The Band

Chaos Doctrine is a metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa. The band is the brainchild of vocalist Dr D (Bedlam, Malachi, DedX) and guitarist Ray (Superclown, Malachi, Stone the Free, DedX), who wanted to create a unique sound by blending classic thrash and death with newer waves of metal and industrial. Originally formed in 2010 with bassist Phil (DedX), the band had a few member changes before enrolling guitarist Alec (Sacraphyx, The Warinsane) in 2013. In 2017, founding drummer Ralph Margo (Beast of Eden, Sacrifist, Tyburn, Misericord, Hate Speech) rejoined the band to complete the line up.

For Chaos Doctrine, metal is aggression. Everything we produce conveys this: Our sound is the result of combining the raw power of classic metal like SLAYER, Pantera, Sepultura, and Meshuggah with the modern edge of bands such as Machine Head and Lamb of God, and the industrial sound of the likes of Ministry, White Zombie and Psyclon Nine. Our lyrical content explores the shadow of the human condition: instability, hatred, brutality, decay. And our approach is unrelenting – fuelled by rage and void of message or apology.

This is aggression. This is Chaos Doctrine.


Vocals – Dr D
Guitars – Ray
Guitars – Alec
Bass – Phil
Drums – Ralph


Genocide Number made Top 20 African Metal Songs 2017

A recent article by Metal Africa listed The Genocide number under their Top 20 African Metal Songs for 2017....


The next single from our debut album is called FTG. The video is being produced at the moment and...

Back to B Sharp Studios

Chaos Doctrine is going back to B Sharp Studios soon to finalise the mixing of our debut album. We...

Return of drummer Ralph Margo

Chaos Doctrine founding drummer Ralph Margo recently returned to the band after spending the past 5 years in St...

The Genocide Number

The Genocide Number is our forthcoming debut album’s second single. The track blends old school thrash with a touch...

Refuse / Resist

All of us grew up with the Brazilian Greats and it is our honour to present this homage to...


Cult is the first single from our forthcoming debut album and Chaos Doctrine’s first ever release. The track explores...


Friends of the band gig

Chaos Doctrine hit the stage for the first time ever on 22 July 2017 at an exclusive event for...

First Single Release Cult 25 March 2017 Pt II

A second glimpse into what is coming with CULT!

First Single Release Cult 25 March 2017 Pt I

Our first single is coming soon! See the official teaser video here!