The Ascendicate

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The Ascendicate
Also known as The 7 Method (1999-2008), TA[1]
Origin High Point, North Carolina
Genres Christian metal,[2] metalcore,[3] alternative metal,[3] hard rock,[4] melodic metalcore,[3] nu metal[3]
Years active 1999-2012 (Indefinite Hiatus)
Labels Solid State, MD
Associated acts Demon Hunter, Damien Deadson
Website The Ascendicate on Facebook
Members Ryan Helm
Eric Marlow
Dustin Bryant
David Dudley
Past members Chris Wheat

The Ascendicate, originally known as The 7 Method is a Christian metal band from High Point, North Carolina. The band formed in 1999, but went on hiatus in 2012. The band put out tracks of one of their albums, which fell into the hands of Jimmy Ryan (Haste the Day, Trenches) and Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter, Training for Utopia), and the band signed to Solid State Records.[5] They have shared stages with Staple, Extol, Alien Ant Farm, Disciple, Project 86, and Pillar.[6] Guitarist Ryan Helm joined Demon Hunter, and then formed Damien Deadson.[2]


  • Ryan Helm - Lead Guitar, Unclean Vocals
  • Eric Marlow - Lead Vocals
  • Dustin Bryant - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • David Dudley - Bass
  • Chris Wheat - Drums


As The 7 Method[edit]

Studio albums[4]
  • Roses Like Razorblades (2005; MD)
Independent albums[4]
  • The7Method (2000)
  • I'll Change Tomorrow (2003)
  • Demo EP (2004)
  • The Enlightenment EP (2005)

As The Ascendicate[edit]

Studio albums[4]
  • To Die as Kings (2009)[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c "The Ascendicate". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Ryan Helm of Damien Deadson & Demon Hunter". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Ascendicate". Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "The Ascendicate". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Van Pelt, Doug. "HM Exclusive: The Ascendicate Interview". HM Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The 7 Method". Stereo Killer. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Zachary (February 16, 2009). "The Ascendicate - To Die As Kings". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Ascendicate - To Die As Kings". Sputnik Music. Retrieved October 8, 2015.