Ferry Damen: Vocals, Guitar
Jos van den Brand: Guitar
Marc van Stiphout: Bass
Marco Stubbe: Drums
Musically fueled by bands that laid the foundation of certain genres (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Possessed, Death, Autopsy, and Venom) AntropomorphiA‘s inception lies in the fall of 1990. The band was formed by four individuals that shared a close friendship and passion in honest metal music. The first years of sending out rehearsal tapes and performing shows in local bars around their hometown culminated into the ’92 ‘Bowel Mutilation‘ demo, which turned out to be a long sought after item among underground metal fans.
Immediately after the release of ‘Bowel Mutilation,’ a record deal was offered by Swiss label Blackened Recordings. The band recorded their first MCD and in the second half of 1993 the cult classic ‘Necromantic Love Songs‘ MCD was put on the market.
In the years of turmoil that followed, the band released the ’95 ‘I have my way‘ demo and were consumed by other musical projects in the flourishing metal scene that was going on in the southern part of the Netherlands in general, and in their hometown of Tilburg in particular at that time. This resulted in putting the entity on indefinite hold in ’99. As years passed, the band kept on writing and recording tracks from time to time. A full rebirth came in ’09, when the band felt it was time to start devoting all their attention into their musical allegiance once again. This new found darkness led to their 2012 Metal Blade release “Evangelivm Nekromantia.”
The release of “Evangelivm Nekromantia” and the two videos that were shot for the songs “Psuchagogia” and “Debauchery In Putrefaction” stirred the attention around the band once more, which resulted in several live performances, including festival appearances at Neurotic Deathfest and Extremefest. Because of the violent and occult nature of the topics AntropomorphiA deal with, it even drew the attention of the German authorities, almost getting the album banned completely from the shelves.
Now, almost two years after the release of “Evangelivm Nekromantia,” its successor has arrived. “Rites ov Perversion” has been written, recorded, mixed and mastered and ready to be cast upon the masses. It is an organic and violent album, where the band is musically going back to their origin, but at the same time, not limiting themselves and exploring the sinister beauty of other dimensions.