Whore of Bethlehem is:
Ryan Sylvie – Lead Guitar
James Vandenberg – Vocals
Sam Axelrad – Drums
Phil King – Guitar
Alan Berryman – Bass
"The band consists of a handful of Texas extreme metal vets who come together to make a Christ-raping racket with hints of Behemoth and other death-heavies sprinkled over the top." – Dan Lake, Decibel Magazine
Hailing from Austin, TX, the self proclaimed live music capital of the world, Whore of Bethlehem have been spreading their visceral brand of brutal blackened death for over 10 years. Originally founded in 2009 by Ryan Sylvie, the band was established to break away from the signature brutal death metal sound of Texas with a more sinister and blackened approach. Texas is fast becoming one of the underground's most respected and reputable scenes, and Whore of Bethlehem are at the forefront of Texas blackened death.
The sinister barrage of riffs, blast beats, unnatural screams and heavy songwriting are influenced and inspired by classic death and black metal heavy weights Morbid Angel, Immolation, Dissection, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and Belphegor among others. Whore of Bethlehem has honed its sound over the years into a relentless and brutal assault that translates to a high energy live experience. In addition to multiple tours, the band has shared its passionate and energetic stage presence with some of the biggest names in the business when it comes to extreme metal. Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Dark Funeral, Decrepit Birth, Deicide, Internal Bleeding, and Devourment to name but a few.
Since its inception, the band has reached a dedicated roster with Ryan Sylvie on lead guitar, James Vandenberg on vocals, Phil King on rhythm guitar, Sam Axelrad on drums, and Alan Berryman on Bass. Already the veterans of two full-length releases the band is poised to unleash its 3rd album, 'Ritual of Homicide' sometime in 2022 to early 2023. With a strong and burgeoning fan base, Whore of Bethlehem will quickly win over new converts of black and death metal.