Early in 2020, around February while guitarist Ihmset was roaming the heather fields
and forests of the Veluwe in Gelderland the Netherlands the core idea of Neroth was
born. The idea, to expand on the foundations of the raw atmosphere of black metal
and look for new boundaries to set foot on. The idea to create a coalescence
between black metal and classical female vocals. A few months later, in September
2020 Neroth arose, a new entity, a new sound, a new atmosphere. Hailing from
Eindhoven, the band at this time consisted of four members all sharing a common
Inspired by the raw forces of nature, the dark aspects of life and death and the misanthropic essence of the modern age, Neroth aims for a melancholic, dark, chaotic, yet melodic, atmospheric and intense sound.
During 2021 Neroth wrote their debut EP called Nocturnal Woods. An artistic statement inspired by the enchanting darkness found in the forest at night. Consisting of four songs, with a span just under half an hour, the EP deals with themes as death, loss, grief, darkness and nihilism. The EP was recorded in November 2021 in the small town of Mierlo near Eindhoven. Released on the 10th of June in 2022, the effort was received well by fans all over Europe and beyond, reaching fans as far as New Zealand, the United States of America and Brazil.
Playing major venues and festivals like Dynamo in Eindhoven, Patronaat in Haarlem and Baroeg Open Air 2022 in Rotterdam Neroth is aiming to conquer the Dutch and European Metal scene with their own unique take on black metal.
Now consisting out of a steady line up featuring five members, Neroth is more than ready to further expand their boundaries. The line up consists of Floor Vandenbrande on vocals, Christian Muller on guitars, Ian “Ihmset” Declan on guitars, Percy Joosen on bass guitar and Abe Stadhouders on drums. Currently the band is working on the follow up record to Nocturnal Woods and will keep evolving from this point, which is only the beginning.
Neroth, the coalescence of black metal and classical female vocals.
Neroth est. 2020