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The Fifth Alliance

From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete The Fifth Alliance news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The Fifth Alliance Parting With Drummer

The Fifth Alliance - a doom / sludge from Breda, The Netherlands - is now parting ways with drummer Ashwin, who issued this statement online:

“Alright folks, here’s quite an announcement: I’ve decided to call it quits as drummer of The Fifth Alliance. After 6-7 years of going full force with the band I have come to the conclusion that my interests have shifted. For the last year and a half up until now I have been experiencing a process where I started noticing that both the ambition and the joy I experienced before is slowly fading away.

"Rather than throwing in the towel immediately, I felt that the rational thing to do was to keep going and see if the feeling got stronger. Well, it did. And it’s time to come to grips with it. The Fifth Alliance is growing steadily as a band and they deserve a fully committed drummer; a role that I can’t live up to anymore. Therefore, I will be leaving the band after my last show on the 24th of June in my hometown; Roosendaal.

"All the other band members have shown a great amount of appreciation and understanding for my situation. They’ve been dealing with it like champs and with that mentality and a little bit of luck they managed to find a new drummer immediately. More...

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The Fifth Alliance Releases New Video

The Fifth Alliance just released an official 11 minute music video for "Your Abyss." The video was produced by Teis Albers and can be viewed below.

"Your Abyss" is taken from on The Fifth Alliance's "Death Poems" album, out now on CD, vinyl, and tape formats through an absurd collaboration of labels, including:

Consouling Sounds / Breathe Plastic Records / Diorama Records / Wooaaargh / Dingleberry Records / Grains Of Sand Records / Monomentum Collective / SmithsfoodgroupDIY / Vleesklak - Solitary Wolf Records / Vinylaceton.

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The Fifth Alliance Posts Full New Album Online

The Fifth Alliance’s new album “Death Poems” can be downloaded and streamed entirely on Bandcamp now or in the player below, while the vinyl edition will drop on December 13th, 2015. The track listing is as follows:

1. Your Abyss 11:05
2. Fall Of Taira 05:43
3. Death Poems 08:52
4. Dissension 09:53 More...

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The Fifth Alliance Announces "Death Poems"

Following 2013 debut album "Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin," Dutch five-piece The Fifth Alliance now returns with second album "Death Poems," due out October 31, 2015. Consouling Sounds Records comments:

"Powerful and dark, 'Death Poems' consists of four new tracks that masterfully blend gritty and harsh sludge with emotive, gloomy post-metal moments. With this record, The Fifth Alliance has taken a significant step forward and developed a more powerful and emotionally intense sound, especially in the vocal delivery of Silvia Berger.

"There is something deeply disturbing and touching about the singer's performance as if she is lamenting the loss of a loved one. If you are a fan of doomy, harsh and emotive post-metal, then 'Death Poems' is going to be one of your favourite releases of 2015." More...

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The Fifth Alliance To Release New Album

The Fifth Alliance has revealed "Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin" will be out on the 5th of April on Demons Run Amok Entertainment. You can check out the title track in the player below. The following press release was also issued about hte band:

"The Fifth Alliance was conceived in the underground of Breda, The Netherlands late 2006. The newly formed band took inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like Coalesce, Botch, Converge combined with heavy acts like Isis, Disembodied, Cult Of Luna, Poison The Well, which resulted in the band self-released EP, ‘Fear Consumption’, in 2007.

"Their follow-up EP ‘Reflections On Consciousness’ saw the light of day through Crossfirecult Records in 2009, packed with dissonant riffs, rhythmic twists and heavy grooves. Playing numerous shows strengthened the band as a solid, tight playing force to be reckoned with.

"By Summer 2012, the band started recording their first full length album ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’. Their new album, which will be released on German label Demons Run Amok (home of hard hitting bands like Hierophant, Trapped Under Ice, All For Nothing, New Morality) delivers massive, sludge and doom infested hardcore merged into seven epic tracks, ranging from slow, gut wrenching riffing, claustrophobic screaming by vocalist Silvia, to hectic, lightning fast blasts. ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’ deals with isolation, loss, self-destructive nature of man, organized religion and blind consumption." More...

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