Origin: Netherlands  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Last update/review: March 31, 2016

Martyr

Martyr was formed in 1982 and debuted with the very interesting For The Future in 1985, mixing technical riffing with a pre-thrash base. Certainly an atypical sound for a Dutch band (or for that matter any metal band at that time), the album won a decent amount of critical and fan approval. A year later they released the followup Darkness At Times End, but the lack of promotion, coupled with the band's inability to find a large audience for their unconvential style, spelled the end of the band, with the group breaking up in 1987. The guys got together for a reunion show in October of 2001, and buoyed by its success, did some more reunion shows in 2005 and eventually released a new album in late 2011.

Note: no relation to Martyr, the Canadian technical death metal band.

Current Members

Rop van Haren

vocals

Rick Bouwman

guitars

Marcel Heesakkers

guitars

Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger

bass

Wilfried Broekman

drums

Former Members/Guests

Gerard Vergouw

vocals

Antoine Van Der Linden

bass

Elias Papadopoulos

drums



Discography


For The Universe  
1985 Megaton
  1. For The Universe - Theme
  2. Speed Of Samurai
  3. The Eibon
  4. Four Walls
  5. The Awakening
  6. Black Sun
  7. For The Universe - Requiem
  • Gerard Vergouw
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Elias Papadopoulos



Darkness At Time's Edge  
1986 Metalloid
  1. Darkness at Time's Edge
  2. Invisible Touch
  3. Follow your Soul
  4. Child of Science
  5. The third Kin-Slay
  6. Into the Abyss
  7. Unknown Forces
  • Gerard Vergouw
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Elias Papadopoulos



Fear The Universe  
2009 Rusty Cage
  1. I Am The Most Evil
  2. Fear
  3. Different Kind Of Rain
  4. Take Me Home
  5. Eaten Alive
  • Rop van Haren
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Wilfried Broekman



Circle Of 8  
2011 Metal Blade
  1. D.I.
  2. Afterlife
  3. Art Of Deception
  4. Circle Of 8
  5. All Warriors Bleed
  6. The Uninvited
  7. Insensible Scream
  8. Scene Of Hell
  9. Fake
  10. Justified Killing
  11. Locked
  12. Speed Of Samurai
  • Rop van Haren
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Wilfried Broekman



You Are Next  
2016
  1. Into the Darkest of All Realms
  2. Infinity
  3. Inch by Inch
  4. Souls Breathe
  5. Unborn Evil
  6. Mnster
  7. Crawl
  8. Mother's Tear
  9. In the End
  10. Don't Need Your Money
  • Rop van Haren
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger
  • Wilfried Broekman




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