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Determind

Determind

Determind


Determind finds his roots in another band called Never Azkt. Although Never Azkt is a closed chapter now, it’s impossible for this bio to go around its history. Never Azkt was formed around the year 2001 when two guys decided to start jamming on one’s attic. Pieter Pauwels on guitar and Pieter Jan Turlinckx on the drums took off with some covers from bands like Nirvana, Sepultura, Coal Chamber and so on but they needed a bass player as well. At first there was this guy Read more on Last.fm
Determind finds his roots in another band called Never Azkt. Although Never Azkt is a closed chapter now, it’s impossible for this bio to go around its history. Never Azkt was formed around the year 2001 when two guys decided to start jamming on one’s attic. Pieter Pauwels on guitar and Pieter Jan Turlinckx on the drums took off with some covers from bands like Nirvana, Sepultura, Coal Chamber and so on but they needed a bass player as well. At first there was this guy, whom they called “Cheese”, but he was quickly replaced by a girl, Anne, and Pieter was pointed out as singer.

Rumors say that Cheese is a local pot dealer nowadays. Good for him. With a new bass player around, the attic soon looked too small (knowing that Anne’s chest outline was remarkably larger than the average female) and so they had to move to two nearby ruinous barracks that were owned by an old deaf farmer (that solved the noise problem as well). It was there where writings came into acceleration.

Many rehearsals followed and riffs were put together to full songs. Often friends stopped by to check the progress. Some of them even attended whenever they were able to. All the hard work paid off when concert requests came rolling in.

Nothing big though, but big enough to became known in the villages around and create a modest fan base. One of the fans, Ben Vanmassenhove, was asked to take over the singing part so Pieter could be freer on stage. Although they were very ambitious, Anne had many other hobbies and rehearsals became less frequent. Sometimes they asked Koen Vergauwen, bass player and good friend at the same time, to kick in when Anne was unavailable.

Eventually he took over Anne’s place and everything felled right. But more bad news was on the way. The ruinous barracks that gave shelter to countless drum molesting days were about to be pulled down. Luckily one of the villages’ youth council had just build a noise isolated box that bands could use for free.

So they continued to make songs up there. In 2004 they decided to record some of their songs. A very low budget production that turned out to be Never Azkt’s first demo called “Vitaminds”. The amount of sold copies is unknown.

Two years passed and, except for a new rehearsal room, nothing very excited happened. This and Pieter Jan’s new job, causing him to work at very unpleasant times, brought Never Azkt almost to a dead point. It was then when they changed their name to Determind, hoping it would blow new life into the band. Unfortunately it didn’t and the moral kept declining.

As if it wasn’t a Metallica story already, Koen chose to focus more on another project he played in. Although his departure wasn’t left untouched, Determind quickly found a new bass player, Jonas Pauwels. He fitted in well and was rapidly adapted to the band’s habitat. Not only had the occupation changed, the music changed with it.

Songs were cancelled, making place for new more raw and filthy songs. Other songs were dropped down to sound more united with the newer ones. It was the boost the band was searching for. Being more confident than ever, the band recorded their second demo called “In For The Kill” in the summer of 2008.

Up till now the demo is not yet released but it’s scheduled around mid June. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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