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South African Industrial Thrashers CHAOS DOCTRINE have released a devastating re-mixed/mastered/produced version of “Cult” from their self-titled 2018 debut. This revamped version called “CULT MMXXI” focuses on production elements lost in the original version, while introducing new orchestral arrangements that truly send the listener into a dystopian nightmare. If this is a taste of what’s to come with their next EP ‘The Chaos Chronicles Volume II’ (set for release mid to late 2022), I think we can all start getting extremely excited for some bone-crushing complexities that are of the most modern nature.

Watch CULT MMXXI here: https://youtu.be/5TRZh3oRX70


As if one release wasn’t enough, the Chaos boys have released an awesome tribute to Midnight Oil’s 80s classic “Beds are Burning”. They have indeed put a fantastic metal spin on this anthem for the down-trodden, but I feel they could have upped the ante on the brutal factor….but that’s just me, it is still thoroughly enjoyable.

Watch BEDS ARE BURNING here: https://youtu.be/XidcvtfG4lg


Chaos Doctrine brings a unique and modern metal assault by blending old school thrash and death with aggressive industrial metal. Originally formed in 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa by vocalist Dr D (Bedlam, Malachi, DedX), the band line up is completed by veteran guitarist and band producer Alec Surridge (Sacraphyx, The Warinsane), bass guitarist, backing vocalist and band visual artist Phil Carstens (DedX), and explosive drummer Hannes Matthysen (Chromium & The Drift)



For its members, Chaos Doctrine is more than a band … it is a comprehensive sensory experience and a brand. Everything the band produces conveys this; from the band name itself, their aggressive sonic releases, explosive live shows, dystopic visual products, and stabbing lyrical content. Chaos Doctrine explores the shadow of the human condition; hatred, brutality, decay. Their approach is unrelenting, fuelled by rage and void of apology.