Johannesburg’s industrialized death metal machine Chaos Doctrine release their self-titled debut album today. World renowned magazine Metal Hammer recently had the following to say about the album; “These South African bruisers certainly aren’t afraid to throw caution to the wind with histrionics and epic structures aplenty”. Vocalist Dr D comments about the lengthy process behind the recording, “our debut album has been a few years in the making, for three primary reasons. Firstly, we had multiple line-up changes as a band. Secondly, the sheer amount of work it takes to create a well-produced industrial metal onslaught – from both a recording and a live show perspective. Finally, and most importantly, we wanted to make absolutely sure that this record is one that all of us could be proud of! We worked hard on this, we involved great people like JP de Stefani and Jocke Skog, and we are very happy and excited to see it landing!”


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Chaos Doctrine teamed up with Emalyth to launch their debut album during the Emalyth’s Big Day Out – Vol II on 28 July 2018, taking place at Rumours Rock City in Johannesburg. The band is joined by great local acts such as Disarmageddon, Insanity Unveiled, My Columbine and KOI.

The album and other band merch will be on sale – Chaos Doctrine hits the stage at 10pm!

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Chaos Doctrine is a metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa. The band is the brainchild of vocalist Dr D (Bedlam, Malachi, DedX) and guitarist Ray (Superclown, Malachi, Stone the Free, DedX), who wanted to create a unique sound by blending classic thrash and death with newer waves of metal and industrial. Originally formed in 2010 with bassist Phil (DedX), the band had a few member changes before enrolling guitarist Alec (Sacraphyx, The Warinsane) in 2013. In 2017, founding drummer Ralph Margo (Beast of Eden, Sacrifist, Tyburn, Misericord, Hate Speech) re-joined the band to complete the line-up.

For Chaos Doctrine, metal is aggression. Everything we produce conveys this: Our sound is the result of combining the raw power of classic metal like SLAYER, Pantera, Sepultura, and Meshuggah with the modern edge of bands such as Machine Head and Lamb of God, and the industrial sound of the likes of Ministry, White Zombie and Psyclon Nine. Our lyrical content explores the shadow of the human condition: instability, hatred, brutality, decay. And our approach is unrelenting – fuelled by rage and void of message or apology.

This is aggression. This is Chaos Doctrine.

Line Up:
Vocals – Dr D
Guitars – Ray
Guitars – Alec
Bass – Phil
Drums – Ralph

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