‘Theocracy’ Announce New Drummer, ‘Nailed’ live in-Studio Video Available


theocracy_2014Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is excited to announce the addition of drummer Patrick Nickell to the lineup. Patrick is originally from Nashville, TN, and brings 13 years of drumming experience to the band. His power and progressive metal background is a perfect fit for Theocracy, and the band is thrilled to see where this new musical union leads them.

Theocracy first met Patrick several years ago when he was a member of Nashville’s Oblivion Myth, and when the time came to begin searching for a new drummer, he was one of the first candidates they auditioned. It was immediately apparent to everyone that he was the perfect fit, both musically and personally. He has the skills to faithfully excecute all of the older material, while bringing his own brand of power, finesse and flair.

To offer the fans a small glimpse of what he can do, the band recorded a “live in-studio” performance of the “As the World Bleeds track” ”Nailed’, which can be seen below. Theocracy’s first live performance with Patrick will be a private show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in late August, followed by Midweek Mayhem at the prestigious ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA, September 10.

Theocracy‘s self-titled debut album was re-released through Ulterium Records on November 15th. 2013 in Europe and November 19th. 2013 in North America. Theocracy drummer Shawn Benson recorded the drums for the re-release, Matt Smith did the album re-mix and the mastering was handled by Mika Jussila [Stratovarius, Nightwish, Edguy]. Ulterium Records also released a 12″ double gatefold vinyl edition of the album, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. The album was originally released through MetalAges Records in 2003, and was very rare and hard to find.

Our review for their re-released debut album can be read here.

Pictures of their show last year November at Brainstorm Festival in the Netherlands. can be found here.

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Video below ‘Nailed’ (live in studio)

Related articles:
Theocracy – As The World Bleeds [CD review]
‘Theocracy’s’ Frontman ‘Matt Smith’ Performs ‘Ghost’, European Tour Begins Nov. 2nd [Sept. 2013]
‘Theocracy’s’ Frontman ‘Matt Smith’ Performs ‘Storm’s A-Comin”, European Tour Begins Nov. 2nd [Sept. 2013]
‘Theocracy’ – “Theocracy” Re-Issue Vinyl Edition Announced, Pre-Order Your Copy Now [Oct. 2013]
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]

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