The site is online
The official Metalworks site is online
The official Metalworks site is online
ITHILIEN is a Belgian metal band defining itself as FolkCore to underline the
combination of traditional Belgian (Folk) music, played with flemish bagpipes, a hurdy gurdy,
whistles and a bouzouki ; and a modern metal genre (Death Metal, MetalCore) influenced by bands
such as Parkway Drive, Architects, All Shall Perish, and many more.
Ithilien's Official Website
Dutch killing machine IZEGRIM’S new album “The Ferryman’s end” is the follow-up
to 2013’s very successful “Congress of the Insane” which drew a positively roaring press
response as major magazines worldwide, AARDSCHOK expressed “top notch band from Europe !” and
ROCK TRIBUNE illustrated “Songs that Slayer would have wished to write !”
In contrast to the previous album , “The Ferryman’s end” was written from a first person point of view. IZEGRIM guitarist / vocalist Marloes steps into the shoes of a twisted and insane main character, sitting on death row waiting to be executed (opening-song “White Walls”). Every song on the album is a journey further into the sick and disturbed brain of our murderer, who eventually gets executed in the end. During her very last act of terror, she kills the Ferryman leaving all souls of his victims dwell forever…
Izegrim's Official Website
HEXA MERA, groovy melodic death metal with a philosophical foundation.
HEXA MERA is ancient Greek for “the sixth day”. On that sixth day the first man was created,
according to the Old Testament.
The first man, the creation God made in his likeness. The ultimate predator on top of the
foodchain, of whom we are direct descendants…
We do not believe in these dogmatic theorems nor the existence of a God, but mankind is central
to our lyrics.
Humanity has written legends and made up almighty creatures to explain our kind with some sort of heavenly purpose. Our individual imperfection and constitutional failings contradict these tales. We’re not godly. We have evolved on an intellectual level through centuries, landing us at the top of the food chain. But our parasitic and egocentric lifestyle will be our downfall. We taint and deconstruct the very fiber of our world as we grow in numbers. We claim everything we find, we lead species towards eradication, we pollute our environment, create conflict and use weapons of mass destruction. We went from pleading to an almighty concept for some understanding of our existence regarding the universe to behaving as gods ourselves, bending the world to our will and trampling everything. Man is the most dangerous animal on earth, manipulating nature without thought for consequences. Unlike the religious context, HEXA MERA is not about fairy tales from the bible. HEXA MERA is about the behaviour of our own kind and everything we create and destroy.
Hexamera's Official Website
Three bells of doom sounded…
…when somewhere in the last days of 2007 guitar players Peter Egberghs & Kurt Blommé sealed a pact together with bass player Roel Van Doorsselaere to write and play metal in the spirit of the old Peaceville Three bands (Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Anathema) and old Katatonia. After some months searching for likeminded musicians they found vocalist Arne Vandenhoeck and drummer Dennis Lefebvre to complete the band. Soon their first songs were finished. After some very intense first shows in Fall 2008 they booked Literecordings studio to record their first EP ‘Norizon’.
The March is coming… with the sound of DOOM!
Marche Funebre's Official Website
Poseydon is a Belgian death/thrash-metalband, founded in 1992 by Alain de
Quickly after forming, the band allready created it's own songs to play live as as well as covers from bands like Slayer, Sepultura and the likes.
It took a few years to be ready to record for a first time, but in 1995 it happened. The band recorded the single 'Thief of Dreams' in the legendary Midas Studios which got released by Tessa Records in 1995 as a part of the metal-compilation album 'Detonation II".
This track showcased the bands ability to write dynamic songs, not afraid to combine calmer elements, only to enforce stronger parts even more. The band received great critiques for this track, gathering attention among the belgain metal-scene.
Poseydon's Official Website
Mr. Myst was established in 2013 by no other than Mr. Atticus Myst himself.
According to Mr. A. Myst, it was about time to give the Flemish rock scene a serious kick in the
butt. He quickly hooked up with old buddy and vocalist Mr. JSD to check whether they could find
common ground. When Myst plugged in his guitar and started cranking some tunes, thunder and
lightning struck. So heavily that Mr. JSD was blown out of the window. This day saw the rebirth
of rock and roll. And the cradle would rock in Ostend, the Queen of the Belgian seaside resorts.
Mr. Myst's Official Website
Review from metal up yours:
CitiZinsane - Murder.
Ok, I have not been able to get my filthy little hands on this release yet but it will happen. This Bruges band (actually they are from Roeselare, but I wil not hold it against them) plays metal that reminds of Iron Maiden and Pantera, but no way they are just copying. Great catchy riffing, tight drumming and the vocals...do I hear Phil Anselmo somewhere? Yes I do, but once again in a good way, not just a copy. To combine aggression, anger, melody and a great deal of emotion without making me want to puke means only one thing...Steven Verstraete is very a talented singer!!
Citizinsane's Official Website
In 2014, Phoenix Rebellion rose up from the ashes of Motörhead coverband
Göödhead. Needless to say, the spirit of Lemmy can be found in our music. This Motörhead speed
is combined with influences of bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Metallica, Accept,
Dio, Black Sabbath and even a bit Tenacious D. But in the end we just want to sound like Phoenix
Phoenix Rebellion's Official Website
14 April 2018
Metal Works – 01/04/2017 – Sint-Pieterszaal, Kuurne.
Met deze top affiche op “April fools day” is het wel duidelijk dat we hier muzikaal verwend zullen worden, een diversiteit aan metal staat in het vooruitzicht.
Het startschot werd gegeven door For Sale, de heren en dame(s) die steevast instaan voor ambiance en plezier en hierbij nog een brede mix van folk/rock tot stevige thrash brengen. Als je “For Sale” zegt dan weet je dat allerhande podium attributen niet ver weg zijn en dit was deze keer ook het geval, zowel indianenpluimen als speelgoedtrompetten hebben de revue gepasseerd. Bij ‘Seniorita Local’ werden we, zoals de songtitel doet vermoeden getrakteerd, op de Spaanse dansmoves van een lokale schoonheid. Het half uurtje dat voorzien was bleek net iets tekort om For Sale volledig tot zijn recht te komen.