Legion of the Damned (band)

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Legion of the Damned
Legion of the Damned at Metal Camp, Slovenia 2009.jpg
A Legion of the Damned member playing bass at Metalcamp 2009, Tolmin, Slovenia
Background information
Origin Netherlands
Genres Thrash metal, death metal
Years active 2005-present
Labels Massacre, Napalm
Associated acts Occult
Website LegionofTheDamned.net
  • Maurice Swinkels
  • Twan van Geel
  • Harold Gielen
  • Erik Fleuren
  • Hein Willekens (live only)
Past members
  • Richard Ebisch
  • Twan Fleuren

Legion of the Damned is a thrash metal/death metal band from the Netherlands.[1] The band was formed in 2005 following the demise of Occult and the departure of former singer Rachel Heyzer. Lyrically the band tend to focus on horror motifs, dark occult and religious themes and apocalyptic events. They have recorded their albums Malevolent Rapture and Sons of the Jackal in the well known Stage One Studio with producer Andy Classen. The special edition of their 2008 release Cult of the Dead comes with an item unique in metal merchandising (and possibly all genres of music), being a cheese block emblazoned with their logo. This is a nod to their Dutch origins.

Former band member, Twan Fleuren, committed suicide on 21 May 2011.[2]


Current line-up
  • Maurice Swinkels - vocals
  • Twan van Geel - guitars
  • Harold Gielen - bass
  • Erik Fleuren - drums
Live musicians
  • Hein Willekens - guitars
Former members (Legion of the Damned)
  • Richard Ebisch (ex-Inhume) - guitars
  • Twan Fleuren (Desinfest, 1971-2011) - bass
Former members (Occult)
  • Rachel Heyzer - vocals
  • Leon Pennings - guitars
  • Sjors Tuithof - bass


Discography as Occult
  • Prepare to Meet Thy Doom (1994)
  • The Enemy Within (1996)
  • Of Flesh and Blood (1999)
  • Rage to Revenge (2001)
  • Elegy for the Weak (2003)


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