“Christian Mistress might rule the world.” - Spin
Olympia, Washington’s traditional heavy metal band, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS (Christine Davis: vocals, Oscar Sparbel: guitar, Ryan McClain: guitar, Johnny Wulf: bass, Reuben Storey: drums) formed in 2007.
Their first release was a 4 song demo cassette, which quickly went on to sell more than 300 copies worldwide. The demo attracted the attention and praise of several underground luminaries and lovers of classic metal including infamous illustrator Dennis Dread, Ajna Offensive curator Tyler Davis and outspoken Darkthrone mastermind Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell who has repeatedly name dropped the band in recent interviews. A two track 7 inch EP was subsequently released further garnering the band underground accolades across the world.
The band’s 2010 LP, 'Agony & Opium' received international attention for its unflinchingly authentic take on American heavy metal. Far from being yet another throwback or mere tribute band, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS’s music is rooted firmly in the present with a respectable and dignified grasp of retrospect.
In 2012, heavy metal voyagers CHRISTIAN MISTRESS delivered their long-awaited Relapse debut Possession. Met with wide critical acclaim, Possession sees the band standing on the shoulders of metal luminaries of the past, distilling traditional heavy metal into the sound of now. CM embarked on US and European touring with label mates Black Tusk, including an appearance at Roadburn Festival.
After a brief hiatus, the band is back and working on new material with Eric Wallace (guitars, Black Breath) and Aaron O’Neil (drums). A new 7” will be out on Relapse in March ’14, followed by a record in the summer.