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.
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.
The track listing:
Just A Cut
The Enemy Inside
My Green Room
Land Of The Dead
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.
Kill Ritual 2015:
David Reed Watson-Vocals
Steven D. Rice-Guitar
Bobby HQ Storm-Bass
In the video below Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Sacramento’s Embodied Torment @ BADF 2 @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California
Embodied Torment was founded in 2011, as Matt Chaco (vox) and Cindy Chaco (drums) joined forces with Casey Ryle (guitars), Joaquin Chavez (guitars), and David Ko (bass). After an initial phase of playing a fairly traditional form of death metal, represented by their early demo, the quintet gradually focused on the most brutal and extreme elements of their sound. Ryle departed in mid-2012, which saw the band continue on as a four-piece and record their ‘Kyphonism’ promo, which represented their new sonic direction.
After their first tour in November of 2013, their performances gained them the attention of rising death metal label New Standard Elite, with whom they signed on in June 2014. After an intensive period of writing, the band emerged in May 2015 with their debut full-length release, “Liturgy of Ritual Execution.” Built on a traditionalist framework of extreme, blasting death metal, the album weaves hymns of brutality with a dark atmosphere that is uncommon in the genre. Tracks such as Oubliette, Epoch of Suffering and Thrones of the Slain display a vision of dismal and brutal music reaching beyond the confines of Brutal Death Metal without compromising the extremity that characterizes the core of their sound.
Embodied Torment has also performed with such luminaries of the extreme death metal world as Crypt Infection, Euphoric Defilement, Exhumer, Amputated Genitals, Pessimist, Abhorration, SICK, Shawn Whitaker, Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, Cerebral Bore, Krisiun, Omnihility, Carnal Decay, Arsis, Devour The Unborn, Corpsefucking Art, and Coprophiliac.
Exodus perform their smash hit “A Lesson In Violence” @ The Regency Ballroom, California 04/01/15 on Capital Chaos TV
Testicle perform their smash hits “Eerie Inhabitants” & “The New Order” @ The Regency Ballroom, California 04/01/15 on Capital Chaos TV
Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s with an almost completely new lineup. Throughout the band’s history the only constant member has been vocalist Bobby Liebling. The revolving lineup of Pentagram has featured many well respected musicians in the local doom metal scene, with members spending time in other acts such as Raven, the Obsessed, Place of Skulls, Internal Void, Spirit Caravan, among many others.
Pentagram perform @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California February 25, 2014
Tofd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Lizzy of Lizzy Borden @ NAMM 2014
Lizzy Borden is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. To this date the band has hit the top 100 in the USA 4 times.Lizzy Borden is also the name of the band’s lead vocalist.
The band was founded in 1983 by brothers Lizzy Borden (Gregory Charles Harges) and Joey Scott Harges. The band got noticed after their song “Rod Of Iron” featured on Metal Blade Records Metal Massacre IV compilation LP. The band signed to Metal Blade in 1984 and released their debut EP “Give ‘Em The Axe” in May of the same year. The band is named after the notorious Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of murder in the late 19th century.
In 2013, Lizzy Borden premiered their new tour “30 years of American metal” show created from the ground up at the 70000 Tons of Metal, followed by a string of North American shows and European Festivals, including the Swedish Festival Skogsrojet.
The band has spent the last few years working on the follow up to their 2007 album “Appointment With Death”.
On January 1, 2014, guitarist Dario Lorina left the band after joining American heavy metal band Black Label Society. Wikipedia
Crucifix was an American hardcore punk band from Berkeley, California, active from 1980 to 1984. They were among the most popular acts of the San Francisco punk scene of the early 1980s. Continue reading “Watch Crucifix Tribute Band 1984 (feat ex Crucifix Members) Perform Live In Oakland, California”
Amon Amarth perform”As Loke Falls” @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California 2/14/14
“Deceiver of the Gods” shattered the band’s previous sales records around the world. The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Godsthe band’s highest charting record to date. In Germany, Deceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2. Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200. In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet. Elsewhere,Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.