Lord Mantis is an American sludge / black metal band featuring members of Seventh Rule labelmates Indian and avant black metallers Avichi, as well as an ex-member of Nachtmystium.
The ‘Mantis was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2008 and wields a “bludgeoning sound” with “an extra layer of darkness,” in the words of the UK’s Rock Sound — a sonic descent into hell, akin to Neurosis, Zeni Geva, and even Immolation.
Seventh Rule released Lord Mantis’ full length debut, Spawning the Nephilim, on April 28, 2009. Spawning The Nephilim was recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker (The Gates of Slumber, Lair of the Minotaur) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Ministry, Pigface).
An:Drew Markuszewski - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Charlie Fell - Bass/Vocals
Bill Bumgardner - Drums
Ken Sorceron - Guitar
Terminate was formed in late 2009 by guitarist/vocalist John Porada and drummer Jim Smith. After releasing a successful demo in early 2011, our lineup was completed with Tom Cardella on guitar and Alfred Mulle on bass. Consisting of veterans of the Chicago metal scene as well as the New York metal scene, the band has quickly made a name for itself, catching the attention of not only our home city of Chicago, but also a core of underground fans across the world. The mission of the band is simple; to play death metal the way it was meant to be played. Taking influence from death metal stalwarts Bolt Thrower and Autopsy, while maintaining a melodic sensibility akin to Swedish greats Dismember and Entombed is what defines our sound.