Polluted Inheritance

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Polluted Inheritance
Origin Terneuzen, Netherlands
Genres Technical death metal
Years active 1989–present
Labels Rokarola
West Virginia
Associated acts Sacrement
Website Official website
Members Friso Van Wijck
Erwin Wesdorp
Ronald Camonier
Steven Vrieswijk
Past members Menno de Fouw
Jean-Paul Hoorman

Polluted Inheritance was a Dutch technical death metal band formed in 1989 from the remnants of Sacrement (Van Wijck and De Fouw) and Pollution (Camonier and Wesdorp). They were quickly joined by singer Jean-Paul Hoorman. A 1991 demo, Afterlife, led to a deal with West Virginia Records. Nevertheless, Hoorman leaves the band and Camonier sings from then on. The album Ecocide was recorded and released in 1993. Unfortunately the label went bankrupt and Polluted Inheritance was left without a record company.

They recorded another demo, simply titled Demo 94, to draw the attention of record labels, and became 'Demo of the Month,' courtesy of Dutch metal magazine Aardschok. DSFA signed the band and they recorded their second album, Betrayed, which is released in 1996. It is followed by a tour with Orphanage. DSFA is, however, not happy, "their music is too 'complex and not saleable,'" and decides to drop the band, as the band put it on their MySpace blog.

Disappointment leads to a period of very little activity. The band gets signed again, this time by the small Belgian label RokaRola. Continuing their complex and technical approach, the band records a third album, Into Darkness, which is released the same year. After the recordings, de Fouw leaves the band. He is replaced by Vrieswijk. In August 31, 2008, Polluted Inheritance breaks up.[1]


  • Polluted Inheritance (Part Two!) (Demo, 1990)
  • After Life (Demo, 1991)
  • Ecocide (Album, West Virginia, 1993)
  • Demo '94 (Demo, 1994)
  • Betrayed (Album, DSFA, 1996)
  • Into Darkness (Album, RokaRola, 2001)


Final line-up[edit]

  • Friso Van Wijck - drums
  • Erwin Wesdorp - guitar
  • Ronald Camonier - guitar, vocals
  • Steven Vrieswijk - bass

Former members[edit]

  • Menno de Fouw - bass
  • Jean-Paul Hoorman - vocals (R.I.P)


  1. ^ [http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=138109349&blogID=428821558 MySpace blog entry, 30 Aug 2009]

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