The Band

A History of Antipope

Formed in 2004 and hailing from Northern Finland, Antipope presents a unique brand of heavy metal infused with progressive rhythms and wrapped in gothic doom and pierced by of black metal. Antipope's albums have each their own themes, and lyrics dive into history, occult and esoteric twilight zones.

After half a decade of publishing multiple demo-EPs, Antipope self-published their first album, "Desert", in 2010. In 2011, Antipope was signed by Violent Journey Records, and this collaboration produced two groudbreaking albums: "House of Harlot" (2011) and "3 Eyes of Time" (2013). These early 2010s albums saw Antipope add to the mix of heavy metal and black metal various influences of gothic, doom, and industrial metal.

After 4 years of relative silence, Antipope return with their first internationally released album "Denial/Survival" in 2017. Published by the Brazilian Heavy Metal Rock label, Denial/Survival showcased Antipope's return to their progressive roots.

In 2020, Antipope released their internation breakthrough album "Apostle of Infinite Joy" through Fertile Crescent Productions/Moribund Records. After years of experimenting with different styles, Antipope began to focus on their foundation of heavy metal and black metal, creating a unique mixture from these fairly common elements. Alchemical experimentations continued on their 2022 album "Rex Mundi". Also published by Moribund Records, Antipope's latest album is their most ambitious to the date. A through-and-through concept album, "Rex Mundi" takes you on a blood soaked trip to the 13th century Franch, into the chaos and slaughter of Albigensian Crusade.