Merry Christmas from David and Courtney! We hope you all have a fun, safe and relaxing Christmas time!
What happens when members of a band forget to get Christmas Presents for each other? Find it out in the video below .
David Napier: Instrumentation, Vocals and Lyrics
Courtney Napier: Vocals
Logan Thompson: Instrumentation and Vocals
Mason Beard: Vocals
Eero Tertsunen: Santa and Instrumentation
Rebecca Thompson: Voice
Mikaela Akrenius: Intro Voice
Video for ‘Christmas Present Chaos (Bandmate’s Confusion)’
Timōrātus started as a way to experiment with harsher sounds and learn more about music in general. Sticking to one specific genre or sound wasn’t interesting so the sound changed with every release as the experimentation continued.
The first couple releases (Afraid of the Light and Signs & Places) were both very much ambient or dark ambient synth driven pieces that worked more with texture than any sort of traditional music structure, staying in the instrumental realm.
The next set of releases focused on not only experimentation but also a story. Always enjoying concept albums and story structure Timōrātus released a 4 EP set of different metal genres that when listened to in order (Black, Death, Doom and Grind) told the story of a man named Kefla who lost everything in the time of the Black Plague.
In the following years Timōrātus worked on full length Doom/Drone Metal project titled Reverentia. It was again a concept album of sorts in that it was broken into 3 parts within the album. The first part (Weight of the Worldand Mere Symbols) was set musically more in the Funeral Doom Metal genre and dealt with the issues of sin, God’s love and Symbols. The next part (Communion: The Bread and Communion: The Cup) set musically in the Drone Metal genre and focused on helping those partaking in communion to feel the journey of Christ’s sacrifice and path to the cross. The final part (In Christ Alone, Amazing Grace and Leave It There) are all cover versions of popular hymns and worship songs that represent the great love and grace God has for us and how we need to depend deeply on Him.
After the release of Reverentia Timōrātus collaborated with weapons of indignation for a two song EP titled Compass which rested in the Doom/Drone Metal genre with slight Black Metal influences.
As of 2018 Timōrātus is a 2 piece outfit featuring husband and wife team, David (Vocals, Instrumentation, Lyrics, and Mixing) & Courtney Napier (Vocals, Lyrics)
Timōrātus‘s latest effort “Body Of Christ” ep (split ep with Bismoth & Symphony of Heaven has been released on March 19th.