Occult>>LEGION OF THE DAMNED - THE NETHERLANDS

Malevolent Rapture - 2006 - Massacre
Sons Of The Jackal - 2007 - Massacre
Cult Of The Dead - 2008 - Massacre
Descent Into Chaos - 2011 - Massacre
Ravenous Plague - 2014 - Napalm
Slaves Of The Shadow Realm – 2019 - Napalm
The Poison Chalice - 2023 - Napalm

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Members
Vocals
Bethlehem, Deinonychus, Bestial Summoning>>MAURICE SWINKELS

Guitar
Inhume>>Richard Ebisch>>Kill Division - GoreForMore, Satyr, Sauron, Antropomorphia, Flesh Made Sin, Bunkur, Fehler, Verbum Verus, Soulburn>>TWAN VAN GEEL>>Sauron, Flesh Made Sin, Bunkur, Verbum Verus, Soulburn - Disquiet, X-Tinxion, Nox Aeterna>>FABIAN VERWEIJ>>DISQUIET


Bass
Sauron, Disinfest, Bunkur, Soulburn>>Twan Fleuren>>Bunkur, Soulburn - Mangled, Inhume, Disgorge, Defy The Curse>>HAROLD GIELEN>>Mangled, Disgorge, Defy The Curse

Drum
Disinfest>>ERIK FLEUREN





History & Biography
Maurice Swinkels who had decided to put aside his long running act Occult in favour of the new name and line-up put Limburg thrashers Legion Of The Damned together in 2005. Twan Fleuren left the group in 2006 to concentrate on his family and day job. He committed suicide in 2011. The second album would be supported through a set of dates opening for Kreator and Celtic Frost.

The group would announce in 2007 that the Occult album Elegy For The Weak would be reissued by the new band in 2008 and be entitled Feel The Blade. Te band released a new album called Cult Of The Dead, on December 19th through Massacre Records. Legion Of The Damned would release a new album, Descent Into Chaos, on January 7th, 2011 through Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Abyss Studio. The act appeared at Sweden Rock Cruise. Legion Of The Damned lost guitarist Richard Ebisch and replaced him with Twan Van Geel in 2011. Richard reported health issues and retired from music. To start 2013, Legion Of The Damned signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band also picked up guitarist Hein Willekens. The Dutch thrash metal band would release a new album, Ravenous Plague, in January 2014 through Napalm Records. Andy Classen was producing it. Twan Van Geel of Flesh Made Sin was on guitar. The Netherlands-based Legion Of The Damned was back after five years and would release an album called Slaves Of The Shadow Realm through Napalm Records in January 2019. It was produced by Andy Classen. Legion Of The Damned would play at PartySan Metal Open Air Festival 2019, which was to take place in Schlotheim, Germany in August 2019. Deicide, Satan, Testament, Belphegor, Devangelic and others were also confirmed. Napalm Records re-issued the band's first four albums in 2019.

Legion Of The Damned had a video for the song Contamination off The Poison Chalice album. The video was produced by the band’s singer, Maurice Swinkels. There was a lyric video for the title track as well. Twan Van Geel and Fabian Verweij were on guitar. The latter had replaced Fabian Verweij in 2020. The band gave two concerts with fellow Dutchmen Asphyx, as well as appearing at Huginns Awakening Fest, Metal Im Woid, MehSuff, Wacken, Summer Breeze Open Air and Rockstadt. The band was booked for 70000 Tons Of Metal, PartySan 2024 and Brutal Assault 2024.


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