Rituals of the Oak

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Rituals of the Oak
OriginSydney, NSW
GenresDoom, psychedelic rock, progressive metal
Years active2008 - 2015
LabelsEyes Like Snow
Associated actsTranscending Mortality, The Amenta, Lycanthia, Kimaera, Ya̧nomamö, No Home for Heroes, Avarin
Past membersSabine Hamad-Linfoot, Dale Harrison, Shane Linfoot, Matthew Schriffer, Nathaniel Smith, Mike Zoias

Band members

  • Final Line-up
    • Sabine Hamad-Linfoot (vocals)
    • Dale Harrison (bass)
    • Shane Linfoot (guitar)
    • Matthew Schriffer (drums)
  • Former members
    • Nathaniel Smith (bass) 2008 - 2010
    • Mike Zoias (vocals, keys) 2008


Sydney, NSW, 2008

Band information

Rituals of the Oak came to be in September 2008 when the four remaining members of Transcending Mortality decided to end that band so they could take their music into a doom direction. Mike Zoias left almost immediately and was replaced by Shane Linfoot's then-wife, Sabine Hamad-Linfoot from Lycanthia. The band released their debut Hour of Judgement in November 2009. During 2010, Nathaniel Smith departed and former The Amenta member Dale Harrison joined the band. A three-way split with The Flight of Sleipnir and Apostle of Solitude followed in 2011, and a second full length album emerged in 2012. Some time after this the band split, but the album they completed was eventually released in 2017, showing a departure from their traditional doom style and featuring combinations of psychedelic rock, jazz and progressive metal.



2009 Hour of Judgement Eyes Like Snow
2012 Come Taste the Doom Eyes Like Snow
2017 Mark III Independent


2011 Split with Apostle of Solitude and The Flight of Sleipnir Eyes Like Snow