Origin: England
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Jaldaboath (the band) is the latest venture led by James Fogarty, who gained notoriety as co-founder of The Meads Of Asphodel, where he went by the stage name Jaldaboath. After awhile he left that band, reviving his quite interesting solo project Ewigkeit, eventually laying that to rest in lieu of this new band. The band themselves state that they "combine an intoxicating mix of metal, Middle Ages, and Monty Python". It turns out that this description is completely accurate, though it's unlikely that any preconceived notions of their sound won't match their actual music -- you have to hear this to believe it, so to speak. They've released an EP (Hark The Herald) and a full-length album (The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts), though most of the EP was either re-released or re-recorded on the album. So, the music is quite folky and medieval-inspired, yet quite metallic in its own odd way. There are faint comparisons to Fogarty's aforementioned previous bands, but they are fleeting at best. Some of the songs are downright rollicking ("Jaldaboath", "Bash The Bishop"), while others such as "Da Vinci's Code", with a more gruff vocal style, shows a darker side of the band. With titles like "Axe Wielding Nuns", it's clear these guys aren't to be taken seriously, and that's exactly the point. Renaissance Faire metal, anyone?

Current Members

Jaldaboath (James Fogarty)

guitars/keyboards (ex-Ewigkeit, ex-The Meads Of Asphodel)

Sir Bodrick


The Mad Monk (Milton Peterson)



(EP) Hark The Herald 
2008 self-released
  1. Sally Forth
  2. Bring Me the Head of Metatron
  3. Seek the Grail
  4. Jacques de Molay
  5. Hark the Herald
  6. Da Vinci's Code
  • Jaldaboath
  • Sir Bodrick
  • The Mad Monk

The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts 
2010 self-released
  1. Hark The Herald
  2. Calling On All Heraldic Beasts
  3. Bash The Bishop
  4. Seek The Grail
  5. Axe Wielding Nuns
  6. Jaldaboath
  7. Bring Me The Head Of Metatron
  8. Jacque De Molay
  9. March to Calvary (Instrumental)
  10. Da Vinci's Code (Bonus Track)
  • Jaldaboath
  • Sir Bodrick
  • The Mad Monk


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