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Formed: 1989
From: Schiedam, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Sinister News

Below is our complete Sinister 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sinister Recruits New Bassist

Dutch act Sinister recently announced several lineup changes, recruiting three new members. Vocalist Aad has now also issued the following update about bringing on a new bassist:

"Hailz! Aad here with some more news. We would like to welcome Mathijs Brussaard as the new Sinister Bass player. We are now a 5 piece band and hope with this to bring our new songs to a higher level."

You can also check out Sinister's music by navigating your browser over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Sinister Announces New Lineup

Sinister recently parted ways with the band's bassist, guitarist, and drummer. Massacre Records has now checked in with the following update about the band revealing its new lineup:

"Now that was quick! On May 21st Sinister's vocalist Aad announced that he's the only remaining band member of the band. Three days later he announces the new lineup! The new band members are: Toep Duin (ex-Supreme Pain, Godmode) behind the drum kit, guitarist Bastiaan Brussaard (Supreme Pain) and gitarrist/bassist Dennis Hartog (Godmode).

"Sinister will soon start rehearsing. They have already finished two new tracks, 'Deranged By Desecration' and 'Regarding The Imaginary.' Aad also revealed the title of their forthcoming album: 'The Carnage Ending.'"

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Sinister Reveals New Album Title

Sinister vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard has posted the following update online about the title of the band's new album:

"Soon we will start with the first practice with the new Sinister lineup. We have also already two new tracks finished...'Deranged By Desecration' and 'Regarding The Imagery By The Hand Of Bastiaan' for our next record that will get the name 'The Carnage Ending'."

The new Sinister lineup now includes:

Aad Kloosterwaard - Vocals
Toep Duin - Drums
Bastiaan Brussaard - Guitar
Dennis Hartog – Bass/Guitar

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Sinister Parts Ways With Three Members

Dutch metallers Sinister have checked in with the following announcement about canceling a festival appearance and parting ways with three members:

"Oh well, we've got bad news for you. First of all Sinister have to cancel their appearance at Mexico's Metal In The Forest Festival, because some members aren't able to leave their work. The band did everything to make it happen, but in the end it didn't work out.

"Unfortunately this would have been the last show in the current line-up from Sinister, which means this would have been the last chance to see the band live in this formation. As you may already have heard guitarist Alex Paul, drummer Edwin van den Eeden and bassist Joost van der Graaf have left the band. Vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard is now the only remaining band member.

"But don't be afraid the band will go on with a new line-up and will let the Sinister flame burn for some more years to come."

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Metalhit.com Completes Free Download Series

Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.

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Surpreme Pain Signs To Massacre Records

SUPREME PAIN, which features members of Sinister, Infinited Hate and Fondlecorpse, has signed with Massacre Records. The band commented on the signing:

"We are very proud to announce that Supreme Pain signed a deal with Massacre Records. It is great that they give us this opportunity that we are on the same roster as bands like, Malevolent Creation, Sinister, Legion Of The Damned and many more."

The forthcoming album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with Jörg Uken, who will also mix the album. The album features nine "blasting death metal tracks with an evil and twisted atmosphere." "Divine Incarnation" will be released on May 25, 2011.

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Nominon To Play Silesian Death Attack Fest

Swedish death metal act Nominon has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Silesian Death Attack festival on March 5th:

"The fire of eternal doom still burns... We've one new show announcement to make and that one will happen in Poland March 5th when the 'Silesian Death Attack' fest (featuring SINISTER, EMBRIONAL and more!) will take place at the venue CK Wiatrak in Zabrze.

"It's been a bit over two years since Nominon last played in Poland and Nominon most certainly look forward to meet the Polish Death Metal freaks again. Keep thrashing and crack the skulls of the unborn..."

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Sinister To Release 10 Disc Box Set

Holland extreme metal act Sinister has announced plans to release a career spanning, 10 disc box set. The new set, scheduled for an April 5, 2011 release in North America, will be issued through Metal Mind Productions and will contain the entire Sinister discography. The comprehensive release, titled "Altered Since Birth," contains eight studio albums, a live DVD, a compilation of demo tracks, plus a booklet containing a full biography. Also included on each studio album (from "Diabolical Summoning" onwards) are rare live bonus tracks.

The box includes the following albums:
CD 1 - Demo-Nica (compilation)
CD 2 - Cross The Styx
CD 3 - Diabolical Summoning
CD 4 - Hate & Bastard Saints
CD 5 - Aggresive Measures
CD 6 - Creative Killings
CD 7 - Savage Or Grace
CD 8 - Afterburner
CD 9 - The Silent Howling
DVD - Prophecies Denied

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Sinister Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Dutch death metal act Sinister has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length studio album "Legacy of Ashes." The new album was recorded at Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany with producer Jorg Uken and is expected for release on December 17 through Massacre Records.

"Legacy Of Ashes"
1. Herd Of Damnation (intro)
2. Into The Blind World '
3. The Enemy Of My Enemy
4. Anatomie Of A Catastrophe
5. The Sin Of Sodomy
6. Legacy Of Ashes
7. The Hornet's Nest
8. Righteous Indignations
9. The Living Sacrifice

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Metalhit.com Releases Free Death Metal Comp

Metalhit.com recently released the second compilation in their download series: a death metal comp. You can download it for free from Amazon.com.

Here is the free compilation's tracklisting:

1. Putridity "Blindfold Surgery Abominable" (2:51)
2. Asphyx "Death, the Brutal Way" (3:52)
3. Avulsed "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-Mutilation)" (3:43)
4. Demigod "Deadsoul" (3:45)
5. Demilich "Inherited Rowel Levitation (Reduced without any effort)" (3:22)
6. Obscure "Messenger of Chaos, I Infinitum" (5:57)
7. Insult "Slaves of Holy Righteousness" (2:22)
8. Master "Judgment of Will" (2:53)
9. Natron "Roadkill" (3:48)
10. Nominon "Kevorkian Exit" (4:46)
11. Pathology "Defiled Autopsy Remnants" (3:36)
12. Sinister "Spiritual Immolation" (4:03)

Metalhit.com released a free thrash compilation back in September that is still available for download.

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Sinister To Record New Album

Dutch death metallers Sinister have announced they will be entering the recording studio on October 15th, 2010 to record a new album. The currently announced title for the album is "Legacy of Ashes." More details on the track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out sample Sinister tracks via their official MySpace page.

Sinister also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/2 2010 tba Bern - Switserland
4/3 2010 ROCKTOWN Pfäffikon - Switserland
4/24 2010 Music bunker Aachen - Germany
5/1 2010 tba Chalon en Champagne - France
5/8 2010 Metal festival Emmen Emmen - Holland
5/28 2010 Deathfest Baltimore Baltimore - Maryland USA
6/19 2010 Break the Ground Open Air 2010 - Arnsberg Arnsberg - Germany

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Sinister Announces Live Album Release Date

Metal Mind Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a live album from Sinister:

"Sinister, one of the most underrated death metal acts ever to emerge on the 90’s metal scene. In 1988 they began their quest for metal annihilation, recording several demos and EPs which slowly paved the way for future success. Today, after releasing eight LPs, Sinister can stand proudly next to such giants as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Death - their music is a sheer definition of death metal destruction. In 2006 Sinister visited Poland to play a very special concert in Warsaw. The band's outstanding performance that night was captured on film and released as their first ever DVD - ‘Prophecies Denied’. Today this material is available in an audio version.

"The concert - recorded at Stodola club in Warsaw on 24th August 2006 - quite clearly showed that, despite many line-up changes that the band had to undergo, Sinister is still in great shape and deserves its place among such death metal stars as Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Deicide, or Grave - bands with which Sinister was honored to perform in the past. The tracklist of the show featured both new and old Sinister songs, all played with just as much charisma as deliberation. A genuine marriage of chaos and logic, of seemingly unrestrained aggression and the structural subtlety that only the best death metal bands manifest - the guys from Sinister do their best not to be forgotten!

"Metal Mind Productions will release ‘Prophecies Denied’ CD on 21st September in Europe and 1st December in USA (via MVD). Digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies."

The cover artwork for "Prophecies Denied" can be found here.

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Ghoul Announces European Tour Dates

GHOUL has announced the complete tour dates for their European Roadkill tour. Complete Ghoul tour dates are as follows:

09/05 - Morbide Festspiele XI at Eastclub - Bischofswerda, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation, Vomitory, Satans Revenge on Mankind
09/07 - MKC-Next Bar - Ziar Nad Hronum w/ Jakubysko and Boiling Point
09/08 - Chelsea - Vienna, Austria w/ Municipal Waste
09/09 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Extreme Smoke 57 and Septic Scum
09/11 - Septembertember 2 Dismember Fest - Bologna, Italy w/Birdflesh and Septic Scum
09/12- Uns Scheint die Sonne aus Dem Arsch Festival - Riegenhof, Germany
09/13- Le Klub - Paris, France w/ Altar of Plagues, Eibon, Lava, & Arafat
09/15- Semifinal- Helsinki, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA and FORCA MACABRA
09/16- Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA
09/17- Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands w/ Sinister, Regurgitation, Viral Load, Embalmer
09/18- Velokot - Oostende, Belgium
09/19- NRW Deathfest at AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
10/30 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, California, USA w/ Cannabis Corpse, Brainoil, Population Reduction, Ramming Speed

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First Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest 2010

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest has announced the first batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. More bands will be announced shortly, including the headliners.

The first bands to be announced are as follows:


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Bilocate Confirmed For Devilstone Festival 2009

Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.

The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:

SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]

For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.

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Supreme Pain Announce Debut Album Release Date

Dutch/Slovenian brutal death metal band SUPREME PAIN will release its debut album, "Cadaver Pleasures," on April 15 via the U.S. label Comatose Music.

The drums for the CD were recorded at the Negligence Sound Studio in Slovenia, guitars and vocals at the Garden Shed Of Horror in The Netherlands. Mixing took place at Excess Studio in The Netherlands by Chris van der Valk and the album was mastered by Bob Moore at the Sound Lab Studios in the U.S.

According to the group, "the result is sick, crushing and blasting death metal." More...

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Sinister Announce Retrospective Album

Sinister and Gorgiastic Records have announce the upcoming release of SINISTER's "The Blood Past" CD featuring a complete collection of all the early, long-time out-of-print band material released during the 1990-1992 period.

This release will include their 2 EP's from 1990, the 1990 and 1991 demos, the split EP with MONASTERY from 1991 plus special bonus tracks. The release will be packed with a comprehensive booklet including all the ep's and demo covers, tons of pics, liner notes, recordings info and more!. Expect a masterful cover artwork by none other than cult underground artist Chris Moyen (INCANTATION, BLASPHEMY, VITAL REMAINS, MORTICIAN, SARCOFAGO, etc) that is sure to capture the true essence of the early band stages and then translate into artwork.

You can download an advance MP3 of the track "Putrefying Remains" here.

As previously reported, Dutch death metallers SINISTER will release their new album, "The Silent Howling", on September 26 via Massacre Records. The album will be recorded in May at Soundlodge Studio in Germany.

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Sinister Reveal New Album Release Date and Artwork

Dutch death metallers SINISTER will release their new album, "The Silent Howling", on September 26 via Massacre Records. Check out the cover artwork at this location. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Silent Howling", "If It Bleeds...", "The Kill To Come" and "Fortified Bravery". The album will be recorded in May at Soundlodge Studio in Germany.

SINISTER's current lineup includes Aad Kloosterwaard (vocals), Alex Paul (guitar) and Bas van den Bogaard (bass).

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Sinister Sign Deal With Massacre Records

Legendary Dutch metallers SINISTER have issued the following update:

"After 15 years of making records for Nuclear Blast records, we have signed a new record deal with another label. Massacre Records will release our upcoming release The Silent Howling in the fall of 2008. The album (which will include seven tracks) will be recorded in may 2008 in the Soundlodge Studio, Germany. Some of the song-titles are: 'The Silent Howling', 'If It Bleeds...', 'The Kill To Come' and 'Fortified Bravery'.

We are happy to be under the wings of Massacre Records and looking forward to work with them in the future.

Meanwhile we have departed with our drummer Paul (Beltman) who wants to do other things in life. Paul will finish the shows that are planned. The search for a new drummer continues..."

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Sinister Give Update On Past Year, New Album

Dutch death metal legends SINISTER have offered the following update regarding the band's activity over the past year:

"It has been more then a year since we took the time to write something personal again on this page. Not so strange, since we were extremely busy the last twelve months. We visited almost 30 countries this year for the promotion of Afterburner so you can probably imagine how busy it actually was.

Meanwhile Aad found the time to become a daddy some months ago, so Alex (who has a 3 year daughter running around) is not the only one in the band anymore who likes to talk about diapers and duplo, haha!

About the new album; Alex wrote on this moment 3 complete songs with a total running time of 22 minutes!!! Yes, the new songs are longer then the stuff we did before. One of them is even longer then 10 minutes. Musically it will follow the direction of Afterburner, which means fast catchy blastbeats combined with slow atmospheric melodic parts.

Unfortunately, we haven't got any time yet to practice them as a band. However, we will take it slower on the concerts the next few months to work on this situation. Our goal is to make a demo this summer with 4 tracks so we can get an idea how they will sound on the album.

Also a word to our Mexican fans; this August we will visit your beautiful country to do some shows. Mexico City has been confirmed and hopefully we can add 2 more gigs. It has been 4 years since our last visit so it would be great to see you guys and girls again."

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