US thrash metaller KILL RITUAL, the band featuring former members of IMAGIKA, DARK ANGEL and ELDRITCH debut new video for the song “Old School Thrasher” off their debut CD “The Serpentine Ritual” to be released Oct. 30th through Scarlet Records. The video can be streamed below:
The video was shot on Friday July 13th 2012 at Sound Wave Studio, Oakland CA. Filmed and edited by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT).
Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments, “Simple, raw and in your face like the song itself, what better way to introduce fans to the world of Kill Ritual than with a bunch of long hair sweaty thrasher in jeans and t-shirts kicking it out! Like the lyric says “And Now I’m Metal Tonight!”
“The Serpentine Ritual” was mixed at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque’s Sonic Train Studio in Varberg, Sweden. La Rocque also plays a guest guitar solo on the track “Coat Of Blood“. Guitarist Steve Rice engineered the CD, which was tracked at Fang Studios in San Mateo, California and Fossil Studios in San Jose, California. The CD cover artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Jobert Mello’s Sledgehammer Graphix (SABATON, BAD COMPANY).
According to a press release, “The Serpentine Ritual” “finds KILL RITUAL unleashing 10 tracks of straight-up metal that is both modern and classic while retaining the legacy of their past bands.”
“The Serpentine Ritual” track listing:
01. The Serpentine Ritual
02. Torn Down
03. Time To Kill
05. Old School Thrasher
06. Coat Of Blood
07. Cold Hard Floor
08. Law Of The Land
09. The Day The World Dies
10. Prisoner Of The Flesh
Formed in late 2010 by former IMAGIKA lead guitarist Steven Rice and drummer Wayne De Vecchi, KILL RITUAL is completed by former ELDRITCHguitarist Roberto Proietti, former DARK ANGEL bassist Danyael Williams and Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson.
Josh Gibson – Vocals
Steven Rice – Lead Guitar
Roberto Proietti – Guitar
Wayne De Vecchi – Drums
Danyael Williams – Bass