“Are you ready for a world of magick, mystery and metal? Join us as we explore the sights, sounds and stories that drive the human experience and connect us all. Through melody, passion and ritual we seek higher truth and self mastery. “
Founded in 2015 in the SF Bay Area, Arcane Ritual is an alien and a witch partnered to create a unique heavy music experience combining gothic metal with elements of prog, occult, symphonic and thrash.
Current releases include full length album ‘Witch-Heart’, EP 'Enemy of the State' and the single ‘Angel’, a cover of the epic gothic masterpiece by Tears of Passion. In addition, music videos for ‘Witch-Heart’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Entwined in Starlight’ can be viewed all over social media and right here on our website!
At this moment the band consists of core members Jarek Tatarek ‘The Alien’ (guitars, bass, drums & guitarviol) and Teresa Camp ‘The Witch’ (Vocals, lyrics, ritual magic.) A live lineup is in the works and shows are expected to begin summer of 2019.
Jarek’s extensive resume includes fronting legendary Polish thrash band Astharoth and guesting on the debut album for prog metal band In the Silence, and performing with them at Prog Power 2013.
Teresa has been writing poetry and lyrics since childhood and started playing guitar as a teenager. Previous bands/projects include Halcyon Days and the award winning belly dance/metal/world music group Arcane Dimension.
Musically influences range from the dreamy, moody style of Tiamat and Type O Negative to the roots of Bay Area thrash reminiscent of Exodus and Testament. Experimentation is the name of the game with Arcane Ritual and nothing is off limits!