The resurrection of LIES!

Lies! - Rebirth EP

“We’re pumped to present you the LIES! comeback record, the resurrection called “Rebirth”. Released on the 14th of May 2022. This is the second life or continuation of the band called LIES!”

(Press release May 2021)

The band started with a bang in 2011. Released two records, toured several countries in Europe, did support shows for Hatebreed and Sick Of It All. Then all of a sudden when they peaked they had to take a long break in 2015. Singer and engine of the band had the opportunity to move to a caribbean island with no end-date.  

The first reason to start this band was to make music with friends so the other band members decided not to go on and started new projects. 

Rene moved back to The Netherlands after a few years and they came back together in “covid time”. They wrote new songs and continued the band and played their first comeback in May 2022.

In covid time when singer Rene already moved back to The Netherlands they came back together. They wrote new songs and continued the band and played their first comeback show with their new record “Rebirth” in May 2022. 



“The sound of LIES! is straight forward hardcore with a metal edge. If I had to take two records that reflects the sound of LIES! then it would be “One With The Underdogs” by Terror and”For Those Who Were Crucified” by All Out war. The riffs and drums are pounding. Hardcore parts for a good mosh pit and they blend it with some banging thrash riffs. Venomous and pretty unique in their genre how they do it. They manage to create structured tracks with choruses that stick well. For people who are pretty new to the scene I could also name bands like Hatebreed, Sworn Enemy and Lionheart“.

Something old something new

The EP “Rebirth”, the comeback EP released in May 2021 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 joined the band in covid time and left the band in October 2022. Other friend Frank took his job and joined as their new guitarist.

Since 2021 they played several shows and festivals in The Netherlands and Germany and supported Agnostic Front. In the end of 2022 they dropped new singles “Hunting Season” and “Wounds Into Wisdom”.


Lies! hardcoreband

"New band"

“Before their break, the band had a very short but intense existence with many successful shows and relatively large fame in their part of Europe. They come back now after the “Covid era”. 7 years is a generation in hardcore and that’s why many see LIES! as a new band with massive experience and a really energetic live show. This band understands how to appeal to the young recruits. Right in the face”.

“Every band member has been in the scene since the late 90s. One has a recording studio (Sander, 3181 Studio), the other has had a record label (Rene, Boosting Dynamo/Garden Of Exile Recs) or fanzine (Jeroen) or has been organizing shows and festivals (Rene) for over 20 years. This also explains the Do It Yourself attitude”.



Lies! hardcore band photo

LIES! is from left to right:

  • Rene (vocals)
  • Jeroen (bass, backing vocals)
  • Marcel (drums)
  • Martijn (guitars 2021-2022) replaced by Frank 
  • Sander (guitars, backing vocals)

No picture yet of the new line-up with Frank.

Extended bio

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, Terror, Worst Doubt and Born From Pain.

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.). Guitarist Martijn left the band for work in the summer of 2022 and was replaced by Frank, another friend who also plays in My Own Words (metal) and Hoist The Colors (punk).

From January 2022 the band is back with an EP called “Rebirth” (over 100.000 plays in 6 months), several new singles and music videos. 


  • 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.