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Houwitser

From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Houwitser News

Below is our complete Houwitser 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.

New Project Korpse Announces Debut Album

Drummer Marten Van Kruijssen of Houwitser has a new project titled Korpse, coming later this year. Check out a track below, and the band also issued the following biography:

"Korpse is a Brutal Death Metal band from The Netherlands, founded by Drummer Marten van Kruijssen (Houwitser, ex-Dictated) in 2013. Togheter with Sven (Visionary 666, ex-Dictated) on vocals, Bart (I Die You're Dead, ex-Divine Sins) on guitars and Mart (DrDoom) on Bass, Korpse recorded their self titeld album 'Korpse' which will be released late 2013.

"Korpse strives to play as brutal metal music as it's gonna get, without (over) using modern technologies which are often used to overproduce an album. A raw and dirty sound created by real instruments is what Korpse aims for. Because of this and the fact that all band members have plenty of (touring) experience playing all over Europe, Korpse guarantees a live show at least as intense and brutal as their self titled album 'Korpse'" More...

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Houwitser Recruits New Bassist

Dutch act Houwitser, which split with its bassist back in March, has now checked in with the following update about recruiting a new member:

"Houwitser has found a new bass player in the person of Roderick Ras, a talented young bass player. Roderick, who also is a member of Diatryma, will make his live debut for Houwitser on the 14 of July."

To hear the band's music and find upcoming tour date info, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Houwitser Splits With Bass Player

As Dutch band Houwitser gears up to record its sixth CD and book shows and festivals for the summer and end of the year, it has also announced that the band has parted ways with its bass player. Here is the statement released by the band:

Houwitser is looking for a new bass player. Ramon Ploeg, who been with the band for five years, has decided to leave Houwitser. Ramon has said the following: 'I can't combine the band with my jobs anymore. Thanks to everyone who supported me and I've met in the last years! It was a great time! I wish all the guys of Houwitser all the best!' The bass player Houwitser is looking for must be experienced with live shows, have his own gear and can practice once a week in Zoetermeer.

For more information, head over to Houwitser's Facebook wall.

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Houwitser Splits With Drummer And Vocalist

Dutch death metal act Houwitser has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"Due to circumstances Houwitser parted with their drummer Marco de Groot. His place will be filled in by Marten van Kruijssen (Dictated) who was also the fill-in drummer for the last 2 shows of Houwitser.

"Unfortunately we also have to announce that Houwitser's vocalist Stan Blonk has left the band due some personal reasons. The final 2 shows of 2011 will be done by Mike van Mastrigt (Sinister / Houwitser). After that, Houwitser is searching for a new vocalist."

You can find more information on Houwitser and listen to the band's music by heading over to Facebook

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Houwitser Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Dutch death metal act Houwitser has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Bestial Atrocity," features eleven new Houwitser tracks and will be released through Sevared Records. No release date has been announced.

Here is the "Bestial Atrocity" tracklisting:
1. Bestial Atrocity
2. Devoured Cunt
3. Conviction Through Torture
4. Sledgehammer Redemption
5. Vision Of Blood
6. Hatred Vindicated
7. Shredded To Pieces
8. Lynch The Cancer
9. The Lingering Death
10. Flayed, Beheaded And Quartered
11. Demolish The Deformed

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Thanatos Parts Was With Drummer

Dutch death metal band Thanatos have parted ways with drummer Yuri Rinkel, who will be concentrating on his other band Melechesh from now on. the band has replaced him with Marco de Groot (Houwitser, Altar, Blind Justice and Ordo Draconis) (far left in this picture).

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Hail Of Bullets Full Album Streaming On MySpace

Death metal band HAIL OF BULLETS' debut album, "…Of Frost and War" has been streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page since May 9.

The band is also getting front page features on the MySpace music-sites in the Benelux, Sweden and Germany.

Hail of Bullets consists of former PESTILENCE and current ASPHYX-singer Martin van Drunen, ex-HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, GOREFEST-drummer Ed Warby and both THANATOS-guitarists Paul Baayens (also in ASPHYX) and Stephan Gebédi.

"...Of Frost and War" was released yesterday, May 13.

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Lay Down Rotten Replaces Deranged at FTC Festival

Here is the latest update from FTC organizers:

"Here we go... we have a new Co-Headliner for Thursday on Fuck The Commerce XI. As you know, Deranged split up and cancelled the FTC-gig once again. But if the old stagers don't want to, we'll get new blood on the FTC-stage. We are glad to announce LAY DOWN ROTTEN for Thursday evening at Fuck The Commerce 2008. They have shown their ability to rule the moshpit with their new album "Reconquering The Pit“ and on tour with Dismember and will once again proove that at Fuck The Commerce."

BILLING:
Thursday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
DEBT OF NATURE [D] / THE BURNING [DK] / URKRAFT [DK] / BITTERNESS [D] / STERBEHILFE [D] / GORE [CZ] / POOSTEW [D] / STOMA [NL] / LAY DOWN ROTTEN [D] / ILLDISPOSED [DK]

Friday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
PROFANATION [D] / DEADBORN [D] / INFERIA [FIN] / MASS INFECTION [GR] / ETERNAL BLEEDING [SK] / WEAK ASIDE [D] NEUROPATHIA [PL] / / SPAWN [D] / GRIND INC. [D] / HOUWITSER [NL]

Saturday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
IN DEMISE [D] / INTERNAL DECAY [D] / FLAYING [LV] / SLIT [M] / THE ATMOSFEAR [D] / PURGATORY [D] / EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS [D] / DENIAL FIEND [US] / HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL [P] / MASSACRE [US]

Date: April 30th - May 03rd 2008

Location: Altes Lager, (14913 Altes Lager near Jüterbog, Germany)

Tickets: via ticketonline.de and all it's box-offices, www.f-t-c.de as well as at K17-presale-office and all K17-metal-concerts (Berlin, Pettenkoferstr. 17a); ATTENTION: presale via www.f-t-c.de has to be closed soon.

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Fuck the Commerce 2008 Billing Complete

The billing is completed now with 30 bands from 13 countries. Within the last days we got confirmations from MASSACRE, DERANGED and GRIND INC. They will rock the stage of the first Open-Air-Party of the new season for all real hard metalmaniacs who love underground-death and grind together with ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS and many more.

Here is the complete billing: MASSACRE, ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, DERANGED, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, GRIND INC., DENIAL FIEND, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, SPAWN, PURGATORY, ETERNAL BLEEDING, NEUROPATHIA, POOSTEW, GORE, STOMA, THE BURNING, WEAK ASIDE, THE ATMOSPHEAR, INFERIA, FLAYING, MASS INFECTION, SLIT, STERBEHILFE, URKRAFT, BITTERNESS, DEADBORN, INTERNAL DECAY, DEBT OF NATURE, PROFANATION + PARTIES with HELLBORN-DJs and DJ FIFTY from METALSTORM + CAMPFIRE and RUSSIANTENT

Festival Date: April 30th - May 03rd 2008
Location: Altes Lager, (14913 Altes Lager near Jüterbog, Germany)
Tickets: via ticketonline.de and all it's box-offices, www.f.t.c.de as well as at K17-presale-office and all K17-metal-concerts (Berlin, Pettenkoferstr. 17a)

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More Bands Added To German Fuck The Commerce Fest

LIVIDITY, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS and HOUWITSER are among the first confirmed bands for next year's Fuck The Commerce festival, set to take place May 1-13, 2008 in Altes Lager (near Jüterbog), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

May 2, 2008:

DEBAUCHERY
DROWNED CHILD
ETERNAL BLEEDING
GORYPTIC
HOUWITSER
INFERIA
MASS INFECTION
PROFANATION
SIKFUK
VOLTURYON
WEAK ASIDE

May 3, 2008:

DEADBORN
DEBT OF NATURE
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FLAYING
LIVIDITY
PURGATORY
SELFTORTURE
SLIT
THE ATMOSFEAR

For more information, click here.

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Houwitser Re-Form With New Members

According to current band members, HOUWITSER is back together with several new band members. Only Stan and Michel are there from the old line-up. Their new site will be up-to-date soon.

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Pestilence, Gorefest, Thanatos Members Form Band

DAN SWANO To Produce New Band Featuring PESTILENCE, GOREFEST, THANATOS Members ~
Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swano (EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD) has agreed to mix/produce the upcoming demo/CD from HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring THANATOS guitarists Stephan Geb?di and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen. The recordings will take place in June/July and the band hopes to have it all finished before the end of the summer.

Geb?di previously stated about the group's upcoming CD, "We trust it will be a classic death metal album in more than one way. The material we've written so far is very strong stuff ranging from slow, doomy parts to the occasional blast beat. Funny thing to mention is that drummer Ed Warby has written most of the guitar riffs so far."

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Infinite Hate Signs To Displeased Records

Displeased Records has signed Dutch extreme death metal act INFINITED HATE and will release their debut album "Revel in bloodshed" this spring. Displeased Records was able to contract Graal (Behemoth, Rotting Christ, Enslaved, Vader) for the artwork of the upcoming CD "Revel in bloodshed". For this full length Infinited Hate will go back to the AM studios to work again with Andre van de Ree.

Infinited Hate was created in August 2003 by Aad Kloosterwaard, drummer of Sinister and Houwitser. To complete the line-up, the other sinister members joined in for the oppportunity to mix old school death metal with new style US death metal, something that they could not do with their own band. You can expect ten songs of sick and twisted death metal. Listen to an MP3 of the song 'Built for the kill' taken from the "Primitive butchery" promo here.

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