Beyond the Sixth Seal

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Beyond the Sixth Seal
Origin Massachusetts
Genres Melodic death metal
Death 'n' roll
Years active 1998–2003, 2006–present
Labels Metal Blade Records
Lifeforce Records
Black Market Activities
Website Official Myspace page
Members Mike McKenzie
Greg Weeks
Brendan Roche

Beyond the Sixth Seal is a sideproject band of Mike McKenzie and Greg Weeks of The Red Chord. They were formed as a thrash metal band in the suburbs of Boston in 1998 and released a few demos. In the summer of 2000, bassist Adam Wentworth (The Red Chord) joined up with BTSS to record their debut EP A Homicide Divine in early 2001.

After a European tour and a series of shows in the United States, writing for the full length began. Earth And Sphere was written during a major line-up change, as Adam moved to guitar and the band saw the exit of Rob Devlin (guitar) and Lawrence Kwong (vocals). Beyond the Sixth Seal continued the album writing process while searching for suitable replacements. The first to join was Matt Woods (American Nightmare) on bass, followed shortly after by Mike McKenzie (also of The Red Chord) on vocals. The album was released in 2002 on German label Lifeforce Records and Beyond the Sixth Seal disbanded the following year in 2003.[1]

In 2006, the band has reformed as a studio project and is currently signed to Metal Blade Records. A rough demo of a new song appears on their Myspace page.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Mike "Gunface" McKenzie - vocals, guitar (2001-2003, 2006-present)
  • Greg Weeks - bass (2003, 2006-present)
  • Brendan Roche - drums (1998-2003, 2006-present)

Former Members[edit]

  • Ross McCue - guitar
  • Justin Chapel - guitar (1998-2003)
  • Rob Devlin - gutiar (1998-2001)
  • Lawrence Kwong - vocals (1998-2001)
  • Adam Wentworth - bass (2000-2001) guitar (2001-2003)
  • Matt Woods - bass (2001-2003)

Discography[edit]

Full-length
EPs
  • 2001: A Homicide Divine (Voice of Life Records)
Demos
  • 1999: Genocide Empire
  • 2000: The White Demo
  • 2002: Knives & Guns

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