Human Ritual

Formed in Topeka, KS in 2000.

Past shows


Current Status: Disbanded spring 2004.

Sound description: The music is brutaful. The songs form a thick and punishing display of metallic power that comes closest to the tribal grooves of Sepultura, the aggressiveness of Machine Head, and the sound textures of Meshuggah. It's a huge wall of sound that is full of percussion and low-end bass heavy grooves, with vocals that will rip your head off. Human Ritual has been described as a rhythmic war machine.

Influences: Meshuggah, Sepultura, Tool, Fear Factory, Suffocation, Acid Bath

Similar to: Sepultura, Meshuggah, Fear Factory


Metal / Hardcore


Name Released Label
Album cover The Offering 2002 Self-Released


Human Ritual was formed by Andrew Bray and Travis Komacheet. The band includes several members of the now disbanded Topeka hardcore crew, Down by Anger. Members of No Flesh Spared and Given with Honor have also served time with the tribe. The band went through several line-up changes before settling on the current line-up, The tribe now moves together as one ferocious and synergistic unit.