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As the heavens fall

​And finally we proudly present the very first album ‘As the Heavens Fall’ on both Spotify and Apple iTunes. This version has been especially remastered and includes 4 extra tracks: the original takes from the demo ‘Profanation’ recorded in 1992 including the song Judgements Day which has never been released on an album. This avant-garde […]

Something blue

Something old and something new and it is definitely blue. No we are not getting married but there will be something new coming to you

Taken Control

    October 2005 Threnody released the fourth album “Control”. It took them long enough! Almost 8 years after the release of their third album “Threnody” finally an album was released. It wasn’t that the guys didn’t do anything in that long period. It was a long test of endurance to finally write the album […]

Drummers

Threnody was never very successful to stick to the same drummer. Starting with demo “Ode to the Lamented” (1990) Marc van Bel was first, soon to be followed by John Mutters on both the demo “Profanation” (1992) and the debut album “As the heavens fall” (1993). Marcel Gootjes was the drummer on the 1994 European tour followed by […]

Ars Moriendi

Threnody always had a temptation for themes related to death, religion, moral justice and faith. Hence a fascination for Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying was not coincidental: A chapter outlines the five temptations that beset a dying man, and how to avoid them. These are lack of faith, despair, impatience, spiritual pride and avarice. Symbolic was […]

The third album: Threnody

February 1997 the third self-titled album “Threnody’ was released. It was recorded in Germany with producer Gerhard Magin in September and December 1996. Two new band-members played on this album: Ernst van Ee and Menno Gootjes. It is now available on Spotify and iTunes!

Line-up 1990

In the beginning…

Threnody always stated that the band was founded in 1988. Earliest picture we could find was 1990. Cute boys! (Black & white picture was a choice, in fact colour pictures did exist at that time…)

Threnody - Threnody avalon japan 1997

Konnichiwa

In February 1997 the third self-titled album “Threnody” was released. It was recorded in Germany with producer Gerhard Magin in September and December 1996. Two new band-members played on this album: Menno Gootjes and Ernst van Ee. This album was released worldwide but Japan had a special edition. All lyrics and the added biography in the […]

Faith, religion, leader, chaos, fear

Check out this unreleased raw Threnody video footage of the band playing “Fin de Siecle”. It was recorded live in 1995. The concert was at Simplon in the north of Holland. Next to Rene and Henry the line-up at the time was : Erik van de Belt on guitar and Richard van Leeuwen on drums. […]

Profanation 1992 - Press kit

1992

Making a time warp to 1992: This was the press-kit of our second demo-tape “Profanation”. The tape that gave us good press, numerous good reviews, great fans and within weeks the first record deal.