Melodic Death Metal (NL)
Kurb Saatus is a melodic death metal band from Holland founded in 1994. Started out as a 4-piece formation, but soon a second guitar player was added.
In August of 1995 the first recording was released. A 4-track demo called “Kurb Saatus” on which the band tried to mix different styles of metal (Doom Death Black) in their own form. To a large extent, they succeeded and responses on the demo were positive.
In 1996 the vocalist left the band and new vocalist was found. In February of 1997 5 songs were recorded in the Excess Studio. Three songs were released as a self-financed 3″MCD called “Never Forgotten”. The songs on this MCD sounded a bit different due to better songs and recording but still had the Kurb Saatus vibe. After the recording of “Never Forgotten” came a long period of silence due to line-up changes.
A guitarist was replaced and with this line-up a 3-track Promo MCD was recorded in 2002. Recordings were scheduled but in the following years again members left, were replaced and came back. But now, 15 years later, the line-up is steady and songs are being written and recorded for their first full length. Three of these songs were released as a promo-MCD in 2017 to reveal their new sound which is more like Melodic Death Metal but with their typical Kurb Saatus vibe.
Over the years they shared the stage with: Ancient Rites, Callenish circle, Officium Triste, Inhume, Ceremony and Profane to name a few and are now ready for more.
Corné Venis – Guitar
Ed van Wingerden – Guitar
Eric Buizert – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Hans van Wingerden – Drums