Origin: London, England  
Genres: Black Metal, Death Metal
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Last update/review: September 2, 2017


Akercocke was one of England's rising stars in the extreme metal field, a heavily Satanic black/death metal band whose The Goat Of Mendes release rightfully garnered quite a bit of critical praise. Combining elements of both black and death metal (maybe one-third black and two-thirds death), their sound was brutal and intensely evil, Martin Bonsoir's subtle yet effective keyboard and electronic bits providing a key role in completing the package. As extreme vocalists go, Jason Mendonca has to rank as one of the more versatile, as he seemless alternates between death growls, vicious black shrieks, and even some haunting clean vocals. The band was also notorious for their image, that being their attire of conventional business suits, a marked contrast to their intense Satanic lyrical stance. After a successful run of five albums, they disbanded in 2012, but in 2016 a slightly modified lineup has come back together.

Last Lineup

Jason Mendonca


Paul Scanlan


Nathaniel Underwood


David Gray


Former Members/Guests

Matt Wilcock

guitars (ex-The Berzerker, Werewolves)

Peter Theobald

bass (End Of Level Boss)

Peter Benjamin

bass (ex-Pantheist)

Martin Bonsoir



Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene  
2000 Black Lotus
  1. Hell
  2. Nadja
  3. The Goat
  4. Marguerite & Gretchen
  5. Sephiroth Rising
  6. Zulieka
  7. Conjuration
  8. Il Giardino Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
  9. Justine
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • David Gray

The Goat Of Mendes  
2000 Peaceville
  1. Of Menstrual Blood and Semen
  2. A Skin for Dancing in
  3. Betwixt Iniquitatis and Prostigiators
  4. Horns of Baphomet
  5. Masks of God
  6. The Serpent
  7. Fortune my Foe
  8. Infernal Rites
  9. He is Risen
  10. Breaking Silence
  11. Initiation
  12. Cermony of Nine Angels
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • Martin Bonsoir
  • David Gray

2003 Earache
  1. Praise The Name Of Satan
  2. Prince Of The North
  3. Leviathan
  4. Enraptured By Evil
  5. Choronzon
  6. Valley Of The Crucified
  7. Bathykolpian Avatar
  8. Upon Coriacious Wings
  9. Scapegoat
  10. Son Of The Morning
  11. Becoming The Adversary
  12. Goddess Flesh
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Peter Theobald
  • Martin Bonsoir
  • David Gray
2003 Readers' Album #75

Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone  
2005 Earache
  1. Verdelet
  2. Seduced
  3. Shelter From The Sand
  4. Eyes Of Dawn
  5. Abadonna, Dying In The Sun
  6. Words That Go Unspoken
  7. Intractable
  8. Seraphs And Silence
  9. The Penance
  10. Lex Talionis
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Matt Wilcock
  • Peter Theobald
  • David Gray
2005 Readers' Album #49

2007 Earache
  1. Black Messiah
  2. Summon The Antichrist
  3. Axiom
  4. The Promise
  5. My Apterous Angel
  6. Distant Fires Reflect The Eyes Of Satan
  7. Man Without Faith Or Trust
  8. The Dark Inside
  9. Footsteps Resound In An Empty Chapel
  10. Epode
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Matt Wilcock
  • Peter Benjamin
  • David Gray
2007 Readers' Album #55

Renaissance In Extremis  
2017 Peaceville
  1. Disappear
  2. Unbound By Sin
  3. Insentience
  4. First To Leave The Funeral
  5. Familiar Ghosts
  6. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
  7. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
  8. Inner Sanctum
  9. A Particularly Cold Sept
  • Jason Mendonca
  • Paul Scanlan
  • Nathaniel Underwood
  • David Gray

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