Monday 22 November 2010

Dutch Metal Scene - Terzij de Horde

So far, I've been focusing on the Noord-Brabant Hardcore scene, but I thought I'd look at other bands from the Netherlands in general, as there's no shortage of quality bands out there.

Terzij de Horde are a black metal band from Utrecht, who play abrasive hardcore/black metal in the vein of Wolves in the Throne Room. They have toured around Europe, including the UK and Germany and have graced stages alongside the likes on Annal Nathrakh and Altar of Plagues.

The band currently have released two CD's. A demo titled - Exposed Barren and Windswept and an EP titled - A Rage of Rapture Against the Dying of the Light.You can buy their EP from their Big Cartel page -, or you can e-mail the band at

The band have a myspace page - and they are on Last FM, where they have a song available for free download, which is called - Non Timetis Messor.

I was lucky enough to ask Bass player - Johan a couple of questions about the band. Here's what he had to say:-

What has been like for you as a band playing live and in some of the places you've played?

Since most us come from the hardcore scene, playing live is what it's all about. The passion, the frenzy, the rage, it all falls into place when the songs are performed. We tend to have very intense live shows, where we try to convey all the emotions in the songs onto the audience.

So far, the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. In the beginning, we played lots of hardcore and screamo shows, since that's where we came from, and they were great, but we really wanted to play more metal shows, people at those previous shows couldn't really fit us in.

This summer, we started playing more and more metal shows, did an amazing tour of the UK and Ireland, ended up in Germany a couple of times and started playing bigger venues with bands like Altar of Plagues, Year Of No Light, Anaal Nathrakh and Liturgy . So far, this path we've taken leads to bigger heights still. Amazing.

What does the future for hold for Terzij de Horde?

At this point, we're writing songs for a full-length, probably to be released next year's summer. We'd like to find a label for that, but the EP was done completely DIY and that worked out really well, so we'll see. Furthermore, we'll be touring Europe during summer, and perhaps even beyond.  That's the near future, as for the far future, it's all about making our time count. Meeting new people, playing new places, sharing our music with those who are willing to open themselves up for it.


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