ENTRANCE is the musical vehicle of Guy Blakeslee, a self-taught Visionary singer and musician from Los Angeles via Baltimore, Maryland. "Prayer of Death" is the fourth ENTRANCE recording, but it is the first to feature all original compositions: a fully amplified electric orchestra and a high-flying, free-flowing sense of spiritual theater inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Timothy Leary, and Delta-Blues legend Charley Patton.
“Prayer of Death” is a conceptual meditation on the urgency of life-awareness and death-awareness in a war-torn world; the album has already received some deep and perceptive critical response in the underground press.
On "Prayer of Death" the sound of ENTRANCE is enhanced by the guidance And musicianship of Paz Lenchantin (Zwan, A Perfect Circle) and recorded by David Vandervelde. Entrance's prior releases include 2004's "Wandering Stranger," released on Fat Possum Records and 2003's "The Kingdom of Heaven Must Be Taken By Storm" on Tiger Style records.
“His fourth album is a fascinating mess in the lunatic tradition of Cramps and Jon Spencer. Between outbursts of psychedelic guitar and trashy electric sitar, Blakeslee spews morbid hippie jabber, his desperate vocals smothered in massive echo. …Creeping dread doesn’t get more entertaining.” – Spin