The Cosmic Archive

History

Church of the Cosmic Skull are not only one of the most exciting rock bands in the world today, but also an ever-growing spiritual organization, spreading the light of the Cosmic Rainbow across this planet and beyond…

Formation

Nottingham, England - Brother Bill receives instructions from the Cosmic Skull to bring together an elite group of 7 musicians

2015

Is Satan Real?

Further plans are transmitted for global peace-domination: the band are to release an album. Recording of 'Is Satan Real?' commences at the Doom Room

Early 2016

Indoctrination

The video for Black Slug is released upon an unsuspecting public, while Church pamphlets appear across their hometown

2016

Launch

In a synchronised psychological assault, the Church release 'Is Satan Real?' on limited edition vinyl (Kozmik Artifactz) and play a live show of unprecedented proportions at Rescue Rooms Nottingham

Sep 2016

The Sacred Triduum

On the road for the first time, the Church members are astounded by the ecstatic reaction of audiences across England. The Cosmic Word had already spread beyond their expectations

Easter 2017

Europe

The Church are invited to play Freak Valley Festival Germany, Desertfest Belgium, Emerald Haze Dublin and more festivals in Europe

Summer 2017

Science Fiction

Despite major label offers the Cosmic Skull dictates to Brother Bill that the group remain independent, and the second studio album is released in conjuction with the now infamous video for 'Cold Sweat' and the Inner Sanctum album experience

May 2018

Coming Soon...

After more European festivals and tourdates, the Church returned to the studio and are set to release the third studio album in 2019...

The Future

Musicians

Sister Amy

Strings

Original electric cello commander, Sister Amy Nicholson, sadly stepped down from band duties after album 2 due to expanding the Cosmic Family  and other commitments. She is definitely still alive.

Gear:
Yamaha Electric Cello

Special Skill:
Producing

Brother Bill

Guitar & Vocals

Founder of the Church  and conduit for the teachings of the Cosmic Skull, Brother Bill Fisher, also  plays drums in Dystopian Future Movies with Sister Caroline, and played bass and vocals in  Mammothwing, alongside many other projects.

Gear:
The Magic Rainbow Guitar
EMG 85/91,  EHX Big Muff Triangle  JHS Mod, Snark Tuner
Ernie Ball Super Slinky, Herco ’66 Vintage Extra Light,  Neutrik / Van Damme Cables
Custom Kit Build 25W Valve Amp Head 
70s Marshall Cab with Celestion Greenbacks
Mic’d in studio with Sennheiser MD402 & SM57 

Special  Skill:
Channeling solid  gold bangers

Sister Caroline

Vocals

Vocal  sorceress and Sligo gal Sister Caroline Cawley is also the chief songwriter and guitarist in Dystopian Future Movies, and has performed guest vocals on several recent  releases from other UK artists. 

Gear:
Telefunken M80,  Shure IEMs
Gibson Guitars,  Laney Amps, Marshall Cabs

Special Skill:
Running  Cyclopean Productions / General craic 

Sister Joanne

Vocals

Vocal  enchantress Sister Jo Joyce has a solo project called Kore, and has been singing and playing piano and guitar for many years. 

Gear:
Shure SM57, IEMs

Special Skill: 
 Keeping Brother Joseph awake  on stage left

Brother Joseph

Strings

Newest member and actual blood brother of Laurence, Brother Joseph Stone, has taken the fulltime mantle of string  maestro,  performing electric viola/violin on the 3rd album.  He is also the mastermind behind The Great Hairy Willowherbs.

Gear:
NS Design NXTa  5 String Electric  Violin
EHX Little Big Muff, Vox v847a Wah, Snark Tuner
Laney LC30 mk ii

Special Skill: 
Death stare

Brother Laurence

Drums

Drum-thrashing  motor enthusiast Brother Laurence Stone  is  the  multi-instrumentalist and founder of Iron Swan and Disc Jockey Luxxxury. He can’t wait to fulfil his dream of driving across America!

Gear:
Tama Drums
Paiste Cymbals 

Special Skill: 
Hair and makeup

Brother Michael

Keys & Vocals

Keys master Brother Michael is the founder of the Hellset Orchestra, Ulysses Storm and   Ear Vings, and loves to offset his north-eastern charm with a rainbow sock. Undoubtedly the hardman of the group, avoid pointing his Hammond anywhere other than  stage left or he might dance at you.

Gear:
Nord  Electro 5D
Hammond B200
Leslie   Proline 815
Fender Rhodes mk1
Vox ac15

Special Skill: 
High kicks,  crowd  invigoration

Brother Sam

Bass & Vocals

Bass legend and Hagstrom endorsee, Brother Sam Lloyd has played in  many other rock outfits including Pilgrim Fathers and Ear Vings (with Brother Michael). His moustache featured prominently in the ‘Inside the Rainbow Lodge’ series, contact us and you may well hear back from him directly!

Gear:
Hagstrom Viking
EHX, Jim Dunlop, Snark Pedals
Planet Waves Cables, Jim Dunlop Picks
Ampeg SVT-3 Pro

Special  Skill:
Getting endorsement deals / Ballgames

More Information

Recognise the hallucinatory nature of reality

Investigate all aspects of the reality-hallucination

Receive all phenomena with equanimity

Celebrate and uphold the freedom of art, science and thought

Meet mistakes with forgiveness and determination

Do what you want, with love in your heart

Maintain focus on the unity of all living beings

Church of the Cosmic Skull are not only one of the most exciting rock bands in the world today, but also an ever-growing spiritual organization, spreading the light of the Cosmic Rainbow across this planet and beyond.

The Church release their third studio album ‘Everybody’s Going To Die’ in November 2019 on limited edition heavyweight vinyl, CD edition cassette via their own label Septaphonic Records.

The Nottingham based ‘spiritual organisation’ continue to astonish listeners and festival audiences across Europe with their unique blend of prog, psych, rock, and ‘Occult Pop’.

Since their 2016 debut ‘Is Satan Real?’, electric viola, piano and Rhodes have been introduced alongside the Hammond organ and six-part vocal harmonies, resulting in a sound that truly ‘puts the ABBA in Sabbath’.

The decision to remain independent is a reflection of both the changing landscape of the music industry, and the Church’s wholeheartedly DIY approach, having turned down major label offers in favour of starting Septaphonic Records and their own live events company, Cyclopean Productions. Quoting one of the ‘7 Objects’, Church founder Brother Bill Fisher describes this as a chance to ‘Celebrate and uphold the freedom of art, science and thought.’

2020 will see the Church tour the UK and further afield, continue their ‘Tele-Vision’ output with mind-blowing new music videos, and invite all living beings to join the Cosmic Family on the ‘Psychic Ascension to Humanity’ via their internet web-portal: cosmicskull.org

Enjoying this new band’s take on prog”
– Jonathan Ross

“If you can catch this band live, you’d be mad not to”
– LeftLion

“Fans of Queen and Queens of the Stone Age will nod sagely”
★★★★
– Mojo Magazine

A true modern day prog rock classic that should be exalted from the highest altar”
9/10
– Powerplay Magazine

“The interplay between the musicians is exceptional”
– Midlands Rocks

“A purely auditory LSD hypnosis, as if everything had suddenly been teleported to the 70s”
– Wav Magazine Spain​

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Our musical influences include but are not limited to:

Queen, Thin Lizzy, ELO, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Dio, Rainbow, Elf, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Genesis, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Steely Dan, Mahavishnu Orchestra, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Abba, David Bowie, Slade, Heart, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush, Randy Newman, Billy Joel, Roy Harper, Peter Gabriel,  Toto, Kansas, Gentle Giant, the list goes on…

The Red Book – Carl Jung

The Tales of Don Juan – Carlos Casteneda

Mysticism and the New Physics – Michael Talbot

The Unexplained – Orbis

At The Mountains of  Madness – H.P. Lovecraft

1984 – George Orwell

Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind – Guy Claxton

The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler

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