Something old something new
The EP contains “hit” single “Wage Of Mayhem”, “War Of The Unsung” and “Provoke Me”. All tracks were previously released between February and April 2022 and 3181 Studio made a great NEW MIX for this EP.
“When Push Comes To Shove” and “Written In Blood” are re-recorded LIES! classics taken from the “Nineties” album (2012). Both songs always gain the right energy in the live-set and still fit perfectly the 2022 sound. Except of the drums we recorded all parts. The new recordings have an extra guitar layer done by 2nd guitarist Martijn who “recently” joined the band.
- War Of The Unsung
- Wage Of Mayhem
- Provoke Me
- When Push Comes To Shove*
- Written In Blood*
* Re-recorded LIES! classics taken from the “Nineties” album, in 2022 re-recorded guitars, bass, gang vocals, main vocals and a new mix.
All songs are written by LIES!, recorded, mix and mastered at 3181 Studio done by Sander (LIES!). Cover artwork by Johan Prenger. Layout by Rene (LIES!) & Douwe Oppewal.
LIES! started with a big bang in 2011. Their demo with classic “The Cleansing Of Innocence” paved the way to many great tours and weekenders.
In 2012 the 12″ release called “Nineties” saw daylight. It took them everywhere with headline shows in Germany or supports for Hatebreed, Sick Of It All and Nasty.
On it’s peak in around 2014 singer Rene went to a Dutch Caribbean Island for work for a couple of years. The band played just a handful shows and put the band on hold.
In 2020 everything was back “normal”, Rene was back in town and they picked up their gear. Long time friend Martijn joined as 2nd guitarist.
EXTENDED BIO, DISCOGRAPHY AND MEDIA
- Rene (vocals)
- Jeroen (bass, backing vocals)
- Marcel (drums)
- Martijn (guitars)
- Sander (guitars, backing vocals)
LIES! is a heavyweight hardcore / metal band from The Netherlands (Groningen/Drenthe). They combine elements of hardcore, death and thrash metal. The extreme vocals, pounding riffs and hard hitting drums create a terrifying aggressive hardcore sound.
For fans of All Out War, God’s Hate, Kickback and Terror.
The Dutch metallic hardcore band emerged out of the Groningen scene in 2011. Founded by the (ex)members of hardcore bands Instil, The Hunger, Not in This Lifetime and metal bands Expulsion, Mon’strum and Murder Manifest.
“LIES! is best known for the energetic brutal live shows led by their two meter tall frontman, active (bass) guitarists and a beast on drums. There is always something happening on or in front of the stage”.
The lyrics of the band are full of anger, disbelief and frustration about what is going on in the world or with humanity. Most are dealing with very personal events. Pure therapy.
The “Nineties” debut record gained nothing but positive critics. Their energetic heavy live shows quickly drew attention of the hardcore and metal community and promoters. LIES! played hardcore shows and festivals in several countries in Europe including shows with Hatebreed, Nasty and Sick Of It All.
In 2015, they put the group on indefinite hiatus. Their singer lived for a few years in the Caribbean and the rest continued with Not In This Lifetime. They reunited as a five-piece with new member Martijn in 2019 till Covid put a spanner in the works. From 2022 LIES! is back in business with new tracks and live-shows (Pitfest etc.)
From January 2022 the band is back with several new singles, music videos and an upcoming EP called “Rebirth” (releasedate May 14th). The first 3 singles gained over 50.000 plays in a few months on several platforms and their music video for “War of the Unsung” (2 versions) gained over 40.000 views in just a few weeks (!).
- 2011: Demo release CD + tape (by: Street Survival Recs)
- 2012: 12″ vinyl album called “Nineties” (TTL Recs).
- 2015: Indonesian label Diorama Records released a 3-way split-CD with LIES!, Belgium H8000 hardcore band Deconsecrate and Indonesian metalcore band Hands Upon Salvation.
- 2022: Several music videos of brand new tracks appearing on the Rebirth EP in May 2022.
- 2022: Rebirth (EP on CD) releasedate May 14th. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sander (guitarist of LIES!) in his 3181 Studio in Annen (Drenthe). Artwork by Johan Prenger.