Mandate of Heaven is an all-original indie rock outfit from the Central New York area, centered around music primarily written by multi-instrumentalist Greg Pier. Although "Mandate of Heaven" usually describes a 3-to-4-piece group, it is also the title Greg has used for his solo performances and recordings (still appropriate, however, since most recordings feature Pier playing every instrument). The first Mandate of Heaven record was released in 1999, and the most recent was released in spring of 2009.
There are ten full-length MofH LPs to date, all self released on Pier's imprint, Neon Witch. The MofH debut lp, ON NO EVIL STAR, has also been re-released on NOISEVILLE RECORDS, home to outsider and psychedelic artists such as CHROME, UNHOLY GRAVE, and HELIOS CREED.
Many different musicians have performed with Pier as part of Mandate of Heaven, at one point or another, since the band's inception in the late 90's, including:
THURSDAY keyboardist Andrew Everding
MATADOR RECORDS alumni Steve Cerio (Railroad Jerk, Dee Dee Ramone, The Residents).
The current lineup includes FLASHING ASTONISHER veterans Bob Kane and Chuck Gwynn.
Jason Randall, producer and manager of reggae blockbusters JOHN BROWN'S BODY, was added on second guitar in the fall of 2008.
Klingt bestechend wie die Posies und damit ist das wohl ziemlich eindeutig erlaubt, in die Grunge-Schiene geschoben zu werden. Großartige Songs, wie ich finde. Mein Favourite ist "Sacrifice for the New planet", der echt gut abgeht.