Ramesses (band)

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Ramesses
Origin Dorset, England
Genres Doom metal, sludge metal, black metal
Years active 2003–2013 (hiatus)
Labels Feto, Ritual Productions
Associated acts Electric Wizard, 11PARANOIAS, SERPENTINE PATH
Website ramss.info
Members Adam Richardson
Past members Mark Greening
Tim Bagshaw

Ramesses is a sludge/doom metal band from Dorset, England, initially featuring ex-members of Electric Wizard.

History[edit]

Ramesses was formed in February 2003 by Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening (ex-Electric Wizard) with Adam Richardson formerly of Lord of Putrefaction, Spirmyard, and Hexed. They play a form of "crushing blackened doom" with "torrential riffing", "concussive percussion" and frightening growls[citation needed] composed during "freeform psychedelic jams". They are currently unsigned. Their second album titled 'Take the Curse' was released in 2010.

In 2011 the band released their 3rd full-length album "Possessed By The Rise of Magick". The shortly followed it up with the studio/live EP "Chrome Pineal". It featured 3 new studio tracks and 3 live tracks recorded in 2007.

In 2012 it was announced that guitarist Tim Bagshaw had left the band.[1] Tim had moved from England to the United States and formed the sludge / doom metal band Serpentine Path with all 3 members of the band Unearthly Trance. Mike Vest of the band Bong filed in on guitar for live performances.[2]

On January 29, 2013 on their official website the band announced a "hibernation". It had also been stated on Mark Greening's Facebook page that he had quit the band in October 2012 to rejoin a previous band, which was later revealed to be Electric Wizard.[3] Adam Richardson is working on a new project entitled 11Paranoias with Mike Vest of "Bong". Mark Greening was also a previous member of that project.

Discography[edit]

Studio[edit]

  • Misanthropic Alchemy (2007)
  • Take the Curse (2010)
  • Possessed By The Rise Of Magik (2011)[4]

EPs/Demos[edit]

  • Promo 2003 (Demo, 2003)
  • Negative Reaction/Ramesses Split (Split, 2004)
  • We Will Lead You to Glorious Times (EP, 2005)
  • The Tomb (Demo, 2005)
  • "Lack of Almost Everything" cover of an Eyehategod song on the tribute album For the Sick (Song, 2007)
  • Unearthly Trance/Ramesses split (10" Split, 2009)
  • Baptism of the Walking Dead (EP, 2009)
  • Chrome Pineal (2011)[5]

Singles[edit]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Adam Richardson - lead vocals, bass (2003–present)
Former members
  • Mark Greening - drums (2003-2012)
  • Tim Bagshaw - guitars, backing vocals (2003-2012)
Touring musicians
  • Mike Vest - guitar (2012)

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