Rote Mare is a traditional DOOM METAL band based in Adelaide, South Australia. We are heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Trouble & Many Others.
Rote Mare was formed in 2005 as Phil Howlett's one man project which continued until mid 2009. Since mid 2009 Rote Mare has been expanded into a four piece band. Rote Mare's debut EP Sorrows Path was released mid 2010 and was followed by an album titled Serpents Of The Church in September 2011. Rote Mare will release a split with Dire Fate in 2013 and follow that with two new albums mid 2013 titled "The Invocation" and "The Kingdom"

Current Line Up:

Phil Howlett- Vocals & Guitar
Sean Wiskin - Lead Guitar
Ben Dodunski - Drums
Jess Erceg - Bass

The Hour Of Doom (Unmastered sample - 2012)

Rote Mare - Serpents Of The Church (Rough Mix - Unmastered)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Patches available now!

Now available for $6 (postage included) from here

Gig with Mournful Congregation 4/11/2011

A few photos from our gig supporting Mournful Congregation. To see the whole gallery go here

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Serpents Of The Church - September 2011

Our debut album "Serpents of the Church" will be out on September 2nd! Containing 7 tracks and 76 minutes of crushing DOOM

"this album is highly recommended for fans Reverend Bizarre, Black Sabbath, Trouble, Candlemass, Sleep, Ogre, Saint Vitus, and early Electric Wizard and IT WILL become an instant favorite for many lovers of the traditional doom-riff. They are great players who play doom-metal with passion and an adherence to the finest principles of the doom-metal tradition" (8/10) (Doomantia)

"Dit is doom van bovenste plank, die zowel de trance-inducerende, kolossale riffs van Electric Wizard bevat, als de traditionelere aanpak van Reverend Bizarre. (TM) GOUD (6/7)" (Mindview)

“you will be rewarded if you sit back and really focus on what this band is constructing.” (Heavy Metal Time Machine)

“Die erdige Produktion lässt die Riffs und Melodien glänzen”, 7/10 (
“das Debüt zeigt auf jeden Fall viele Stärken auf” (

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rote Mare sign to Altsphere Production

Rote Mare are proud to announce that they have signed to Altsphere Production. "Serpents of the church" will be released in September 2011.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rote Mare with Thrones

Rote Mare will be opening for Thrones & John Wiese on Friday 1st of April at the Ed Castle