Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Akercocke's Antichrist sparks religious debate on BBC TV TONIGHT

The upcoming release of UK death metal giants Akercocke’s latest album Antichrist has caused uproar amongst Northern Ireland’s religious community, and is set to be the subject of a major religious debate live on BBC1 Northern Ireland.

The overtly satanic content contained within Antichrist has come under attack by religious forces, leading to the band's vocalist Jason Mendonca facing a head- to-head live TV debate that will air on BBC1’s ‘Nolan Live’ show.  The debate will be broadcast live via satellite link at 10.45pm on BBC Northern Ireland following Akercocke’s gig on May 16th at Nottingham’s Rock City.  This meeting of minds is sure to stir waves of controversy ahead of their show in Belfast on May 18th and Dublin on May 19th and with the Antichrist misson statement in full force, Akercocke are sure to voice their closely held satanic beliefs.

To find out more about Antichrist and to listen exclusively to the track "Summon The Antichrist" that has ignited this controversy, head over to

Antichrist is released in the UK on Earache Records on May 28th (UK) and July 17th (USA)

Stephen Nolan's show can be viewed on Sky TV for BBC1 Northern Ireland, channel 973 and online at

For Akercocke contact and information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
Phone - 212-840-9090
Fax - 212-840-4033
43 W 38th St. - 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10018
AIM: ForsakenChaos37
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