Akercocke is a British progressive blackened death metal band from London, England.
The group was formed in early 1997 by multi-instrumentalist Jason Mendonca and drummer David Gray, longtime friends who had previously played together in the Salem Orchid group. the group also involves Paul Scanlan>. Akercocke's debut album, "Rape of the Bastard Nazarene" , was released by the band in 1999. Akercocke subsequently signed to the Peaceville Records label, and released album The Goat of Mendes in 2001, which reached the fourth place of the album of the year by the magazine Terrorizer . In 2003, the album Choronzon is published by Earache Records. Paul Scanlan leaves the band after the album.
Their album Words that Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone is published in October 2005. On January 18, 2007, Peter Theobalds leaves the band and is replaced by Peter Benjamin. Akercocke publishes his fifth album, Antichrist , in May 2007>. On tour in support of the album, because of the anti-Christian nature of their music, the group is generating controversy in Northern Ireland by scheduling a stint in Belfast on May 18, 2007; They participate in the televised Nolan Live debate on BBC1 on May 16, 2007 to defend their right to play.
Akercocke reveals his surprise meeting in 2016, alongside guitarist Paul Scanlan and newcomers Nathanael Underwood on bass. The band posts a new song on YouTube, titled Inner Sanctum on April 24, 2016. Their official website is launched on April 25, 2016. The same month , they announce a new album called Renaissance In Extremis planned for the end of 2016>. In May 2016, Akercocke announces its participation in the 2016 Damnation Festival, scheduled for November 5>.