akercockeAkercocke is a British progressive blackened death metal band. They take their name from a talking monkey in Robert Nye’s interpretation of the Faust-legend, and are notable for their heavily Satanic and sexual lyrical content. The band was formed in 1997 by guitarist Jason Mendonca and drummer David Gray, who soon added second guitarist Paul Scanlan and bassist Peter Theobalds.

They self-released their first album, Rape of the Bastard Nazarene, in 1999; after this release met with some success, they were signed to the underground Peaceville Records. Their debut release for the new company was 2001’s The Goat of Mendes, previously released on the band’s own Goat of Mendes label. 2003 saw the release of Choronzon, on Earache Records. On August 4, 2007, the band played a special 10th Anniversary Concert at the Underworld in London, supposedly filmed for a live CD and DVD release, though the current status of this release is unknown. 2008 saw the return of original member Martin Bonsoir to Akercocke.

Other Information

  • Origin: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Genres: Progressive death metal, Blackened death metal, Dark metal, Death metal, Black metal
  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Labels: Earache Records, Peaceville Records, Goat of Mendes
  • Website: http://www.akercocke.com
  • Members:
  1. Jason Mendonca – vocals, guitars
  2. Matt Wilcock – guitars
  3. Peter Benjamin – bass
  4. Martin Bonsoir – keyboards, sampler
  5. David Gray – drums



  • Rape of the Bastard Nazarene (1999)
  • The Goat of Mendes (2001)
  • Choronzon (2003)
  • Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (2005)
  • Antichrist (2007)


  • 1998 Promo (1998)



~ by molco on June 19, 2009.

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