Guillotine was invented by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did most people assumed, but this is not correct! Joseph Ignace Guillotin was a French physician and politician. In 1789 he became a member of the Constituent Assembly, and he was a champion of humanitarian reforms. He proposed that the death penalty should always be carried out by beheading (which until then had been a privilege for the nobility). The guillotine, introduced in 1792, is named after him.
The band Guillotine A.D. once was named Guillotine, and is a southern death metal band.
– whose music blends the sounds of old-school Florida death metal, Scandinavian black metal, and New Orleans sludge into a wholly unique brew – have signed with M-Theory Audio. The title track Born To Fall,
The early roots of what is now known as Guillotine A.D. first took shape in 2003, when brothers Adam & Lance Miller first formed the band, then known as Guillotine, in their rural southwest Georgia town. The brothers initially grew up on ‘70s hard rock legends such as ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and came of age during the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, cutting their metal teeth on Shadows Fall and Lamb of God. Life saw the brothers soon head on different paths for the next decade, with GUILLOTINE going on pause during that time.
Guillotine was reformed by the brother duo in 2015. Adam & Lance now took inspiration from the classic death metal of Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, the New Orleans sludge of Crowbar and Eyehategod, and the Scandinavian black metal of Mayhem and early Enslaved. The duo soon followed that reformation with a re-location to Athens, Georgia, where they met drummer Evan Posey. The newly-materialized incarnation of the band became the perfect outlet for the updated direction that their music had taken. The band self-described the motivation of their new sound as wanting to sound like if Obituary moved to New Orleans and tried to play down-tuned versions of Satyricon songs.
Guillotine’s self-titled and self-released debut album was released in October 2017. The group soon took their new sound to live stages all over the Southeast United States, supporting bands such as Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, and Hate Eternal. The band also participated in Slaughter Que 2019, which was headlined by acts such as Exodus, Kataklysm, Exhorder, and more. The trio also shared stages alongside fellow rising extreme metal acts such as Cloak, Frozen Soul and Sanguisugabogg.
1. Vultures Of Paradise 05:45
2. Exile 05:23
3. War First 04:00
4. Spiritual Insect 06:33
5. I Want To Believe 04:28
6. Born To Fall 06:27
7. Hammer 06:02
8. Madness Of The Gods 08:44