The Charm The Fury Call It Quits

The Charm The Fury have decided to call it quits. According to the band, they were unable to carry on due to “multiple, complicated reasons” including lineup changes, financial strain, etc.

The group commented:

“Some of you will probably have noticed that we have been very quiet lately, and there is a reason for this. Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, The Charm The Fury has come to an end.

Obviously, this decision was not an easy one, so we do not take it lightly. Sadly, the band could not be sustained in its current line-up for multiple, complicated reasons. With the departure of our old guitarists Mathijs Parent and Rolf Perdok, many things changed. Also, the financial strain that the band was placing on some of us was becoming too hard to bear. Suffice to say, the current situation could not be maintained and a decision eventually had to be made.

First of all, we want to thank all of the fans that the band has gained over the years from the bottom of our hearts: you guys have given us some of the best times and experiences in our lifetimes, and we can’t thank you enough for that. From the Dutch fans that have been with us from the beginning, to the newest fans we’ve gathered from all over the world: you guys are awesome, and we will always be grateful for the beautiful moments you have given us.

Despite the hard times, we have a lot of great memories to look back on. From our humble beginnings in ‘Rockclub The Cave’ in Amsterdam, playing a sold out show for about 50 people destroying the furniture, to winning a Groezrock contest, where we got to play for a crowd of about 500. The biggest crowd most of us had ever seen from a stage. At that time, no one could have dreamed we would end up playing some of the insane shows we did: from Pinkpop and Graspop Mainstage to Hell and Heaven festival in Mexico, all in front of thousands and thousands of people.

We also want to thank everyone that has helped us along in our career. First and foremost our down to earth manager for more than 5 years Martijn and the team at Nuclear Blast that has helped us so much during our latest release. And of course a big thanks to all of the FOH, tour management, and crew members in any shape or form. You guys were the backbone of this band. Also a warm thank you to Robert and Daniel for teaching us so many new things. Thanks to Mojo, who have helped us with bookings from the start, and of course all the booking agencies that have been with us through the years. There are simply too many people to mention, but you know who you are!

We know this news may come as sudden to some, but it’s no reason to discard the good times and there certainly were a lot of those. Feel free to share some of your memories with us, we’ll read them with a big smile on our face.

We will see you all again, perhaps at a metal show, perhaps in some new musical endeavour. Only time will tell. Again: thank you all so much.

The Charm The Fury”

Eluveitie, Amaranthe, & The Charm The Fury Announce 2017 European/UK Tour

Eluveitie, Amaranthe, and The Charm The Fury have announced a 2017 European/UK tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

10/25 Parma, Italy – Campus Industry
10/26 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
10/27 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
10/28 Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock Cafe
10/29 Vienna, Austria – Simm City
10/30 Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
10/31 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
11/02 – Paris, France – Cabaret Sauvage
11/03 – London, UK – Assembly Rooms
11/04 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar
11/05 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
11/06 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
11/08 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
11/09 – München, Germany – Backstage
11/10 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
11/12 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche

The Charm The Fury Premiere “Blood And Salt” Music Video

The Charm The Fury have premiered a new video for their song “Blood And Salt,” via Revolver. This song is from their latest album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy,” which is available now.

Caroline Westendorp commented:

“This song is a ‘coming of age’ soundtrack—trying to keep your head above water in a modern society that puts enormous pressure on all of us, both financially and socially.

Vocal wise, it’s the first song where I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone. More cleans and less screams, it is an entire new direction for us but feels just right.”

The Charm The Fury Premiere “Echoes” Music Video

The Charm The Fury have premiered a new video for their new song “Echoes,” via Alternative Press. This song is from their new album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy,” which will be released on March 17.

Drummer Mathijs Tieken commented:

“We wrote this song as a response to the aftermath of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris back in 2015. At the time, there was an emerging debate whether or not we should be able to offend others—religious beliefs in particular—and whether free speech can go too far.

“In our opinion, being able to express criticism freely is the only thing that stands between us and a total degradation of civilized society as we know it. At the end of the day, offense is something that is taken, not given.”

The Charm The Fury Premiere “Down On The Ropes” Music Video

The Charm The Fury have premiered a new video for their new song “Down On The Ropes.” This song is from their new album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy,” which will be released on March 17.


“The Sick, Dumb & Happy” Track Listing:

01. “Down On The Ropes”
02. “Echoes”
03. “Weaponized”
04. “No End In Sight”
05. “Blood And Salt”
06. “Corner Office Maniacs”
07. “The Future Need Us Not”
08. “Silent War”
09. “The Hell In Me”
10. “Songs Of Obscenity”
11. “Break And Dominate”

The Charm The Fury To Release New Album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” In March

The Charm The Fury have announced that their new album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” will be released on March 17. Check out the cover art below:


The band said the following about the album:

“This record is a cross-section of the metal sound we hope will resurrect in the next ten years — a return to thrash roots, headbanging anthems, and tried-and-tested songwriting that made metal so great back in the ’80s and ’90s.”

They also added the following about the cover art:

“We found Robert Sammelin via an app, saw his work and immediately knew that this was our guy. He still hand-draws his designs, creating some completely surreal comic-style images. While working with him we actually found out that he did key artwork for ‘Battlefield 1’, which is crazy. We gave him the rough idea for the spiral eyed skull, the color scheme and blood spatters was all his idea. We wanted something different and we feel he created a completely unique piece, better than anything we could come up with.”

The Charm The Fury Sign With Nuclear Blast

The Charm The Fury have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast and plan to release a new album in March. You can see a teaser for the effort below:

Here’s an official press release:


Amsterdam based metal band The Charm The Fury have signed with Nuclear Blast Records (worldwide) and Arising Empire (Europe) for a new album due in March 2017.

As the follow-up to their debut album, A Shade Of My Former Self, the band will release a new album in March 2017 through the established rock and metal independent.

THE CHARM THE FURY have matured since their debut. With several of Europe’s biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what THE CHARM THE FURY is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.

With more details about the band’s new album to come, the critical moment has arrived: THE CHARM THE FURY are armed, ready and hungry for the next big push. When it explodes in 2017, the smart money is on these diehard noisemakers claiming their rightful place among the new metal elite. They have the songs, the determination and the charisma to make it happen.

The band:

Caroline Westendorp – Vocals
Mathijs Tieken – Drums
Rolf Perdok – Guitars
Martijn Slegtenhorst – Guitars
Lucas Arnoldussen – Bass