Theocracy at ProgPower USA

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be playing Day One of ProgPower USA this year on Wednesday, September 4.

Some unfortunate visa circumstances led to unexpected cancellations, and we were asked to step in as a last-minute replacement. It’s always an honor to grace the stage of the best festival in the U.S., so we hope to see you there!

THEOCRACY COVERS ANGRA’S “TIME”

We were utterly shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of André Matos. André’s work with Angra and beyond was a huge musical influence on us in the early days, and Matt Smith has this to say: “Holy Land was actually the first power metal album I ever bought, and André was among the absolute best songwriters in the genre by any calculation. His influence on me was massive in those formative years, and he will be sorely missed.” We decided to record a cover of one of our favorite Angra tracks as a humble tribute to the man and the music he left behind, and we hope you enjoy it. Our prayers are with his family, friends and fans during this difficult time.

Thank you, André, for all the great music.

NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

THEOCRACY recently announced three new shows! The band will return to the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland in March, play their first ever show in Mexico and April and headline the Mad With Power Fest 3 in Madison WI in August! Check the tour section for more details.

“GHOST SHIP” YOUTUBE CONTEST ANNOUNCED

THEOCRACY and Ulterium Records are happy to announce the “Ghost Ship” YouTube contest!

Record a video of yourself when playing or singing the Theocracy track “Ghost Ship” and upload it to YouTube. Then send a link to the video to contest@ulterium-records.com to be included in the contest.

Here you can download “Ghost Ship” without vocals or the instrument you plan to record, as well as a reference click track:

Ghost Ship without vocals: http://www.ulterium-records.com/contest/gs_no_vocals.mp3
Ghost Ship without guitars: http://www.ulterium-records.com/contest/gs_no_guitars.mp3
Ghost Ship without bass: http://www.ulterium-records.com/contest/gs_no_bass.mp3
Ghost Ship without drums: http://www.ulterium-records.com/contest/gs_no_drums.mp3
Ghost Ship reference click track: http://www.ulterium-records.com/contest/gs_clicktrack.mp3

The contest will be open until June 20th, and then Theocracy and Ulterium Records will decide two winners: the best performance as well as the most creative submission. Below you can see the prizes for both winners:

#1 Winner [the best performance]

– “Ghost Ship” CD [signed]
– “Ghost Ship” 2LP vinyl edition with black discs [signed]
– A Theocracy t-shirt of your choice
– Contest video posted at the official Theocracy website and facebook page

#2 Winner [the most creative performance/video]
– “Ghost Ship” CD [signed]
– A Theocracy t-shirt of your choice
– Contest video posted at the official Theocracy facebook page

We are looking forward to check out your submissions! Good luck!