One man metal project Chugga Ritual back with brand new EP [Singapore]
Chugga Ritual is not a band in the traditional sense of the word coz it’s one person, Bo Skullbanger, as the mastermind, content creator and financier. The project is 10 years old this year.
Chugga Ritual is basically an extreme music project that combines thrash, death, hardcore, grindcore and some punk rock who may at times gather other musicians to program drums or play lead guitar solos or do vocals on some songs. The most notable appearance on a Chugga Ritual song thus far is by Marc Rizzo, lead guitarist to legendary Brazilian metal icon Max Cavalera in his bands, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy. He played lead guitar on last year’s EP, Mayhemic Tribulation, which was covered by Unite Asia here: https://uniteasia.org/singapore-one-man-metal-act-chugga-ritual-release-track-featuring-marc-rizzo-soulfly/
BRISIK KAOS MAGICK is a live jam EP, recorded at legendary Singapore studio, TNT Studio. CHUGGA RITUAL had a live band extension of the project which was put to rest in Feb 2017. The recording was basically the guys of the live band plus longtime guest guitar player, Rudi Rosmawan of E-thereal and Islam Mohd Falmy of Darah and Be, son of veteran Singapore hardcore drummer Ayong of Stompin Ground.
Other musicians in the recording besides Bo on guitar and vocals, are Kheir of AGT on vocals, Kassim Brutal on guitar, Mizar of The Misfit Ramones on bass and Hairul Mazik on drums. The whole EP was recorded in 2 hours in March. One hour to record the music, and one hour to record the vocals.