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Vehicle of Ruin

by The Flesh

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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) Vehicle Of Ruin is the perfect continuation of previous EP Dweller, once more welcoming oblivion with open arms in a fierce display of D-beat and harrowing blackened snarls. It’s a one-two punch of punk and 2nd wave black metal very much in the vein of German duo Mantar, but with just enough atmospheric flair to call it their own. It’s another no BS slice of crusty black metal that will melt the corpse paint right off your face.
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In Praise 02:12
Death Mask 02:16
The Climb 02:06
Prey 02:43
Master 19:30


The Flesh - Vehicle of Ruin

Dutch metal punks THE FLESH have completed works on their new EP, aptly entitled "Vehicle of Ruin".

How Do I Endure
How Does One Bleed
Come Vehicle Of Ruin

With ”Vehicle of Ruin”, THE FLESH expand their destructive atmosphere in and beyond new. More vicious, misanthropic and urgent than the already well-received "Dweller" recording from 2018, the new EP will deliver 20 minutes of relentless controlled psychosis.

All music was recorded and produced by the band themselves with guitarist Sven in charge of mixing and mastering. The artwork was kept DIY being designed by vocalist Jelle based on photography by bass player Jeroen.

"Vehicle of Ruin" is set to be released on tape by Tartarus Records March 2020.


1. The Last Word
2. In Praise
3. Death Mask
4. From Behind the Light
5. Beyond the Fire
6. The Climb
7. Prey

THE FLESH will present “Vehicle of Ruin” live on the 7th of March supporting Disfear in the Drachten, The Netherlands.

If ever there was a point in history that demanded angry, scathing, blackened music then this is it. The world of 2020 is more than ready for the blistering arrival of Dutch purveyors of doomed psychosis THE FLESH.

The classic "we really gotta start this new band" talks at shows seldom lead to much, but in the case of THE FLESH, members from Herder, Verwoed and Blood Diamond actually joined forces after a night of heavy drinking. Their mission was to create songs in praise of spiritual, physical and emotional erosion.

The first rehearsals started mid 2017 and the band subsequently self-recorded their first EP early 2018 with guitarist Sven Post as producer. "Dweller" was tracked live and is made up of seven songs which blend hardcore, crust and blackened metal into a fierce aural attack. Lyrically the work dwells on to the destructive drives of lust, disgust and (self)annihiliation.

The fitting artwork depicting the metaphorical dweller slowly rotting away was created by Mattias Frisk, well-known for his artwork for Vanhelgd, Trap Them and Ghost amongst others.

After finishing mixing and mastering of "Dweller", THE FLESH started playing their first shows including a performance at the 2018 Netherlands Deathfest, Pitfest 2019 and support slots for Anaal Nathrakh and Coffins.

The band plan on playing select shows in support of their sophomore EP “Vehicle of Ruin” and have already started the writing process for a full length album.


Sven Post - guitars
Jelle Kunst - vocals
Jeroen Vrielink - bass/vocals
Tom Nickolson - drums


Edition of 100 cassettes housed in a diecut cardstock case


released March 6, 2019


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