Cultic was started in 2016 by husband and wife – Brian Magar (Guitar/Vocals) and Rebecca Magar (Drums) whose initial creative vision was to expand upon the sounds and aesthetics of WINTER, HELLHAMMER & CELTIC FROST.
Joined later by bassist Reese Harlacker (of Wrath of Typhon, Bittered, Clancy Six), Cultic worked to forge their own brand of fantasy-based, battle-doom/punk-metal crossover. In early 2021, following the recording of their second full-length release (Of Fire and Sorcery), Reese Harlacker moved locations – making the band a two-piece once again, with Reese joining the band for guest appearances on occasion.
Cultic blaze a path through the battlefield by combining ideas and aesthetics of early death/doom, first wave black metal, and punk. Down tuned guitars and war drums deliver a mid-paced battery propelled by sardonic wrath and ungoverned fury. This is music for modern barbarians, urban wizards, and street metal warriors. Prepare for battle!!!