If you like music as Reverend Bizarre, Cirith Ungol, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost and Saint Vitus? You probably also will like the band Solemn Ceremony. The band is from Adelaide in Australia. This town is named after the wife of the British king William IV, and its fits well! The reason is that Solemn Ceremony occasionally plays a rather slow but majestic doom.
Solemn Ceremony is Phil Howlett’s solo doom metal project and two days ago he released his self-titled debut record. Phil Howlett wrote and recorded all the basic tracks and later added vocals and lead guitars as well. Howlett was joined by Gareth Briggs to perform drums while Kieran Provis (Lucifer’s Fall) added lead guitar in 3 of the 4 songs. There were also contributions from Shayne (Eldritch Rites / Dire Fate) and Phillip D. Atropos (Dire Fate), who added a small vocal part in one track as well.