Right from day one of their existence the Butcher has managed to set a strong name for themselves in the European hardcore punk scene. The Butcher’s fast music, comparable to early-eighties hardcore punk, receives a warm welcome from a wide audience, ranging from fans of old school hardcore to trash and early punk.
The Butcher was formed in 1997 and consists of five members; John-Paul van Herk (Vocals), Eric van den Boom (Guitar), Arnim van Uijtregt (Guitar), Pieter Pas (Bass) and Paul Wouters (Drums).
The Butcher has released three full-length albums; Assassins at your Service, Backyard Burial and Mass Destruction Manual proving their full commitment to their style and music. They are renowned for their energetic live-shows making it hard for the crowd not to join in on the action. The Butcher performs as headlining act at many gigs and regularly shares the stage with great bands like DRI, Ignite, Dropkick Murphy’s, Slapshot, Blood for Blood, UK Subs, and Discipline.
Mass Destruction Manual is the new album of these notorious hardcore punk maniacs from The Netherlands. The album is a sublime composition of fast, energetic hardcore punk songs combined with some good ol' trash and excellent sing-along punk. It features 20 songs offering some 37 minutes of music and is described as one of the most promising releases in European hardcore punk for 2003 (Aardschok magazine, Up Magazine, mow-zine.com). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Midas Studios in Lokeren Belgium by Tony de Block. Through the excellent recording quality and sheer power of the songs featured on Mass Destruction Manual, the Butcher claims its well deserved place high on the list of Europe's most wanted when it comes to fast and hard-hitting hardcore punk.
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|The Butcher featured on film soundtrack (4)||23 November 2004|
|The Butcher signs with U Scream Records (7)||14 September 2004|
|The Butcher will record a new album in September (5)||12 August 2004|
|the butcher update! (7)||15 April 2004|
10 April 2003 · When I first heard about this project it struck me as a great concept immediately. 27 seven Dutch and Belgian bands covering American hc classics! The result is a nice looking digipack and a 65... »
7 April 2003 · DAMN.... The BUTCHER.... THE BUTCHER! Fuck, I expected a lot of these guys... But they totally blew me away with their new CD. It's even way better than I expected it to be. This CD gives me the same... »
7 April 2003 · This will probably be the best Dutch release this year in my opinion, yeah I know it's just April but I just can't imagine anyone releasing a better CD than this one. These guys do something... »
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