Long before the existence of mankind, when wicked storms roamed the earth, an evil king emerged from the clouds. Riding on a skin-torn horse, as lifeless as its master. Now battered by greed and neglect, since mortal souls failed to prevail. Wielding shield and sword. Galloping into vengeance. Soon the lands will be cloaked in darkness. Its name is Bladecrusher.
And thus the tale begins in which Bladecrusher blends lyrics inspired by fantasy lore with real-life events and uses these as metaphors, to write about all the good and bad that mankind faces these days. Influenced by metal and hardcore punk, Bladecrusher brings that raw energy that you just can’t ignore. Prepare yourself for some fast thrash metal, varied with catchy headbang riffs and epic guitar solos.
On the EP Tempest you can clearly hear that the band is influenced by old-school thrash bands such as Slayer and Exodus, combined with a more hardcore crossover sound such as Cro-Mags and Power Trip. This mix provides a fierce and energetic sound that will appeal to both metalheads and hardcore punks.
Press photo taken by Yenny Miedema
Live photos taken by Wietske Elzinga
Stephan Leistra – Lead vocals
Thijs Bangma – Lead Guitar
Maurice Huliselan – Rhythm guitar
Walter Huliselan – Bass guitar & backing vocals
Douwe Booij – Drums