Lee Dorrian

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Lee Dorrian
Singing with Cathedral at High Voltage in 2010
Background information
Born (1968-06-05) 5 June 1968 (age 47)
Origin Coventry, England
Genres Grindcore, death metal, doom metal, stoner metal
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels Rise Above
Associated acts Napalm Death
Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
Jaime Gomez Arellano
With The Dead

Lee Dorrian (born 5 June 1968) is a singer from Coventry, England. Originally the editor/publisher of the Cov punk fanzine "Committed Suicide", he went on to be the singer and lyricist with Napalm Death and recorded one and a half albums with them, namely the second half of Scum and the whole From Enslavement to Obliteration album. He left the band after the Mentally Murdered EP was released. He first used a brutal death grunt style of singing, but adopted a cleaner style when he left Napalm Death to form doom metal band Cathedral, who released their debut album Forest of Equilibrium in 1991. He also formed a record label, Rise Above Records, to release music by Cathedral and bands such as Electric Wizard, Sally and Orange Goblin. He presented an award to Napalm Death at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2007.

He performed on the track "Ice Cold Man" for the Probot project in 2003. He has also did vocals for the Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine project.

He is featured in Over the Madness, a 2007 documentary film by Diran Noubar about the pioneering gothic metal band Paradise Lost.

Lee Dorrian has appeared on the British television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks as a guest in the line-up round. The round followed a short video segment of Dorrian performing with Napalm Death, his grunting vocal style causing members of the audience to begin laughing.


He cited among others Cal from Discharge and Pete Lyons from Antisect as his main influences when he started singing with Napalm Death, as well as Dean Jones from Extreme Noise Terror and Sakevi Yokoyama from GISM.[1]


Napalm Death[edit]


Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine[edit]


With The Dead[edit]

Release Band Member Year
Erased – Symbol of Life Paradise Lost Guest Backing Vocals 2002


  1. ^ Tobin, Dan. "Lee Dorrian interview". www.earache.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 

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