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The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY released their new album “Ghost Ship” in October last year. “Ghost Ship” entered the Billboard Hard Rock chart at #19, the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #7 and the Billboard Independent Albums chart at #44 when it was released. 

With Ghost Ship, Theocracy perfects the lively and fully-realized sound of As the World Bleeds, delivering 10 muscular and streamlined tracks that never lose focus and combine for one memorable journey. You like midtempo singalong anthems? Try the “Ghost Ship” title track. Thrashy rhythms and intensity? “The Wonder of It All” should be to your liking. Emotional ballads with huge melodic hooks? Go “Around the World and Back.” Or if you prefer epic, progressive tracks that do all these things and more, 10-minute album closer “Easter” is sure to be a favorite. Each song on Ghost Ship stands alone and has a unique signature, but every moment sounds unmistakably like Theocracy. 

After four European headline tours, many festival appearances in Europe and one in Costa Rica as well as a growing number of US shows, Theocracy continues to grow and spread their high quanlity brand of melodic metal filled with hope around the world.


FANGHORN is an American heavy metal band formed in Georgia. It was founded by New Jersey native Ray Thomann (drums) and Atlanta-based guitarist/vocalist Ryan Russell. The two developed a friendship and began collaborating on some new ideas. They quickly recognized the chemistry that existed, as well as the tremendous opportunity that presented itself. It’s at this time that Fanghorn became a reality.

After Fanghorn’s initial founding, Thomann contacted Rene’ Benton, whom he had met a few years prior, and invited him to join the band. Benton is an internationally renowned guitarist and solo artist who brings a wealth of experience, expertise and talent to Fanghorn. To fill the void at bass duties, Russell connected with long time friend and former Voltage Cult bandmate John Crumbley. Crumbley is a very talented and highly respected musician/songwriter within the metal community.


Thomann and Russell have been primarily responsible for the creative direction of the band and their forthcoming CD, “Fanghorn.” Both shared in the song writing duties for the album.

Fanghorn’s musical DNA is composed of “old school” metal coupled with heavy and intense riffing, thunderous drums, heart pounding bass, and thought provoking lyrics. The musical arrangements portray messages of truth – that are relevant, deep and multidimensional. Fanghorn’s songs cover a wide variety of themes that speak to the heart and can be easily identified with; themes of world events, social issues, faith, government tyranny, and overcoming personal struggles. With that being said; Fanghorn’s music speaks to a generation and challenges them to stand against the darkness of this age.


Traditional Power Metal from Dallas Ga.