ECOCIDE was formed in Haarlem, the Netherlands back in 2012 by guitaris/vocalist Sten Govers, drummer Bas Gijzen and Rick Stikkelorum on bass, with Dennis Bikker joining in 2014 as a second guitarist.
Their 2013 debut album „Eye of Wicked Sight“ shifted their initial Thrash Metal sound into Old School Death Metal in the veins of Death, Bolt Thrower and Massacre to name a few.
The release of the album quickly attracted a bigger, international following and the band started playing dozens of shows within and around the Netherlands.
During these shows they shared the stage with countless bands, some highlights include supporting Malevolent Creation, Sinister,Gorguts and the legendary Bolt Thrower.
After two line-up changes the band called it quits 2015, returning briefly in 2017 to release a
single ‘’The Godhand’’ and in 2020 the band released another single titled ‘’Sleeper’’. These songs were recorded just for fun and besides releasing these two tracks the band remained dormant until the summer of 2023, when they announced their return along with a second full-length album: METAMORPHOSIS. To be released on october 23, 2023 through Memento Mori Records (CD) and Violence In The Veins (Vinyl).
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