RITUAL CONTROL started in early 2013, drawing members from a healthy assortment of West Coast hardcore acts. After a demo recorded at Oakland’s Dutch Oven a few months in, the band’s first appearance was a modest side show at Austin’s Chaos In Tejas. A few months later, with an EP on Residue and a new guitarist in tow, RC hit the northwest, and then recorded the Inoculation ep at Atomic Garden in Palo Alto. Sharp, heavy, and disconcerting hardcore – maybe they sound like the product of a combination of the members’ other bands, or maybe they just sound like RITUAL CONTROL.
*** The way Bigcartel sets up the shipping calculator, it is nearly impossible to calculate postage on orders of more than one item shipping to outside of the United States. That means that for orders of certain combinations of format / items, it is necessary to initially overcharge so as to not lose money on shipping. Sorry for this inconvenience but just last week I noticed that as it my shipping was set up, I was losing upwards of $12.00 ea in postage to non US based addresses for SEVERAL orders. For sustainability of the label, that cannot continue happening. What I am getting at, is that if you are overcharged for postage, I will issue a refund of the overpaid amount when I ship out your order. I will be checking every time. ***