Hard Rock/Metal style vocalist with a great writing style and melodic sense. We don't care where you're from as long as you rock! Obviously you must be fantastic and respect what we've already done. Please check us out thoroughly here or our various sites.We have big plans for this year and look forward to hearing from some quality applicants and moving onto the next chapter of the band. Please contact us here or at email@example.com
Well it's been awhile since our last update so here we go. New drummer Koryun Bobikyan is ready to go and we'll track the final drums in the beginning of January. The mix and mastering has been penciled in and we'll once again be utilizing Sonic Train Studios and Mr. LaRocque for the final sonic assault. We also have Jobert from Sledgehammer Graffix hard at work on the new art work for the CD release. If all goes well we expect a summer 2015 release date.
SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL have announced the addition of drummer Koryun Bobikyan to the group's ranks, who takes over for the recently departed Gee Anzalone (DragonForce). http://www.rockngrowl.com/kill-ritual-announces-new-drummer
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
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
Never Get Me
Ride Into The Night
Weight Of The World
Writing On The Wall
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Just Another Sin
My Little Sister
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:
Danyael Laughing Bear-Bass
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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