Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky

Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky is an American extreme metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 2006. The group was founded by guitarists Aaron Haines and Ian Sturgill, shortly after the disbandment of their previous band, Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus. The band’s name is derived from the 1989 text “Apocalypse” written by William S. Burroughs. The lyrical themes of the band, which were defined by Exclaim! magazine as “a big ‘fuck you’ to all of humanity,” address topics like “wage slavery, psychological warfare, ‘denial and contortion’ of human rights, globalism, and eugenics”. The band cites authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, Bram Stoker, and Ambrose Bierce as being some of their influences.

The group’s first released an EP entitled “Subhuman Empire” in July 2007 through Debello Recordings. In December 2007, they inked a deal with German label Nuclear Blast. The band’s full-length debut “The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry” was produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist James Murphy, and released on April 3, 2009 in Europe and on May 5, 2009 in the United States.

Other Information

  • Origin: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Genres: Death metal, Grindcore, Extreme metal
  • Years active: 2006-present
  • Labels: Nuclear Blast, Debello Recordings
  • Associated acts: Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus, Dehumanized, Cattle Decapitation, Filth Porn
  • Website: http://www.myspace.com/swwaats
  • Members:
  1. John Collett – vocals
  2. Ian Sturgill – guitars, vocals
  3. Aaron Haines – guitars
  4. Matt Simpson – bass
  5. JR Daniels – drums
  6. Jen Muse – samples

Videos

Releases

Full-length

  • The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry (2009)

EP

  • Subhuman Empire (2007)

Links

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~ by molco on December 1, 2009.

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