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Country of origin: Great Britain
Founded: 2000
Status: Active
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Band History - Prophecy, The (Online Sep. 2003)

The Prophecy

The dawn of the new millennium heralded the birth of a new band. THE PROPHECY was to be strong in vision and emotion, translating their muses and inspiration into a Doom/Death Renaissance. This vision was such, that rather than immediately follow the path of live performance, the band, consiting of Greg O'Shea (guitars), John Bennett (drums) and Matt Lawson (vox) decided to enter the recording studio to record "To End All Hope" with Greg performing bass and keyboard duties as well as the guitars. The response to this release made it clear that the band would have to expand to a full line-up to make it possible to recreate their music in a live capacity. This led to the introduction of Carl Fairhurst performing live bass duties, and recruiting Christian Moore-Wainwright as a full time guitarist to the pantheon of THE PROPHECY.

Playing at venues in the local area quickly earned THE PROPHECY a reputation for their passionate live performance and also for their obvious strength of song writing for such a relatively young band. Eager to better represent their music in a live environment, The band recruited keyboardist Katie Colbrook to the ranks.

Circulation of "To End All Hope" found THE PROPHECY earning respect on an international level. This respect led to an invitation to join US doomsters MORGION and Ireland's MOURNING BELOVETH on their European Tour, "The Doomination Of Europe". Eager to make the most of this opportunity THE PROPHECY returned to the studio to record what was to be their first full-length album "Ashes". The tour was a great success with THE PROPHECY making new friends, fans and allies. The shows were a triumph of the band's energy and musicianship, complete with great responses and reviews.

Upon their return to the UK and having been thrust to the forefront of the underground Metal scene, THE PROPHECY became the first signings to Blackdoom Records, a brand new label who had been watching THE PROPHECY with interest since their inception. The future sees the album "Ashes" to be given the release that it deserves and THE PROPHECY shall head to the US for the North American leg of the Doomination touring ensemble. And thus THE PROPHECY shall unfold...

Current Line-Up:
Greg O'Shea - Guitar
Christian Moore-Wainwright - Guitar
Matt Lawson - Vocals
John Bennett - Drums
Will Castledine - Bass

Previous members:
Carl Fairhurst - Bass Guitar (2002 - 2003)
Lewis Casey - Keyboards (1999 - 2002)
Berrin Bison Casey - Bass Guitar (1999 - 2001)
Will Castledine - Guitar (1999 - 2001)



Greg O'Shea - Guitar
Christian Moore-Wainwright - Guitar
Matt Lawson - Vocals
John Bennett - Drums
Carl Fairhurst - Bass
Katie Colbrook - Keys

"The Metal Observer" Review

2003 "Ashes" - Independent/BlackDoom

Total playing time: 48:38
  1. Ashes
  2. Killing Fields
  3. The Prophecy
  4. Dawn
  5. Blackened Desire
  6. Till Light Enshrouds

To End All Hope (Demo)

Greg O'Shea - Guitars, Bass & Keys
Matt Lawson - Vocals
John Bennett - Drums

2001 "To End All Hope (Demo)" - Independent

Total playing time: 25:00
  1. Till Light Enshrouds
  2. Cursed Earth
  3. Killing Fields

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