"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2007
From: Leuven, Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Prematory News

Below is our complete Prematory 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.

Headline News

Prematory Calls It Quits

Belgium's high-energy metal outfit Prematory has decided to put all that energy to rest, issuing the following statement about calling it quits:

"We have an announcement to make that some of you might not have expected: due to several reasons, we have decided that now is the time for the Prematory journey to end. After more than 150 shows and seven years of hard work, we've hit a hurdle that we can't overcome as a united force.

"The honest truth and reason behind our decision is that it became clear to us that we simply don't have the drive anymore to keep on going. All of the members are embarking on different journeys into the future and this has lead our collective to stray from the path.

"We know that many of you were still hoping to see us live. Sadly, all current shows have been cancelled due to scheduling issues and there are no plans to do a final performance at this moment in time.

"Prematory has been a big part of our lives, we've committed thousands of hours to this band and we have nothing but love for what we have managed to accomplish. We've had an amazing time and we would like to thank all of you for this. There are no hard feelings between all the current members, the decision to end was made in mutual agreement and we wish each other good luck in all future endeavors."

It would appear the new album the band mentioned working on back in February has been scrapped. For now, enjoy going "Down The Drain" with Prematory below. More...

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Prematory To Release Sophomore LP

Belgian thrash act Prematory announced the impending release of the second album "Corrupting Influence" on February 24th via Punishment 18 Records (distributed in the U.S. via CM Distro). The band was founded in 2007 by Joeri Trescinski (bass), Joeri Van De Schoot (guitar) and Thomas Minnen (drums). After adding Simon Duson (vocals) to the group in late 2008, their first full line up was completed.

The band would work on their material during the following two years. The studio sessions for the first album were booked shortly after adding Jonas Van De Sande (guitar) to the line up.

Their debut studio release "Suiciety" came out near the end of 2010. It was well received by the online press and resulted in support slots for bands such as Warbringer, F.K.U. and Dr. Living Dead. The band grew out to be a well known act in the Belgian underground scene and the first shows in neighboring countries such as Germany and The Netherlands were confirmed as well.

Work on the second album started shortly after releasing "Suiciety." Stronger and more professional songs were created and the bar was set much higher for the next release. A line up switch occurred halfway during the writing process. Thomas Minnen was forced to quit the band and a new drummer, Thomas Wuyts, was brought in to continue his work.

At the end of 2012, Prematory felt that they were ready to record the second release. They contacted Sven Janssens (ex-Aborted) from the Red Left Hand studio to handle the producing and mixing. The album was recorded in February 2013 and was sent to Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suffocation, Soulfly, Hatebreed…) from the Planet Z Studio to master the album.

"Corrupting Influence" marks the band’s evolution to a more unique mature sound and takes the listener on an aggressive journey about global, social and political problems in modern society.

The track list is:

1. Sledgehammer
2. Insignificance
3. Down the Drain
4. Hold My Breath
5. Toxic Experiment
6. Lies upon Lies
7. Grave Raiser
8. Sentenced for Life
9. Peace?!
10. Bad Blood
11. Corrupting Influence More...

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