RITUAL is the brainchild of former DEAD AND DIVINE vocalist Matt Ryan Tobin. After the untimely demise of DEAD AND DIVINE's decade-long career, Tobin found himself far from finished. With little to no time spent mourning, he threw himself head first into a new musical endeavor with the aid of four musicians who found themselves feeling all too similarly. RITUAL is a band without guidelines or limitations, chock full of raw and untainted passion; this was the band Tobin always set out to create. "We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are RITUAL". The band has been busy playing live with PROTEST THE HERO and SILVERSTEIN and will play Riot Fest in Toronto with WEEZER, MOTORHEAD, THRICE, ALL TIME LOW and more.