Pure god-damned THRASH/DEATH Metal CULT from the 90s. NOW…re-united active again. Now they are back with a new CD : “Stigmate me I’m in Misery “released through Hammerhearth!
Straight from the Bible-belt in the Netherlands these beast crush everything Religion related on their path!
The original line-up of INQUISITOR emerged in December 1991 from a Dutch area called The Veluwe. Their aim was to create an extreme form of thrash metal combined with dark and blasphemous lyrics, of which the result can be heard on their first demo “Blasphemous Accusations” which was released in 1992, and on their second demo “Your Pain Will Be Exquisite”, which was unleashed upon mankind in 1993. To spread their unholy message, several gigs were done in The Netherlands, and also in Belgium and Germany. In 1995, INQUISITOR and bass-player/founding member Alex Bakker unfortunately went their separate ways. He was replaced by Hans Pos with whom the bass-duties were done on the album “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust”, which was recorded in the RS29 Studio with Oscar Holleman in 1995, and was released by Shiver Records in 1996. With the new line-up, their self-proclaimed style of Pure God-Damned metal was unleashed upon their following through gigs in The Netherlands and also in Germany. However, shortly after the release of “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust”, INQUISITOR slowly fell apart. In October 1996, vocalist Alex Wesdijk was no longer a member of INQUISITOR, and two months later in December, guitarist Erik Sprooten left, and joined ANCIENT RITES permanently. Drummer Wim van der Valk moved on with new members, but the sound changed dramatically that eventually a new band emerged out of this, which became known as CENTURIAN. In 2002 Wim van der Valk pulled the plug out of CENTURIAN, and hardly bashed the skins of his drumkit for about 12 years until the unexpected rebirth of INQUISITOR. INQUISITOR has come full circle now, and is back with a vengeance!
Alex Wesdijk – Vocals
Erik Sprooten – Guitar
Alex Bakker – Bass guitar
Wim van der Valk – Drums
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