Welcome, minions, to our (hopefully) monthly column called Worthy Bands. A Worthy Band is a band that has shared the stage with your LORDS, and did not instantly cower behind their amps, disintegrate, or simultaneously die of heart attacks. Showing this bravery gains them favor in the eyes of their LORDS, and we think you should know more about them! So, without further ado, let us introduce this month’s Worthy Band:
Man, what can I really say about Dethlehem that hasn’t already been said? If you’re a worthy minion of the LORDS, then you’ve almost certainly heard about our best friends/mortal enemies DETHLEHEM. Sharing the stage with them was like one of those bad 80s dramas where you meet your evil (or good?) twin from a parallel universe. You know the drill – you’re exactly alike, except one of you has a mustache? It was pretty much like that.
Our Dethle-pals play their own brand of progressive melodic death metal, and of all the bands that we’ve fought with axes, they were almost certainly the most spirited. I knew the first time we battled that we’d be fast friends, as during their set, they revealed a fire-breathing dragon and slayed it during one of their songs.
Much like your LORDS, sometimes Dethlehem has to go incognito and put on “normal people clothes” to escape the hordes of ravenous, sex-craved groupies that follow them around everywhere. Last time they came through our territory, we took them on a whirlwind tour of the surrounding area, and drank our fill at the New Glarus brewery. Highlights from that (and some live Dethle-video) is below:
Dethlehem has three full albums under their belt, including their recently-released Destroyers of the Realm. Destroyers is a fantastic tour-de-force which is incredibly worthy of the praise it has garnered from Vice, Metal Sucks, and New Noise Magazine. Our favorite song from Destroyers is hands-down Final Voyage of the Gobblinaught. You may want to listen to the intro track to get a bit of the background before venturing into the full song, though.
We’d also recommend checking out their previous album, The Ghorusalem Codex, Vol. 2: Of Magick & Tyranny. Our favorite track, and arguably their most famous song, is Circle of Deth. You can view the video for the song below.
If you’re into the METAL, (and if you’re not, WHY are you reading this!?) we cannot recommend DETHLEHEM enough. Put down that sandwich, Jeremy*, and buy their albums right now!
*If your name isn't Jeremy, insert your own name here.
If your name IS Jeremy...did we freak you out?