In the wake of the recent news of RAMESSES split, Ritual Productions are not in mourning, rather they have chosen to celebrate the legacy of RAMESSES in UK metal history, and remind everyone why, they have been hailed “one of the most important bands in UK metal and Pre-Orders for the “Misanthropic Alchemy” on CD started today which are available direct from Ritual Productions HERE.
The CD reissue of “Misanthropic Alchemy” (recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson – Melvins/Sleep/Neurosis) comes complete with previously unreleased live material and the EPs “We Will Lead You to Glorious Times“, “The Tomb“, plus “The Glorious Dead” – until now only available on vinyl.
On this special edition of ‘Misanthropic Alchemy‘ we are reminded of RAMESSES at their prime, bursting into people’s consciousness with astonishing immediacy. Their bone shatteringly heavy riffs, monolithic sub bass, pulverising drum blasts and staggeringly powerful vocal are all delivered with layers of cosmic filth and inter-cut with disturbing samples. The CD edition of ‘Misanthropic Alchemy‘ (vinyl to follow soon) show a band who move effortlessly between doom, sludge, death and black metal, ultimately revealing their varied material in a fresh new light.
Never has there been a better time to delve back into this early catalogue, now restored to glory and presented as a timeless artefact to collect and treasure for years to come.
The Double CD comes in a black card gatefold jacket with silver print, double sided A3 poster, card sleeve for bonus disc with the following tracks list:
Ramesses Part 1
Ramesses Part 3
Coat Of Arms
Before The Jackals
Earth Must Die
Lords Misrule (Live at the Purple Turtle, London April 2010)
Ramesses Part 3 (Live at the Old Blue Last, London January 2010)
Master Your Demons
Cult Of Cyclops
Unholy Outburst #3
The Glorious Dead *
CD2 tracks 1-4 from ‘We Will Lead You to Glorious Times’
CD2 tracks 4-8 from ‘The Tomb’