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!
23 september – Music City Antwerpen with Growing Horns & Hexa Mera
24 september – Sint Niklaas (More info soon)
19 november – Café De Witte Non Hasselt with Hexa Mera
10 December 2016 @ Manjerock Zwevegem (More info soon)
21 mei 2016 Metal Assault @ JH Ter Walle Kruibeke
11 juni 2016 @ Déjà Fou Zulte with Growing Horns
27 febr. 2016 @ De Rocker Mechelen
29 jan. 2016 @ JH Den Droes – Meise
Past gigs 2015:
21 nov; 2015@MekitMetal
7 nov. 2015 @ MACC
5 sept. 2015 @ Bart’s House Warming
29 aug. 2015 @ Lier
17 juli 2015 @ Nonkel Wannes Antwerpen
18 juli 2015 @ Zoersel (Rock XXL)
11 juli 2015 @ Gasolina (Benefiet)
17 april 2015 @ Zottegem
14 maart 2015 @ Brandwoeker
7 maart 2015 @ BD Bash Gent
26 feb. 2015 @ Moen Live
21 feb. 2015 @ De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare
6 feb. 2015 @ Gasolina
23 jan. 2015 @ Plansjee