The 1st Black Metal band from Los Angeles, CA

About Ritual

Ritual is the first black Metal band from Los Angeles and arguably the first true black metal band from the USA. Their debut album "The Summoning" was released on Wild Rags Records in 1995 and has become a classic in the genre. They went on to create "Demonic Winter Metal" in 1997, "Soldiers Under Satan's Command" and more. The band split up in the late '90s and re-formed in 2011 to release "The Resurrection." Ritual is currently playing live shows and planning tours and a new album. A 20th anniversary limited vinyl re-issue of "The Summoning" is available now from Minotauro Records. Their latest album, "Epic Sagas" is out now on vinyl, CD and most digital platforms! Ritual has recently shared stages with Danzig, Ministry, Marduk and many more.

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