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Valley of the Kings

by Ritual

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Soshanna ♥
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Soshanna ♥ Originally released in 1993, this is a blast from the past that is a refreshing change from my normal purchases here on Bandcamp. Within the first line, I was sold. Classic metal vocals delivered perfectly by Gypsy Re Bethe, along with catchy melodies that are driven by dreamy guitar tones, this is a real winner! This is the kind of music that hooked me on metal in the first place. Superb!
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paul rote Hey Curt , ever hear of these guys? Try to find their 1st lp. This is there second. Formed in 1973. Pretty cool.of course he has both.



This old cult band from the UK started playing in 1973 and it wasn't until 1983 until they got their first full-length out called "Widow". Strangely enough the band was referred to as WIDOW back then because apparently the records that were floating around had no RITUAL name on it. RITUAL blends an unusual mix of 70's heavy rock and 80's rock sounds from the N.W.O.B.H.M. with a real dream-like effect. They're hard hitting old English Rock 'N Roll with a great clean singer/songwriter Gypsy Re Bethe that you might find yourself singing along to these infectious choruses. 10 years after "Widow" was released, came their 1993 album "Valley Of The Kings" picking up right where they left off in 1983. "Valley Of The Kings" sounds like it could have been released in 1984! Ritual have a unique way of blending hard hitting Rock 'N Roll riffs with melodic acoustic passages that take you out of this world. If you love old 70's rock and metal like DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST, and old N.W.O.B.H.M. like ANGEL WITCH, DIAMOND HEAD, QUARTZ, HOLOCAUST, etc... the RITUAL experience is what you need! These re-issues include never before heard songs, new cover artwork that reflects the original art, plus the original cover art (so you can compare), an interview with Gypsy Re Bethe, lyrics, interesting pictures, and old photos. Here's your chance to listen to and find out more about the mysterious RITUAL.

1. Naisha
2. Kiss Of The Nile
3. Come To The Ritual
4. Gypsy
5. The Enchanted Princess
6. Burning
7. Winds Of Fire
8. Lady Night
9. Morning Star
10. Possessed
11. Never Look Back
12. Children Of The Night



released September 3, 2008



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