Mayhemic Tribulation is an upcoming 4-song EP by Singapore metal project, Chugga Ritual. It features the title track which has lead guitar solos by international guitarist Marc Rizzo of Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Marc Rizzo & The Corrupters and Dead By Wednesday. Marc Rizzo has recorded albums with the afore-mentioned bands and toured the world consistently since 2004 with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, both bands of legendary Brazilian metal icon, Max Cavalera. Rizzo recorded the solos for Mayhemic Tribulation at at Emc2 Recording Studios, Garfield, New Jersey, USA in June 2016.
The song was mixed and mastered by Urban Merhar in Ljubljana, Slovenia, who also did drum programming for the song
The title-track also features vocals by Kheir of AGT, backing vocals by Kassim of Pulse and Mizar Ramone of The Misfit Ramones.
1. MAYHEMIC TRIBULATION featuring lead guitar solos by Marc Rizzo of Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy.
3. THE GODFLESH MINISTRY
4. NAMPORAT ( live jam )
CHUGGA RITUAL is a one-man metal project by Bo Skullbanger, which was started in 2008. Bo Skullkanger, aka Brader Bo, is also the producer/presenter of Singapore’s only metal radio show on mainstream radio, VICIOUS VOLUME on MediaCorp’s Ria 89.7FM. Bo is the mastermind who writes the songs and lyrics, plays guitars, does the vocals and engineers the production. Guest musicians aka ‘ritual participants’ are central to Chugga Ritual’s being. They include musicians from within or outside the metal genre and not confined to just Singapore musicians. Collaboration also comes in the form of production aspects. Liege-Leech, Chugga Ritual’s first-ever full-length, was mixed and mastered by Urban Merhar, drummer of Slovenian metal band Chicksy Dicks, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.The internet, particularly Facebook, has been crucial in making Chugga Ritual’s vision possible.
The name Mayhemic Tribulation was originally the title of a demo by Sadis, a two-man Singapore death-thrash band which existed in the late 80s and early 90s.
The guitarist of Sadis, Sheihk Jahedden, was once fined by a traffic cop for headbanging while crossing the road in Singapore in 1990. Bo Skullbanger sought the ‘blessings’ of Jahedden to use both the title and the story as a Chugga Ritual song.