Phlebotomized: Pain,Resistance,Suffering-2021.

P H L E B O T O M I Z E D:

Phlebotomized is among the oldest Death Metal bands from Holland and one of the first using violin and synthesizers in extreme metal. Their typical “Death Metal with a twist” caused a stir in the booming Dutch metal scene back in the early 90’s.

Formed in 1989, Phlebotomized started out as a Grindcore/Death Metal band, inspired by acts like Morbid Angel, Nocturnus and Paradise Lost. Later on, the band began to use keyboard and violin arrangements, resulting in their unique sound. Their “Devoted to God” demo (1992) was recognized as a classic one.

In 1994 Phlebotomized released their seminal “Immense Intense Suspense” album which offered an intelligent blend of atmosphere and brutality. It took the Death Metal scene by storm, giving both the band and the album a legendary Cult status worldwide. The band played numerous shows but disbanded shortly after the release of their second full-length album “Skycontact” in 1997. Then, after a hibernation of 16 years, Phlebotomized regrouped in 2013 upon the re-release of their classic albums. The band did some live-shows and started thinking of forging a new album. After some changes in line-up, their comeback album “Deformation of Humanity” was recorded in 2018.
This album received raving reviews and Phlebotomized played several (international) shows and festivals in 2019. In 2020 they hit the studio again to record their EP ‘PAIN, RESISTANCE, SUFFERING’.

Again an album containing all elements that distinguishes Phlebotomized from the ordinary: wayward and exploring beyond the scopes of conventional paths in Death Metal.


Devoted to GodDemo1992 
In Search of TranquillityEP1992 
Preach Eternal GospelsEP1993
Advance Studiomix ’94Demo1994 
Immense Intense SuspenseFull-length1994
Devoted to God / Preach Eternal GospelsCompilation2013 
Immense Intense Suspense / SkycontactCompilation2014
Deformation of HumanityFull-length2018
Pain, Resistance, SufferingEP2021
Tom Palms
Guitars (1990-1997, 2013-present)
See also: ex-Emerged, ex-HELD, ex-She Shall
Rob op ‘t Veld
Keyboards (2015-present)
See also: ex-Iscariot
Ben de Graaff
Vocals (2015-present)
See also: CaedereFaçadeNight of Suicide, ex-Arminius, ex-Sepiroth, ex-Death Vomit (live), ex-Lividity (live)
Dennis Bolderman
Guitars (2016-present)
See also: ex-The Eliminati, ex-Magnetron, Aegisma, Mordant (Nld), Mr Mosh and the Babylonians
André de Heus
Bass (2017-present)
See also: ex-Catalexie, ex-Nymphea Aurora, ex-Serenity Forgotten, ex-A Young Man’s Funeral, ex-Mytox, ex-Serenade of Darkness, ex-Phantasmagoria (Nld), ex-Terror of Fetor, ex-Titty Torture
Alex Schollema
Drums (2017-present)
See also: ex-Animosity, ex-Baatezu, ex-Iscariot, ex-No Identity, ex-Codex Mortis
Thijs van der Sluijs
Guitars (2019-present)
See also: The Frontiers

Past Members:

Patrick van der ZeeBass (1990-1995, 2013-2017)
See also: ex-She Shall
Lawrence PayneDrums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Obtruncation, ex-Even Vast, ex-Illume-A-Nation, ex-My Every Thought, ex-Unfix
Ben QuakKeyboards (1990-1997)
See also: A-OK, Ploink
Barry SchuyerVocals (1990-1993)
See also: ex-Weakillsick
Jordy MiddelboschGuitars (1991-1996, 2013-2016)
See also: ex-Dah Rakkasz, ex-Harbour 81, ex-Second Chance, ex-The Jaywalkers
Maarten PostViolin (1992-1996, 2013-2017)
Dennis GeestmanVocals (1994-1997)
See also: A-OK, Even Vast, HELD, OneShot/OneKill, Philemon Mukarno Ensemble, Ploink, Unfix
Jaro StulrajterBass, Violin (1995-1996)
Peter VerhoefGuitars (1996-1997)
See also: Ceremony, ex-Illume-A-Nation
Ivar VennekensBass (1997)
See also: ex-Pleurisy, ex-Infinite Dawn
Gerben MolDrums (2013-2017)
See also: AnarchosPutrefied Corpse, ex-Burning Hatred, ex-Iniuria
Bastiaan BoekesteijnKeyboards (2013-2015)
See also: Emerged
Carl AssaultVocals (2013-2014)
See also: Massive AssaultSledgehammer Nosejob, ex-Burning Hatred (live), ex-Iconoclast

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