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New CD Karma Machine Out 9/18 on Scarlet Records Worldwide

Kill Ritual - New album 'Karma Machine' out in September on Scarlet Records

Formed in 2010 by former Imagika lead guitarist Steven D. Rice, Kill Ritual have released 2 critically acclaimed albums, ‘The Serpentine Ritual’ (2012) and ‘The Eyes Of Medusa’ (2014), and are now ready to unleash their fury with ‘Karma Machine’, a powerful sonic beast that can be described as the perfect mix of all the band’s influences. Encompassing 9 tracks, the CD finds Kill Ritual going from heavy to melodic while retaining their thrash roots. The album was once again produced by guitarist Steven D. Rice and mixed/mastered by King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque. Artwork was completed by longtime Kill Ritual artist Jobert Mello (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Benedictum). ‘Karma Machine’ also marks the debut of new vocalist David Reed Watson , drummer Koryun Bobikyan and bassist Bobby HQ Storm. The album will be available starting from September 18. www.scarletrecords.it www.killritual.com .

The track listing: Just A Cut Rise The Enemy Inside The Key Karma Machine My Green Room Kundalini Land Of The Dead The Camera's Eye

The band have also finished shooting a video for the song "Rise" at Sound Wave Studios in Oakland CA. with Mike Sloat (Testament,Machine Head,Lynard Skynard) that will introduce the new line up prior to the September 18th release.

Vocalist David has this to say about the new CD "Karma Machine will take the fans on a journey not traditionally seen in metal while still maintaining its metal roots. This is some of my best writing and singing to date and I'm positive Kill Ritual will take the world by storm."

Kill Ritual 2015: David Reed Watson-Vocals Steven D. Rice-Guitar Koryun Bobikyan-Drums,violin Bobby HQ Storm-Bass

Karma Machine CD Info!

Kill Ritual have finished their new CD “Karma Machine”. Encompassing 10 tracks the CD finds the band going from the heavy to melodic while retaining their Thrash roots. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Steven D. Rice and mixed/mastered by King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque. Artwork was completed by longtime Kill Ritual artist Jobert Mello. The CD also marks the debut of new vocalist David Reed Watson and drummer Koryun Bobikyan.

Tracklisting:

1.Just A Cut

2. Rise

3. The Enemy Inside

4. The Key

5. Karma Machine

6.My Green Room

7. Kundalini

8.Feel The Cycle

9. Land Of The Dead

10. The Camera’s Eye

The band expects a summer/fall 2015 release by a yet to be determined label.

New Track "The Enemy Inside" available for streaming!

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

Kill Ritual Announce New Vocalist

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.

New Vocalist Search Is On! Apply Now!

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 killritualmetal@gmail.com

Kill Ritual Update!

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.

New Drummer Announced

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 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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