13:12 - !J.O.O.E.! Failing that, he could always talk about one of his favourite dark ambient albums: A Deeper Kind Of Slumber by Tiamat.
13:02 - Marcel Hubregtse So could I. Especially given the fact I was hugely into heavy music at the time in both Singapore and The Netherlands and no one (not the user :p ) ever mentioned heavy hard rock in those countries.
12:11 - !J.O.O.E.! Tell us more about the "heavy hard rock" genre that was so well established in the 80s. I could do with a laugh.
Vic Records and death doom metallers Officium Triste have announced today their cooperation to bring back to life the 2004 album Reason. Originally released by the now defunct Displeased Records Reason, the album is considered by many to be the highlight of Officium Triste's output. The album has been out of print for a while now and will be reissued as a digipack with additional liner notes. Stay tuned for the exact release date.
Dutch death/doom metallers Officium Triste have announced that guitarist Bram Bijlhout has stepped down from the group and he is being replaced permanently by long time band friend William van Dijk (ex-Whispering Gallery). He has already performed live with the band a few times.
Veteran Dutch death/doom metal band Officium Triste's new album Mors Viri has been made available for streaming in its entirety and digital download at Hammerheart Records Bandcamp page at this location. Now you get the chance to listen to the group's newest melancholy and sadness soundtrack. Enjoy.
Dutch death/doom metal band Officium Triste has posted online their new song ''Your Heaven, My Underworld''. You can hear it through the Soundcloud player here. The release date of their forthcoming album Mors Viri is approaching since it is set for March 18th under Hammerheart Records.
The time has come to finally listen to something from the upcoming Officium Triste album. The Dutch death/doom metallers will release Mors Viri on March 18th under Hammerheart Records but today you get to listen to "The Wounded And The Dying", a six-minute piece, on the video below.
As previously reported, Hammerheart Records will release Mors Viri, the new album from Dutch doom metal band Officium Triste, in the spring of 2013 on CD, LP and digital. Mors Viri was recorded in Bergweiler (Germany) at Pato Studio by Martin Kwakernaak. The album's artwork and tracklist have now been revealed. Feast your eyes below.
Dutch melodic doom/death metal veterans Officium Triste have announced the release of their 5th studio album, entitled Mors Viri, through Hammerheart Records on February 18th, 2013. Mors Viri was recorded on several occasions during 2011 at El Pato studios in Bergweiler, Germany.
Dutch doom metallers Officium Triste have revealed the cover art for their upcoming new split titled Immersed with Ophis, which can be viewed below. The split will be released in June via Momento Mori.
Dutch death/doom masters Officium Triste have been working on a split in addition to their new album. The band posted the following update: "Here's an update on things we're working on. We have recorded 2 songs for a split CD with Ophis. The finishing touches on the mix are being done as we speak. Then the songs of both Ophis and OT will be sent to Greg of Esoteric who will master this. This CD will be called Immersed and will be out on Momento Mori from Spain. The plan is a June release."
Pim Blankenstein of Dutch death doom metallers Officium Triste will be stepping in to record vocals for the upcoming The 11th Hour album.
Mainman Ed Warby has released the following statement on the matter: "Good and bad news. As custom dictates the bad first: Rogga Johansson (Bone Gnawer, Demiurg) will not be appearing on the upcoming 11th Hour album due to an illness that just won't subside. I've waited as long as I could for him to get better and he made a valiant effort to record his vocals but it's not up to his usual standard and time is running out.
Which brings us to the good news: Pim Blankenstein of Dutch doom veterans Officium Triste will be stepping in with his massive roar. As most of you know he's been performing live with The 11th Hour since the first show and I'm sure he'll prove a more than suitable replacement."
Dutch death doom metal band Officium Triste are working on a new album, tentatively titled Mors Viri.
The band states in a lengthy update: "We have finished writing this album and recordings will start in April in the studio of our keyboard-player Martin in Germany. We have written six songs with an additional intermezzo and an acoustic track. Some of the song titles are: "To The Gallows", "Burning All Boats And Bridges", "Your Fall From Grace", "The Wounded And The Dying", "Your Heaven Is My Underworld" and "One With The Sea (Part 2)". These might change though. The title for the new album will most probably be Mors Viri.
We have fulfilled our contractual obligations with Displeased Records, so we are currently unsigned. We will record the album and shop it around when it is done and we're positive one or even more labels will be interested.
Dutch Death Doom metal band Officium Triste were so kind to post the following news:
"2010 is already 3 months on its way so it is about time to let you all know what's going on with Officium Triste. We've got some bad news and some more exciting news. Let's start with the bad news. We had to part ways with drummer Ronald Lagerwaard. Ronald simply couldn't commit to the plans we have concerning Officium Triste's future. Because of this we had to make a difficult decision as we really appreciated Ronald as a person and as a skilled drummer. As a band we do want to perform live on a regular basis and that simply wasn't possible due to logistics and personal affairs. We like to thank Ronald for his time in Officium Triste.
Next year in April we will celebrate our 15th anniversary. We'll do a special gig featuring some very special guests on April 11th at Baroeg in Rotterdam.
Next to that we have agreed with our label Displeased Records that we will release a special EP featuring 4 songs. Right now I won't go into detail concerning this EP; just wait and see. It'll be great though.
Once again we can inform you about a change within Officium Triste's line up. After much thought Martin has decided to quit drumming and start focusing on the synth-parts. As one of the main composers he has always had a big influence on the music and especially the synths. So, from now on he'll be doing the synths and he keeps on writing music. His decision has a lot to do with the fact he's living in Germany and he feels he cannot deliver what is needed for the band when talking about rehearsing and doing live gigs. Therefore, Martin has decided to switch to synths exclusively. This will give the band much more opportunities and we're happy to see Martin in this setting.
Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE will be re-issuing their classic debut, "Ne Vivam", on vinyl through the Badger label. Originally released in April 1997 through Tuetonic Existence Records, the LP will be issued on 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition of 500 copies and will be available in five different colors (100 copies per color) featuring black neon print on black background. For more information, visit www.badgerrecords.nl.