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OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
GenresDeath metal
Years active2000–present
LabelsNeurotic Records, Unique Leader Records
MembersRobbert Kok
Daniel van den Broek
Gerben van der Bij
Nils Berndsen
Septimiu Harsan
Past membersRomain Goulon
Dirk Janssen
Robbe Vrijenhoek
Joel Sta
Dorus Neijboer
Maarten Winnips
Morten Løwe Sørensen

Disavowed is a Dutch[1] death metal band. They were formed in 2000 from the remnants of Nocturnal Silence.


Three songs were written and recorded soon after the band formed in 2000. A second demo CD entitled Point of Few resulted in a record deal with the American label Unique Leader Records. In 2001, the first full-length CD entitled Perceptive Deception was released, followed by a five-week tour in the United States and Canada in 2002 and a four-week European tour in 2003.

After a long period of wrist injuries of the drummer, Robbe Vrijenhoek, a temporally replacement was found in Dirk Janssen (Despondency) in mid 2005. After doing numerous regional shows Disavowed headed for Japan and Hong Kong in April 2006.

In May 2006, Romain Goulon (Aggressor, Arsebreed) joined Disavowed as the new drummer. After doing summer festivals, Disavowed started the recording of Stagnated Existence, the successor of Perceptive Deception, which was released on Neurotic Records in 2007. Robbert Kok [www.audiovisualz.com] took the lead in the recording and production of the new album, with assistance of the well-known Excess Studios. To promote Stagnated Existence, Disavowed joined Cannibal Corpse in March 2007 for a five-week European tour.

In mid 2008, Romain left Disavowed to play for Necrophagist, their busy schedule did not allow him to continue playing for Disavowed. Kevin Foley was recruited on drums in 2010 as a replacement. In 2017 Septimiu Hărşan (CodeRed, Necrovile, Pestilence) joined the band on drums.

After a long wait a new album is due for release in early 2020.

Current lineup[edit]

  • Robbert Kok — vocals[2]
  • Daniel van den Broek — guitar
  • Gerben van der Bij — guitar
  • Nils Berndsen — bass
  • Septimiu Hărşan — drums

Former members[edit]

  • Kevin Foley — Drums
  • Romain Goulon — drums
  • Dirk Janssen — drums
  • Robbe Vrijenhoek — drums
  • Joel Sta — guitars, vocals
  • Dorus Neijboer — guitars
  • Maarten Winnips — drums
  • Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums


  1. ^ "Band: Disavowed - Librarius Metallicus". www.librariusmetallicus.com. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Disavowed - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". www.spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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