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Moorel
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:36 pm 
 

I noticed their status on here has recently been updated to "split-up." Can someone confirm this with a link or something? I know they've been sort of MIA for a while, but it'd majorly suck if they were done altogether. I guess there's Voices to look forward to...

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Death_Welder
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:38 pm 
 

Last I heard when asked about a new album, the answer was "don't ask" or something like that. I agree fully that it would suck if they split-up, but such is the nature of this business

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reven
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:25 pm 
 

Even though I kinda saw it coming I still feel sad about this, they're one of my favorite bands and it really sucks if there's no new material on the way.

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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:25 pm 
 

I think a moderator contacted one of the band members and received confirmation that they were split up.

If that's the case I'm curious if any further details were mentioned.
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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:29 pm 
 

Yea, word on the street is someone here or somewhere talked to one of the members and he confirmed Akercocke is dead and gone. An official word from the band is still missing, but every sign points to disbandment, sadly.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:18 pm 
 

A mod (he's from Australia, hint hint!) wrote that in the Mods forum, excuse me if I didn't had the right to post it, anyway.
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Anyway, just posting to say that a mate was talking with David Gray (formerly of Akercocke) telling me that Akercocke are pretty much done for... members have moved on to other projects, even though there was never really a formal announcement from the band's behalf. But since David Gray was a core member and songwriter of the band, it's pretty much from the horse's mouth... This should still count, yeah?


Sucks, Antichrist was awesome :(
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syx
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:43 pm 
 

Bad news indeed! Although I think it is better for a band to know when to call it a day instead of dragging it out and tarnishing their legacy. If they felt it was right to stop then good on them.

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DemonHellSpawn
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:15 pm 
 

They have a pretty solid legacy, if they think they've done all they can then I have no problem with it being over. Better no new material than bad new material, and they could always make a comeback sometime later.
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volutetheswarth
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:48 pm 
 

Akercocke are incapable of releasing bad material. It wouldn't just suck if they broke up, I'd be a wreck. I've already lost two of my favourite bands in the last few years, I couldn't cope with losing another one. However, If they do return, I honestly believe they have one more album left in them, something fast but also atmospherically spacey with a heavy amount of keyboard being used, a natural progression if you will.

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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:02 pm 
 

aaw stink! akercocke are [were] wicked, i only have 3 albums of theirs so far but i'm almost there
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juicebitch
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:44 pm 
 

Dude this sucks. I feel like Akercocke had so much more good music in them. Its a damn shame!

A sad day for metal...I hope they regroup somewhere down the line... :(
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zzerk
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:19 am 
 

What a shame! One of my favorites. :ugh:
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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:16 am 
 

I should have known something was up when I saw Jason in a recent interview sporting glasses and short hair. Dude looked like Bono.

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matras
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:16 am 
 

Yeah they're really hard to tell apart!

http://www.thrashhits.com/wp-content/ga ... ke0274.jpg

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Daemonlord
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:32 am 
 

Glad I managed to catch these guys live in 2008, they were a force of nature on stage.
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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:29 am 
 

Met someone at uni who had drum lessons from their drummer who told me they'd split, way back in 2010. Really sucks, one of my favorite bands. Antichrist is really great.
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morfumax
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:13 pm 
 

Well last time I talked to David Gray, he said that he didn't know what was up, and that whether Akercocke would split or not would be up to Jason.

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absurder21
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:40 pm 
 

Fuck! Yeah, I was talking with a friend of the band and although he didn't 100% know, that's more or less the vibe he was receiving.

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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:48 pm 
 

time for a vinyl box set then aye lads :thumbsup:
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maxxpower
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:06 pm 
 

matras wrote:
Yeah they're really hard to tell apart!

http://www.thrashhits.com/wp-content/ga ... ke0274.jpg


I refuse to believe that is Mr. Mendoca.

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:28 pm 
 

Disappointing, but not totally surprising at this point.

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juicebitch
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:05 am 
 

I think Jason cut his hair for charity, man.
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DeathCroak
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:31 am 
 

This really does suck hard! Never listened to a death metal band with a more unique, classy and refined sound. I'm sure they had some more music left in them as David Grays side project Voices sounds very reminiscent of Akercocke. Oh well, heres hoping they'll reform at some point and continue blasting for Satan :D
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:20 am 
 

juicebitch wrote:
I think Jason cut his hair for charity, man.
fuck! i totally forgot to do this :ugh: :durr:
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volutetheswarth
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:57 am 
 

Glad I got to see them at Festival of the Dead, although I didn't like them at the time and sort of ignored them because the sound was fucking terrible and giving me a headache. I think it was the band who played beforehand that ruined the sound for their set. Still, I witnessed a few of their songs, so I'll always have that if this is the end.

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Hank McCain
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:07 pm 
 

A real shame that they broke up. I would love to hear a follow up to Antichrist, that album kicked ass. Even if they're done, they did leave us us several awesome albums. I wish I could have seen them live.

If Mendonca doesn't return to music, at least he's got a super solid IT resume..

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jason-mendonca/2b/148/856

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:22 am 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
time for a vinyl box set then aye lads :thumbsup:


We tried to contact them about this but got no response.

Earache rarely licenses out material, as well, which adds to the difficulty here.
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zzerk
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:42 pm 
 

Hank McCain wrote:
A real shame that they broke up. I would love to hear a follow up to Antichrist, that album kicked ass. Even if they're done, they did leave us us several awesome albums. I wish I could have seen them live.

If Mendonca doesn't return to music, at least he's got a super solid IT resume..

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jason-mendonca/2b/148/856


Did you actually go out of your way to find this? :lol:
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juicebitch
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:59 pm 
 

Nice find! Always wondered what he did for a day job. Not surprising really, given the amount of IT people who are also metal-heads.
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Hank McCain
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:18 pm 
 

juicebitch wrote:
Nice find! Always wondered what he did for a day job. Not surprising really, given the amount of IT people who are also metal-heads.


Pretty interesting that he has had a successful and probably very busy IT career for years, yet still put out a bunch of fantastic albums during that time. Since it's obviously so rare that someone can make a decent living from extreme metal, it's neat to learn what they do otherwise. I live a weird double life in and outside of the music business too, so stuff like this fascinates me.

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juicebitch
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:19 pm 
 

I agree, it certainly is fascinating to me what metal musicians do as day jobs.
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:31 am 
 

just watched the bonus dvd that came with words that go unspoken deeds that go undone, that really is david gray in the darth vader suit!

"akercocke are cunts" ha ha ha nice one :lol: :finger:
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:39 am 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
just watched the bonus dvd that came with words that go unspoken deeds that go undone, that really is david gray in the darth vader suit!

"akercocke are cunts" ha ha ha nice one :lol: :finger:


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Rusted and Rotting
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:10 am 
 

(paraphrasing) "I've known David Gray for years. He's a great guy. No. Wait. Wrong David Gray. The one you're talking about...he's a cunt."

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morfumax
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:45 am 
 

Apparently, according to the Akercocke forum, whoever cited David Gray as a source is spouting rubbish.

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