Last Days of Humanity

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Last Days of Humanity
OriginNorth Brabant, Netherlands
Years active1989–2006, 2010–present
LabelsBones Brigade, Machine Shop
MembersRogier Kuzee
Hans Smits
Marc Palmen
William van de Ven
Past membersAnne Van De Burgt
Bart Bouwmans
Bas Van Geffen
Boris Cornelissen
Dennis Dekkers
Erwin De Groot
Erwin De Wit
Glenn Jagers
Mark Snijders
Marty Van Sintet
Rutger Noij

Last Days of Humanity is a Dutch goregrind band that was active from 1989 until 2006, and reformed in 2010. Its music is known for its nonstop sound and relentless blast beats, with regards to drummer Marc Palmen.

The band has been recognized as one of the most notable grind acts in the Dutch music scene.


Erwin de Wit and Hans Smits often came together in Soos Plock, where they socialised and saw bands like Blood, Agathocles, Dreft and other bands who were into grindcore/noisecore at that time. It also was the heyday of some other underground bands such as Fear of God, Napalm Death, Sore Throat, Anal Cunt, and 7 Minutes of Nausea. These bands inspired them to go and start their own grind/noise band.[1]

Erwin was in a grindcore band called Fatal Error prior to joining Last Days of Humanity. When Erwin organised a gig with Drudge, Agathocles and some other bands on December 30, 1989, in Plock, he saw the opportunity to add their own noise project to the bill, and Last Days of Humanity was born.[1]

Last Days of Humanity at this time consisted of only two vocalists (Erwin and Hans). Their music was originally crafted by using two screaming voices that were deformed by a pitch shifter intended for guitar. In 1990, a more traditional band setup was formed when the first real gig of Last Days of Humanity was planned. They were scheduled to play on October 6, 1990, together with Fatal Error at Soos Plock.[1]

In 1993, the band went into the studio to record their second demo. In 1996, they got their first record deal. Afterwards, they booked 2 studio days to record their first album. After one day recording they only recorded approximately 12 minutes of music. Their label then informed the band that they had to come up with 18 additional minutes of new material in 24 hours, or the album would not be released. After this dispute, they quickly moved to Bones Brigade.[1] The band split up in 2006.[1][2]

Bones Brigade announced that Last Days of Humanity officially reformed. The band appeared at Bloodshed Fest 2010 at the Dynamo club in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Maryland Deathfest 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore, and toured the United Kingdom in December 2011. They also appeared at Hellfest 2011 in Clisson, France, and Obscene Extreme 2011 in Czech Republic.

Last Days of Humanity released their fifth full-length album Horrific Compositions of Decomposition in March 2021,[3] their first album released in 15 years.


Current members[edit]

  • Hans Smits – vocals (1989-1997, 2020-)
  • Bas van Geffen - bass, guitar (2003-2004, 2006, 2020-)
  • Paul Niessen - drums (2020-)

Former members[edit]

  • Erwin de Wit - bass, drums (1989-1992, 1996-2003, 2010-2011)
  • Dennis Dekkers - bass (1992-1993)
  • Glenn Jagers - drums (1993-1997)
  • Martie van Sinten - bass (1994-1995)
  • Mark Snijders - guitar (1994-1995)
  • Anne van de Burgt - guitar (1996-1998)
  • Rutger Noij - drums (1998)
  • Bart Boumans - vocals (1998-2000)
  • Marc Palmen - drums (1998-2006), vocals (2010-2011)
  • Boris Cornelissen - vocals (2000)
  • Erwin de Groot - vocals (2001-2005)
  • Rogier Kuzee – bass (2002-2006, 2010-?)
  • Melanie Stamp - bass (2010-2014)
  • William Van De Ven - guitar (2010-?)
  • Joep Van Raak - drums (2010-2011)



  • 1998 – The Sound of Rancid Juices Sloshing Around Your Coffin (Bones Brigade Records, 2013 LP on Fat Ass Records)
  • 2000 – Hymns of Indigestible Suppuration (Bones Brigade Records, 2014 Picture LP on Fat Ass Records)
  • 2006 – Putrefaction in Progress (Bones Brigade Records, 2015 LP on Fat Ass Records)
  • 2021 - Horrific Compositions of Decomposition (Rotten Roll Rex)


  • 2005 – In Advanced Haemorrhaging Conditions (Bones Brigade Records, 2016 vinyl on Fat Ass Records)
  • 2019 – The Complicated Reflex and Depraved Scent of the Retrograde Reflux in Formula (Bizarre Leprous Production)


  • 1992 – Last Days of Humanity
  • 1993 – Human Atrocity (2010 LP on State Fucker Records)



  • 2001 – Comeback of Goregods: Tribute to Regurgitate (compilation) (Bizarre Leprous Production)
  • 2004 – The XTC of Swallowing L.D.O.H. Faeces (live album) (Bones Brigade Records)
  • 2007 – Rest in Gore 1989–2006 (Bones Brigade Records)
  • 2012 - Goresurrection (Grind Block Records)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Braindead Zine". Braindead Zine. April 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  2. ^ Chainey, Ian (26 February 2021). "The Month In Metal – February 2021". Stereogum. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  3. ^ Meyer, Gene (16 March 2021). "Blast Worship: Last Days of Humanity". Decibel Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 January 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2022.