Degenerate – “Devastation Ahead”
15 November 2019
DIGITAL | CD
Degenerate is a collaboration between Dutch musicians, Rens H., Dani R.C., Bas B., and Filip A.F. who all share a big history in the Dutch metal scene.
Frontman Rens H. formed the band in early 2016 with a vision to unleash a modern thrash/death metal hybrid. In that same year Rens teamed up with drummer Melle Kramer to produce their first Demo EP. Not only fans where positive by the 2016 release, also the international media publishes some decent writeup’s about the bands release. After the great response, Rens went looking for suitable musicians to bring the music to the stage.
“Because of my years of experience in the Dutch metal scene, I met a lot of good and competent musicians. Unfortunately, I never felt that they were suitable for the project that I had in mind. After I met these guys, I immediately knew that I found the right line-up for the job. The technical and ferocious skills of these guys do raise the songs and writing to a level that I did not even dare to dream of” said Rens H.
With this current line-up they played numerous shows in venues all over The Netherlands with bands like Distillator and Acid Drinkers.
After the release of the bands first Demo EP in 2016 the name Degenerate has grown fast in the dutch metal scene and became known for their energetic live performances and great songwriting.
The unique combination of challenging guitar riffs, technical drumming, melancholic guitar leads and solo’s creates a sound of yesteryear and will bring back memories of 80’s style thrash metal, without excluding modern metal heads. Degenerate’s music will appeal to fans of Max Cavalera-era Sepultura, Children Of Bodom, Death and Testament.
On October 4th 2019 they released the first single “X-Ray Annihilation” from their upcoming full-length album “Devastation Ahead”, mixed and mastered by Mendel Bij De Leij (ex-Aborted).
“Loaded with a bunch of songs we hit the studio in early 2019. And during the same period while looking for the right mix engineer we found Mendel Bij De Leij. The man did an absolutely magnificent job on mixing the album. We came to a record we didn’t dare to dream of” said Rens H.
Rens Hilgers – Vocals, Guitars
Daniel Ruiz – Guitars
Filip A. Filipczuk – Bass
Bas Bloos – Drums