Rituals: Live in Japan

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Rituals: Live in Japan
Live album by Painkiller
Released 1993
Recorded September 26, 1991
Genre Avant-garde jazz, grindcore
Length 63:34
Label Toy's Factory
Producer Painkiller
Painkiller chronology
Buried Secrets
(1992)
Rituals: Live in Japan
(1993)
Execution Ground
(1994)
John Zorn chronology
Kristallnacht
(1993)
Rituals: Live in Japan
(1993)
Radio
(1993)

Rituals: Live in Japan is a live CD by Painkiller, a band featuring John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Mick Harris, performing live in Tokyo in 1991 with guest guitar and vocals from Haino Keiji. The album was released on the Japanese label Toy's Factory in 1993.

It contains 2 performance 'sets' by the band. 'First Set' tracks 1-10 and "Second Set' tracks 11-17.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Sound Check” - 0:27
  2. “First Blood” - 0:42
  3. “Five Doors” - 0:37
  4. “Cinnabar” - 2:40
  5. “Pestilence” - 3:19
  6. “The Hex” - 1:21
  7. “Snake Eyes” - 3:38
  8. “Poisonous Visions” - 7:13
  9. “Vapors of Phlegm and Blood” - 9:22
  10. “Tetragrammaton” - 6:25
  11. “Prophecy” - 5:12
  12. “Tantric Bile” - 0:18
  13. “The Sieve” - 2:19
  14. “Abscesses” - 7:29
  15. “Cat’s Cradle” - 6:42
  16. “Demonic Possession” - 2:49
  17. “Tokyo Lucky Hole” - 3:01

Personnel[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Recorded live on September 26, 1991 at La Mama, Tokyo
  • Engineer: Makito Takashi
  • Digital editing: Scott Hull
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg