Origin: Netherlands
Genres: 80's Metal
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Martyr was formed in 1982 and debuted with the very interesting For The Future in 1985, mixing technical riffing with a pre-thrash base. Certainly an atypical sound for a Dutch band (or for that matter any metal band at that time), the album won a decent amount of critical and fan approval. Their second album, Darkness At Times End, was released a year later, but the lack of promotion, coupled with the band's inability to find a large audience for their unconvential style, spelled the end of the band, the group breaking up in 1987. The guys got together for a reunion show in October of 2001, and buoyed by its success, did some more reunion shows in 2005 and is presently active, with a long-awaited new album due in late 2011.

Note: no relation to Martyr, the Canadian technical death metal band.

Current Members

Rop van Haren


Rick Bouwman


Marcel Heesakkers


Antoine Van Der Linden


Wilfried Broekman


Former Members/Guests

Gerard Vergouw


Elias Papadopoulos



For The Universe 
1985 Megaton
  1. For The Universe - Theme
  2. Speed Of Samurai
  3. The Eibon
  4. Four Walls
  5. The Awakening
  6. Black Sun
  7. For The Universe - Requiem
  • Gerard Vergouw
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Elias Papadopoulos

Darkness At Time's Edge 
1986 Metalloid
  1. Darkness at Time's Edge
  2. Invisible Touch
  3. Follow your Soul
  4. Child of Science
  5. The third Kin-Slay
  6. Into the Abyss

  7. Unknown Forces
  • Gerard Vergouw
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Elias Papadopoulos

Fear The Universe 
2009 Rusty Cage
  1. I Am The Most Evil
  2. Fear
  3. Different Kind Of Rain
  4. Take Me Home
  5. Eaten Alive
  • Rop van Haren
  • Rick Bouwman
  • Marcel Heesakkers
  • Antoine Van Der Linden
  • Wilfried Broekman

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Circle Of 8 
2011 Metal Blade
  1. D.I.
  2. Afterlife
  3. Art Of Deception
  4. Circle Of 8
  5. All Warriors Bleed
  6. The Uninvited
  7. Insensible Scream
  8. Scene Of Hell
  9. Fake
  10. Justified Killing
  11. Locked
  12. Speed Of Samurai

Reviews:   Metal Underground 


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