Nephylim is a five-member melodic death metal band from ‘s-Hertogenbosch/Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Inspired by bands as Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum and Be’lakor, Nephylim brings the people a unique combination of aggressive death metal with progressive and atmospheric melodies, while small touches of Doom and Black metal complete the formula.
In the winter of 2015 longtime friends Kevin van Geffen (ex-Breaking the Monolith) and Rens van de Ven started a new project mainly focused on Scandinavian Melodic Death metal: Nephylim. After they’ve joined forces with drummer Martijn Paauwe (ex-Mirdyn) and vocalist Lisa van Dijk (ex-Solemnus) the first full setting of the band was set. Together they’ve composed multiple songs of which 5 have ended on the first release of the band: EP “Torn” (released on 15-12-2015). The EP has been fully recorded, mixed and mastered by themselves under the flag of Martijn’s Asymmetry Audio. However due to internal issues, including the departure of Rens and Lisa, and failed new marriages of band members the band lied down at the end of the year 2016.
After a hiatus of nearly 2 years, Kevin and Martijn put their heads together again to proceed the journey of creating the first Nephylim full length. Together with an old acquaintance, Rens and new members Ralph Lentink (Neige, ex-Deamension) and Cézary van der Veen (Sudaria) the optimal crew has been assembled for completing this quest.
Over the summer and autumn of 2018, 10 individual songs have been created which will form the framework of the message Nephylim wants to spread into the world. However, in the summer of 2019, before Nephylim could conquer the hearts of the people the band lost their talented friend and well appreciated front man Cézary due to a tragic accident.
In the autumn of the same year the position as leadsinger has been filled by Tijn Bosters (Depths of Kronos, Basterd Bound), which once more completes the Nephylim crew.
The long-awaited debut album ‘Severance of Serenity’ will be released the 18th of January 2020.
Nephylim – Severance of Serenity teaser
Nephylim – The Bitter Inheritance
Band/Artist location – Netherlands
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