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Biography
Warckon originates from the region of Grammont
in the province of East-Flanders, Belgium. The
band, as they perform on stage to this day, started
their mission during the summer of 2009.
Warckon’s fanbase grew quick and steady, so
they decided to record some material during the
summer of 2010. What was supposed to become
a simple demo, went on to become an EP and
eventually turned out as a full length album. “The
Madman’s Lullaby” was officially self-released for was cancelled and
they found massive joy
the first time on the first of April 2011.
combining the process of recording
with the mayhem of touring.
Since then the band worked very hard to reinThis led them to play festivals alongside metal
force their reputation and live attitude. As the
number of shows grew, so did the number of clubs icons like Artillery, Anvil and Enforcer.
and festivals Warckon played at, even across the
borders. In February of 2012, Warckon was the only March 1st, 2014 dates the official release of the
Flemish metal band that was selected for the last second full-length album High Treason: a more
fierceful, technical, brutal and varied album on
100 contenders of Humo’s Rock Rally, Belgium’s
which the band further unleash their viciousness
biggest mainstream rock rally.
and mindblowing riffage on the underground
thrash scene of today.
The growing reputation and the increasing fanbase kept reinforcing itself, landing the band a record deal with the French Emanes Metal Records. Warckon plays thrash metal which definitely
Under the wings of this label, they scheduled the derives its influences from the 80’s Bay Area scene.
re-release of The Madman’s Lullaby for Decem- Fans of the technicality of top notch bands like
Megadeth, Testament and Annihilator or the
ber 2012 with completely renewed artwork.
attitude that defines bands like Slayer and Exodus,
will surely get their kicks at a Warckon gig! The
After a busy season of playing shows, the band
band keeps working hard to maintain the reputaintended to withdraw back to the studio and not
tion they have built for themselves: skull-crushing
play any shows during the second half of 2012, so
they could record the follow up for their first record. shows that are played tight as hell while maintaining interaction with the audience.
What they didn’t foresee was the great amount
of gig requests. The idea of not doing any shows
The Band
WARCKON IS:
Marijn Lostermans: Bass Guitars
Marijn Langhendries: Drums
Wouter Langhendries: Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Jonas Bergmans: Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Reviews
ROCK TRIBUNE MAGAZINE (BE)
FRONTVIEW MAGAZINE (BE)
De band heeft de kwaliteiten in huis om een echte High Treason: a more fierceful, technical, brutal
and varied album on which the band further unknaller af te leveren.
leash their viciousness and mindblowing riffage on
LORDS OF CHOAS (FR)
the underground thrash scene of today.
WARCKON a donc de serieux atouts pour
METAL FRANCE (FR)
seduire un public large de metalovores.
Avec ce ‘High Treason’, ils montent de plusieurs
CUTTING EDGE (BE)
degres dans l’echelle des valeurs thrash.
Zowel naar sound, attitude en nummers had deze
PEEK A BOO MAGAZINE (BE)
plaat evengoed uit die Bay Area kunnen komen.
Straightforward play at loudest volume!
LORDS OF METAL (NL)
‘High Treason’ is een van de beste CD’s van
het jaar vanaf Belgische bodem dus als je een
zelf-respecterende thrash metal head bent, ga je
deze CD minimaal een keertje beluisteren.
METAL TO INFINITY (BE)
VIOLENT MOSHGROUND (NL)
Thrash fans... I know there are loads of releases
these days, but this is surely one of the better.
FESTIVAL INFO (NL)
High Treason staat voor 51 minuten ambachtelijke
Be prepared for a lethal dose of excellent Thrash thrash/speedmetal in de stijl van Bay Area bands
Metal with a nod to the almighty Bay Area scene als Testament, Metallica en Exodus. Zelf haalt
de band daar nog Annihilator (uit Canada),
Megadeth en Slayer bij.
METAL EXPOSURE (NL)
This shows the four metallers show that they
DUTCH DISTORTION (NL)
are experienced when it comes to playing their
perspective instruments and when it all comes
De sound klinkt alleen als een herbeleving van de
together in a song, the listener is treated with ten jaren ’80. Een erg zuivere herbeleving moet ik wel
straightforward songs.
zeggen.
HELLSPAWN (BE)
AARDSCHOK (BE)
Gesierd in een coole hoes en voorzien van een
goed geluid levert Warckon hier een zeer indrukwekkende tweede album af.
Petje af, well done guys!!!
Kwaliteit is dubbel en dwars aanwezig.
ECHOES AND DUST (UK)
A full on thrash metal album which would sit well
with some of the classics of the 80’s.
High Treason
TRACKLIST
1. Mare Tranquilitatis
2. The Weak
3. (My Very Own) Moriarty
4. High Treason
5. Choir Of Shadows
6. Dawn Of The Ear Gargoyles
7. Sleeper
8. The Samurai
9. Mutant Messiah (Instrumental)
10. Grief Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
(Bonus)
PRODUCED BY
J. De Cooman & W. Langhendries
RELEASED BY
www.emanesmetalrecords.com
The Madman’s Lullaby
REVIEWS
ROCK TRIBUNE (BE)
‘Dit zijn jongens die duidelijk niet over een nacht ijs
zijn gegaan alvorens een plaatje op te nemen.’
‘Het betere werk van Metallica.’
‘Het betere intro(werk) van Annihilator.’
HELLSPAWN (BE)
‘Zeer technisch is wel het minste wat kan gezegd worden, en het heeft veel weg van het oude
Exodus.’ ‘Dat is niveau Megadeth!’
TRACKLIST
1. As the Death Knell Tolls
2. The Madman’s Lullaby
3. Trapped
4. After the Noise
5. Shattered Illusions
6. Lord of Lunacy
7. Salvation
8. The Tower
9. Path To the Gallows
10. Back Against the Wall
PRODUCED BY
IN EXTREMIS ZINE (FR)
‘Lord of Lunacy met zijn verbazende riffs dat had
kunnen geschreven zijn door vader Mustaine, elk
nummer is een voorbeeld voor wie zijn thrash graag
fijngeslepen heeft.’
METAL CORE FANZINE (USA)
‘Great vocals and riffs and speed that will make
any headbanger happy.’
ASHLADAN (BE)
‘ Stevige headbang-riffs en flitsende, krachtige
solo’s, met een vleugje melodie.’
J. De Cooman & W. Langhendries
ROCKAROLLAZINE (ARG)
www.emanesmetalrecords.com
‘Een onontbeerlijke schijf als je fan bent van
80’s thrash.’
RELEASED BY
WWW.WARCKON.COM
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