Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
Genres: Sludge Metal, Black Metal

Lord Mantis  


During their nine-year run, Chicago's Lord Mantis played a caustic brand of extreme metal, centering on thick, blackened sludgy riffs and unholy vocals. They managed three albums and two EPs, with the latter two albums Pervertor and Death Mask receiving critical acclaim. They disbanded in 2016, likely due at least in part to the passing of founding drummer Bill Bumgardner.

Current Members

Dylan O'Toole

vocals (ex-Indian)

Scott Shellhammer

guitars (ex-American Heritage)

Andrew Markuszewski

guitars/backing vocals (ex-Nachtmystium)

Will Lindsay

bass (Abigail Williams, ex-Indian, ex-Middian, ex-Nachtmystium, Wolves In The Throne Room)

Bill Bumgardner

drums (ex-Indian) RIP: October 8, 2016, suicide, age 35

Former Members/Guests

Greg Gomer

guitars/vocals

Ken Sorceron

guitars (ex-Aborted)

Charlie Fell

vocals/bass (Abigail Williams, Cobalt, ex-Nachtmystium)


Discography



(EP) Period Face 
2008
  1. Meditation Chamber
  2. Talk to the Hat
  3. Period Face
  4. Lord Mantis
  • Greg Gomer
  • Charlie Fell
  • Bill Bumgardner




Spawning The Nephilim 
2009
  1. Push Tug Wipe
  2. Unnatural Dwarfism
  3. Lord Mantis
  4. Spawning the Nephilim
  5. Abducted by Aliens
  6. Hit by a Bus
  7. Zealot
  • Greg Gomer
  • Andrew Markuszewski
  • Charlie Fell
  • Bill Bumgardner




Pervertor 
2012 Candlelight
  1. Perverter of the Will
  2. Septichrist
  3. Vile Divinity
  4. Levia
  5. Ritual Killer
  6. At the Mouth
  7. The Whip and the Body
  • Greg Gomer
  • Andrew Markuszewski
  • Charlie Fell
  • Bill Bumgardner

Reviews:   Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 



Death Mask 
2014 Profound Lore
  1. Body Choke
  2. Death Mask
  3. Possession Prayer
  4. You Will Gag for the Fix
  5. Negative Birth
  6. Coil
  7. Three Crosses
  • Ken Sorceron
  • Andrew Markuszewski
  • Charlie Fell
  • Bill Bumgardner

Reviews:   Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 



(EP) NTW 
2016
  1. SIG Safer
  2. Nice Teeth Whore
  3. Semblances
  4. Final Division
  • Dylan O'Toole
  • Scott Shellhammer
  • Andrew Markuszewski
  • Will Lindsay
  • Bill Bumgardner


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