REVEREND BIZARRE BIOGRAPHY
Reverend Bizarre were a cult doom metal band from Finland. They played slow and heavy traditional doom with dramatic vocals, following in the footsteps of bands such as Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Black Sabbath.REVEREND BIZARRE GENRES
The band was founded in Lohja, but during 1997-98 the band relocated in Turku. All the band members have lived in Lohja, and Albert is currently living there. They pay homage for their hometown by using the "Lohja Power" text in the backcovers of their releases.
The band had planned a totality of five albums "Songs from the Funereal World" being the third, "Heavier Than Life" the fourth and "How It Was Meant to Be" the fifth and the last album. However, the band has abandoned this plan and will do only one more album, entitled "So Long Suckers", which will be released in the Summer of 2007.
Especially Albert has numerous "side" projects which are often mentioned in the interviews. Many of these projects haven't even released anything, and some only exist as ideas. He makes ambient/martial music under the name Herven Agal, for example.
As of late September 2007 here is a list of possible additional works featuring Reverend Bizarre as per their forum on Hellride Music:
Split with Electric Wizard, feat. "The Gate of Nanna"(10"), Rise Above 2007/2008.
Split with Kuolema, 2007/2008
Split with Mr. Velcro Fastener. 2007/2008.
Split with Rättö ja Lehtisalo. 2007/2008
In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend gatefold 2LP, 2007, Storming Death
"Death is Glory....Now". Compilation of all the rare tracks, early 2008, Spikefarm.
REVEREND BIZARRE LYRICAL THEMES
Various homages, mysticism, religion, misery
REVEREND BIZARRE ORIGIN
Finland (Lohja/Turku), formed in 1995
REVEREND BIZARRE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
REVEREND BIZARRE STATUS
REVEREND BIZARRE CURRENT LINE-UP
Sir Albert Witchfinder (Sami Hynninen) - Bass, Vocals (Armanenschaft, KLV, Orne, The Candles Burning Blue, The Puritan)
Father Peter Vicar (Kimi Kärki) - Guitars (Lord Vicar, Orne)
Monsieur Earl of Void (Jari Pohjonen) - Drums, Additional Guitars (KLV, Orne)
REVEREND BIZARRE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Juippi (Juha-Petteri Lundqvist) - Drums (1995-97)