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Temple of Void
Temple of Void
Background information
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Death/Doom
Years active 2013 - Present
Labels Shadow Kingdom Records, Unspeakable Axe
Associated acts Acid Witch, Nuke, Harbinger, Failed, Borrowed Time, The Highborn, Hellmouth, Coalition, Dragged Beneath, The Plague, Writhing, Scorned Deity, Trephine
Website Temple of Void Facebook

Temple of Void are a death/doom band hailing from Detroit, Michigan.

Forming in 2013 by members of Michigan's underground scene, Temple of Void perform a style of death/doom that intersperses early British doom with old school American death metal for a methodical yet crushing and uncompromising sound. Upon signing to Shadow Kingdom Records, Temple of Void would release two critically acclaimed albums in 2017's Lords of Death and 2020's The World That Was. To date this quintet have released three studio albums among a host of other releases.

HistoryEdit

Temple of Void would form in the Spring of 2013, releasing their first demo in May 2013. Four weeks after it's release the band would work with four different labels (Notably Polish label "Till You Fukkin Bleed" and Ukranian label "Archaic Sound") for further distribution, attaining underground praise and support. On 18 July 2013 Temple of Void would perform live for the first time, supporting Konkeror, Writhing and Beast In The Field.[1] Temple of Void would perform a handful of gigs in 2013, sharing the stage with the likes of Shitfucker,[2] Rebel Spies!, Woe[3] and Against The Grain[4] among others.

Beginning work on their debut album from February - July 2014. Working with Canadian label Rain Without End, Of Terror and The Supernatural would be released on 30 September 2014 and seeing critical acclaim from the likes of Decibel Magazine,[5] Exclaim!,[6] Angry Metal Guy,[7] Metal Temple[8] and The Grim Tower[9] among others. Temple of Void would also record a Celtic Frost cover of "Os Abysmi Vel Daath" for the tribute compilation Morbid Tales! A Tribute To Celtic Frost. 2014 would also see local gigs alongside Beast in The Field[10] and Trouble[11] along with an appearance at the inaugural Berserker Fest.

2015 would see the band return to Berserker Fest along with shows outside of Michigan, such as a short tour with Cemetery Filth. On 15 July 2015 it would be announced that Temple of Void had signed with Shadow Kingdom Records, who would first reissue Of Terror and The Supernatural as work began on their next record.[12] The band would also appear at a Shadow Kingdom Festival in Cleveland, serving as a pre-cursor to Hell's Headbash.[13] 2016 would see the band make notable appearances at Blood of The Wolf Fest, Metal Threat and Shadow Woods.

Temple of Void's second album Lords of Death would see release on 28 July 2017. The band's second album and first on Shadow Kingdom would see positive reception from the likes of Indy Metal Vault,[14] Teeth of The Divine,[15] Metal Injection[16] and Wonderbox Metal[17] to name a few. A release show would take place on 2 September 2017 in what would be their thirtieth live performance.[18] Along with a return to Blood of The Wolf, Temple of Void would embark on two short tours in 2018 and make a marquee appearance at the 2018 edition of Psycho Las Vegas, closing out the year with a show alongside Rotting Kingdom in Cincinnati, Ohio.[19]

Temple of Void would take a year off from live shows in 2019 to concentrate on new material, contributing to two split releases for the Athens, Georgia label Unspeakable Axe. The band would also record a new album at Mount Doom Studios in Warren, Michigan that August. A new song entitled "Ravenous Eyes in The Distance" would be premiered by Decibel Magazine and released as part of their Flexi series in March 2020. The World That Was saw release via Shadow Kingdom Records on 27 March 2020 to widespread acclaim from the likes of Decibel Magazine,[20] Your Last Rites,[21] Metal Temple,[22] Kerrang!,[23] Vinyl Chapters[24] and Metal Injection[25] to name a few.

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Of Terror and the Supernatural (2014, Rain Without End)
  • Lords of Death (2017, Shadow Kingdom Records)
  • The World That Was (2020, Shadow Kingdom Records)

Other ReleasesEdit

  • Demo MMXIII (Demo) (2013, Till You Fukkin Bleed; Archaic Sound)
  • Delivering the Dead (Split 7" with Revel in Flesh) (2019, Unspeakable Axe)
  • Ravenous Eyes in the Distance (Flexi Single) (2020, Decibel Magazine)
  • 4 Doors to Death II (Split Album with Nucleus, Ectoplasma, Fetid Zombie) (2020, Unspeakable Axe)

MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

  • Mike Erdody - Vocals (2013 - Present)
  • Brent Satterly - Bass (2013 - Present)
  • Jason Pearce - Drums (2013 - Present)
  • Alex Awn - Guitar (2013 - Present)
  • Don Durr - Guitar (2017 - Present)

Former MembersEdit

  • Eric Blanchard - Guitar (2013 - 2017)

List of Known ToursEdit

  • June 2015 Mini-Tour (With Cemetery Filth) (2015)[26][27][28]
  • July 2018 Mini-Tour (2018)[29]
  • November 2018 Mini-Tour (With The Black Dahlia Murder, Mutilatred, Midnight) (2018)[30]

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Temple of Void Facebook
  2. Temple of Void Facebook
  3. Temple of Void
  4. Temple of Void Facebook
  5. Decibel Magazine
  6. Exclaim!
  7. Angry Metal Guy
  8. Metal Temple
  9. The Grim Tower
  10. Temple of Void Facebook Event
  11. Temple of Void Facebook
  12. The Obelisk
  13. Temple of Void Facebook
  14. Indy Metal Vault
  15. Teeth of The Divine
  16. Metal Injection
  17. Wonderbox Metal
  18. Temple of Void Facebook
  19. Temple of Void Facebook
  20. Decibel Magazine
  21. Tour Last Rites
  22. Metal Temple
  23. Kerrang
  24. Vinyl Chapters
  25. Metal Injection
  26. Temple of Void Facebook
  27. Temple of Void Facebook
  28. Temple of Void Facebook
  29. Temple of Void Facebook
  30. Temple of Void Facebook
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