Bent Sea

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Bent Sea
OriginWilrijk / Waregem, Belgium
Years active2011–present
Associated actsMegadeth, Soilwork, Scarve, Aborted, Strapping Young Lad, Napalm Death, Brujeria
MembersDirk Verbeuren
Sven de Caluwe
Shane Embury
Past membersDevin Townsend

Bent Sea is a grindcore band created in January 2011 by drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork, Scarve). After writing and recording a number of songs, Verbeuren (guitar, drums) enlisted vocalist Sven de Caluwe of Belgian death metal band Aborted (vocals) and multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend (bass) for the Townsend-produced debut EP Noistalgia which was released as a digital download on November 11, 2011 and later on cassette format by Tankcrimes.[1]

In 2012, bass player Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Venomous Concept, Lock Up) replaced Townsend. The trio recorded a batch of new songs written and produced by Verbeuren. The first of these recordings, "Partners In Grind" appeared on Double Penetration, a free digital split single with Swedish death metal act Torture Division.[2] Animalist/Usurpress, an split EP with Swedish death/crust act Usurpress saw the light of day in early 2014 on CD via SelfMadeGod Records[3] and on 10 inch vinyl via Doomentia Records.[4] Ascend/Descend, a split EP entitled with Cleveland grindcore band To Dust was released in July 2016 on 12 inch vinyl by Give Praise Records.[5]

Guitarist Sylvain Coudret (Soilwork, Scarve) recorded guest leads on the songs "Dead Meat" (Noistalgia), "Fashion Victims" (Animalist), "To The Extreme" and "Gluttonous Death" (Ascend).


  • Noistalgia (digital EP/cassette) (November 11, 2011)
  • Double Penetration (digital split single with Torture Division) (July 12, 2013)
  • Animalist (split LP/CD with Usurpress) (January 6, 2014)
  • Ascend (split LP with To Dust) (July 20. 2016)[6]


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