UPCOMING SHOWS

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PAST SHOWS



17-12-2016   |   DE IJSBREKER, LEUSDEN (NL)

ANTHOLOGYFEST W/ TRAGACANTH + 9 MORE

18-11-2016   |   BAR AMERICAN, MIDDELBURG (NL)

W/ XENO + DISTINGUISHED

20-08-2016   |   TATTOOFEST 2016, NIJVERDAL (NL)

TATTOOFEST 2016 W/ MAYAN, DIABLO BLVD. (BE), FOR I AM KING, THE ROYAL + MANY MORE
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

08-07-2016   |   DUYCKER, HOOFDDORP (NL)

W/ SPOIL ENGINE, HIBAKUSHA, XENO
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

04-03-2016   |   MUZIEKODROOM, HASSELT (BE)

W/ TEXTURES (ALBUM RELEASE TOUR)

12-02-2016   |   BIBELOT, DORDRECHT (NL)

W/ TEXTURES (ALBUM RELEASE TOUR)

15-01-2016   |   EXTASE, TILBURG (NL)

ARTILLERY W/ SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION + MISTRAL

19-12-2015   |   AZIJNFABRIEK, ROERMOND (NL)

TOXIC DEATH W/ IZEGRIM + 1 MORE

18-12-2015   |   ODEON, VELDHOVEN (NL)

GOD IS DEAD FEST W/ FACELIFTER, BURN THE IRIS, SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION + MORE
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

17-10-2015   |   EFFENAAR, EINDHOVEN (NL)

FEMME W/ LACUNA COIL (IT), THERION (SW), THE GENTLE STORM (NL) + MANY MORE
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION.

27-06-2015   |   THE SKIFF, HILVERSUM (NL)

HILVERSUM ALIVE

24-05-2015   |   EXTASE, TILBURG (NL)

UNHOLY GHOST FESTIVAL W/ BODYFARM, FOR I AM KING + MORE

05-12-2014   |   KULTURFABRIK, LUXEMBOURGH (LUX)

BANG YOUR HEAD VOL. 8 W/ AS THEY BURN (FR), SCIENCE OF SLEEP (GER), MILES FROM PERDITION (LUX), SOULHENGE (LUX)

15-11-2014   |   DE DYCKER, HOOFDDROP (NL)

STRUDELFEST 2014 W/ MORE THAN 40 ACTS. FOR FULL LINE-UP CLICK HERE

07-11-2014   |   HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL, AMSTERDAM (NL)

W/ OPETH (SW)

01-11-2014   |   MUSICON, DEN HAAG (NL)

METALCON II W/ CARACH ANGREN (NL) + MORE

21-09-2014   |   SUPERMARKT, DEN HAAG (NL)

W/ VARISCYTHE, DEAD MARKET, MISTRAL

21-09-2014   |   BAR AMERICAN, MIDDELBURG (NL)

W/ SKREAMER (UK), LEGIJA

06-09-2014   |   JINX, ZAANDAM (NL)

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30-07-2014   |   WACKEN OPEN AIR 2014 (GER)

WWW.WACKEN.COM (SOLD OUT!)

19-07-2014   |   CRASH, FREIBURG (GER)

SUMMER TEMPEST [DAY 2]

18-07-2014   |   KTS, FREIBURG (GER)

SUMMER TEMPEST [DAY 1]

11-06-2014   |   013, TILBURG (NL)

W/ HUNTRESS (USA), BATTLECROSS (USA)

31-05-2014   |   ASCENSION TO HELL-FEST 2014 (NL)

W/ THE VERY END (GER), HERFST (GER), BODYFARM, SEITA + MORE

30-05-2014   |   DOORNROOSJE, NIJMEGEN (NL)

BUMA ROCKS! 2014 W/ ABORTED (BE), REDWOOD HILL (DK), HERDER, PACESHIFTERS, WASTED BULLET

23-05-2014   |   MEZZ, BREDA (NL)

W/ SYNCARDION, LYSOGENIC CYCLE

26-04-2014   |   EFFENAAR, EINDHOVEN (NL)

WACKEN METAL BATTLE 2014 DUTCH FINALE (WE WON - OFF TO WACKEN OPEN AIR 2014!!!)

25-04-2014   |   TEXMEX, SPIJKENISSE (NL)

METAL KINGS W/ FACE MEETS CONCRETE, ANN MY DICE

19-04-2014   |   PRILPOP FESTIVAL 2014, SEVENUM (NL)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION.

22-03-2014   |   DB'S, UTRECHT (NL)

W/ CANONBALL RIDE (AU), RECKLESS SUICIDE

21-03-2014   |   CROSSROADS, KAATSHEUVEL (NL)

W/ CANONBALL RIDE (AU), RECKLESS SUICIDE, ILL TRUSTED

07-02-2014   |   ROCKHALL, BELVAL (LUX)

MOSH THE DANCEFLOOR W/ AN APPLE A DAY (LUX), KILL THE INNOCENT (LUX), ORDER OF THE OCEANS (LUX)

01-02-2014   |   DE KELDER, AMERSFOORT (NL)

TRIBAL SPIRITS RELEASE PARTY W/ DESPICABLE HEROES, GNADAB, CURSE OF THE FORGOTTEN

24-01-2014   |   EXTASE, TILBURG (NL)

LEVIATHANFEST: RISE OF THE GIANTS TOUR W/ IN ARKADIA (FR), THE SCARLET CLAW + MORE

30-11-2013   |   N201, AALSMEER (NL)

BRING ON THE BLOODFEST W/ MY CITY BURNING, BRING ON THE BLOODSHED, THE SCARLET CLAW + MORE

22-11-2013   |   DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM (NL)

MOMENTUM VIDEO + SINGLE RELEASE PARTY W/ MAGNACULT, THE SCARLET CLAW, DISQUIET

27-10-2013   |   DYNAMO, EINDHOVEN (NL)

GIRLS STAND THEIR GROUND W/ STARTLED BY SILENCE, BRING ON THE BLOODSHED + MORE

12-10-2013   |   DE BASTILLE, SCHOONHOVEN (NL)

LEVIATHANFEST: RISE OF THE GIANTS TOUR W/ MAGNACULT, SCARLET CLAW, CHIRAW

28-09-2013   |   OJC SOLUTION, HILLEGOM (NL)

LEVIATHANFEST: RISE OF THE GIANTS TOUR W/ MAGNACULT, SCARLET CLAW, DOWNFALL OF EMPIRES, THE NEW DOMINATION

21-09-2013   |   'T OHK, OOSTENDE (BE)

SPOIL ENGINE (BE), DIAMOND DRIVE (DK), EVILENKO (BE)

14-09-2013   |   BIBELOT, DORDRECHT (NL)

LEVIATHANFEST: RISE OF THE GIANTS TOUR W/ MAGNACULT, SCARLET CLAW, FROM EARTH, THE NEW DOMINATION

13-09-2013   |   BOGAARD, GEEL (BE)

WHAT THE HELL DIED IN HERE 13 TIMES-FEST. CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP

07-09-2013   |   OCCULTFEST 2013, HOOGEVEEN (NL)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION.

20-07-2013   |   'T HOF, HERENTALS (BE)

METAL EVE W/ PREMATORY (BE), DECROSS (BE), ECOCIDE + MORE

06-07-2013   |   WILLEMS WONDERE WEILAND 2013, AMERSFOORT (NL)

WE PLAY AT 21:30 AT THE MAIN STAGE, FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

28-06-2013   |   ARTISHOCK, SOEST (NL)

W/ WELTSCHMERZ, TRIBAL SPIRITS

18-05-2013   |   MUZIEKPODIUM STEDSJ, BARNEVELD (NL)

W/ HEART IN HAND (UK), DESPICABLE HEROES, ASHES OF MANY, KILLING GOLIATH (SOLD OUT!)

10-05-2013   |   STUDIO 62, DEN HELDER (NL)

WARZONE METALFEST 2013 PT. II W/ EXIST IMMORTAL (UK), LEGION OF GOMORRA (GER) + MORE

05-05-2013   |   BEVRIJDINGSFESTIVAL 2013, WAGENINGEN (NL)

KABAAL AM GEMAAL W/ TEXTURES, ALL FOR NOTHING + MANY MORE

04-05-2013   |   MUSICON, DEN HAAG (NL)

MUSICON MASSACRE W/ STATE OF NEGATION, CHOASITY, THE SHADES

06-04-2013   |   SPINNEREI, TRAUN (AU)

THRASH ASSASSINATION TOUR 2013 W/ MOSFET (AU), EPSILON (AU)

05-04-2013   |   FREIRAUM, ST. POLTEN (AU)

THRASH ASSASSINATION TOUR 2013 W/ MOSFET (AU), EPSILON (AU)

04-04-2013   |   T.B.A., BAYERN (GER)

THRASH ASSASSINATION TOUR 2013 W/ MOSFET (AU), EPSILON (AU)

23-03-2013   |   OJC MADDOGS, GROESBEEK (NL)

MADDOGS METALFEST PT. II W/ LENG TCH'E (BE), SUFFERING QUOTA, TRIBAL SPIRITS, OBEAH

10-03-2013   |   TIVOLI, UTRECHT (NL)

WARZONE METALFEST 2013 W/ MOSFET (AU), MILES TO PERDITION (LUX), MOMENTO MORI, MARY FIELDS

09-03-2013   |   LITTLE DEVIL, TILBURG (NL)

WARZONE METALFEST 2013 W/ INVISIUS (DK), MOSFET (AU), MILES TO PERDITION (LUX), BEYOND THE STYX (FR), THE DARKEST RED, DESPICABLE HEROES

08-03-2013   |   THE STAGE, ARNHEM (NL)

WARZONE METALFEST 2013 W/ INVISIUS (DK), MOSFET (AU), MILES TO PERDITION (LUX), BEYOND THE STYX (FR), AM TUAT, DOWNFALL OF EMPIRES

07-03-2013   |   LAZARUS, LEIDEN (NL)

WARZONE METALFEST 2013 W/ INVISIUS (DK), BEYOND THE STYX (FR), UNSEEN PERCEPTION, KEFLAR

23-02-2013   |   DE BUNKER, GEMERT (NL)

W/ RECKLESS SUICIDE, AS HEAVENS COLLIDE, URGE FOR ILLUSION, REBUILDING MEMORIES

15-02-2013   |   KOMPLEKS, HEERHUGOWAARD (NL)

MOLFEST W/ SCARLET CLAW + MORE

09-02-2013   |   WALHALLA, DEVENTER (NL)

W/ THE SCARLET CLAW

02-02-2013   |   NIRWANA, DRONTEN (NL)

W/ STATE OF NEGATION

13-01-2013   |   DB'S, UTRECHT (NL)

SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET FOR CLUB 3VOOR12

30-11-2012   |   MEZZ, BREDA (NL)

W/ DELAIN (SOLD OUT!)

24-11-2012   |   GRYPHUS, VIERLINGEN (NL)

BEUKFEST W/ VERMIN, ROTTEN

17-11-2012   |   GOOISCH PODIUM, HILVERSUM (NL)

W/ DISQUIET, DESPICABLE HEROES, FROM THE ASHES

07-11-2012   |   MUKKES, LEEUWARDEN (NL)

NEDERLANDSE POPRONDE W/ SCREW HOUSTON START SCREAMING!

27-10-2012   |   MJC ROMO, ROMOTANTIN (FR)

FRANCE FRENZY TOUR 2012 W/ BEYOND THE STYX (FR), INTENSE CARE UNIT (FR)

26-10-2012   |   HURRICANA'S, TOURS (FR)

FRANCE FRENZY TOUR 2012 W/ BEYOND THE STYX (FR), POLAIR (FR)

25-10-2012   |   INFRARED, ORLEANS (FR)

FRANCE FRENZY TOUR 2012 W/ BEYOND THE STYX (FR), POLAIR (FR)

20-10-2012   |   DE LANTAARN, HELLENDOORN (NL)

HELL INDOOR METALFEST (CANCELLED DUE TO BANKRUPTCY DE LANTAARN)

13-10-2012   |   BONE, HAARLEM (NL)

NEDERLANDSE POPRONDE W/ SCREW HOUSTON START SCREAMING!

07-09-2012   |   PATRONAAT, HAARLEM (NL)

HEAVY UIT HAARLEM 8 W/ BODYFARM, SPARTAN, 3TH MACHINE

13-08-2012   |   LITTLE DEVIL, TILBURG (NL)

W/ CATTLE DECAPITATION (USA), INCARTATION (USA)

10-07-2012   |   WILLEMEEN, ARNHEM (NL)

W/ SUICIDE SILENCE (USA) + MORE (SOLD OUT!)

06-07-2012   |   DE KELDER, AMERSFOORT (NL)

W/ MELECHESH (IL) + MORE

20-06-2012   |   DOORNROOSJE, NIJMEGEN (NL)

W/ ALL SHALL PERISH (USA)

01-06-2012   |   DUVELTJESROCK 2012, GORINCHEM (NL)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION.

19-05-2012   |   AZIJNFABRIEK, ROERMOND (NL)

W/ AETERNUS (NOR), GRAVE (SWE), AURA NOIR (NOR), BOMBERS (NOR) + MORE

29-04-2012   |   LITTLE DEVIL, TILBURG (NL)

W/ PUTRIDITY (IT), PERVERSE DEPENDENCE (RUS), SICKENING (IT) + MORE

09-04-2012   |   LITTLE DEVIL, TILBURG (NL)

W/ NO END IN SIGHT (GER)

31-03-2012   |   GOOISCH PODIUM, HILVERSUM (NL)

TSUNAMI FEST W/ I'LL EAT YOUR FACE (IRL), ICHOAS, DON'T MENTION THE WAR, AS PRAYERS FAIL, TO HEAVEN EARTH IS HELL, ASYLUM OF APATHY

23-03-2012   |   TEXMEX, SPIJKENISSE (NL)

W/ AS PRAYERS FAIL

09-03-2012   |   TIVOLI, UTRECHT (NL)

W/ ATTACK ATTACK! (USA)

02-03-2012   |   HET KASTEEL, ALPHEN AAN DE RIJN (NL)

ALPH'EM ALL W/ TO HEAVEN EARTH IS HELL, XERPENTOR

17-02-2012   |   MANIFESTO, HOORN (NL)

W/ VIOLENT DEMISE, ILLUCINOMA, DARK REIGN

10-02-2012   |   DE ENGELENBAK, DOETICHEM (NL)

W/ MORTAL FORM, IMPALMENT

07-01-2012   |   DE PITCHER, HAARLEM (NL)

EDDIE'S REVENGE METALNIGHT

06-01-2012   |   P60, AMSTELVEEN (NL)

W/ MAYAN (NL)

17-12-2011   |   MUZIEKPODIUM STEDSJ, BARNEVELD (NL)

W/ DESPICABLE HEROES, CULT ELLIFEX, ASHES OF MANY, STARTLED BY SILENCE

26-11-2011   |   STRUDELFEST 2011, HOOFDDORP (NL)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FULL LINE-UP.

12-11-2011   |   STUDIO 62, DEN HELDER (NL)

DYKBREUK 2011 W/ SEITA, TRIBAL SPIRITS, DEADBEAT, ASHEN

29-10-2011   |   BOOTHILL, UTRECHT (NL)

W/ NYMERIA, MORTUKAI

14-10-2011   |   VLIET 60, DEN HELDER (NL)

W/ POLYDRONE, UNSTABLE, TRIANGULUM

17-09-2011   |   K77, WOERDEN (NL)

W/ MOTHER OF SIN, MENTILLA

03-09-2011   |   OCCULTFEST 2011, HOOGEVEEN (NL)

W/ ONSLAUGHT (UK) + MANY MORE. CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION.

02-09-2011   |   DB'S, UTRECHT (NL)

W/ TORTURE SQUAD (BRA)

28-08-2011   |   DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM (NL)

HELL ON EARTH TOUR 2011 W/ UNEARTH (USA), EVERGREEN TERRACE (USA), BANE (USA), CASEY JONES (USA), NASTY (BE)

09-07-2011   |   BEIJNESHAL, HAARLEM (NL)

W/ POUND

10-06-2011   |   STUDIO 62, DEN HELDER (NL)

LMSE ROCKSTAGE 2011

28-05-2011   |   THE CAVE, AMSTERDAM (NL)

W/ FOR BLOOD AND VENGEANCE, STATE OF NEGATION

27-05-2011   |   DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM (NL)

GOOISE GODEN 2011 - GRAND FINALE (WE WON!!)

20-05-2011   |   GENESIS, GORICHEM (NL)

W/ BESTIAL DEVASTATION, MAGNETRON

14-05-2011   |   GARAGE VAN BROEKHOVEN, UTRECHT (NL)

DE UTRECHT POPPRIJS 2011 - SEMI FINALE

07-05-2011   |   K77, WOERDEN (NL)

W/ POLYDRONE, CHAINED MESSIAH

26-04-2011   |   EKKO, UTRECHT (NL)

CLASH OF THE TITANS - GRAND FINALE (2ND PLACE OUT OF 60!)

08-04-2011   |   BOULEVARD, BREDA (NL)

W/ STATE OF NEGATION, MAGNETRON, SYNCARDION

01-04-2011   |   MAFCENTRUM, MAASBREE (NL)

W/ EREBUS, ANGER NEEDS DIRECTION, RAW INTENTION

18-03-2011   |   WALHALLA, DEVENTER (NL)

W/ ANGER NEEDS DIRECTION, STATE OF NEGATION, CURSE OF THE FORGOTTEN

25-02-2011   |   ACU, UTRECHT (NL)

CLASH OF THE TITANS, ROUND 2 - BAND COMPETITION (WE WON!!)

28-01-2011   |   FLINTY'S, HAARLEM (NL)

W/ PLOUGH, STATE OF NEGATION

07-01-2011   |   ACU, UTRECHT (NL)

CLASH OF THE TITANS, ROUND 1 - BAND COMPETITION (WE WON!!)

24-12-2010   |   WILLEMEEN, ARNHEM (NL)

W/ STYXIAN INDUSTRIES, INFESTUS

26-11-2010   |   RADIO 6FM, HUIZEN (NL)

W/ LIVE @ RADIO 6FM - 300 KILO

13-11-2010   |   DISCOVERY, CASTRICUM (NL)

W/ STATE OF NEGATION, FROM THE ASHES

22-10-2010   |   FLINTY'S, HAARLEM (NL)

W/ STATE OF NEGATION, FROM THE ASHES + MORE

06-10-2010   |   PATRONAAT, AMSTERDAM (NL)

W/ POLYDRONE, DELETERIOUS

02-09-2010   |   DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM (NL)

GOOISE GODEN 2010 - BAND COMPETITION (WE WON!!) (SOLD OUT!)

19-06-2010   |   BARRACUDA, HILVERSUM (NL)

W/ CHAOS ASYLUM, ATROCITY OF GALGOTHA (SOLD OUT!)

03-12-2009   |   LOKAAL 8, VELDHOVEN (NL)

W/ NOIZGATE, SORROW'S EDGE

25-09-2009   |   DE TRAM, HUIZEN (NL)

W/ NOIZGATE

11-06-2009   |   P60, AMSTELVEEN (NL)

EMERGANZA, SEMI FINALES - BAND COMPETITION

10-04-2009   |   RATAPLAN, BILTHOVEN (NL)

W/ NOIZGATE, PRICE TO PAY, THE SIDEBURNS

04-04-2009   |   JONO'S, HILVERSUM (NL)

W/ BLOID, SORROW'S EDGE (SOLD OUT!)

16-01-2009   |   DB'S, UTRECHT (NL)

W/ NOIGATE, BETTER LEFT BURIED

08-01-2009   |   WINSTON, AMSTERDAM (NL)

EMERGANZA, ROUND 1 - BAND COMPETITION (WE WON!!)

01-11-2008   |   JONO'S, HILVERSUM (NL)

W/ NOIZGATE, REEVUS, SWING CITY (SOLD OUT!)






BIOGRAPHY

energy, melody, brutality

Purest of Pain is formed in 2008 by lead guitarist and songwriter Merel Bechtold. After some line-up changes the band was complete in 2010 and ready to destroy. With their first show they won the band competition Gooise Goden in a sold out venue.

Early 2011 Purest of Pain got selected for the regional band competition Clash of the Titans. About sixty bands were selected to participate in this non-metal competition. Purest of Pain finished on the second place and won a support show with the Brazillian band Torture Squad. They also won Gooise Goden for a second time in a row, and got asked to replace a band on the Hell On Earth Tour, which included Unearth and Evergreen Terrace. Around the same time Purest of Pain entered the studio for the recordings of their debut EP 'Revelations in Obscurity'. That summer the band played on the open air festival Occultfest with the English band Onslaught. In the end of the year they got praised for their successes with a nomination for the '3voor12'-award for 'Best Live Act'.

2012 started good with a support show for Mayan and shortly after two other sold out shows followed. That year Purest of Pain shared the stage with many great bands, including Attack Attack!, Grave, All Shall Perish, Melechesh, Delain, Cattle Decapitation, Incantation and many more. One of the highlights of 2012 was a sold out show together with Suicide Silence. Later that year they did a short tour through France and they got an endorsement with both Engl Amplifiers and Rockstar Energy Drink.

In 2013 the band did another short tour, this time through Austria. Shortly after they shared the stage with the English hardcore band Heart In Hand and they played on the open air festivals Bevrijdingsfestival together with Textures, for a second time on Occultfest and as headliner on Willems Wondere Weiland. In that same period they entered the studio for the recordings of a new single and a videoclip for the song 'Momentum'. This year they got their third endorsement, this time with Bo-El guitars.

Mid 2014 the band achieved another highlight in their career by winning the Dutch Wacken Metal Battle, rewarded by playing on the legendary Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. That year the band also played some other shows in Germany, Luxembourgh and Belgium. In that same period they got invited to play at the metal talent event Buma Rocks, which resulted in getting booked for the support slot of Opeth in the Heinenken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

Purest of Pain also started working on their debut full-length album, which will be released soon.



Purest of Pain is:
Jesper de Kruyff - vocals
Merel Bechtold - lead guitar
Michael van Eck - rhythm guitar
Frank van Leeuwen - bass
Joey de Boer - drums


DISCOGRAPHY

2017   |   COMING SOON

Currently recording full-length album.

2013   |   MOMENTUM

Tracklist:
1. Momentum

Download here
Buy here

2011   |   REVELATIONS IN OBSCURITY

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. The Sickening Reality
3. Misconception In A Devouring World
4. Wandering Through Parallel Dimenions

Download here
Buy here


CONTACT

For bookings or questions, please contact:

Name: Frank van Leeuwen
E-mail: info@purestofpain.com




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