WEEK 130 – DISQUIET

My HeadBangers welcome from Utrecht, The Netherlands the melodic thrash band:

DISQUIET

“The Condemnation”

“Trenches of Blood”

Well my HeadBangers sign me up for more melodic thrash, I’m loving this.

Let’s take a look at their bio, straight from their press kit:

The Dutch melodic thrash outfit Disquiet was restablished in Utrecht 2008. The three track promo ‘Hate Incarnate’ (2008) indicates this fresh start: ‘Ten minutes of this intense music is never enough. The great sound and heavy production makes us hungry for more’. 

Disquiet combines Bay Area oriented thrash metal mixed with melodic European elements. Imagine a mix of Testament with Arch Enemy, moderated with some modern metalcore influences.

January 2012, the band launches its first full-length album ‘Scars Of Undying Grief’.  A product of perseverance with an in-your-face product on by Tommie Bonajo, demonstrates Disquiet’s approach to modern metal. ‘Disquiet’s debut album is better than many of the established order’ (Aardschok Magazine). ‘Disquiet has it’s own sound, packaged in great art-work’ (Rock Tribune), Thrash-tipp des monats’ (Metal Hammer).

Koen Romeijn (Detonation/Apophys/Heidevolk) joined the band in 2012 and Disquiet thrashed many (inter) national stages that year. Among these was Wacken Open Air, with 80.000 visitors one of the biggest metal festivals in the world. In 2013 shows in Germany and as one of the first Dutch metal bands in Suriname (South America), were added to that list. In 2014 this story continued with international shows in Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany (sharing the stage with Arch Enemy and Annihilator).

In 2015 Koen was replaced by Frank van Boven and the band started recording their new album ‘The Condemnation’ which was released worldwide january 2016 on Soulseller Records (Gorgoroth a.o.). ‘Melodic thrash meets death metal! The perfect soundtrack for every metal party!’ (Metal Hammer). ‘Unique and modern sound; a thrash album hard to beat this year’ (Rocktribune) and ‘10x Eremetaal (Aardschok).With a UK tour (2016) and support acts for Destruction, Death Angel and Flotsam and Jetsam, this thrash machine marches on. In 2017 Disquiet started writing new material for their upcoming album.

“Designed to Violate”

Let’s meet the Band:

Let’s meet the band:

Frank van Boven – Bass

Sean Maia – Vocals

Arthur Stam – Drums

Menno Ruijzendaal – Guitar

Fabian Verweij – Guitar

My Thoughts:

Well my HeadBangers there is nothing more that I love then melodic death metal.  Now add in some Thrash, well hell I’m a convert.  For those of you that don’t know:

Thrash metal  is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work.

Melodic death metal is a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal. The style originated and developed in Sweden and the United Kingdom around 1993.

There you have it guys, for those who didn’t know.  We all have our favorite type of metal.  Melodic Death, Folk, and Thrash are mine.  Melodic Death and Thrash, it really gets the blood flowing.  Mixing the 2 makes you feel it down in your bones, and all you want is more.  No matter where I look on this planet, I am always find bands that amaze me and offer something different.  That’s “Disquiet”, I am looking forward to some new music from them and to see them live at a gig it would be just amazing.  Keep it up guys, you have one convert and I’m bring some HeadBangers with me.  Looking forward to hearing more…..

That’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  Join me next week for another band and and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

 

Weekly Band List

  • Week 132 – May 21 – Carmilla – Metal – Sverige, Sweden
  • Week 131 – May 14 – Wake Up Frankie – Thrash/Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 130 – May 7 – Disquiet – Melodic Death/Thrash – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Week 129 – Apr 30 – Thanatos – Extreme Thrash/Death Metal – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Week 128 – Apr 23 – Arched Fire – Heavy Speed Metal – Lapland, Finland
  • Week 127 – Apr 16 – The Haunted – Heavy/Melodic Death Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 126 – Apr 9 –  Updates 
  • Week 125 – Apr 2  –  All Taken – Hard Rock with a little Grunge – Los Angeles, California
  • Week 124 – Mar 26 – Aeon Of Awareness – Melodic Death Metal – Germany (Song Review)
  • Week 124 – Mar 25 – Scythian Fate – Dark Prog Thrash – Sydney/Melbourne – Australia
  • Week 124 – Mar 24 – Hate & Deceit – Danish Melodic Death Metal – Slagelse, Denmark
  • Week 123 – Mar 21 – Beyond the Pale – Dutch Metal – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Week 122 – Mar 12 – Thy Kingdom Will Burn – Melodic Death Metal – Kouvola, Suomi
  • Week 121 – Mar 5 –  H.E.A.T. –  Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – Uppsland Väsby, Sweden              
  • Week 120 – Feb 26 – Temple Balls – Hard Rock – Finland
  • Week 119 – Feb 19 – Aeon of Awareness – Melodic Death Metal – Germany
  • Week 118 – Feb 12 – Vreid – Black Metal / Black n Roll – Sogndal, Norway
  • Week 117 – Feb 5 – Artilharia – Heavy/Melodic/Speed/Thrash Metal – Brazil
  • Week 116 – Jan 29 – This week was for Alexi, COB, Rip my dear HeadBanger
  • Week 115 – Jan 22 – Paradise Lost – Death/Doom/Gothic Metal – Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Week 114 – Jan 15 – Wintersun – Power/Folk/Melodic Death Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 113 – Jan 1 – Dark Tranquillity – Melodic Death Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 112 – Dec 25 – SepticFlesh – Greek Symphonic Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 111 – Dec 18 – Die From Sorrow – Melodic Death Metal – Beijing, China
  • Week 110 – Dec 11 – Fireproven – Progressive Metal – Finland
  • Week 109 – Dec 4 – Wolfheart – Winter Metal – Myrskylä, Finland
  • Week 108 – Nov 27 – Angelus Apatrida – Thrash – Albacete, Spain
  • Week 107 – Nov 20 – Gojira – Heavy Metal – Bayonne, France
  • Week 106 – Nov 13 – Enslaved – Prog/Black/Viking Metal – Sveio, Norway
  • Week 105 – Nov 6 –  Like A Storm – Metal – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Week 104 – Oct 30 – Firewind – Power/Heavy Metal – Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Week 103 – Oct 23 – Shiraz Lane – Rock – Vantaa, Finland
  • Week 102 – Oct 16 – The Agonist – Metal – Montreal, Canada
  • Week 101 – Oct 9 – Butcher Babies – Heavy Metal – Los Angeles, CA
  • Week 100 – Oct 3 – BaYaT – Alternative Rock – Novi Sad, Serbia 
  • Week 98 –  Sept 25 – Dirt – Rock – Heksinki, Finland
  • Week 98 –  Sept 18 – Unearth – MetalCore – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Week 97 –  Sept 11 – Stratovarius – Power Metal – Finland
  • Week 96 –  Sept 4 – SynlakrosS – Mel Death Metal – Valencia, Spain
  • Week 95 – Aug 28 – Striker – New Wave Heavy Metal , Canada
  • Week 94 – Aug 21 – Turisas – Metal –  Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Week 93 – Aug 14 – Tyr – Metal – Faroe Islands (Part of Denmark)
  • Week 92 – Aug 7 –  After Release of EP – Interview with WuF, Kasperi Merilainen
  • Week 91 – July 24 – Review of EP – Wake Up Frankie – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 90 – July 17 –  SPECIAL ON THRASH METAL BANDS
  • Week 89 – July 13 – SPECIAL ON MELODIC DEATH METAL BANDS
  • Week 88 – July 10 –  Hinayana Band – Melodic Death/Doom – Austin, Texas
  • Week 87 –  July 3 –   Viikate – Rock/Metal – Kouvola, Finland
  • Week 86 – June 26 – Lumberhead – Metal – Leipzig, Saxony (Germany)
  • Week 85 – June 19 – Nidhoeggr – Pagan Death Metal – Bern, Switzerland
  • Week 84 – June 12 – Aetherian – Dark Melodic Death Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 83 – June 5 – Frosttide – Epic Dark Folk Metal – Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Week 82 – May 29 – Amthrya – Advantgarde Death Black Metal – Italy
  • Week 81 – May 22 – Suicidal Angels – Trash – Athens, Greece
  • Week 80 – May 15 – Heart of Jordan – Alter Metal – Lansing, Michigan
  • Week 79 – May 8 – Parasite, Inc. – Melodic Death Metal – Aalen, Germany
  • Week 78 – May 1 – Wake Up Frankie – Grove/Trash/Rock – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 77 – Apr 24 – Abbath – Black Metal – Bergen, Norway
  • Week 76 – Apr 17 – Entombed – Dark/Rock Death/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 75 – Apr 10 – Cruish-Nir – Gothic/Doom – Romania
  • Week 74 – Apr 3 – [Amatory] – MetalCore – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Week 73 – Mar 27 – Njord – Viking Rock – Sandviken, Sweden
  • Week 72 – Mar 20 – Mystic Prophecy – Metal – Dortmund, Germany
  • Week 71 – Mar 13 – Astralborne  – Melodic Death Metal – Toledo, Ohio
  • Week 70 – Mar 6 –  Shakra – HardRock/Metal – Trub, Switzerland
  • Week 69 – Feb 28 –  The Browning – Metal – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Week 68 – Feb 21 –  Tempting Fate – Hard Rock/Metal – Los Angeles, California
  • Week 67 – Feb 14 –  Dynazty – Hard Rock/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 66 – Feb 7  –  Dreyelands – Melodic Progressive Metal – Budapest, Hungary
  • Week 65 – Jan 31 – HoundWolf – Heavy Metal – Witten, Germany
  • Week 64 – Jan 24 – Shadecrown – Melodic Death/Doom/Thrash Metal – Finland
  • Week 63 – Jan 17 – Sea of Treachery – Heavy Metal – Cincinnati, OH
  • Week 62 – Dec 21 – Immersed in Darkness – Black Metal – Brownsville, Texas
  • Week 61 – Dec 14 – Skälmöld – Metal – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Week 60 – Dec 7  –  The Local Band – Rock – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 59 – Nov 30 – Re-Armed – Melodic Death/Thrash Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 58 – Nov 23 – Ashen Crown – Metal – West Midlands, UK
  • Week 57 – Nov 16 – FEJD –  Swedish Folk – Trollhattan, Sweden
  • Week 56 – Nov 9 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark – This is where it all started.  ONE YEAR AGO, THEY WERE THE FIRST LET’S REVISIT
  • Week 55 – Nov 2  –  Krigere Wolf – Black Death Metal – Catania, Sicily
  • Week 54 – Oct 26 – Aephanemer – Melodic Death Metal – Toulouse, France
  • Week 53 – Oct 19 – Infected Rain – Nu Metal/Nu Metalcore – Chișinău, Moldova
  • Week 52 – Oct 12 – The Veer Union – Hard Rock/NuMetal – Vancouver, BC
  • Week 51 – Oct 5 – Ligature Marks – Metal – Portland, Oregon
  • Week 50 – Sept 28 – AEolian – Metal – Palma, Spain
  • Week 49 – Sept 21 – Smorrah – Thrash/Death Metal – Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Week 48 – Sept 14 – Beyond the Styx – Hardcore Metal – Tours, France
  • Week 47 – Sept 7 – Brackish Tide –  Metal – Somerset County, MD
  • Week 46 –  August 31 – Kryptos – Old School Heavy Metal – Bangalore, India
  • Week 45 – August 24 – Spyder Volt – Alternative Rock – Laredo, Texas
  • Week 44 –  August 17 – Descent of The ArchAngel – Underground Metalcore – US
  • Week 43 –  August 10 – Dark Messiah – Heavy Metal – Winnipeg, Canada
  • Week 42 –   August 3 – Arcsin -Modern Melodic Progressive Metal – Miami, FL 
  • Week 41 –  July 27 –  Methane Metal – Southern Thrash Metal – Sweden/Jersey
  • Week 40 –  July 20 –  Bloodred Hourglass – Melodic Death/Thrash – Mikkeli, FI
  • Week 39 –  July 13 –  Atarka – Metal – Birmingham, UK. 
  • Week 38 –  July 6   –  Silverbullet Band – Symp Heavy Metal – Riihimaki, Suomi
  • Week 37 –  June 29 –  Hammer Down Hard – New Age Hard Rock/Metal
  • Week 36 – June 22 –  Syth Glasgow – Old School Metal – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Week 35 –  June 15  – Virtues – Metalcore – Brisbane, Australia
  • Week 34 –  June 8  –  Vovkulaka  – Dark Angry Evil Metal – Odessa, Ukraine
  • Week 33 –  June 1  –  Executioner  – Hardcore Thrash – San Antonio, Texas
  • Week 32 – May 25 – Night Shadow – Power/Speed Metal – San Diego, California
  • Week 31 – May 18 – Primitive Machine – Rock, Dublin City, Ireland
  • Week 30 – May 11 – Daggerplay – Punk, R&R, Power Pop, Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 29 – May 4 –  Kalmo – Finnish Doom Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 28 – April 27 – Repaid in Blood – Pure Fucking Geek Metal – San Jose, CA     
  • Week 27 – April 20 – Arch Enemy – Melodic Death Metal – Halmstad, Sweden 
  • Week 26 – April 13 – Falling Into Red – Hard Alter Rock – Pittsburg, PA
  • Week 25 – April 6 – Tulsadoom – Evil Barbaric Heavy Thrash – Vienna, Austria 
  • Week 24 – March 30 – Dream Troll – Old School Rock – Leeds, England
  • Week 23 – March 23 – The 69 Eyes – Goth & Roll – Helsinki Finland
  • Week 22 – March 16 – Ghost Season – Alternative Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 21 – March 9 – Vane – Pirate Melodeath Metal – Poland
  • Week 20 – March 2 – Ravenscroft – Rock – Orange, California
  • Week 19 – Feb 23 –  Love Machine – Heavy Rock – Milano, Italy
  • Week 18 – Feb 16 – Children of Bodom – Melodic Death Metal – Espoo, Finland
  • Week 17 – Feb 9 – 10 Gauge – Hard Rock – England, UK
  • Week 16 – Feb 2 – Everlit – Hard Rock – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Week 15 – Jan 26 – Victim of Illusion – Progressive Rock – Turin, Italy
  • Week 14 – Jan 19 – September Sky – Alternative Metal – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Week 13 – Jan 12 – The Edge of Reason – Post Hardcore – Regensburg, Germany
  • Week 12 – January 1, 2019 New Years Day – The HU BAND – MONGOLIA
  • Week 11 – Dec 29 – Apocalyptica – Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 10 – Dec 22 – Hidden Scars – Prog/Indus Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  9 –  Dec 15 – In Hell – Black Death Metal – Lille, France
  • Week  8 –  Dec 08 – Fireproven – Prog Death Metal – Tampere, Finland
  • Week  7 – Nov 30 – Amon Amarth – Death Metal – Tumba, Sweden
  • Week  6 – Nov 23 – Chernobyls Uterus – Grindcore Metal – Pripyat, Ukraine
  • Week  5 – Nov 17 – Five Finger Death Punch – Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  4 – Nov 10 – Universal Theory – Gothic Metal – Madrid, Spain
  • Week  3 – Nov 03 – Mawcore – Hard Rock/Metal – Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Week  2 – Oct 27 – Sin7 Band – Heavy Metal – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Week  1 – Oct 20 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

A Video From Helsinki

Well my HeadBangers I was going through some videos of bands I saw while in Finland, in 2019.  These guys, FEJD, are a Swedish Folk Band.  I loved them that’s all I have to say.  Just wanted to share, and look at all that flowing hair.  I filmed this so it’s not perfect lmao.

WEEK 129 – THANATOS

My HeadBangers welcome from Rotterdam, Netherlands:

Credit goes to:  Erik Negakinu, for the great featured photo, just excellent.

THANATOS

Thanatos is a Dutch extreme metal band.  Thanatos is also the Greek God of Death.  Their history started in 1984 making them the oldest death metal band from the Netherlands.  Here we go HeadBangers get ready…..

“Violent Death Rituals – January 2020”

“The Silent War – February 2020”

I’m going to straight say this right now, I have never seen such a bunch of bad asses like these guys, and I would not want to mess with them lmao, but now let’s look at their bio:

 Their second album, Realm of Ecstasy (some album covers show Realm of Ecstacy), received positive marks from Dutch music magazine Oor and various international magazines for its solid compositions and challenging arrangements.   After enduring constantly changing line-ups and problems with distribution, promotion, and even ownership of the rights to the second album, Thanatos folded in 1992, the final straw being the cancellation of a tour with Cannibal Corpse and Exhorder.

In 1999, founding member Stephan Gebédi revived the band, which signs with Hammerheart Records.  After re-releasing the first two albums with demo and live tracks, the band’s third full album, Angelic Encounters, emerged in 2000. In 2002 a mini-CD with original songs as well as covers from Celtic Frost and Possessed is released by Baphomet. After a few shows in Greece and a short tour with Pungent Stench, the band record their fourth album, Undead, Unholy, Divine, described as a solid return to 1980s metal (in the style of Slayer, Possessed) with the addition of blast beats. Release of a fifth album, Justified Genocide, was postponed when the band’s label at the time, Black Lotus Records, went bankrupt; Dan Swano finished the mix for the CD. To celebrate more than twenty years of Dutch death metal, Thanatos releases (on Chinese label AreaDeath Productions) a limited-edition box containing Emerging From The NetherworldsRealm Of Ecstasy, and Angelic Encounters, besides 56 bonus tracks and 19 videos.

In February 2009, the band issued an update containing details about their upcoming album Justified Genocide. It was released on March 15 in Europe  and April 6 in the UK and Ireland.

Century Media Records signed the band in 2012. The initial plan was to re-release the five studio albums of the band in 2012 and 2013, but the label offered the band a new recording contract which resulted in a new studio album from Thanatos in 2014, entitled Global Purification. This coincided with the band’s 30th anniversary in that year. In 2019, Thanatos celebrated their 35th anniversary with a double-CD compilation album, a 7 inch vinyl EP and a special show in their hometown Rotterdam featuring a lot of former band members. Later that year Thanatos signed a new record deal with French label Listenable Records and started recording their seventh studio album. The album, Violent Death Rituals, had a March 2020 release.

“Violent Death Rituals – March 2020”

Let’s meet these Netherland Metal Men

My Thoughts:

Well my HeadBangers like I said such a bunch of bad asses, and I mean that.  This band has the history that I love in a band, as well as that soul ripping deep dark metal with some thrash thrown in and those vocals, just kill me now.  It always amazes me when a band starts outs, breaks up, but that one person, in this case Stephan, refused to give up on that gnawing  pain in the gut that knew this band would make it and he never stopped. I know there were highs and lows along the way.  I bow my head in respect to him.  He could have let it fall by the wayside but he didn’t.  It takes a strong person with iron inside to keep going till you see it appear.  And here they are the Netherlands’ Gods of Death.

Well that’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

UPDATE – AEON OF AWARNESS

Hey my HeadBangers, from Germany with some Melodic Death Metal, here we are with with Aeon of Awareness first EP:

Meta List, and of course Per Lümbersson:

Here are your links to the EP:

https://music.apple.com/de/album/dialogue-with-the-unconscious-ep/1560706140

https://aeonofawareness.bandcamp.com/album/dialogue-with-the-unconscious

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/23wqaXOFQoclsdSLkQoe8f

How you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  They nailed it.  Can’t wait for more.

UPDATE – KALMO DOOM

My HeadBangers, friend of the blog and Doom metal man has released his new album:

Gehinnom – Kalmo 

It’s on Spotify and here’s the link:

  https://open.spotify.com/album/1Ip26ivmzLceXOTqDsewE0?si=2uTYp_2mSTGbK_Y2Z11rOg

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