Chaos Doctrine reveals an ambitious roadmap for 2024, starting with the re-release of ‘Lifting the Veil’ leading up to the launch of their third album ‘Bellum’


Chaos Doctrine Photo Credit Wayde Flowerday Photography

Johannesburg’s industrialized thrash metal force, Chaos Doctrine, is gearing up for an extraordinary year, unveiling a captivating array of plans sure to resonate with fans and enthusiasts of industrial and metal genres. Get ready for an exhilarating ride as Chaos Doctrine prepares for a slew of releases leading up to the release of their third studio album, ‘Bellum’ on Friday 26 April, followed by an explosive official launch show on Saturday 27 April at Studio 69.

‘Bellum’ is a 9-track auditory masterpiece, poised to leave an indelible mark in the band’s illustrious discography, succeeding their self-titled debut (2018), ‘The Chaos Chronicles Volume I’ EP (2019), and their impactful sophomore album ‘And in the Beginning … They Lied’ (2021).


‘Heretic’ Single Releasing 29 April 



         ‘Bellum’ Album Releasing 26 April


The excitement kicks off today as Chaos Doctrine initiates a thrilling journey towards the album release by re-launching the first of three fan-favourite singles ‘Lifting the Veil’ today. This will be followed by the re-release of ‘Martyr’ (Clement V mix) on 9 February, and ‘One of My Bad Days’ on 29 March, all of which will be featured on the track listing for ‘Bellum’.

Notably, Metal Hammer recognised two of these tracks, honouring ‘Martyr’ in 2022 and ‘One of My Bad Days’ in 2023 with an illustrious spot in their respective best songs of the year lists.

This unveiling will be accompanied by exclusive limited-edition merchandise, courtesy of their collaboration with FreakFlag. The climax of this prelude comes on 29 March with the premiere of a captivating music video for ‘One of My Bad Days,’ crafted by the brilliant Pierre Smith, renowned for his work on ‘Father Grigori.’

Moreover, Chaos Doctrine showcases their versatility with two ambitious cover projects, set to be unveiled on 23 February and 12 April, adding an extra layer of anticipation for their dedicated following. As if that’s not enough, a brand-new single, ‘Heretic,’ is slated for release on 19 April, just days before the album’s grand debut on 26 April.

Stream ‘Lifting the Veil’ HERE

Vocalist Dr D emphasises the significance of revisiting the past by stating, “Our fanbase has grown tremendously since our early singles from ‘Bellum.’ We want to share the journey with our fans, both new and old, and relive the excitement that accompanied each single release.”

Guitarist, engineer, and producer Alec shed light on ‘Lifting the Veil,’ the first of the re-releases, stating, “This single promised to be a 200bpm thrasher, and it was – reminding everyone that Chaos Doctrine is first and foremost about metal.”

‘Lifting the Veil,’ the inaugural single of this prelude, is a relentless 200bpm thrasher that marries Chaos Doctrine’s signature dark industrial edge with thunderous guitar riffs. Vocalist Dr D and guitarist Phil, the creative minds behind the track, conceived its core at the end of 2021. The song, despite being the last written for the upcoming album, earned the prestigious spot as the first single due to its heavy, fast, and unapologetically metal essence.


Watch ‘Lifting the Veil’ HERE


Buckle up and explore the Chaos Doctrine website at for comprehensive information. Also, follow the band on socials and access their LinkTree at to stream their music, featuring tracks such as ‘Lifting the Veil’. Furthermore, you can pre-save the forthcoming Chaos Doctrine single ‘Heretic’ (scheduled for release on April 19) and their upcoming album ‘Bellum’ (slated for release on April 216).


Daniel Burger ‘Dr D’ (Vocals), Alec Surridge (Guitar), Phil Carstens (Bass & Backing Vocals) & Jason Eedes (Drums) – Photo Credit Devographic Music Agency

Chaos Doctrine brings a unique and modern metal assault by blending old school thrash and death with aggressive industrial metal. Originally formed in 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa by vocalist Dr D (Bedlam, Malachi, DedX), the band line up is completed by veteran guitarist and band producer Alec Surridge (Sacraphyx, The Warinsane), bass guitarist, backing vocalist and band visual artist Phil Carstens (DedX), and explosive drummer Jason Eedes (Jasper Dan, Azraella’s Sorrow, Beyond the Pale & The Sinners).


For its members, Chaos Doctrine is more than a band: it is a comprehensive sensory experience and a brand. Everything the band produces conveys this – the band name itself, their aggressive sonic releases, explosive live shows, dystopic visual products, and stabbing lyrical content. Chaos Doctrine explores the shadow of the human condition, hatred, brutality, decay. Their approach is unrelenting, fueled by rage and void of apology. This is aggression, this is Chaos Doctrine!


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