Modern Thrash Metal (NL)
Anger Machine is a five piece Thrash Metal band from the Netherlands formed by graduated guitar player Thijmen den Hartigh in the summer of 2015. He asks the same musicians he asked for his examination of the Conservatory to join his band, and a talented guitar student of his to play the bass.
The band’s sound is modern, combining groovy parts with melodic and harmonic guitar playing. The catchy songs are composed in a clever way, creating variety, but still forming one whole together. Besides the outstanding songwriting, the band’s distinctiveness lies in the Metalcore vocals and the high-class guitar solos which both leave their unique mark on the sound.
On the 24th of September 2016 Anger Machine released its first EP “Unbreakable”, featuring five songs. At this point the band also starts playing live shows in the Netherlands. Less than two months later on the 19th of November the band already win their first battle at the Bruut Battlefest.
The band established itself by opening for Pro-Pain in the Baroeg, Rotterdam, on August 27th, 2017. Shortly after their single “Warpath” was issued, featuring a cover of Sepultura’s “Dead Embryonic Cells” as a B-track. For the “Warpath” single, the band decided to work with producer David Hazeleger, resulting in a significantly improved sound that does much more justice to the band’s energy and aggression.
On January 13th 2018 the band won the Noord-Holland regional heat of the Metal Battle in the P3 venue in Purmerend. Currently the band has started recording a new full-length album of 10 songs. David Hazeleger will do the production of the album again to ensure the continuation of the band’s recent gains in momentum.