Visigoth is an American heavy/power metal band. Once just another Jake Rogers project, they picked up enough momentum in the underground to become a well-loved rising star.
Formed in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010 by Jake Rogers (vocals), Leeland Campana, and Jamison Palmer (guitars), they released a demo around the end of the year and picked up Matt Brotherton (bass) and Mikey T. (drums) to complete the lineup. They went on to release the Final Spell EP in 2012, which picked up some underground acclaim, and scattered shows followed over the next several years until bigger news came around the end of 2014, when they signed a deal with Metal Blade Records and released "Dungeon Master", the first single from their full-length. The Revenant King was released in early 2015 to rave reviews, and while they did not tour that much, they had nonetheless managed to establish themselves as a band to watch for. This continued into 2018, when they released Conqueror's Oath, their sophomore full-length. 2019 has nothing announced save for a few fests, but they are not in danger of losing their place any time soon.
- Vengeance (2010) (demo)
- Final Spell (2012) (EP)
- Dungeon Master (2014) (single)
- The Revenant King (2015)
- Conqueror's Oath (2018)
- Bells of Awakening (2019) (EP)
This band contains examples of the following tropes:
- Anonymous Band: While it has never been officially confirmed that Jake Rogers is in Caladan Brood, it is generally accepted that he is one-half of the band.
- Cover Version: They have covered "Battle Cry" (Omen) and "Necropolis" (Manilla Road).
- Doom Metal: A definite influence, particularly on tracks like "Mammoth Rider", but they are not a full-fledged example.
- Epic Rocking: "From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy" (9:44), "The Revenant King" (8:08), "Blood Sacrifice" (7:44), "Mammoth Rider" (7:13), "Traitor's Gate" (6:53), "Vengeance" (6:37), "Iron Brotherhood" (6:33), "The Conqueror's Oath" (6:25), "Dungeon Master" (6:08), and "Steel and Silver" (6:01).
- Filk Song: "Outlive Them All", "Steel and Silver", "Final Spell", "Fireseeker" and "Abysswalker". "Dungeon Master" might be one to Dungeons & Dragons and fantasy tabletop gaming, making reference to Forgotten Realms, and though intentional or not, Pathfindernote and Travellernote .
- Heavy Meta: "Call of the Road" (an ode to touring), "Iron Brotherhood" (a general ode to heavy metal), and "Salt City" (an ode to the Salt Lake City regional scene).
- Heavy Mithril: A lot of material about fantasy elements.
- Lady of War: "Warrior Queen".
- Metal Scream: Jake Rogers is a firm Type 4, though he pulls off a Type 3 in his other projects.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 7 for their entire career.
- More Popular Spin-Off: They were just another project that Jake Rogers had started with no real expectation of greater success (at the time, Gallowbraid was his main calling), but they quickly became the most famous of his projects by a large margin.
- Night of the Living Mooks: The subject of "The Revenant King" leads an undead legion to depose the usurper of the throne he held in life.
- Power Metal: Very far over on the traditional heavy metal side of the spectrum, but still a power metal band overall, moreso on Conqueror's Oath.
- Religion of Evil: The cult in "Blood Sacrifice" that calls forth a demoness into the body of an unwilling sacrifice.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: "Traitor's Gate".
- Sword & Sorcery: A definite Author Appeal, especially on tracks like "Mammoth Rider", "Hammerforged", and "Blades in the Night", as well as the songs under Filk Song.