Origin: Manchester, England
Genres: Black Metal
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British black metal is beginning to find itself, and this Manchester crew is already making its mark as one of the best, on the strength of albums such as their excellent debut, 2008's The Ghost Of Heritage. Musically there are plenty of Norse-isms to be found, though lyrically they are firmly in the Celtic/pagan camp, paying homage to their Anglo-Saxon heritage, much like another fine Brit band, Forefather An occasional soundalike is Primordial, though these guys are a shade closer to the Norwegian style and a bit more aggressive.

Current Members

Chris Naughton


Mark Wood


Nick Wallwork


Simon Lucas

drums/backing vocals

Former Members/Guests

Richard Brass

guitars/backing vocals


The Ghost Of Heritage 
2008 Profound Lore
  1. Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)
  2. The March To Maldon
  3. Brithnoth: The Battle of Maldon (991 AD)
  4. Forging The Iron of England
  5. The Ghost of Heritage
  6. Defending The Realm
  7. Guardian of the Herd
  8. Casting The Runes
  9. An Englishman's Verse
  • Chris Naughton
  • Richard Brass
  • Simon Lucas

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 

The Mercian Sphere 
2010 Candlelight
  1. Gateway to the Dark Peak/The Solitary One Waits for Grace (The Wayfarer Pt I)
  2. Awakens He, Bereft of Kinsmen (The Wayfarer Pt II)
  3. The Fields of Reckoning
  4. Children of the Stones
  5. The Ruin
  6. The Honour of Good Men On the Path to Eternal Glory
  7. To Find Solace... Where Security Stands (The Wayfarer Pt III)
  8. When the Woods Were Young
  9. A Valley Thick With Oaks
  10. Defending the Realm
  • Chris Naughton
  • Mark Wood
  • Nick Wallwork
  • Simon Lucas

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Angry Metal Guy  Metal Storm 

The Threnody Of Triumph 
2012 Candlelight
  1. A Thousand Winters
  2. The Swart Raven
  3. Æfterield Fréon
  4. A Memorial
  5. The Glorious Plain
  6. A Soul Unbound
  7. Void of Light
  8. The Fate of Souls After Death
  9. Home is Behind
  10. The Threnody of Triumph
  • Chris Naughton
  • Mark Wood
  • Nick Wallwork
  • Simon Lucas

The Divination Of Antiquity 
2014 Candlelight
  1. The Divination of Antiquity
  2. Whisper of the Elements
  3. Warrior Herd
  4. A Careworn Heart
  5. Foundations of Ash
  6. The World Ahead
  7. Over Borderlands
  8. Forsaken in Stone
  • Chris Naughton
  • Mark Wood
  • Nick Wallwork
  • Simon Lucas

Reviews:   Metal Observer  Sputnik Music 


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