Conceived in summer 2008 by former ABORTED members Daniel Wilding (drums now in CARCASS) and B.S.T. (vocals), THE ORDER OF APOLLYON took on the role of the Celebrant of the Word of the Lord. The project is more than a simple extreme metal band; it s been a musical covenant. The message is profoundly religious and adheres to strict paramilitary imagery while the music draws from elements of the ambient martial scene. The band began work on the first offering following the induction of guitarist James McIlroy (CRADLE OF FILTH) and bassist Peter Benjamin (AKERCOCKE). The opus, entitled “The Flesh”, concentrated on the passage from the spiritual to the material.
Now back with a whole new line up and more than two years after it begun, the production of THE ORDER OF APOLLYON's second album is drawing to a close.
The recording and mixing took place at the infamous BST Studio, whereas the mastering was taken care of by VAMACARA Studio in Clisson.
All artwork for this record has been created by Vertigo (known for his previous collaborations with Secrets of The Moon, Temple of Baal, etc...)
The lyrical theme of this album, entitled: "The Sword And The Dagger", is set around mankind's instincts of hatred, intolerance, oppression, and genocide, and how these are as many manifestations of the Wrath Divine.
Judgement is upon us.
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