Bay Area heavy metal band KILL RITUAL have released their fifth album ‘The Opaque And The Divine‘ on March 27th, 2020. Guest appearances by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), Chris Lotesto (Ion Vein), and Joey Concepcion.
New vocalist Brian “Chalice” Betterton (Dirt) brings a broad, metallic vocal range that is emblematic of the bands classic and current metal style. Screams from hell to classic rock and metal voices.
‘The Opaque And The Divine’ track listing:
1. Rest In Pain
2. Dead God
3. King Of Fools
4. World Gone Mad
5. Praise The Dead
6. Veil Of The Betrayer
7. Touch The Dark
8. A Child To Die For Again
The album was recorded at Sonic Train Studios Varberg, Sweden and Fossil Sound San Jose, California. Mixed/Mastered at Sonic Train Studios by Andy La Rocque. Engineered by Andy La Rocque and Steven D. Rice.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bEdsKF4-sU&w=560&h=315]
Guest appearances by Andy La Rocque (King Of Fools, solo), Chris Lotesto (Touch The Dark, solo), Joey Concepcion (The Veil Of The Betrayer, solos).
KILL RITUAL is:
Steven D. Rice – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Chalice – Vocals
Seamus Gleason – Drums
David Alusik – Bass
The KILL RITUAL story begins back in 2010 when former members of Imagika and Eldritch formed KILL RITUAL. KILL RITUAL 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, courtesy of axe-slinger and founder Steven D. Rice. He has been the singular, constant presence in the band since its inception.
In 2012 KILL RITUAL issued their debut album ‘The Serpentine Ritual‘ to much critical acclaim and positive acceptance. KILL RITUAL toured the US twice on the release. That was followed by the 2014 effort ‘The Eyes Of Medusa‘ 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). KILL RITUAL once again toured the US and also made their European debut alongside NWOBHM legends Raven. February 2018 KILL RITUAL released the 4th album, titled ‘All Man Shall Fall’ and started a massive North American tour with Iced Earth and Sanctuary.