British extreme metal veterans AKERCOCKE will support DARK FUNERAL on the following dates:
March 12 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
March 13 - Glasgow, UK - Hammerfest/Pontins Holiday Park
March 14 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
March 15 - London, UK - Underworld
In other news, AKERCOCKE members Matt Wilcock (guitar, ex-THE BERZERKER) and David Gray (drums) have launched a brand new project called THE ANTICHRIST IMPERIUM. This is a three-piece featuring Nikki from TED MAUL on vocals and bass, Matt on guitar and vocals and David on drums. The band will have a MySpace page up in the coming month or two, along with audio samples. A summer release for the group's debut album is expected.
Frontman Jason Mendonça is joined in AKERCOCKE by Wilcock, Peter Benjamin (bass, ex-CORPSING), Martin Bonsoir (keyboards) and Gray. The band will release its debut DVD, "A Decade of Devil Worship", later this year.
Video footage of AKERCOCKE performing the song "Leviathan" live at UK Deathfest on May 3, 2009 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K. can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").
AKERCOCKE's music video for the song "Axiom" was directed by Erica Herbert of HSI London (NIRVANA, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE). Her surrealist vision is the perfect compliment to AKERCOCKE's brutally beautiful sound. Deemed "a unique and beautiful visual outing" by frontman Jason Mendonca, "Axiom" leaves the realm of mere music video and enters the realm of pure art.
"Axiom" comes off AKERCOCKE's latest release, "Antichrist" (2007), which is said to be "yet another step forward in AKERCOCKE's ever-evolving journey into darkness."