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.


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 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:
Ghost Ship without guitars:
Ghost Ship without bass:
Ghost Ship without drums:
Ghost Ship reference click track:

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!


Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is thrilled to welcome Ernie Topran to the band as their permanent drummer. Ernie has been drumming for more than 20 years, and has been active in the Atlanta music scene since 2006. During that time he has performed with many different bands, and he has been Theocracy’s touring drummer for the last couple years.

“I was happy to help Theocracy when they needed a touring drummer for some Scandinavian and German festivals,” says Topran. “I’ve known the guys for years, and my previous band Halcyon Way shared the stage with them many times. We had great times both on and off the stage, so when I was asked to join the band permanently, I accepted without hesitation. I look forward to many years of making music with such a great group of guys!”

Theocracy founder Matt Smith adds, “Ernie has proven himself to be a total professional and completely dependable, which is what we were looking for. In addition to his incredible drumming skills, he also happens to be the most kindhearted, genuine and fun guy you could ever hope to meet. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”

Ernie Topran official website: