Ritual is the 1st Black Metal band from Los Angeles, CA. Ritual has been an influential part of the metal scene since the 90's & is one of the 1st US black metal bands. "The Summoning" was released on Wild Rags in 1995 & has become a classic. Demonic Winter Metal and Soldiers Under Satan's Command were released in the late 90's. The band split up shortly after & re-formed in 2011 to create "The Resurrection." Ritual is currently playing live. The new album "Epic Sagas" was released Sep. 22, 2018.