Legion of the Damned Bio
Maurice Swinkels - vocals
Richard Ebisch - guitar
Erik Fleuren - drums
Harold Gielen - bass
Legion of the Damned unleashed their first thrashing metal storm on 6. January 2006. “Malevolent Rapture” was an uncompromising slab of killer death/thrash reminiscent of the masters of the eighties packed in a modern killer sound by Andy Classen and received many killer reviews in the press. The band showed to be able to combine furious thrash mayhem with midpaced neckbreaking rhythms, translocating the realm of the eighties into the new millenium.
Since “Malevolent Rapture” the band has been destroying the stage on the No Mercy Festivals (a.o. Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm), Rock Hard Festival, Summerbreeze Festival, Up from the ground Festival, Wacken Open Air as well as a minitour in September 2006 with veterans Destruction in the Netherlands. During the No Mercy Festivals Harold Gielen joined the band on bass, increasing the ferocious power of this well-oiled warmachine on stage. Between the gigs the band was busy writing new songs for the next album.
Now the wait is over and Legion of the Damned return with “Sons of the Jackal” in January 2007, featuring ten songs that surpass the previous material… more dark, more violent and more diverse but still delivering the razorsharp riffing with utmost precisions, tight as hell drumming and hateful vocals, which sound even more menacing and vicious then before. The production by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio outdoes the job on the previous album. That Legion of the Damned know the tools of the trade is displayed in the violent hammering of ‘Son of the Jackal’, the devilish anthem ‘Diabolist’, the primitive stomping of ‘Death is My Master’, the sinister midpaced power of ‘Infernal Wrath’ or the fast Kreator style butchery in ‘Avenging Archangel’.