Purest of Pain











Purest of Pain

Dutch melodic death metal band Purest of Pain took seven years to create their debut album “Solipsis”. From the first creative kernel of guitarist, main songwriter, and founder, Merel Bechtold (guitarist of Delain, MaYaN and The Gentle Storm/Anneke van Giersbergen), putting the band together to the final mastering of what, by any standards, is an incredibly accomplished debut album; a merciless statement of intent. Make no mistake; the metal world is theirs for the taking.

Purest of Pain have supported bands like Opeth, Suicide Silence, Unearth and Textures, and were representatives for Holland during the Metal Battle at Wacken Open Air 2014.

Self-produced by Merel, “Solipsis” was mastered by Jens Borgen who has worked with legends like Soilwork, Arch Enemy, and Opeth. As Jens comments proudly.

“You guys have managed to blend brutality with groove and emotion in a great way.”

Memebers: J.D. Kaye -­ Vocals

Merel Bechtold – Guitars

Michael van Eck – Guitars

Frank van Leeuwen – Bass

Joey de Boer – Drums