Basement Critters is a Belgian metal band. We recorded our debut-EP in the fall of 2015.

The group consists of vocalist Thomas Marijsse, drummer Frederik Vanwijmelbeke, guitarists Sven Caes & Glenn Labie and on bassguitar Frederik Declercq .

We are inspired by all music styles and a large variety of bands in present and past. Our music is a sort of powerfull crossover metal.
We strife to don’t lose a certain ‘feeling’ in our songs by sounding heavy while we’re just tuned down half a step and by our vocalist who is very powerfull in expressing understandable lyrics.

We don’t want to imitate or sound like some other band. Yes off course we have our influences, and what you can hear in our music is that we have a lot of those in a lot of genres, old and new.
It’s just that the 5 bandmembers have 5 different music listening styles and when we write our songs, all those influences come together in a very nice way. it’s like a sort of chemistry.
We always write our songs together and that’s what makes us who we are. That’s why 2 songs are never quite the same with us.

Performing live is what we love so much. No matter how small a gig, no matter how few people, we will always give ourselves to the maximum and beyond. Not only because everyone who’s involved and puts there trust in us, deserves this, but also because that’s just us.

So, that’s who we are. We’re here!
Sharpen up and judge for yourselves when we hopefully crush your stage soon.

Riff’em and see you in the pit!

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All the latest news !

BC signed distribution deal with Wormholedeath !

We are proud to announce that Belgium thrash metal combo Basement Critters have signed a worldwide distribution deal for their EP “Hurt Me With The Truth” with Wormholedeath.
The band is currently working on a full length album with Carlo Bellotti and Jonathan Mazzeo.

Band Statement:
“We have the great honor to work with Wormholedeath Records. Carlo, his crew and Jonathan from Mathlab Recording Studio showed us a future plan, a much bigger picture with opportunities.   We will be able to grow in a healthy, creative environment. It just feels right!”

“Hurt Me With The Truth” EP is out on all digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard.

“Hurt Me With The Truth”

1.Brain Bleach
3.Nature Strikes Back

Buy links:
“Storm” Audio Stream Video
Basement Critters are in the corridors of your basement, creepy and scary, but not inflicting any damage. And as a collective mind, so are we. Like a five legged monster with humanoid features that doesn’t destroy or kill. We grew up in the 90’s and want to hold that sound, so no low tuning. All basement critters have a different musical background, a unique approach in music. It made us a collective mind that wants to play hard and send out a clear message.


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aan iedereen (sponsors, medewerkers, bezoekers, fans, …) om er een onvergetelijke avond van te maken op onze EP release.

Ondertussen zijn we druk aan het werk aan nieuwe nummers en hebben we nog enkele toffe optredens in het vooruitzicht !




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Frietkotheek Wezze – JH Krak – Em’s Kniphuisje – Muziekhandel Oudenaarde – bij de bandleden of via tickets@basementcritters.be

NEW – Hurt Me Shirt

New T-Shirt – Hurt Me With The Truth !! – 15€

Mail: thomas@basmentcritters.be


NEW – Brain Bleach Shirt

New T-shirt – Brain Bleach !! – 15€

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Listen to our new EP

Listen to some teasers from our EP


Produced by Basement Critters and Lasse Lammert.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studio Lübeck (Germany).


Come and see us live !

No upcoming shows scheduled

Past Shows

07 Jan 2017 & Hope Erodes Lens (B), BE Titans Club Titans Club
10 Dec 2016 19u30: DIESEL JUNK - 20u45: ZOE DI LEYN - 22u15: BASEMENT CRITTERS - 23 u30: BACK TO BACK Zwevegem, BE The Finnish The Finnish
19 Nov 2016 Hexa Mera & Royal Jake Hasselt, BE De Witte Non De Witte Non
24 Sep 2016 Bizkit Park, Magnetica, Deliberate Jeopardization & Gino's Eyeball St Niklaas JC Den Eglantier JC Den Eglantier
23 Sep 2016 With Hexa Mera and Growing Horns Antwerp, BE Music City Antwerp Music City Antwerp
03 Sep 2016 Basement Critters - Hexa Mera - Nightmare BE - Deafcon - D'Itching Death Avelgem, BE
16 Jul 2016 with Steignyr & Lemuria Leuven Rock Cafe Leuven Rock Cafe Leuven
11 Jun 2016 Growing Horns & Basement Critters Zulte Déjà Fou Déjà Fou
21 May 2016 with Hexa Mera & Gore Force 5 Kruibeke, BE JH Ter Walle JH Ter Walle
27 Feb 2016 with Ynfamia & Nightmare Mechelen, BE The Rocker The Rocker
29 Jan 2016 with Hexa Mera, Ashturn, ... Meise, BE JH Den Droes JH Den Droes
21 Nov 2015 Vilvoorde
07 Nov 2015 with Ostrogoth, FireForce, Eternal Breath, Sons Of Lioth, Hope Erodes, No Nonssens Deerlijk Metal Against Child Cancer Metal Against Child Cancer
05 Sep 2015 ... Avelgem Private Private
29 Aug 2015 with D'Itching Death Lier Roadhouse69 Lier Roadhouse69 Lier
18 Jul 2015 with Gino's Eyeball, Colors Dead Bleed, Fatal Move, Wasted 24/7, Spitfire, For I Am, As We Speak & Draw The Line Zoersel JH Zoersel JH Zoersel
11 Jul 2015 Benefiet with Stereoseat, Wix, No Name, Cloud Nimbus, Experienced ?!? Waregem @ Gasolina @ Gasolina
04 Jul 2015 ... Gent Private Private
17 Apr 2015 with Hexa Mera & Ironborn Zottegem De Hoevebrouwers De Hoevebrouwers
14 Mar 2015 with ... Oudenaarde Brandwoeker Brandwoeker
26 Feb 2015 with ... Moen @ Den Tap @ Den Tap
21 Feb 2015 with Warckon, Bleeding Gods & At The Front Roeselare De Verlichte Geest De Verlichte Geest
06 Feb 2015 with Hexa Mera Waregem @ Gasolina @ Gasolina
23 Jan 2015 with D'Itching Death Antwerpen Plansjee Plansjee


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