"Powerful and vibrant, these boys know how to deliver a tune! Happy to have
this highly talented band aboard the Dissonance freight train!" - Steve Beatty
The story begins back in 2010 when former members of Imagika and Eldritch formed Kill Ritual. The band was one that took its traditional Heavy Metal influences and then blended and molded them into a very powerful, modernized machine. The music of Kill Ritual has always been very guitar-oriented and that’s surely due to the presence of axe-slinger Steven D. Rice. He has been the one singular, constant presence in the band since the very beginning. In 2012 Kill Ritual issued their debut album The Serpentine Ritual’ (Scarlet Records) to much critical acclaim and positive acceptance. The band toured the US twice on the release. That was followed by the 2014 effort The Eyes Of Medusa’ (Golden Core/ZYX) which once again garnered the band increased attention, accolades and again was followed with as US tour. The band started work on the follow ‘Karma Machine’, an album produced by Steven and mixed/mastered by the legendary Andy La Rocque (King Diamond). The band once again toured the US and also made their European debut alongside NWOBHM legends Raven. February 2018 they released the bands 4th album, titled ‘All Man Shall Fall’ and started a massive North American tour with Iced Earth and Sanctuary to much success.
In 2018, changes came to the Kill Ritual. So enters new vocalist Brian “Chalice” Betterton (Dirt) who brings a broader more metallic vocal range that definitely fits the bands classic and current metal styling’s. Screams from hell to classic rock and metal voices all come the way of the bands new CD ‘The Opaque And The Divine’ which contains 9 tracks of classic metal with progressive leanings that is defined by killer hooks, ripping guitars and pummeling production courtesy of Sonic Train Studios.
‘The Opaque And The Divine’ track listing:
2. The Betrayer
3.Touch The Dark
4.King Of Fools
5.Praise The Dead
8.World Gone Mad
9.A Child To Die For Again
KILL RITUAL :
Steven D. Rice- Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and backing vocals