Origin: England  
Genres: Folk Metal
Page online: September 5, 2011
Last update/review: January 23, 2016


Jaldaboath (the band) is one of several ventures involving James Fogarty, who first gained notoriety as co-founder of The Meads Of Asphodel, where he went by the stage name Jaldaboath. He's also had a long-running solo project by the name of Ewigkeit, and has recently been seen in the excellent In The Woods .... Here, he goes in a quite different direction. The band themselves state that they "combine an intoxicating mix of metal, Middle Ages, and Monty Python". It turns out that this description is completely accurate, though it's unlikely that any preconceived notions of their sound won't match their actual music -- you have to hear this to believe it, so to speak. They released an EP (Hark The Herald) in 2008 and a full-length album (The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts) two years later, (most of the EP was either re-released or re-recorded here), and finally The Further Adventures in 2014. So, the music is quite folky and medieval-inspired, yet quite metallic in its own odd way. There are faint comparisons to Fogarty's aforementioned previous bands, but they are fleeting at best. Some of the songs are downright rollicking ("Jaldaboath", "Bash The Bishop"), while others such as "Da Vinci's Code", with a more gruff vocal style, shows a darker side of the band. With titles like "Axe Wielding Nuns", it's clear these guys aren't to be taken seriously, and that's exactly the point. Renaissance Faire metal, anyone?

Current Members

Jaldaboath (James Fogarty)

guitars/keyboards (Ewigkeit, ex-In The Woods ..., ex-The Meads Of Asphodel)

Sir Bodrick


The Mad Monk (Milton Peterson)



Hark The Herald  EP
2008 self-released
  1. Sally Forth
  2. Bring Me the Head of Metatron
  3. Seek the Grail
  4. Jacques de Molay
  5. Hark the Herald
  6. Da Vinci's Code
  • Jaldaboath
  • Sir Bodrick
  • The Mad Monk

The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts  
2010 self-released
  1. Hark The Herald
  2. Calling On All Heraldic Beasts
  3. Bash The Bishop
  4. Seek The Grail
  5. Axe Wielding Nuns
  6. Jaldaboath
  7. Bring Me The Head Of Metatron
  8. Jacque De Molay
  9. March to Calvary (Instrumental)
  10. Da Vinci's Code (Bonus Track)
  • Jaldaboath
  • Sir Bodrick
  • The Mad Monk

The Further Adventures ...  
  1. Roland the Farter
  2. Warrior Monks of Whitehawk
  3. The Bitch of Chiselhurst Caves
  4. Raise the Crummhorns
  5. The Wailing Witch of Moulsecoomb
  6. Black Metal Beauty
  7. Dex the Whispering Dwarf (Roland's Reprise)
  8. Father Pig
  9. The J Team (Addendum Carmen)
  • Jaldaboath
  • Sir Bodrick
  • The Mad Monk

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