Apocalyptic Violence Released!

5 years of constant touring, gigging and life’s unforeseen challenges have brought us to this moment today.

Today we say thank you to every single one of you who have weathered the storms with us over the last 11 years. We are so proud to announce the official release of “Apocalyptic Violence” this morning!

This is a higher level of everything that we’ve ever made and words cannot express our feelings today.

Please welcome our second child “Apocalyptic Violence”

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Release Date

Proud to announce that we will be digitally releasing our full length album “Apocalyptic Violence” on 20 Dec!
We know you’ve been waiting and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Who’s amped?!

20 000 views

20 000 views of our Broken Glass Reflection music video!!

Wow. Thank you all for you’re continued support. We are humbled and honoured at your constant interest.

Keep an eye out for some great new live footage that we’ll upload soon. And who knows, perhaps a music video might accompany our new album when it drops later this year…

Summerfest 2019


A very tired but grateful AiA say THANK YOU METAL4AFRICA.COM #SummerFest19!
Cape Town, you beautiful thing, we had such an amazing time on and off stage. We all wish we could see you more often, definitely not once every five years.
Patrick Davidson and crew you guys do an unbelievable job all year round and this is the payoff, thank you thank you thank you!! For your passion and dedication we solute you as we do all the fans/friends who came and rocked out with is.
Special thanks also to the people that carted us and our gear around. Until next time, stay awesome!

Official Press Release (1 February 2019)

Adorned in Ash release first single from their forthcoming sophomore album.

The Day The Sky Rolls Up has officially been released as the first single from the forthcoming album Apocalyptic Violence. The second album by South African extreme metal band Adorned in Ash has been five years in the making but is now finally complete and ready for release later in 2019. The first offering from the album is a perfect example to showcase all the elements fans have come to expect from this female fronted Christian heavy metal band. Aspects of death metal, black metal and progressive metal along with dark poetic lyrics are used to paint a vivid picture of a day the world ends. The sorrow and the triumph in a well balanced snapshot that sets the tone for the whole album. Though not a concept album, Apocalyptic Violence does maintain the theme of the end times through many of the songs in a brutal but often beautifully melodic way that is sure to get the heads banging and mosh pits moshing no matter what your spiritual conviction.

For a taste of the apocalyptic masterpiece go to www.adornedinash.com/music


Our lead lady decided to give us all a taste of what’s to come in her solo release!

Check out the clip here and let us know what you think?

Then if you’d like to contribute to her solo project (and be the first to know of new content), click here.

AiA is 10 years old!

(As of yesterday 2018/12/13) Adorned in Ash is 10 years old!
This is no easy achievement in a scene where bands come and go and earning a living from it all but impossible!
I could probably write a book of the highs and lows…maybe I will one day.
From winning awards, playing the top local festivals and sharing stages with some of the world’s finest metal bands to receiving death threats, it’s all there mixed together in the pot.
But while we are ageing (very gracefully) we are not done. Next year we launch our new album and have some awesome news which we cannot yet share.
Thank you to every person who has been a part of the last decade.
God bless
– Mark