Terzij de Horde

TERZIJ DE HORDE combine an amalgam of progressive black and doom metal with a rawness and live presence reminiscent of extreme hardcore or chaotic screamo. Throughout their existence, Terzij de Horde has been described as a mix between Khanate, Wolves in the Throne Room, Deathspell Omega and Neil Perry. The band has received widespread international attention and many very positive reviews both of their recorded music and of their explosive live performances.

2015 sees Terzij de Horde return with their first full-length. The album focuses on the problem of self, with each track exploring different ways to live or fail to live with self and world, and the struggles these paths and strategies create: the blindness, suffering, desire for release, for the destruction of self and others, and the turning toward or away from life. Self as prison, self as a source of power, self as vessel for manipulation by outside forces, self as shield and as inner world, self as medium for Dionysian rapture, self as something to be overcome. In the six songs that constitute Self, the rage of black metal is paired with a cathartic destruction as well as a contemplative, sometimes crawling melancholy. Instead of navel gazing or the worship of constructs, Self is analysis forced. A cerebral celebration of liberation at all costs and a requiem for spheres rendered apart.

Terzij de Horde Live Since 2010, Terzij de Horde played all over the Netherlands, toured the UK (alongside The Great Old Ones), Ireland and Germany, shared the stage with the likes of Altar of Plagues, Year of No Light, Liturgy, Anaal Nathrakh, The Devil’s Blood, Bone Awl, Envy and God Dethroned, and played festivals like Siege Of Limerick, Incubate, Doom Over Leipzig, Black Metal Desecration and State-X New Forms