French death metal apparatus AUTOKRATOR revealed the final track “Inquisition and the Knights Templar” from their forthcoming third album “Hammer Of The Heretics”. AUTOKRATOR collaborated with veteran drummer Kevin Paradis (Benighted, Aggressor, Mithridatic, ex – Svart Crown) for this album.

Hear the fifth and the final track “Inquisitio-Denunciatio-Exceptio” exclusively at INVISIBLE ORANGES, RIGHT HERE

“If Autokrator were a brand, their slogan might be “Slamming with Substance.” The French trio makes ardently anti-melodic death-doom that elevates itself above that of their peers through lyrical storytelling.”  — INVISIBLE ORANGES

The band comments“INQUISITIO-DENUNCIATIO-EXCEPTIO is an inquisitorial procedure. Lyrics are based on real questioning transcriptions”

Ever since taking its form in 2014, AUTOKRATOR has been pushing the envelope of death metal throughout the terror invoking, suffocating form of music. Offering two formidable albums consecutively, the French radical troop manifested their relentless and limitless vitality to generate the gnarliest form of death metal. Both albums came out on different formats from the esteemed underground labels like Iron Bonehead, Godz of War, Third Eye Temple, Signal Rex, Krucyator Productions and Larval Productions.

“Hammer of Heretics” – the third full length is a demonstration that Autokrator is neither intending to stop their notorious militancy nor going to limit their capabilities. The 05 track (includes one interlude) unearthly death metal album, infused with pulverizing doom metal and earsplitting noise and cadaverous dark experimentation, is egregious in terms of superiority and fraught with danger in terms of ambience. In this album, the horrendous voice of David Bailey (vocals) and the outlandish compositional structure of L.F. (the mastermind, guitar/bass) are reinforced by the bellicose hammering of veteran drummer Kevin Paradis (Benighted, Aggressor, Mithridatic, ex – Svart Crown). Kevin’s drumming of Brobdingnagian properties made the sound monumentally thicker and more noxious than ever.

A few bands have pushed death metal to a new, intoxicating arena without macerating or slowing down the vehement sonic atmosphere, and with acuity, might and power, AUTOKRATOR unquestionably stands in a superior position among them.

L.F: Guitars
David Bailey : Vocals
Kevin Paradis: Drums

Written by Loic.F, recorded by Loic.F, David Bailey and Kevin Paradis
Mixed and mastered by Loic.F at 43°26’15.6″N 3°37’01.1″E
Original lyrics on “Le Sang Impur” by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Photographies by Elena Samko
Artwork by L.F


BUNDLE PRE-ORDER (Drawn and Quartered / Autokrator / Profane Order):