Hericide (def:the killing of lords or masters) is a varied metal genre (black metal, death metal, sludge, progressive, stoner, nwobhm) infused thrash metal band hailing from Morgantown, WV.
Started in late 2011 by Tim Buckman (Permed Merkin, ex-Pumpin' Ethyl, ex-Menoetius) on guitar & joined by Brandon Lasure (ex-Pumpin' Ethyl, ex-Menoetius) on lead guitar, Tristan McQuain (Permed Merkin) on drums, Jordan Heston (Mary's Abortion, ex-Synapsequence, ex-Descension Of The Crown, ex-Vae Victis) on vocals, & Nate Shahan (ex-The Flying Hellfish, ex-High Fives and Hell Yeahs) on bass.
Lyrically the band is anti institutionalisation (of any kind, ie:religion & government) & encourage their listeners to question authority & just be themselves & live life in the face of the"moral" majority & man made laws & regulations.
Musically the band is a tug of war between each members personal influences set to a thrash metal soundtrack /w/ the goal of causing the listener to throw the horns, headbang, mosh, stagedive, & pump their fists like it's 1983!
The band is currently writing songs for an EP & working towards playing out live shows in the next few months.