19.30u / Swell EP release / hardcore / crossover / thrash metal / €15,-
✨💿 SWELL Primal Rage EP release show 💿✨
BORN FROM PAIN was founded in the early summer of ’97, as one of the early European bands to play a crossover/metalcore brand of heavy music. BORN FROM PAIN grew up in a musical environment of mid-80’s Bay Area and German trash metal and NY hardcore, 90’s Florida and Birmingham death metal, NYC crossover and US/European metalcore. Bands like Merauder, Stigmata, Earth Crisis, All Out War, Bolt Thrower, Obituary, Integrity, Testament, Slayer, early Agnostic Front and Crumbsuckers were of infinite influence on members as the fuse was lit that summer…and for many years to come!
In the first 10 years of their existence BORN FROM PAIN were mostly on the road and working hard to get noticed. Getting noticed started to happen fast. After releasing their first mcd “Immortality” in 1999, the band quickly followed up with their first full-length cd “Reclaiming The Crown” in 2000. Numerous support and headline shows followed. 2002 saw the release of the band’s second full-length “Sands Of Time” that received tremendous feedback everywhere and got the band to a new level. Again, extensive touring with the likes of Hatebreed, Madball and Resistance Tour, to name a few, followed. The year 2004 saw the band embark on overseas tours in the US and Japan. Also the attention from bigger labels was drawn and in the year 2005 the follow-up to “Sands Of Time”, “In Love With The End” was released on Metal Blade Records. 1,5 Years of non-stop touring alongside bands like e.g. Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Six Feet Under followed, just like appearances at festivals like Wacken Open Air, With Full Force Open Air, Waldrock Festival, Pressure Fest, Hell Fest and numerous other bigger and smaller festivals all over Europe, as well as touring South America.
Over the years the sound of BORN FROM PAIN has always kept it’s trademarks and backbone intact; brutal groove, murderous fast riffing and a feeling for the most aggressive breakdowns. Never giving in to trends that came and went in heavy music over the years. BORN FROM PAIN has always felt that spewing lyrics that represent feelings of anger, frustration, melancholy and social criticism, works best over riffs that hit you like a steamroller at full speed. The band strongly signals a feeling of stand-up, honest, straight forward authenticity to the world in a stagnant metal and hardcore scene, which the band feels is ever so important in music nowadays.
BORN FROM PAIN are not, and never were, in this to win a prize for trendiest or coolest band, but to express feelings harbored by many in this world, expressing the anger towards daily life, social unrest, emotional hardship and the murder of the world as we know it. Negativity, anger and frustration are feelings that no one can hold back in this day and age, but we can try and turn it around to make things better.
In 2019 BORN FROM PAIN is stronger than ever. With the release of TRUE LOVE pending the band has recorded videos for 3 album songs (Anti Town, Live Forever and True Love) that have been released over the past months leading up to the February release date for the new album. With TRUE LOVE the band has written an album that stays true to their heavy sound and trademark aggressiveness. Within the heavy hardcore framework one finds slight D-Beat influences (Bombs Away), melody (Live Forever), anthemicness (True Love) and pure metal riffing (Marching To The Beat Of Death, Unstoppable) which make this the most diverse album the band has released so far. Guest vocals come from Freddy Cricien (Madball) on Bombs away and Chris Robson (TRC) on New Beginnings.
In current times the world is still a battleground and innocent people are still suffering. BORN FROM PAIN is making a statement to fight, force and unite against what tries to kill us. Solidarity is more important than ever. There are ways to make this the world we need for us the people, we just need to get past the grip of fear and intimidation. Together we can do anything. Together we are UNSTOPPABLE!
SWELL is a well established hardcore band from the Netherlands, and one of the country’s most promising acts for the future. Hailing from Tilburg, the quartet released their debut EP “Mercy Never Wanted Me”, which was released via Blindsided Records in the summer of 2022, combining groovy riffs, hard hitting vocals and a semi melodic chorus that will probably hit different than you’re used to. SWELL have played extensively throughout Europe, with lots of shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The band has recently signed to Positive and Focused Records and will release ‘Primal Rage’ on October 27th! If you are into contemporary groovy hardcore, keep an eye on them.
Formed in 2019, Becoming A.D. is a Belgium-based crossover band combining different styles into their own unique blend of metalcore with hard breaks and tasty thrash metal riffs. After a few line-up changes, Becoming A.D. has finally solidified into a robust, unwavering formation, continuing to deliver their unapologetic, in-your-face brand of metalcore upon the world.
After having released a debut EP in 2020, Becoming A.D. is currently finishing up their sophomore EP of which the first single will be released in October this year.
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