Rikets to release All American Death Cult
Oklahoma’s RIKETS are pleased to announce a series of upcoming tour dates in support of their sophomore release, All American Death Cult, which was released on April 20th, 2010 on BURNHILL UNION RECORDS. RIKETS will soon be announcing another set of dates to appear after these new dates, which should keep them on the road for an additional month. RIKETS recently filmed a video for their single, ‘Program the Dead’, with director David Brodsky (Hatebreed, Fear Factory) in Oklahoma City.
Title: All American Death Cult
Release date: 04/20/10
Label: Burnhill Union Records
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RIKETS was conceived in 2004, released its groundbreaking EP, Anything for the Devil, in 2006 and toured relentlessly in its support. RIKETS has shared the stage with some of rocks biggest acts and they prove true to form that there is no stopping this band of modern day road warriors. They have seen tour dates with Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Flyleaf, Nothingface, Scum of the Earth, Halestorm, and Buckcherry, as well as countless other acts.
RIKETS went on to record their first full length album between tours so they could “wear in” the new material live. Featuring five talented guys from the US- Scott (Vocals), Provo (Guitar), Nick (Guitar ), Michael (Bass) and Timmy (Drums). Scott Rose (vocals) uprooted the original All American Death Cult recording session from where they began in Dallas, TX and relocated them to Ben Schigel’s (SWITCHED) Strongsville, OH studio. Ben’s involvement in RIKETS runs deep “Ben has been there since day ONE. He’s a motivator, a mentor, a vocal trainer a great creative mind. I’ve been friends with Ben for years and SWITCHED was one of my favorite bands,” Scott explains. “Working with him over the years on RIKETS has been cool for both of us because we get to jam together.”
All American Death Cult’s industrial sound is anything but cold. Plaintive vocals betray deep emotion in tracks like ‘Sold Me Out.’ “Hollywood and I have a love/hate relationship – I love to hate her and she hates to love me,” explains Scott. “This song is my statement on this record. We have been through a lot and have come out the other side.” Lyrically, ‘Sold Me Out’ is double-talk – a parallel of a tumultuous relationship with a woman and a relationship with fame. “You were the first drink of wine and you broke me” refers to Rose’s first taste of fame and the bitterness he felt when his love of music had to take a back seat to sales and industry concerns, but could just as easily be about a romantic relationship gone bad.
Through all the hardship, RIKETS has prevailed. “If we didn’t see the fan base growing and the dedication of the kids (the tattoos they get of us, how they react to the shows), we would have packed it in,” says Rose. “We just know we have something here because of the fans. That and our love for the music is what drives us.”
See below for the first of many upcoming tour dates featuring RIKETS:
6/4 Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
6/11 Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/19 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
7/4 Houston, TX @ BFE
BURNHILL UNION RECORDS threw open its doors to change the landscape of the Hard Rock/Metal genres. With a uniform vision to develop raw talent and give the audience the kind of music they love, BURNHILL UNION RECORDS was founded by three musically like-minded people with complementary backgrounds.
Having such an unusually, richly varied background makes BURNHILL UNION RECORDS unique. The Chicago, Illinois-based label started in 2008 by partners Kym Affinito, Randy Kertz and Shaun Glass (ex-SOIL/current DIRGE WITHIN guitarist). The combination of marketing experience, pure love for music and understanding of the process of making, releasing and promoting records from the inside out is what makes BURNHILL UNION RECORDS an effective artist-friendly label.
The label has 2 signed bands and is currently developing several acts as well. 2010 will see further expansion for the label and great growth for artists already signed.
"All American Death Cult" by Rikets - release date: 04/20/10..