Rites to Ruin are traditional heavy metal at its finest with a distinctly modern twist.

Fronted by vocal powerhouse Krissie Kirby (Triaxis), Rites to Ruin are a five piece heavy metal band based in South Wales and the South West of England. Adding Matt Chambers (Triaxis, In the Absence of Light) & Lee Cartner on guitar, Paul Boschen (Burn thy Enemy) on bass and Tom Ross on drums, Rites to Ruin released their Debut EP in September 2021 after having to put a hold on recording due to the 2020 pandemic. During 2021, and the further lockdowns that ensued, Rites to Ruin were able to utilise the digital world and decided to stream their very first show via CapsaArx Studios, in Birmingham, to glowing reviews.

During 2023, Rites to Ruin gained a spot in the Final of the Bloodstock Festival grass roots initiative, Metal 2 the Masses.   Gaining a rapid following in the UK and further afield, Rites to ruin are poised to enter the studio during 2024 to begin recording their debut full length album. 

Rites to Ruin offers a distinct slice of NWOBHM promising a loud sound that will have you head banging in seconds.


lyric video to accopmany the single taken from the 2021 Ep 'FIre'



Released 2021

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