Monday, October 30, 2006
Ritual started in 1979 and were one of the first goth punk bands but never got the same recognition as Sex Gang Children or Southern Death Cult. Many compare them to Theatre Of Hate as the band also had a sax player. Prior to the 7", Ritual released a six track demotape.They also recorded tracks for an LP called 'Songs For A Dead King' but was never released.
The band fell apart as drummer Ray Mondo and guitarplayer Jamie Stewart were asked to join Death Cult. Ray Mondo later switched the drummer seat with Nigel Preston (ex-Theatre Of Hate) to play in the last line up of the (early) Sex Gang Children.
Vocalist Errol Blythe and bassplayer Mark Bond joined Spon (ex-UK Decay) to form In Excelsis (of which I will post some records of in the future).
Mind Disease 7" (Red Flame-RF 712-1982)
1. Mind Disease
Kangaroo Court 12" (Red Flame-RF 1217-1983)
3. Questioning The Shadow