Hope Remains – Metalcore uit Haarlem

Hope Remains
Bio
“A metalband from the Netherlands: positive attitude, uplifting songs and inspirational messages.

Formed in 2012, Hope Remains has an unique view on the existing Metal-scene. With influences from bands such as Killswitch Engage, Textures and Gojira combined with a positive attitude the band really makes a different approach on today’s music.

Hope Remains has got praised for their energetic and entertaining live shows and is a must see for every metal-fan

Members
Luuk Derksen – Bass and vocals
Jochem Kok – Guitar and vocals
Nick van Noort – Guitar
Daan Holthuis – Drum

Contact info
hoperemainsofficial@gmail.com

Website
https://www.facebook.com/HopeRemainsOfficial/info

Songs
http://www.reverbnation.com/hoperemainsnl/songs

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Despicable Heroes – Hardcore/Metalcore uit Barneveld

Despicable Heroes

Bio
Despicable Heroes is a Metalcore/Hardcore band which was originally started in 2010 in a small town called “Barneveld”. Kevin(screamer/guitarist) and Gino(bass) were troubled during the proces of creative songwriting because of the absence of a drummer, Sam was found few weeks later making all aspects of a band complete. During the first year ”DH” has won the play-off on a local band competition, qualifying themselves by winning the semi-finals, at the finals of the provincial bandcontest in “Willemeen, Arnhem” during the “GESEL XL weekend”

In the following years many shows were played, nationally and internationally, and lots of new song have been written. Faster, heavier, more intense and more energetic each time a new song was finished and ready to hit the stage and crowds. Characterizing and defining the band’s identical and versatile sound. Despicable Heroes combines true hardcore riffing and massive polyrithmic breakdowns, creating total chaos and unsustainable crowds.
In the beginning of 2013 Despicable Heroes signed with Unite Records and producer “Dimitri Stolk” making is able to release their first record. The result was an 8-track fulllength called “Shipwrecked” which was released on the 18th of May 2013. 2 musicvideos were released during thepromo campaign. The Songs “Walls” and “Grey to Black” are the first two official clips the band has released.

3 voor 12 about Despicable Heroes: “- If you love hardcore, Despicable Heroes is certainly a band not to be forgotten. They are around for just half a year but they sound very promising. ”

“- The Despicable Heroes from Barneveld have a higly dedicated fanbase that react heavily to the raw At-the-Drive-In-music of the trio. Lots of energy, bruises, bleeding noses, fun and passion on and around the stage!”

Members
Kevin Bos, Guitar + Vocals
Sam Rijken, Drums
Gino van Middendorp, Bass

Contact info
despicableheroesmusic@gmail.com

Label:
Unite Records

Website
http://www.despicableheroes.com
https://www.facebook.com/despicableheroes

Songs

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Discography
Despicable Heroes – Shipwrecked (full length)

Pelgrim – Progressive metalcore uit Tilburg

Pelgrim
Bio
Pelgrim is a progressive metalcorel band from the Netherlands, combining earth shattering screams, compelling rhythms and virtuoso guitar stylings to devastating effect. This group of young musicians is determined, if not certain, to make every riff count and pound out the full extent of their love for music during every performance.

Being influenced by bands ranging from Textures to Emmure and from Architects to Periphery, their music can undoubtedly be described as heavy as well as ambient. The main focus, however, is to make the ground shake with the organized mayhem that is metal! Pelgrim is ready. Are you?

Pelgrim played with bands like: Textures, Exivious, The Darkest Red , The New Dominion

Members
Wouter Zaman – Vocals
Koen Scheepens – Guitars
Pim Goossens – Guitars
Django van Loon – Bass
Rik Torremans – Drums

Contact info
info@pelgrimband.com

Bookings:
New Breed Bookings
Newbreedagency@gmail.com

Website
http://www.pelgrimband.com/

Songs

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Discography
2011 – Demo
2013 – EP

2 years to apocalypse – metalcore/post-hardcore uit Amsterdam

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Bio
Schoolmates Rizki Calame, Dylan Wilmsen, Thomas de Rijk, met during the new semester of 2008, sharing same music taste and influences. Wanting to start up a band, due to similar taste, Dylan Wilmsen picked up the bassguitar, as Thomas taught himself the vocalist way. As half a band they decided to invite Roy Scheepstra, due to his technical abilities as a drummer. Roy and Rizki being former bandmates from previous project and Roy and Thomas being old friends. Months has past and searching for a vocalist able to pitch highly with clean vocals were still on. Upon one day they stumbled upon Ilah van der Haas, who unknowingly shared the same musictaste and influence as the rest of the band, and their search ended.

Writing and producing has started.

Members
Thomas de Rijk – Vox
Ilah van der Haas – Vox
Rizki Calame – Guitar
Dylan Wilmsen – Bass
Roy Scheepstra – Drums

Contact info
 royscheepstra@hotmail.com

Website
https://www.facebook.com/2YearsToApocalypse

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Grown Cold – metalcore uit Deventer

Grown Cold
Bio
Grown Cold makes aggressive Metalcore/Hardcore. No-nonsense, energetic and determined.
This formation hailing from the eastern parts of The Netherlands was started in august of 2009.

In this same year Grown Cold played the Geuzenpop Festival and has participated in a wide range of (all genre) band contests. The band always accomplished to reach the finals, e.g.: band contest “de Doorbraak”.
After that it was all shows shows shows.

In fall 2011 the band was part of the Hanged, Drawn and Quartered Tour and played venues in Germany and Holland, after that they joined another package that toured through Germany and Holland in 2012, this year they also hit the stage on the biggest free festival of Holland; Bevrijdingsfestfestival Zwolle 2012.
Fast after that plans were made to go on tour that they did in August.

Grown Cold released their First album early 2012 and is going back into the studio early 2013 with new material, louder, more brutal, more technical and especially with more energy, ( think of a mix between; The ghost inside / Obey the Brave / Parkway Drive ) but this is just a small reference.

A little something we did last 3 years:
– 2 international clubtour through Germany / Netherlands
– Tour through Poland
– Altersonic showcases
– An amount of Festivals ( Bevrijdingsfestival, Geuzenpop, ao. )
– And shared the stage with bands as: The Acacia Strain (US) / Pro-Pain (US) / Born From Pain / Heideroosjes / Shoot the Girl First (FR) /
– And Grown Cold is going back on tour for two Europe tours end of 2013.

Grown Cold’s music is best described as Metalcore with an Hardcore vibe. Different styles are combined, from metalcore-riffs to blastbeat and screams to gangvocals.
While playing live, the band stands for an energetic show lead by frontman George. A set goal for 2013 is to keep spreading the energy everywhere we can.

Members
George Grein – vocals
Matthijs de Haan – guitar/backing vocals
Tom van Ast – Bass/backing vocals
Bas Evers – guitar
Ludo Uunk – Drums

Contact info
info@growncold.nl

Website
http://growncold.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/Growncoldofficial

Songs

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Discography
2012 – Grown Cold (EP)

In Search for Solace – metalcore uit Arnhem

In Search for SOlace
Bio
Currently working on their first release In Search for Solace combines influences from metal, melodic hardcore and metalcore into their music.
Their music is best described as heavy melodic music with a lot of energy and dynamics.

Members
Jean Paul: Vocals
Joey: Drums
Quinn: Bass
Vincent: Guitar
Manuel: Guitar

Contact info
insearchforsolace@outlook.com

Website
https://www.facebook.com/InSearchForSolace

Songs

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Discography
2013 – With heads held high (demo)

Drain Life – Metalcore uit Rotterdam

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Bio
DRAIN-LIFE ARE NOT OUT TO TAKE ANY PRISONERS

This five piece are out for mass destruction and total demise. Drain-Life, hail from Rotterdam, Netherlands and were formed late 1996, early 1997.
Around that time they started out as a band with influences that ranged from New York Hardcore to Vegan Metalcore .
Lyricly everything comes off vocalist York’s hands and ranges from personal issues, inner struggles and depression to world problematic issues, warfare, poverty and oppression…
in the end, it all comes down to the truth in life, and the many struggles it brings, till it ultimately leads to death.

Determined and ready for war…
and a war it is; sharing many stages with Merauder, Sworn Enemy, 100 Demons, Kickback, Pro-Pain, Shattered Realm, Buldoze, Terror and many more

Drain-Life never stopped writing material!
and after a decade, a dozen Demo Tapes, a Demo CD, a Mini CD, the full length A Prospect of Despair and their latest blueprint of truth calles ‘Revelations of the Enslaved’ which saw daylight midd 2012 and was released on CFR Belgium

Through the many years they grew from a Hardcore band with Metal influences into a 90’s Vegan style Metalcore band with brutal Death / Thrash Metal riffs, Hardcore Beatdowns and Midd-Tempo triplets, phat mosh parts and Hardcore breakdowns.
Nowadays you can even find influences from early Death Metal, Norwegian Black Metal from the 90’s, the Bay Area Thrash from the 80’s and the New Wave of American Metal sound of today.
but they always maintained that Hardcore edge
Through dedication and determination they survived it all and their explosive and professional live performances is proof of just that
Being in the game for more than fifteen years, made them the hardest and longest running band in the Rotterdam area, and that reputation made them last countless shows everywhere,
they are now maybe more motivated than ever to write better songs, greater records and doing even more shows.

HAILZ!

Members
Yorick Dolfing – Verbal Abuse & Cult Narrator
Jonathan Merrelaar – Six String Torture Methods
Mark Heesakkers – Six String Death Penalty
Martin Fens – Five Strings and Six Million Ways to Kill
Joël van Gelderen – Percussion of the Apocalypse

Contact info
http://www.drainlife.nl/metal/?page_id=15
bookings@drainlife.nl

Website
http://www.drainlife.nl/
https://www.facebook.com/drainlifemetal/info

Songs
http://www.reverbnation.com/drainlife/song/1785334-through-the-hourglass

Video

Discography
2005 – A plague called society (ep)
2009 – A prospect of despair (ep)
2012 – Revelations of the Enslaved (full length)

State of Negation – Trash / Metalcore uit Haarlem

State of Negation
Bio
State Of Negation is the 5-headed metal-machine from the city of Haarlem, The Netherlands, founded in 2010.
Having played at least 80 shows, 3 festivals (Beeckestijn Pop, Occultfest & Strudelfest), a well-viewed music video titled “Corruption”, winning the Dutch National Metal Battle 2011 and the regional contest “IJmond Popprijs”, they have managed to leave great impression on both young and old audiences.
In 2012, State Of Negation has made big leap forwards in their career by doing support for the great SUICIDE SILENCE (US) in Het Patronaat, Haarlem. After 2 succesful years with lots of live shows it was time to release a debut EP. And so they did: on 01-02-2013 State Of Negation released their first and self-produced EP titled “PROJECT PAYBACK”, signalling the start of their career on recorded format.
Influenced by modern metalbands (e.a. Lamb Of God, Trivium & Machine Head) the band has had only one purpose since it’s founding: Pounding modern metal with a simple & straightforward approach, catchy and accessible without sacrificing impact! Lyrics are mostly based on personal experiences, religion and a bit of political displeasure.
State Of Negation plays their shows with lots of energy, a serious mindset and lots of fun!

Members
Casper Leijen – Vocals
Mike Van Bekkum – Bass Guitar
Tristan Jacobs – Lead Guitar
Pim Nijssen – Rhythm Guitar
Mike De Vries – Drums

Contact info
info@stateofnegation.nl
Bookings: Bookings@Leviathan-Agency.com

Website
http://www.stateofnegation.nl/

Songs

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Discography
2013 – Project Payback (EP)

Startled by silence – female fronted metalcore uit Harderwijk

Startled by silence
Bio
Startled by Silence is a metalcore band from Harderwijk, The Netherlands. Female melodic vocals combined with screaming, backed up by bashing breakdowns with a big dash of groove, that’s what practically sums up Startled by Silence.

Members
Misha de Haan: vocals
Peter Rebel: guitar/vocals
Joost Meijerink: guitar
Christian Kuiper: bassguitar
Justin Plug: drums

Contact info
startledbysilence@gmail.com

Website
http://www.facebook.com/StartledbySilence

Songs
https://www.facebook.com/startledbysilence/app_178091127385

Video

Discography

2012 – The EP (ep)