Monthly Archives: September 2016

Holefiller (Bel) demo (1997)


holefiller-covertracks: A1. Woe To The Inhabitants Of Park City – A2. Filth Of The Earth – A3. Deep World Of Darkness – A4. Piss River – A5. Colliding – A6. Numb – B1. Abiosis – B2. Abiosis pt II – B3. #93992

‘Holefiller’ was a misanthropic bunch (from the Ghent squat-scene) playing slow, dark, doom-metal mixed with industrial parts. Sometimes they performed as a combo producing industrial noise, then they’ld call themselves ‘Hellfiller’. The core of the band was Karel Busschop (bass), David Stubbe (drums; ex ‘Neuthrone’) & ‘Leffe’ (guitar; ex ‘Chronic Disease’, ‘Private Jesus Detector’, ‘Katastrophobia’, etc.). Their mate Billy did the electronics for ‘Hellfiller’. Michael Maes recorded this demo in his attic-studio in December ‘97. They played a couple of shows at the Vort’n Vis (Ypres, Belgium) around that time (97-02-28 & 97-12-26). Both David & Karel were in the sludge-bands ‘Thee Plague Of Gentlemen’ & ‘Möse’ later on.

‘Holefiller’ band-presentation (Tilt! #9)


Assert (UK) demo (1994)




Steve ‘Britt’ Brittain (vocals; ex ‘One Way System’) or Frank ‘Frantic’ Pendlebury (drums; ex ‘Intense Degree’) sent me this tape. Their other band-mates at that time were Ryan Evans (guitar) & ‘Jon(ny) Sinister’ Johnny Siviter (bass; R.I.P.). They were from the Telford/Wolverhampton area. The band’s line-up changed a few times but they went on to well into the noughties… Here’s my review from Tilt! #8: >>Bad-arsed and uptight, ugly and angry, midtempo metal-edged N.Y.C. Hatecore intermitted by some thrashy breaks and a few faster grindy parts. Might be trendy but sounds pretty nasty and darkish. Get it!<< As far as I know the 2 tracks never made it onto any of their records…

More info & music of ‘Assert’