From: VA, United States
Genre: Metal, Rock, Alternative/Alt. Rock
The Cult of Dionysis is a dedication to heavy music organized and operated by true metal superheroes. Metal is a lifestyle, not some stupid trend. This music is created by real human beings who genuinely love and live metal music even if they have to subject themselves to ridicule, poverty, and insanity to do it! Read on and witness history in the making...
The form of art known as Heavy Metal has become a lifelong "religion" for Drummer & Vocalist, Dionysis. After nearly two decades navigating the metal underground in various groups, Dionysis founded his "Heavy Metal Cult" in 2006 and began the campaign to deliver metallic enlightenment to the people of planet earth.
In spring 2007 the Cult of Dionysis released a 3 song EP titled "CCCXXXIII" featuring the single 7Doors. A year later the whole band dynamic had changed and in spring 2008 Michael Reece(Lead Guitar) and James Huff (Bass/Vocals) joined the Metalcult. Over the next two years the band toured the local region, picked up new band members (Matt Dowling, Grayson Flippin), lost band members (Michael Reece, Dowling, Flippin), and began to develop a rabid following throughout the south-eastern region of the United States.
In September 2010 the band released a 6 song LP record titled "Alchemy" on their label Metalcult Entertainment featuring fan favorite songs Hammer of Thor, Glorious Destruction, and Doomstone. In October 2010 Scott Mays joined the Metalcult as Guitarist.
In February 2011 the first issue of the new comic book series titled "Metalcult Comix" was published and released to the public. The book, written and illustrated by Dionysis, features stories and characters created by Dionysis, and marks the sequential art debut of the METALCULT! Check out Metalcult Comix here:
In July 2011 Scotty McMeans joined the Cult of Dionysis as Guitarist. The band released issue #2 Of Metalcult Comix in August 2011. Over the Winter break of 2012 the Metalcult composed an album's worth of new material. In March 2012 they worked with Producer Peter Wichers (All That Remains, Nevermore, Darkest Hour, Soilwork) to record a new song titled "Behind The Mask", which has been released to the public as a single on their Metalcult Entertainment label.
In April 2012 Scotty McMeans resigned from the band. The group released issue #3 of Metalcult Comix on May 5 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Mountain Empire Comics in Bristol, TN. In June 2012 the Cult of Dionysis welcomed Heath Hash into the group as the new Lead Guitarist. Issue #4 of Metalcult Comix was released August 2012.
The Cult of Dionysis is currently working on a Metalcult Comix Special #1 slated for release in Spring 2013. The band is now booking and performing dates for the 2013 Southeast Region USA Live Tour throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.