20 Years Ago: AKERCOCKE release Rape of the Bastard Nazarene

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20 Years Ago: AKERCOCKE release Rape of the Bastard Nazarene

...it's like an account of the early days of the band, of the formation of the band. We had a very isolated upbringing; all we knew was the music we had been into in 1990/1991 when Jason and I played in our last band, Salem Orchid. So we just got all the old stuff that we used to be into -- Celtic Frost, and all the usual suspects -- and just got together and used as kind of a template...

David Gray / Akercocke interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 1999

AKERCOCKE released their debut album, Rape of the Bastard Nazarene, on this day in 1999 through their own label Goat of Mendes.