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Kill Ritual Karma Machine Scarlet Records release: 18 September 2015 This band is not goregrind, not slam death metal, not deathcore and not brutal death metal, despite their extreme metal-sounding name. Kill Ritual is all about the shredding and guitar mastery, thrashing riffs, pounding rhythms and traditional metal singing. The band started in 2010, but there’s more to the story here. The band is led by Steven Rice from Imagika, the thrash/power metal band from California, U.S. that lasted from 1993-2010. As you can see, this is Mr. Rice’s post-Imagika adventure, but fear not: the idea is basically the same, to concentrate on that thrash/power/prog area of metal music.

Kill Ritual has two previous albums, ‘The Serpentine Ritual’ (2012) and ‘The Eyes Of Medusa’ (2014). The album is recommended for people that prefer more sophisticated forms of thrash (not the punk/hardcore stuff), with more skill and higher standards, and that also like the prog metal elements. www.facebook.com/KillRitual www.killritual.com www.twitter.com/KILLRITUAL Evilheart Quinquaginta (Re-Release Sept 15, 2015) Test Your Metal Records release: 15 September 2015 Some people have observed that Evilheart is Mexico's answer to Austria's black/death 14

mongers Belphegor, and from the sounds of the album, it is difficult to argue. It just goes to show that this sound has spread far and wide, and bands are incorporating the black metal blasting and guitar work with death metal vocals and heaviness for a combination that seeks to have the best of both worlds, while eliminating what the bands consider the weaker elements: the low-budget sound of black metal and the uncreative/formulaic death metal.

The band is actually not a new one. They say that they formed way back in 1999. They have three full-length albums now, including this one. They have also done their share of touring, including a recent tour in Canada in September. Is this band on the rise? With an album like this, then it’s safe to assume that the supporters of the genre will take notice of the Mexican band. www.evilheart.bandcamp.com/album/2014quinquaginta www.facebook.com/EvilheartOfficial/ www.twitter.com/EvilheartBand

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