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Mark Wharton

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Mark Ramsey Wharton
OriginHarrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Instrument(s)Drums, keyboards, flute, penny whistle
Years active1985–present

Mark Ramsey Wharton is a British musician who has worked as the drummer of Acid Reign,[1][2] Cathedral, Cronos, Asomvel and Workshed.[3]



Wharton formed Acid Reign in 1985, along with Kevin "Kev" Papworth, Ian Gangwer, Howard "H" Smith and Gaz Jennings,[4] whom he had met at Granby High School in Harrogate[5] Acid Reign eventually broke up in 1991 after the release of their 1990 album "Obnoxious",[6][7] leading to Wharton joining his ex-Acid Reign bandmates Gaz Jennings and Adam Lehan in Cathedral in 1992.[8][9] Wharton then proceeded to form the band Asomvel with Jay-Jay Winter (whom he had played with in an early band, called "Lochenbar") and Lenny Robinson in 1993.[10][11] At this time, Wharton would also join Venom vocalist Conrad Lant's eponymous band Cronos,[12][13] however, by 1996 Wharton was no longer present in any of these projects.



With Acid Reign

Studio albums

With Cathedral

Studio albums

With Cronos

  • Venom (1995)

With Workshed



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  11. ^ Madder Than A Full Moon DogRelease. 14 October 2013.
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  13. ^ Stöver, Frank. "The following in-depth interview with Mr. Conrad "Cronos" Lant". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  14. ^ "WORKSHED: new band around ex-CATHEDRAL musicians". Retrieved 25 July 2019.