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Darkest Ritual is a band hailing from Fredericksburg, Virginia with Jason Schneider (vocals, guitars, some bass, some drums, production, web design) and Andy Weeks (bass guitar, crazy sound effects, web design/hosting).
Darkest Ritual has always believed that music should be 100% free to download, copy, and distribute amongst the masses. The only way to be perfectly true to one’s artistic integrity is to not jeopardize it by making it the source of one’s livelihood. With monetary reward comes the motivation to move the music in a direction inspired by the very thing that we are preaching against. Big money should not be able to tell you what music you should like. Big money should not be able to tell you that you have a choice between X, Y, and Z, but that no other choices are out there. The choice should be yours to make and it is your responsibility to KNOW ALL OF YOUR CHOICES. The currently implemented distribution method only serves to establish a select few choices to be crammed down the throats of people neatly separated into meaningless genres, which in turn makes a few people very very wealthy, while you are left with substandard music and not hearing about the issues that really matter.
It is with such beliefs in mind that our music will always be 100% free to download and distribute at the will of our listeners. We are but a vessel in which the music, thoughts, and ideas are delivered. Pass them on as you wish to people whom you too hope to inspire and enlighten.
Edited by bulletsafe on 16 Aug 2012, 16:23
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