Thecla is an apocalyptic Death Metal band from Philadelphia.
Their debut EP “My Sojourn Among The Torturers” is a viscous aural tribute to author Gene Wolfe whose influential goth epic The Book Of The New Sun spawned the “Dying Earth” genre of Science Fiction.
Drawing inspiration from Wolfe’s work, Thecla creates a viscous portrait of the hero’s journey through an earth in decay. Vocalist Ossipago’s bloodcurdling style is the perfect compliment to the down right nasty riff’s delivered by guitarist Famulimus. All tied together by Barbatus’ pounding drum performances. While the band boast a singular style comparison’s can be made to Bolt Thrower, Death, Celtic Frost, and Darkthrone.
“The songwriting is incredible and they are perfectly lengthened to maintain headbanging integrity without becoming dry and sparse” – The Dungeon In Deep Space