Cleric is a four-piece band from Philadelphia that mixes elements of grindcore, avant-garde composition, doom and something else entirely. Their debut full-length Regressions delivers harsh, focused, and eerily psychedelic experimental compositions that are attention-grabbing from start to finish. Influenced by metal pioneers such as Meshuggah, Converge, Fantomas and Neurosis, the band approaches a level of brutality and experimentation that few others have achieved.
In the six years since their inception, Cleric has released a number of EPs and a 12-inch picture-disc through the UK's Sound Devastation Records, all of which have garnered praise for their unique sound and intricate artwork. Band members have also performed a live score at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, received a nomination for Best Music at the 2008 AVN Awards, and collaborate regularly on film scores.