AFGELAST – Phlebotomized – River of Souls – Façade
De terugkeer van Doom / Death Metal in Ede! Met op de planken één van de oudste Death Metal bands van Nederland: Phlebotomized.
Als support van deze headliner komen River of Souls hun nieuwe album ‘Usurper’ presenteren en speelt Façade als opener van deze avond.
▀ Phlebotomized (Avant-Garde Death Metal, NL)
Phlebotomized is among the oldest Death Metal bands from Holland and one of the first using violin and synthesizers in extreme metal. Their typical “Death Metal with a twist” caused a stir in the booming Dutch metal scene back in the early 90’s.
Phlebotomized regrouped in 2013 upon the re-release of their classic albums. The band played several live-shows and started thinking of forging a new album. After some changes in line-up, their comeback album “Deformation of Humanity” was recorded in 2018. Again an album containing all elements that distinguishes Phlebotomized from the ordinary: wayward and exploring beyond the scopes of conventional paths in Death Metal.
More info: https://www.phlebotomizedmetal.com/
▀ River of Souls ( Doomed Heavy Death, NL)
River of Souls was founded in 2014. The music can be described as heavy doom death metal, but it’s all about the guitar riff!
In 2017 The debut album “The Well of Urd” was released, an album with lyrical themes as our everlasting fate, the binding forces of nature and our journey through the light and the dark. This was accompanied by a very diverse sound palette, ranging from, doomy coldness, through diverse melodic parts to straight up tempo death metal which creates a gateway to the world beneath the Well…
Flash forward to 2020. River of Souls has a complete line up again, the second album is coming out in May, and the first shows are already booked from April on. The music is still heavy, still doom, still death, and still all about the guitar riff!
▀ Façade (Doom/Death Metal, NL)
Façade is a Dutch doom metal band formed in 2011.
In 2017 they released their self-published, full-length album ‘Loathe’
which was a well received debut, described by Metal Trenches as “An imposing and soul-crushing bit of death doom that evokes plenty of dread and melancholy…”
Early 2019 Façade recorded a cover of Officium Triste’s ‘This Inner Twist’ which is featured on their compilation album ‘Born to Lose, Doomed to Die’ to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Officium Triste.
In winter 2019 Façade released a new full-length titled ‘The
Eternal Dance’. Written and recorded in the period of 2017 to
2019, the band turns a new page presenting a reinvented sound and
taking their compositions into a new direction.