The Heretic Order are a classic metal band for the modern age. Formed in London in 2014 by Breed77 guitarist Danny Felice, aka The Lord Ragnar, they are inspired by tales of horror both fictional and factual, pagan and occult philosophies, and a love for bands such as Sabbath, Priest, king Diamond and Mercyful Fate. They have built a dedicated following of their own in busy UK and European metal scenes thanks to two critically acclaimed albums and consistently high quality live performances, where they enhance their chilling stories with dark theatrics, searing riffs, pounding rhythms, and blistering solos.
Despite the current global disruption, the band are nearing competition of their third album, having again joined forces with recording maestro Guillermo ‘Will’ Maya (The Answer, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Breed 77 and Panic Cell). Tentatively title ‘Chapter III’, the upcoming record follows the release on legendary German label Massacre Records (King Diamond, Atrocity etc) of ‘Evil Rising’ in 2018 and debut ‘All Hail the Order’ in 2015.
Since their inception, the quartet have backed up their recordings with a wide range of live performances, with notable upcoming shows including slots at the rescheduled Call of the Wild and Hammerfest festivals in 2021.
In the past, crowded headline shows at Birmingham O2 Academy 3, Manchester Rebellion, and multiple London venues have contrasted with performances at major UK metal festivals such as Bloodstock 2015, 2016, and 2018, Hammerfest 2015, 2018, and 2019, HRH Metal 2017, Breaking Bands 2015 and 2019, and Mammothfest 2016, and support slots for metal legends Soulfly, Exodus, Diamond Head, Kill II This, and Wolf. Not constraining themselves to Great Britain, they have also brought their message to the European continent with I Am Morbid (featuring ex-Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent), Dark Sky Choir (ex-Dokken, Metal Church, Vicious Rumors), and in their own right, visiting France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and the Czech Republic in the process.
The next chapter is about to be written – now is the time to heed the word and join The Heretic Order.
ALL HAIL THE ORDER!