Martyr: You Are Next-2016.

Martyr is a heavy metal band from Utrecht that has existed since 1982. During its existence a set of demo cassettes were released, as well as a number of long players. The general public first became acquainted with Martyr in 1985, when the song “En Masse (Stand Or Die)” appeared on the collective album “Metal Massacre VI” of the legendary American label Metal Blade. Other greats on this record included Possessed, Hallow’s Eve, Dark Angel, The Obsessed, Hirax, Hades and Nasty Savage.​​​​The debut album “For The Universe” from the same year is still considered a classic in heavy metal circles. For example, the leading website “Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives” wrote the following about this album: “Martyr’s songwriting is vastly superior to most of its competitors”. In 2014, the group was honored by the “Dutch Steel (80’s Metal From The Netherlands)” collector for Martyr’s contribution to Dutch heavy metal history. E.e.a. the then mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen, did not miss either, he sent the group a personal letter in early 2018 to thank Martyr for their ambassadorship for the city.​​​​The group frequently performs at home and abroad, as a headliner or as a support act for a better-known act within the heavy metal spectrum (for example as support of ex-Iron Maiden singers Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley, Trivium, Iced Earth, Manilla Road , Lizzy Borden, Raven and Saxon). The absolute highlights of Martyr’s career so far have been their 3 tours in Japan, which featured frenzied crowds. The feedback Martyr receives based on their performances is purely positive (see reviews below).​​​​Martyr is now writing songs for the new album with already two released singles “No Time For Goodbyes” (1 June 2020) and “Fire Of Rebellions” (17 July 2020)


If It’s Too Loud, You’re Too OldDemo1983 
Metal TortureDemo1983 
For the UniverseDemo1984 
Dutch SteelSplit1984
For the UniverseFull-length1985
Darkness at Time’s EdgeFull-length1986
Raise This HeavenDemo1986 
The Last One to RunDemo1986 
Coming on to MeDemo1987 
Love on the LineDemo1988 
Fear the UniverseCompilation2009 
Circle of 8Full-length2011
You Are NextFull-length2016 
Live in JapanLive album2019 
No Time for GoodbyesSingle2020 
Fire of RebellionsSingle2020 
Raise Your Horns, Unite!Single2020 
Rick Bouwman
Guitars (1982-1989, 2006-present)
See also: ex-Syrenade, My Brother Jake, Satisfaction Guaranteed
Robert van Haren
Vocals (lead) (1982-1984, 1986-1987, 2006-present)
See also: ex-Medallion, ex-Mindscape
Vinnie Wassink
Bass (2017-present)
See also: Natural Science, ex-Project Pain
Rick Valcon
Drums (2018-present)
See also: ex-Essence of Dawn, ex-Sectarian, ex-Nightqueen, ex-Desensitised
Geoffrey Maas
Guitars (2018-present)
See also: ex-Twister of Truth, ex-Downcast Collision

Past Members:

Antoine van der LindenBass (1982-1987, 2006-2013)
See also: ex-Scarface, ex-Jewel, ex-Reviver, ex-Hot Legs, ex-My Brother Jake, ex-Vangouw
Peter van LoenenDrums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Syrenade, ex-Satisfaction Guaranteed
Marcel HeesakkersGuitars, Keyboards (1982-1986, 1987-1989, 2006-2018)
See also: ex-Bee for Honey, ex-Hot Legs, ex-Mephisto, ex-Satisfaction Guaranteed
Elias PapadopoulosDrums (1984-1986, 2005)
See also: Bee for Honey, Gum Control, Roulette
Adrian QuintenVocals (lead) (1984)
Gerard VergouwVocals (lead) (1984-1987, 2005)
See also: ex-Vangouw
Wilfried BroekmanDrums (1986-1988, 2005-2018)
See also: ex-Medallion, ex-Mindscape
Guus RitecoBass (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Mindscape, ex-Wild Heat
Addo KruizingaVocals (lead) (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Scarface, Satisfaction Guaranteed
Ben SpitsbaardDrums (1989)
See also: ex-RFB
Jeffrey Bryan RijnsburgerBass (2013-2017)
See also: ex-Jackal, ex-Mutator, ex-Raiser
Marcel den BreejenGuitars (2018)
See also: Persistense
1.Into the Darkest of All Realms04:41 
3.Inch by Inch04:34 
4.Souls Breathe04:30 
5.Unborn Evil05:10 
8.Mother’s Tear03:59 
9.In the End04:18 
10.Don’t Need Your Money03:09 

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