"Old School Thrasher", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers KILL RITUAL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on July 13 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland, California. Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT) handled the production, directing and editing.
Commented KILL RITUAL lead guitarist Steve Rice: "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-haired, sweaty thrashers in jeans and t-shirts kicking it out! Like the lyric says, 'And now I'm metal tonight!'"
"Old School Thrasher" comes off KILL RITUAL's debut album, "The Serpentine Ritual", which will be released on October 30 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded and engineered by KILL RITUAL lead guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, California and Fossil Sound in San Jose, California. The mix and the mastering were handled by Andy La Rocque of KING DIAMOND fame at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. La Rocque also makes a guest appearance on the CD with the ending solo on the track "Coat Of Blood".
The "The Serpentine Ritual" cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR).
"The Serpentine Ritual" track listing:
01. The Serpentine Ritual 02. Torn Down 03. Time To Kill 04. Ambush 05. Old School Thrasher 06. Coat Of Blood * 07. Cold Hard Floor 08. Law Of The Land 09. Prisoner Of The Flesh 10. My Neighborhood (bonus track)