Blood Ritual is the second album by the Swiss heavy metal band Samael, released in 1992 on the Century Media Records label. When Samael's one-album-only contract with Osmose Productions expired the group signed with Century Media which, in the words of vocalist/guitarist Vorphalack, offered them a "rather interesting" deal. The long time between Worship Him and Blood Ritual, explains Vorphalack, was due to negotiations between them and the label.
There are two different versions of Blood Ritual released by Century Media. Both have 1992 as a date release on the back cover. One has photos of the 3 band members on the back cover, while the second has the track list with photo continued from the front cover in background. Front covers are little different: one has a black frame around the cover, and the font on both the title and the spine card is different. The album is also featured in the double-CD compilation titled "1987 - 1992".
Samael - Blood Ritual - Beyond The Nothingness 4:29. Samael++Blood Ritual++Full Album 41:46. Samael - Blood Ritual - After The Sepulture 4:36. Samael-Blood Ritual 3:25.
Blood Ritual (1992) by Samael. Labels: Century Media Records. Genres: Black Metal Members: Vorphalack, Mas, Xytras. There are two different releases of Blood Ritual by Century Media. First has 3 photos of band members on the back cover, second: track list with photo continue from the front cover in background. Front covers are little different. First has a black frame around photo and different font in "Blood Ritual". Re-issued by Century Media in 1994 as a double CD titled "1987 - 1992", including "Blood Ritual" and "Worship Him". Also released on normal LP, and a limited Picture Disc LP (limited to 1,000 copies)
Samael's second album, 1992's Blood Ritual, showed the extreme metal community that there was much more versatility and ambition to the group's songwriting than initially revealed by the first album's rudimentary black metal. In fact, only the title track achieved wholesale thrashing velocity, and additional standouts like "After the Sepulture," "Total Consecration," and "Macabre Operetta" opened the gates to acoustic guitars, piano, and creepy synths that would eventually infiltrate Samael's sound and, arguably, fuel their greatest individualistic musical triumphs. In sum, Blood Ritual was a sophomore statement of almost astonishing creative evolution for the Swiss group, which was now well and truly on its way. Track Listing - Disc 1. Title/Composer.
Life, where suffering is the only satisfaction Sadness of my nights without sleep Anguish to be alone against all. Ritual of blood, where a human being Gives his life for mine Spills his blood for mine. Now I will be them and they will be mine And we'll be one above your god. Blood ritual, Purification by the blood Blood ritual, Total consecration. My spirit has dived into the infernal storm of evil My soul is forever tormented Take advantage of this jouvencal fluid Deliver your soul from claws of ignorance
|2||Beyond The Nothingness||4:30|
|4||After The Sepulture||4:31|
|7||Since The Creation...||0:34|
|8||With The Gleam Of Torches||6:23|
|11||...Until The Chaos||3:25|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records
- Copyright (c) – Magic Arts Publishing
- Distributed By – SPV GmbH
- Artwork [Cover Illustration] – Axel Hermann
- Bass – Masmiseîm*
- Drums, Keyboards – Xytras*
- Producer, Engineer – Waldemar Sorychta
- Vocals, Guitar – Vorphalack*
NotesRecorded at the T & T Studios in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 895533 863498
- Matrix / Runout: Arvato Digital Services PLCD53241 8880/09
- Mould SID Code (Printed by white ink on non-play CD side): AA 1.000
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LY92
|84 97 37-2, 84-9737-2||Samael||Blood Ritual (CD, Album, Bla)||Century Media, Century Media||84 97 37-2, 84-9737-2||UK, Europe & Israel||1992|
|CM 7737-4||Samael||Blood Ritual (Cass, Album)||Century Media||CM 7737-4||US||1992|
|FL15||Samael||Blood Ritual (LP, Album, RE, Blu)||Floga Records||FL15||Greece||2011|
|FL15||Samael||Blood Ritual (LP, Album, RE, RP, Gol)||Floga Records||FL15||Greece||2011|
|8980-1||Samael||Blood Ritual (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gre)||Century Media||8980-1||US||2013|