Thursday, 20 May 2010


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Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 11:14:31 +0200 the way...
I am puzzled.
And I'm going to tell you why.
I was supposed to publish on my own blog The Rituals' full-lenghts, introducing them with something that sounded more or less like:

"I used to listen to punkrock when I was 15/16.
Then you grow up, you change your music tastes, your habits, you think you got over a period of your life and a certain kind of music too...
One day though, when you have already turned 25, a record called The Past Twelve Months comes out, upsetting all you certainties about your life and making you re-discover a deep love for (what I personally call) punkrock"

This happened last night.
This morning instead, I was surfing through the SOV website, when, by mistake, I found this review, written by you:

THE RITUALS. there are moments in your life in which your musical taste drastically changes. bands, genres you were used to listen to daily, instantly start to sound boring, annoying or even disgusting, and you have to try something fresher, newer, and totally different. i've personally never been that much into punk rock music (which actually andrea loves), i always have been more into screamo/emo violence stuff, post-hardcore oriented metalheads band or sorta. later on i've focused more into grungy stuff, postpunk, postrock, new wave/dark music and eventually, some punkrock.
the rituals is a band that took me in the fabulous world of punkrock music, and i will never be thankful enough to these guys for this.

So, what should I do now? Deleting everything? I don't want people thinking I copied and pasted your words!


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Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 19:28 +0200

...You know what?
In my opinion you should keep the email you sent me, translate it and using it as introduction in your blog.
That's awesome. I mean, finding out you have written the same things someone else did, either about a band or a record, means that they're working. And they are doing really good.

Well said.
Any further comment will be just pointless.


Band: Rituals
Title: The Past Twelve Months
Label: Wynona Rec
Year: 2006
Genre: punk rock, melodic hc
Geographic Location: Verona - Veneto

1. Not a Tear
2. Leave This Town In Flames
3. An Inept Need For The Backups
4. Back In the Days
5. Song Formerly Known As "Love Song"
6. 100 Razors
7. Clean
8. What You'll Pay For
9. The Knife, The Hand And The Stab
10. Tolerant
11. The Brootherhood
12. Button Shaped Eyes


Band: Rituals
Title: Celebrate Life
Label: Sons Of Vesta
Year: 2009
Genre: punk rock
Geographic Location: Verona - Veneto

1. Night...
2. ...And the New Born Poets' Mouths Full Of Cutlery
3. Remembering Herostratus ( The Temple Of Ephesus)
4. Naked ( In The woods)
5. Chronicles Of A Van-Tastic Journey!
6. The Migrants
7. Moving Like Wolves At Night
8. A Beard And Its Shadow
9. Votre Cerveu Trompe Vos Yeux!
10. No Organs
11. Naked ( Underneath Blankets)
12. Polite And Clean
13: Harvester
14. Romeo Of All Romeos


  1. hey sara, do you know if they are still active?
    thanks for the music

  2. oh well...
    one of them lives in Berlin now.
    I'd say inactive, not disbanded though. I'll find out.

  3. Nicolo' is in berlin,Riccardo have his own label (tannen records) and i play in a band called "Michele bombatomica and his dirty orchesta.
    Maybe one day you will see the rituals again,i don't know!
    Maurice the drummer
    Kiss and hugs to everyone

    1. ciao, intanto siete grandiosi,
      stavo cercando i vostri due album, sapreste dirmi dove li posso trovare -da comprare in cd o vinile-? ciao!

  4. I loved this band, so much energy... all great bands i liked from verona, italy, are long gone... too sad