We are a five-piece band from Belgium that has been shredding metal since 2010. Our songs are a mixture of punching death-melodic guitar riffs, progressive characteristics and a slice of core. In our music, we try to find the balance between melody and brutality. The lyrics are about confused and abused teenagers and all the anger and emotions that go hand in hand with that horror. Our vocalist works as a social worker, and his job inspires him to write fictional stories about outcast youth and how they get back at society and at their molesters.
We chose to record Chains Of Solitude ourselves, in our own studio. This way we had the luxury of trial and error and we could take our time for the recordings. The mixing and mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound in Holland. We really liked his work and sound for Textures, Crimson Falls, Scarred, … The fact that we could communicate in the same language was a huge advantage. He did a great job and we would like to thank him for that.
We made a music video for the track Hopeless, taken from Chains Of Solitude. We chose to collaborate with Malika Maria at wOrk to shoot the video. Her dark, repetitive images and extreme live visuals convinced us. Malika Maria at wOrk also frequently joins us at our live gigs. The blend of her amazing visuals and our punching death-melodic guitar riffs makes our live show a total experience.
Reject The Sickness released its first demo in 2010, Slack Muscles Heal, and a mini-CD called Bloodstained Eyes in 2013. The mini-CD and demo where united on one CD and re-released worldwide through Headshot Records. Reviews for Bloodstained Eyes were very promising and fueled our eagerness to work even harder and more intensely to get the best possible result.
We are five musicians, brought together by the love of metal. The different metal preferences and personalities in Reject The Sickness make us what we are today. We are ready for you!
Vocals/ Guy Vercruysse
Lead Guitar / Pepijn Desmet
Guitar / Ruben Van der Beken
Drums / Jannick Govaert
Bass / Floris Desmet