Cathedral are a heavy metal/doom metal band from Coventry, England.
The band was founded in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (a former member of Napalm Death), Mark 'Griff' Griffiths (a former Carcass roadie) and Garry 'Gaz' Jennings (formerly of Acid Reign). At first they played very heavy and slow doom metal that was released through Earache. They later incorporated elements of stoner rock and progressive rock into their sound and some of their albums were released through Dorrian's own label, Rise Above Records.
In 1989 Lee Dorrian left his former band Napalm Death mainly because he was getting sick of the punk scene and did not like the death metal direction Napalm Death was heading towards. Cathedral was formed after Lee Dorrian and Mark Griffiths met and discussed their love for doom bands like Candlemass, Dream Death, Pentagram, Trouble, and of course Witchfinder General (who Dorrian would later name a song after). Thus, Cathedral was born as a death/doom band on their first releases, but...
Track listing: Death AD 2005Tree of Life & DeathNorth Berwick Witch TrialsUpon Azrael's WingsCorpsecycleFields of ZagaraOro the ManslayerBeneath a Funeral SunThe GardenProga-Europa http://www.cathedralcoven.com/
Track listing: Mourning of a New DayAll Your SinsMarchCommiserating the Celebration (live)Ebony Tears (live)Neophytes for the Serpent Eve (live)All Your Sins (live)Mourning of a New Day (live)Ebony Tears http://www.cathedralcoven.com/
Track listing: Vampire SunHopkins (The Witchfinder General)Utopian BlasterNight of the SeagullsCarnival BizarreInertias' CaveFangalactic SupergoriaBlue LightPalace of Fallen MajestyElectric Grave http://www.cathedralcoven.com/