Drummer for New ‘Theocracy’ Album Announced


theocracy 2011Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is happy to announce that original drummer Shawn Benson will record the drums on their highly anticipated fourth album. Benson played drums on 2011’s “As the World Bleeds” and 2008’s “Mirror of Souls”, as well as the 2013 re-release of Theocracy‘s self-titled debut album.

The band are in the early stages of recording, and are excited to showcase Benson‘s unique style on their upcoming release, which will be their third on Swedish label Ulterium Records. Below is studio footage of Benson playing one of the new songs.

Theocracy recently returned from a brief tour in Scandinavia, including their first performance in Sweden, with Halcyon Way drummer Ernie Topran filling in on the drums.

Former drummer Patrick Nickell quit Theocracy last November after recording the Christmas single ‘Night of Silence,’ and the band wishes him well in his future endeavors. No decision has been made regarding a permanent replacement.

Their latest full-lenght album “As The World Bleeds” was released in Europe on November 25th 2011 through Ulterium Records and in North America on November 21st 2011 through Nightmare Records.

“As The World Bleeds” debuted at #40 in the Billboard Heatseekers Chart during the first week of release. Our review of “As The World Bleeds” can be found here.

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Related articles:
Theocracy – As The World Bleeds [CD review]
Theocracy – “Theocracy” (Re-issue) [Album Review]
‘Signum Regis’ Performs ‘The Ten Plagues’ Live Together With ‘Theocracy’s’ ‘Matt Smith’, Video Available [Nov. 2013]
‘Shawn Benson’ Leaves ‘Theocracy’, In Search For a New Drummer [March 2014]
‘Theocracy’s’ ‘Matt Smith’ Working On New Demos (Video) [April 2014]
‘Theocracy’ Announce New Drummer, ‘Nailed’ live in-Studio Video Available [July 2014]
‘Theocracy’ New Christmas Single Posted Online ‘Night of Silence’ [Dec. 2014]

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