Theocracy is a metal band from Athens, Ga. whose melodic style has more in common with their European contemporaries than with most of their U.S. Counterparts. Characterized by huge choruses, epic arrangements and progressive elements, Theocracy s music is both immediate and deep, managing to be instantly catchy and memorable, yet revealing new levels of intricacy and depth with each subsequent listen. The self-titled debut album from Theocracy was released at the end of 2003 on MetalAge Records, to fantastic reviews and worldwide acclaim within the metal community. After the release the band started playing shows (including the prestigious ProgPower USA) and working on new material. After years of hard work, Theocracy signed with Ulterium Records and released their second album Mirror of Souls. Mirror of Souls was definitely a huge breakthrough for Theocracy and it received fantastic reviews from press around the world, and it was released in Europe, North America and Japan. The European live debut took place at the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland 2009 in front of 500 crazy fans. Besides playing shows in the US opening up for bands like Sonata Arctica, Blind Guardian and circle to circle, Theocracy also did their first European headliner tour during fall 2009. Theocracy now present their third magnus opus entitled As The World Bleeds. The album is mastered by Mika Jussila and features artwork by Felipe Machado Franco.