Origin: London, England
Genres: Black Metal, Death Metal
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Akercocke  


Akercocke was one of England's rising stars in the extreme metal field, a heavily Satanic black/death metal band whose The Goat Of Mendes release rightfully garnered quite a bit of critical praise. Combining elements of both black and death metal (maybe one-third black and two-thirds death), their sound was brutal and intensely evil, Martin Bonsoir's subtle yet effective keyboard and electronic bits providing a key role in completing the package. As extreme vocalists go, Jason Mendonca has to rank as one of the more versatile, as he seemless alternates between death growls, vicious black shrieks, and even some haunting clean vocals. The band was also notorious for their image, that being their attire of conventional business suits, a marked contrast to their intense Satanic lyrical stance. After a successful run of five albums, they disbanded in 2012, but in 2016 a slightly modified lineup has come back together.

Current Members

Jason Mendonca

vocals/guitars

Paul Scanlan

guitars

Nathaniel Underwood

bass

David Gray

drums

Former Members/Guests

Matt Wilcock

guitars (ex-The Berzerker)

Peter Theobald

bass (End Of Level Boss)

Peter Benjamin

bass (ex-Pantheist)

Martin Bonsoir

electronics


Discography



Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene 
2000 Black Lotus
  1. Hell
  2. Nadja
  3. The Goat
  4. Marguerite & Gretchen
  5. Sephiroth Rising
  6. Zulieka
  7. Conjuration
  8. Il Giardino Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
  9. Justine
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • David Gray

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Goat Of Mendes 
2000 Peaceville
  1. Of Menstrual Blood and Semen
  2. A Skin for Dancing in
  3. Betwixt Iniquitatis and Prostigiators
  4. Horns of Baphomet
  5. Masks of God
  6. The Serpent
  7. Fortune my Foe
  8. Infernal Rites
  9. He is Risen
  10. Breaking Silence
  11. Initiation
  12. Cermony of Nine Angels
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • Martin Bonsoir
  • David Gray

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Choronzon 
2003 Earache
  1. Praise The Name Of Satan
  2. Prince Of The North
  3. Leviathan
  4. Enraptured By Evil
  5. Choronzon
  6. Valley Of The Crucified
  7. Bathykolpian Avatar
  8. Upon Coriacious Wings
  9. Scapegoat
  10. Son Of The Morning
  11. Becoming The Adversary
  12. Goddess Flesh
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • Martin Bonsoir
  • David Gray

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone 
2005 Earache
  1. Verdelet
  2. Seduced
  3. Shelter From The Sand
  4. Eyes Of Dawn
  5. Abadonna, Dying In The Sun
  6. Words That Go Unspoken
  7. Intractable
  8. Seraphs And Silence
  9. The Penance
  10. Lex Talionis
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Matt Wilcock
  • Peter Theobald
  • David Gray

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm  Metal Storm 



Antichrist 
2007 Earache
  1. Black Messiah
  2. Summon The Antichrist
  3. Axiom
  4. The Promise
  5. My Apterous Angel
  6. Distant Fires Reflect The Eyes Of Satan
  7. Man Without Faith Or Trust
  8. The Dark Inside
  9. Footsteps Resound In An Empty Chapel
  10. Epode
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Matt Wilcock
  • Peter Benjamin
  • David Gray

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 



Renaissance In Extremis 
2017 Peaceville
  1. Disappear
  2. Unbound By Sin
  3. Insentience
  4. First To Leave The Funeral
  5. Familiar Ghosts
  6. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
  7. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
  8. Inner Sanctum
  9. A Particularly Cold Sept
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Nathaniel Underwood
  • David Gray


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