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Gore

Period

1986 - 1996

Genre

instrumental, metal, noise, rock

Gore

Noisy trio that combines instrumental, speed metal and horror with monotonous bass and drums.
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Members

Johan van Reede   gitaar
Rob Frey   basgitaar
Bardo Koolen   drums

Former members

Danny Arnold Lome   drums
Joes Bentley   gitaar
Pieter de Sury   gitaar
Frankie Stroo   gitaar

Mentioned in the biography of

1978   Theo van Eenbergen
1991   Remko Schouten
1996   Henk Westbroek
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Biography Gore

Noisy trio that combines instrumental, speed metal and horror with monotonous bass and drums.

1986

Gore is formed by bassist and lyricist Rob Frey a.k.a. Marij Hel, drummer Danny Arnold Lome and guitarist Pieter de Sury. Their debut album is called Hart Gore.

1987

Although the band's next album, Mean Man's Dream, offers more of the same and is greeted with mixed reviews by the Dutch press, it is very well received abroad. Also released this year is Live. One side of this record is for Gore while on the other side Frey's friend Henry Rollins can be heard.

1988

Gore is one of the Dutch bands to go to the New Music Seminar in New York, but cannot convince the Americans of its talent. The band signs with Megadisc and records the double album Wrede/The Cruel Peace, which is produced by Steve Albini. The album becomes a commercial fiasco and Frey decides to break the band up.

Theo van Eenbergen

1992

In a new line-up Gore returns form the ashes with new album Lifelong Deadline. On this album the band's familiar, heavily orchestrated sound is enriched with the piano, folksy tunes and absurd conversations.

1993

Gore In July Gore appears for the second time at the New Music Seminar in New York. This time around they play at the The Knitting Factory. Among the crowd are many key players out of NY's noise scene such as Jim 'Foetus' Thirlwell and Norman Westberg (Swans).

1996

Gore releases a new album called Mest/694'3, which is welcomed cooly by the Dutch press.

1997

6000 copies of the band's CD Slow Death are distributed for free with the magazine Gonzo Circus.

2001 - 2003

For the period that Idols 2004 winner Boris is part of the acoustic soul rock duo Sofuja, Rob Frey is his caretaker manager.

Bo Saris Sofuja

2004 - 2007

Rob Frey plays acoustic guitar in trio De Nieuwe Blijdschap ('The New Joy'). In January the band plays at The Noorderslag festival in Groningen. In the same month first album Boven Alles ('Above All') comes out. Guitarist Johan van Reede and singer/guitarist Annemiek van Grondel (ex-Bitchcock) play in the coverband Superspade.

Bitchcock De Nieuwe Blijdschap Superspade

2008

The albums Hart Gore and Mean Man's Dream are both released as remastered versions by US label Southern Lord. Both include bonus material recorded in the same period, and a 32-page book with previously unpublished photos and notes by Rob Frey.

Discography Gore

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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