Rites of Ash

Rites of Ash

 
Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., USA
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“unique but mainstream, hard-hitting yet romantically suave…truly cutting-edge song writing.” (S. Diablo, MTV)

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Biography

The electronic pop/hard rock outfit Rites of Ash has always been known for accepting nothing less than perfection when it comes to their work. Combining countless influences into a unified and original sound has helped define the band as innovators in an industry desperately lacking originality. No genre or sound is off-limits for the band; this is evident in their extensive list of influences that include Linkin Park, Skrillex, Nine Inch Nails, RedOne, and Lady Gaga. Rites of Ash is comprised of Alex (vocals), Lazzo (guitars, keyboards, programming/sequencing), Toni (vocals), MCO (drums), Tuomas (keyboards), and Ace (bass).

Being an unsigned band hasnt hindered them from making three professional music videos with airings on Fuse TV and MTVu, performing on the Dew Tour, winner of one and nominated for five WAMA (Wammy) Awards, releasing four full-length studio albums, and having their music featured on over ten MTV shows including: The Real World, Pimp My Ride, and Next. Rites of Ashs live show is equally impressive, boasting choreographed lighting effects, custom-built stage pieces, and synchronized videos displayed on various flat-panel monitors.

Their music and live show have garnered them numerous accolades from the mainstream music industry; it has been described as unique but mainstream, hard-hitting yet romantically suavetruly cutting-edge song writing. (S. Diablo, MTV)

The band has collaborated with Pablo Manzarek (son of Ray Manzarek of The Doors), world-renowned DJs Idee and Paul Edge, photographer Doug Sonders, and platinum selling recording engineer Kevin 131 Gutierrez.

In Spring 2014, Rites of ash will release a self-titled full length album, Rites of Ash.  This record brought in the mixing/producing talents of Kevin 131 Gutierrez and Grammy-Award Winning Jeff Bova.  Selected tracks from this release were featured on the bands award-winning dance/dubstep remix album, Kept Me Up All Night, which was released as a free download in late 2013.

Lyrics

Redemption

Written By: Rites of Ash

“Just move on” she said. No harder words were spoken. They echo in my head ensuring lives are broken. I saw her face that day like watching lives play on the screen. I knew she’d get away and live longer on and happy in her...
Dreams like she would live forever.
Live like she had always dreamed.
This is your redemption. There is no other way to rebuild your faith in me. No second chances, there is no other way to rebuild your faith in me.
Her subtle misconceptions disguise her every being. You know she loved you, or maybe that’s just how it seemed. It’s all lies that I thought were true, all the things that I thought I knew. Didn’t think I would ever, be a part of her...
Dreams like she would live forever.
Forever waiting to be redeemed.
Dreams like she would live forever.
Live like she had always dreamed.
This is your redemption. There is no other way to rebuild your faith in me. No second chances, there is no other way to rebuild your faith in me.
Dreams like she would live forever.
Live like she had always dreamed.
This is your redemption. (It’s your redemption) There is no other way to rebuild your faith in me. No second chances (No second chances), there is no other way (No other way) to rebuild your faith in me.

Three Leaf Clover

Written By: Rites of Ash

I was a three-leaf clover that you thought was four.
A ghost from a life you don’t remember anymore.
A flicker in time that lives on in my past.
A chapter of mine, where all the pages are blank.
For every moment you lived in celluloid,
I kept you here with me.
For all the memories that you destroyed,
You can’t take the picture from me.

What I remember was beautiful,
I could never be good enough for you.
And I would give the world to you,
But it wouldn’t be good enough for you.

(So many missing pages from the book of my past)
(So many missing pages from the book of my past)

I was a three-leaf clover, that you thought was four.
But the most beautiful thing of all is you’ll never know there was more.

She's Out For Blood

Written By: Rites of Ash

Whatcha take me for, some kind of chump?
Whatcha take me for?
Another roll of the dice, another pass of the deck,
This is nothing, right?
She’s not the same animal you got put away,
Not the same one you got locked up in a cage.
I know it’s hard to grasp, so easy to forget,
When she sinks her teeth into you neck.

She’s out for blood, and she won’t stop until she gets her fill,
Her kiss is more enticing after every little kill.

The way you move girl, knows what to do girl,
There’s no one else in this room but me and you girl.
I know you say it’s a start, when you go stopping my heart,
But I’m just playing my part.
Call it love, call it lust, there’s nothing left to discuss,
But who else can I trust?
You’re digging in my chest, for something you once missed,
And that you thought would exist,
Heartless bitch.

She’s out for blood, and she won’t stop until she gets her fill,
Her kiss is more enticing after every little kill.
She’s out for blood, and she won’t stop until she gets her fill,
And no one’s gonna stop her now!

You never doubted, those crying eyes,
But you never know, that body lies!

She’s out for blood, and she won’t stop until she gets her fill,
Her kiss is more enticing after every little kill.
She’s out for blood, and she won’t stop until she gets her fill,
And no one’s gonna stop her now!

Can I tell you a secret?

Discography

LPs:
TBA (2014)
Kept Me Up All Night (2013)
Like Venom (2010)
Epidemic of the Mannequins (2008)
Beautiful Illusions (2006)

EPs:
She's Out For Blood (2012)

Singles:
Bad Romance (2010)
Burn (2009)

Set List

Typical Set (35-45 Minutes):
1) She's Out For Blood
2) Liar
3) Killing Me
4) Molly
5) Kiss Kiss
6) Dangerous
7) Redemption
8) In Dreams and Death
9) Monster
10) Separate Ways
11) Applause

Additional Songs (Full Repertoire):
1) Drifting Translation
2) Beautiful Illusions
3) Pretty Little Scars
4) Skeleton Girls
5) Yourself
6) Media Whore
7) Far From Peace
8) Love Song (Get's Me Through)
9) Fair
10) Daze
11) Pressure
12) Introduction
13) Burn
14) Weight of My World
15) The Sleeper
16) Disaffected
17) Toxic (Her Lips Are Like Venom)
18) Only Human
19) Breathless
20) Three Leaf Clover
21) Redemption
22) Dead Side of Hollywood
23) Hand Grenade Heart
24) Bad Romance