By Bjorn Dossche 3. I've been a big supporter of Chain Reaction since they first appeared on the hardcore scene in I've recently been reaching out to musicians from all over the globe to get some tips on newer hardcore bands from their region. Today, Bjorn from Chain Reaction joins in by spotlighting some Belgian groups he thinks are on to something special. Throughout the years, Belgium has always played a crucial role in European hardcore and punk. Partly due to our location in the heart of Europe and a historically strong network of venues, youth centers and bookers, partly because we're cool I guess.
Belgian Hardcore Artists
A very personal overview of the state of Belgian Hardcore – Prophecy
H was a Belgian metallic hardcore scene that was prevalent during the s, a counterpart to the American scene that brought us groups like Earth Crisis. However, not all of the bands were directly from West Flanders, as a band like Arkangel was heavily associated with the scene, despite in fact being from Brussels. The band often hailed as being the first band in the scene was Rise Above, which featured guitarist Edward Verhaeghe who go onto form Nations on Fire, and start multiple record labels including Good Life Recordings, which would release the majority of albums from the scene , and vocalist Hans Verbeke who would go onto be a member bands like Blindfold, Liar and Spirit of Youth. Rise Above were probably the first vegan straight edge band in hardcore, releasing their debut self-titled EP in , three years prior to Earth Crisis releasing their debut EP. However, Rise Above and multiple of the bands following them only played regular Boston-style hardcore, without delving into any metal influence. That changed with Wheel of Progress, which merged this style of hardcore with influences from Slayer, Morbid Angel and Master. Members of this band went onto form two of the most prominent bands in the scene: Congress and Liar; who would both take heavily from the sound of Wheel of Progress, developing them in their respective ways.
5 Newer Belgian Hardcore Bands to Check Out, by Bjorn Dossche (Chain Reaction)
It is just a list of Belgian bands that I think should get a bit more attention. So if you are in a Belgian band and you feel like you are forgotten here, I can assure you that this was not intentional. Leave a comment and draw my attention to your band.
Of course I will never be able to include every band that was ever around… Feel free to help me to be as complete as possible… Line-up changes , recordings, time-period, location,…. Bad Influence Antwerpen : present [ see bio in comment ]. Flip Von Ribbentrip ] drums [ see comment ]. A bit later Disorder left Nov. Kloaka Leuven : [ Dirk C.