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    Theocracy started life as a one-man project created by Matt Smith, who played and sang everything on the self-titled debut album released at the end of 2003 on MetalAges Records. The album received fantastic reviews and worldwide acclaim within the Metal genre.
    The music? Epic, melodic Power Metal with occasional progressive flourishes. Long songs, longer songs, short songs, fast songs, slow songs, midtempo songs, ballads...epic choirs, soaring vocals, pounding drums, crunchtastic guitars, and most importantly, melodies that get stuck in your head.
    Mirror of Souls, the second Theocracy album, saw the addition of drummer Shawn Benson and guitarist Jon Hinds to the ranks. Instead of the dreaded “sophomore slump,” Mirror of Souls built on the strengths of the first album and took things to another level with improved production and performances, culminating in the 23-minute title track, which perfectly sums up everything Theocracy is about. The album received spectacular reviews worldwide and led to bassist Jared Oldham and guitar whiz Val Allen Wood joining the band, completing the lineup. Theocracy’s first tour of Europe soon followed.

    Now, the latest chapter in Theocracy’s career is here with As the World Bleeds. The effect of the full lineup is immediately apparent, as the band comes out firing on all cylinders across 10 tracks. The album was conceived, in the words of Smith, as “a song-oriented album where each track stands alone, and where every song is iconic and strong enough to potentially be someone’s favorite.” The result features everything a Theocracy fan could wish for, and the band looks forward to taking the new material to stages across the globe.
    Theocracy are:
    Matt Smith - Vocals
    Shawn Benson - Drums
    Jon Hinds - Guitar
    Jared Oldham - Bass
    Val Allen Wood - Lead Guitar

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    Amazing | Posted November 30, 2011
    Being over 40 I have heard sooo many bands over the years and metal has always been my favorite genre. Theocracy is truly the best band I have had the pleasure of hearing. Matt's vocals are just jaw dropping and their lyrics are awesome mostly due to the fact that I love Christian rock. Keep it up boys and please never turn to the secular world!

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    As the World Bleeds | Posted November 01, 2011
    This new cd is going to be one of their best yet. I have heard some of the songs on and it has taken off on there as is. Love it and u will to

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    Extraordinary | Posted January 16, 2011
    My favorite band, Christian or secular. They are truly amazing. Their music is fresh and creative. Their lyrics are profound, insightful, and meaningful. They are simply incredible in every aspect.

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    Theocracy | Posted January 02, 2010
    Amazing band! Check out Bethlehem, Laying the Demon to Rest, and Absolution Day for a great sampling of this band's talent. Great if you love Prog Metal! =D

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    My favorite band! | Posted December 04, 2008
    Theocracy write thoughtful Christian lyrics and play Heavy Metal, which are exactly the two things I most enjoy in the music I listen to.

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