CATHEDRAL (1990–PRESENT). Lee Dorian (vocals), Adam Lehan (guitar), Gary Jennings (guitar), Mark Griffiths (bass), Ben Mochrie (drums).
Cathedral were a reaction to the grindcore scene led by former Napalm Death lead singer Lee Dorian. They played incredibly slow, almost dirge-like death metal. After Dorian was unceremoniously booted from Napalm Death, perhaps one of the most innovative bands of the grindcore era, he soon found common cause with Griffiths and Jennings who shared his fascination with early Black Sabbath and the slow-as-all-hell riffage of the Melvins to create one of the ultimate slow doom metal bands. The band soon signed to Earache and released numerous records of slow metal. Highly recommended for fans of Sabbath, or curious Napalm Death fans wondering what it would sound like if the formula was inverted.
Discography: Echoes of Dirges Into the Naves [EP] (Mex. MM/PPR, 1990); Forest of Equilibrium (Earache/Relativity, 1992); Soul Sacrifice [EP] (Earache/Columbia, 1992); The Ethereal Mirror (Earache/Columbia, 1993); Cosmic Requiem [EP](Earache/Columbia, 1994); In Memorium ([EP] (UK Rough Trade, 1994); Statik Majik [EP] (UK Earache, 1994); Carnival Bizarre (Earache, 1995); Supernatural Birth Machine (Earache, 1996); Caravan Beyond Redemption (Earache, 1998); Endtyme (Earache, 2001); The VIIth Coming (Spitfire, 2002); The Garden of Earthly Delights (Nuclear Blast, 2006); Ensemble for the Midevil (Black Magic/Journess, 2006); The Bridge (Cathedral, 2007).