Death Requisite
Death Requisite

Sarasota, Florida, United States


Melodic metal, Black metal, Death metal, Extreme metal, Symphonic death metal, Metalcore

Years active:

1998-2005, 2010-present

Associated Acts:

AnTheorem, Burningman, Archer, Symphony of Heaven, Neverlabeled, Enemy of Satan



Current Members:

Dave Blackmore
William Lee
Joseph Moria

Former Members:

Vincent St. James
Cuinn Griffen

Live Members:

Jamon Dane
Gabriel Blackmore
Johnanna Fincher
Logan Thompson

Session Members:

James Lewis

Death Requisite is a symphonic death metal band that began in 1998, formed by Dave Blackmore, Trevor, and Marcus. The band currently only consists of Blackmore, longtime Drummer William Lee and Guitarist Joseph Moria.

The band has released two studio full-length albums and five EPs. When the band reformed in 2010, they described their musical style as blackened symphonic melodic technical death metal, or extreme hybrid metal.[1]

History Edit

Origins and Living Sanctuary (1998-2000) Edit

Death Requisite formed in 1998 as the brainchild of Dave "DJ" Blackmore. He hired Marcus and Trevor on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars respectively, while he performed Lead Guitars. Trevor, temporarily took over Bass duties as well. In 1999, the band hired Josh on Drums and Jon on Bass, which allowed Trevor to return to Rhythm Guitar duties solely. In 2000, the band recorded their first demo, which was never released. Following that, the band hired Dennis as an experiment with trying out a two-vocalist approach, rather than the traditional one. With this lineup, the band recorded Living Sanctuary. Dennis performed a few shows with the band before departing and Marcus departed afterward. Matthew joined as the Third Guitarist in late 2000. Marcus returned to the band as their Vocalist for a brief period to record a Christmas song - "Child Messiah" - for the compilation album, A Brutal Christmas: The Season in Chaos, which was released through Sound of the Dead Records.[2]

Lineup-changes, From Life to Death, Thanatopsis and Indefinite Hiatus (2001-2005) Edit

However, Marcus departed after the song was recorded. In 2001, Matthew departed, having only been in the band for under a year, as well as Josh. William Lee, a friend of Josh's, took over the position. At this point, Trevor abandoned Rhythm Guitars and took up the Vocalist position. With the lineup, the band recorded From Life to Death. Following the release, however, in 2002, Trevor and Jon both departed from the group. Gomez and Thadius took over the Bass and Rhythm Guitars respectively, while Jamon Dane filled in on Vocals as need be.

In 2003, the band began to write new songs and perform them live. The songs caught the attention of a fan, who then in turn recorded them, while they performed. The fan released the bootlegged tracks, now known as the Thanatopsis. JDA Records, the band's label, got a hold of the release and released it officially, though the band never officially recorded the tracks in studio. Dane departed from his fill in position at this point, with an additional fill-in taking over for only a brief time. In 2005, the band went on hiatus.

Reunion, Prophets of Doom and Second Death (2010-2014) Edit

In 2010, the band reunited, with Blackmore and Lee coming back together, alongside new members Tyrannus (Vocals) and Cuinn Griffen (Bass). The next year, the band recorded a three-song EP, Prophets of Doom, with longtime friend Kelly Scott Nunn (ex-Underoath, ex-Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, ex-Sleeping by the Riverside) as the Producer. In 2012, the band recorded and released Second Death in 2013, with the same lineup. Tyrannus, however, departed once the EP was recorded, and was replaced by Vincent St. James Clerval. The same year, Joseph "Joey" Gerena joined the band. In 2014, the band saw Griffen's departure and Regnal the Just's induction as the Bassist.

Revisitation and Thernody (2015-present) Edit

In 2015, the band began to write for their sophomore long-awaited album, Revisitation. The band recorded their tracks as a demo, and began to pre-release it. However, during the recording process, Blackmore was involved in a serious car accident, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. The injury set the band back a year, and Regnal departed the band in 2016. Gabriel Blackmore, Blackmore's son, took over the Bass position.[3] In June 2016, the band signed with Rottweiler Records, home to bands such as Soul Embraced, Immortal Souls and Grave Robber.[4][5] The band, preparing to release Revisitation officially, received reviews from several notable musicians, including Kevin Tubby (Broken Flesh, ex-Death List, ex-Evisceration, ex-Obliteration), Michael Cook (A Hill to Die Upon, Maugrim), and Kelly Schaefer (Atheist).[6] The album was released on November 25, 2016.[7] In 2017, the band revealed they were working on new material, along with Johanna Fincher. However, Vincent St. James announced his official departure around this time.[8]

The band later announced that Vincent St. James, Tyrannus, Fincher and James Lewis (Nomdvic) would be performing on their next release. On May 10, 2018, the band released all the information about the album, including the title; Thernody. The EP was released on June 29, 2018 and was well received. The band performed live with the lineup Blackmore, Lee, Fincher, Gabriel, James and Logan Thompson of Symphony of Heaven at Audiofeed 2018. Gerena came back to perform with the band as an unofficial last show, as he had departed earlier, before Thernody began to be recorded, at Forerunner Fest on August 25, 2018.

Members Edit


Instruments Years active Other projects
Dave "DJ Requisite" Blackmore Lead Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Programmed Orchestral Instruments 1998-2005, 2010-present AnTheorem, Burningman, Archer, Requisite Resonance
Gabriel Blackmore Bass 2016-present
"Sir" William "Will" Lee Drums 2001-2005, 2010-present


Instruments Years active Other projects
Marcus "Matthias" Vocals 1998-2000, 2001
Dennis Vocals 2000
Trevor Rhythm Guitars (1998, 1999-2001), Vocals (2001-2002), Bass (1998) 1998-2002
Tyrannus Vocals 2010-2013, 2018
Vincent St. James Clerval Vocals 2013-2017, 2018-present [Live]
Matthew Rhythm Guitars 2000-2001
Eric Rhythm Guitars 2003
Thadius Rhythm Guitars 2002-2005
Joseph "Joey" "ov Moria" Gerena Rhythm Guitars 2013-2018
Jon Bass 1999-2002
Gomez Bass 2002-2005 AnTheorem
Cuinn Griffen Bass 2010-2014
Justin "Regnal the Just" Bass 2014-2016
Josh Drums 1999-2001

Live/Session Members

Instruments Years active Other projects
Jamon Dane Vocals 2001-2004 AnTheorem
James Lewis Vocals 2018 Nomvdic
Johanna Fincher Soprano Vocals 2017-present
Logan "Pathos" Thompson Rhythm Guitars 2018 Symphony of Heaven, Neverlabeled, Enemy of Satan


Discography Edit

Studio Albums

  • From Life to Death (2001)
  • Revisitation (2016)


  • Living Sanctuary (2000)
  • Thanatopsis (2004)
  • Prophets of Doom (2011)
  • Second Death (2013)
  • Thernody (2018)



  • "Revisitation" (2015)
  • "Redemptio per Deicide" (2016)
  • "Tormentor" (2018)

Compilation appearances

  • A Brutal Christmas: The Season in Chaos (2002; Sounds of the Dead Records)
  • The Bearded Dragon's Sampler (2.0) (2016; The Bearded Dragon Productions)
  • The Pack Vol. 1 (2016; Rottweiler Records)
  • Metal From The Dragon (Vol. 2) (2017; The Bearded Dragon Productions)
  • The Pack Vol. 2 (2018; Rottweiler Records)

References Edit

  1. Lundgren, Robex (September 3, 2015). "Interview with Death Requisite". GHGunman. Retrieved on September 6, 2018.
  2. "Various Artists - A Brutal Christmas: The Season in Chaos". HM Magazine. Retrieved on September 9, 2018.
  3. Blackmore, Dave (January 7, 2017). "Dave Blackmore of Death Requisite". Indie Vision Music. Interview with Mason Beard. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
  4. DarcyRumble (June 13, 2016). "Death Requisite Joins Rottweiler Records, Offers Free Song". Giants in the Sound. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
  5. "Rottweiler Records announcement". Facebook. June 13, 2018. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
  6. Beard, Mason (October 17, 2016). "Death Requisite to Release New Album "Revisitation" Through Rottweiler Records". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
  7. Beard, Mason (November 25, 2016). "Death Requisite Releases "Revisitation"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
  8. Beard, Mason (August 2, 2017). "Death Requisite Loses Members, Begins Working on New Material". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 10, 2018.
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