Reverend Bizarre was a 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. The band was one of the biggest names in the fourth wave of traditional doom metal.
According to Albert Witchfinder, the band had planned three more full-length albums: Songs from the Funereal World, Heavier Than Life and How It Was Meant to Be, but this plan was later scrapped and the band made only one more LP, disbanding Reverend Bizarre "before it started to suck." The album, III So Long Suckers, was recorded in the first half of 2007, and released in August of that year. The band's last concerts were played during the autumn and winter of 2006 culminating in a final performance in Turku.
Two of the band's EPs, Harbinger of Metal and Return to the Rectory, actually exceed seventy minutes in length.
Since their disbanding, Albert Witchfinder had a new band called The Puritan, as well as a solo project called Opium Warlords, and Peter Vicar founded a new band called Lord Vicar, which went on releasing (alongside original material) songs that Vicar wrote for Reverend Bizarre which did not make it onto any albums. Furthermore, all three members of Reverend Bizarre continue doing music together in Orne (originally known as Mesmer), Vicar's old school progressive rock band in which Void plays the drums. Albert Witchfinder has appeared on vocals on both Orne full-lengths, the 2006 debut "The Conjuration by the Fire" and the 2011 second album "The Tree of Life".
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