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Akercocke are a Progressive Blackened Death Metal band from London formed in 1997. They take their name from a talking monkey in Robert Nye's interpretation of the Faust-legend. They are famous for dressing in suits during concerts, their Satanic beliefs, and their drummer's extreme speed.

The band was formed in 1997 by Jason Mendonca (guitar) and David Gray (drums). The two had been friends in the past, and played in Salem Orchid until 1992, when that band split up. Read more on

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Album: Voices – From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary Rain

February 22nd, 2013

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From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary Rain
Candlelight Records
11 March 2013

by Rob McAuslan

If you’re at all interested in the deathlier end of metal, the name Akercocke should be all-too familiar to you. As one of the UK’s premier bands for the best part of a decade, the sharp-suited Londoners redefined themselves and the boundaries of the genre with each release, merging progressive tendencies and atypical electronica with dizzying velocity and feral savagery to create an enviable body of work. It’s been over five years since their last album, Antichrist, though, and rumours of their demise have hardly been denied by the band. With that background in mind, Voices‘ debut feels bittersweet. As good as it is to know that some of the UK’s finest extreme metal musicians are still working on new ways to disgust and horrify, this latest emission from three of the Akercocke weirdos seems to finally spell the end of their long-silent project.

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Vintage Video: Akercocke – ‘Leviathan’

October 24th, 2011

Jason Mendonca Akercocke Thrash Hits

With Earache Records re-releasing two of Akercocke’s best albums, Chronozon and Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone, as a 2CD boxset today, we thought we’d revisit this often under-appreciated band and stick up the only promo video the band released for either of these records. Be warned – it’s a little bit NSFW. Then again, Akercocke are most definitely a NSFW kinda band, so what were you expecting?

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Photos: Hammerfest 2010 @ Pontin’s, Prestatyn – Day 3

March 21st, 2010

We had to pick a Sabaton shot to head Gary Wolstenholme’s final photo set from Hammerfest 2010. Seriously, go check the other shots of the band in the gallery after the jump, and you’ll see what we mean. Jesus fucking Christ, look at the posing! We can’t even think up something mocking to say about it, such is the extent that our minds have been blown.

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