Army of the Pharaohs (AOTP) was initially conceived by lead emcee Vinnie Paz of the independent powerhouse group Jedi Mind Tricks. His vision was a constantly-evolving, collaboration of epic proportions that would include MC's, producers and DJ's. AOTP's first incarnation included Bahamadia, Jedi Mind Tricks, Chief Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric and Virtuoso and resulted in the wildly successful 12" single, "Five Perfect Exertions." The response was beyond all expectations and fans worldwide have clamored for more material ever since. 2006 saw the long awaited debut The Torture Papers, which has scanned 20,000+ units to date. The supergroup's sophomore offering, Ritual of Battle, reunites the winning formula, once again featuring the legendary lineup of underground emcees/artists including Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Outerspace, Apathy, 7L & Esoteric, Celph Titled, Chief Kamachi, King Syze, Faez One as well as first time AOTP constituent (and renowned former Jedi Mind Tricks member) Jus Allah & many more. Of particular note (and to rabid core fan delight) is the inclusion of the first collaborative effort of original material between Jedi Mind Tricks' founding members Vinnie Paz & Jus Allah since 2000's Violent By Design. Ritual of Battle is released to heightened anticipation, shortly after Jedi Mind Tricks' return from a coveted slot on the entirety of the wildly popular Rock The Bells summer tour 2007.

1. Swords Drawn feat. Chief Kamachi, Demoz, Planetary, Esoteric, Reef The Lost Cauze, Celph Titled (Prod. by Esoteric)
2. Time To Rock feat. Celph Titled, Demoz, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by Celph Titled)
3. Dump the Clip feat. Planetary, Esoteric, Celph Titled (Prod. by Esoteric)
4. Black Christmas feat. Planetary, Doap Nixon, Des Devious, Demoz, King Magnetic, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by Aktone)
5. Blue Steel feat. Vinnie Paz & Jus Allah (Prod. by Vanderslice)
6. Gun Ballad feat. Chief Kamachi, Demoz, Vinnie Paz, Doap Nixon (Prod. by Ill Bill)
7. Strike Back feat. Planetary, Demoz, King Syze, Esoteric, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by DJ Kwestion)
8. Frontline feat. Doap Nixon, Vinnie Paz, Planetary, King Syze, Demoz (Prod. by Aktone)
9. Through Blood By Thunder feat. Chief Kamachi, Crypt The Warchild, Demoz, Vinnie Paz, Jus Allah (Prod. by Skammadix)
10. Murda Murda feat. Crypt The Warchild, Des Devious, Celph Titled (Prod. by Esoteric)
11. Bloody Tears feat. Planetary, Doap Nixon, Demoz, Vinnie Paz (Prod. DJ Kwestion)
12. Seven feat. Planetary, Chief Kamachi, King Syze, Reef The Lost Cauze, Doap Nixon, Demoz, Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz (Prod. by Ill Bill)
13. Drama Theme feat. Jus Allah, Chief Kamachi, Vinnie Paz, Doap Nixon, Celph Titled, King Magnetic, Demoz (Prod. by Aktone)
14. Pages In Blood feat. Vinnie Paz, Demoz, Chief Kamachi (Prod. Beyonder)
15. D And D feat. Des Devious, Demoz (Prod. Aktone)
16. Don't Cry feat. Doap Nixon, Planetary, Demoz, Vinnie Paz (Prod. JbL)

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