Members of Ritual: Jamie Stewart, Ray Mondo

Discography of Ritual:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Kangaroo Court 3 Audio 1983 Red Flame
2 Mind Disease 2 Audio 1982 Red Flame
3 Songs For A Dead King 13 Audio 1983 Not On Label

Goth (Positive) punk band 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. Prior to the 7″, Ritual released a six track demo tape. They also recorded tracks for an LP called “Songs For A Dead King” but was never released. This LP was released on tape however.

The band fell apart as drummer Ray Mondo and guitar player 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 bass player Mark Bond joined Spon (ex-UK Decay) to form In Excelsis.

Steve Pankhurst was the fifth member, playing sax.

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