BORN FROM PAIN was founded in the early summer of ’97, as one of the early European bands to play a crossover/metalcore brand of heavy music. BORN FROM PAIN grew up in a musical environment of mid-80’s Bay Area and German trash metal and NY hardcore, 90’s Florida and Birmingham death metal, NYC crossover and US/European metalcore. Bands like Merauder, Stigmata, Earth Crisis, All Out War, Bolt Thrower, Obituary, Integrity, Testament, Slayer, early Agnostic Front and Crumbsuckers were of infinite influence on members as the fuse was lit that summer…and for many years to come!
In the near 10 years of their existence BORN FROM PAIN have been mostly on the road and working hard to get noticed. Getting noticed started to happen fast. After releasing their first mcd “Immortality” in 1999, the band quickly followed up with their first full-length cd “Reclaiming The Crown” in 2000. Numerous support and headline shows followed. 2002 saw the release of the band’s second full-length “Sands Of Time” that received tremendous feedback everywhere and got the band to a new level. Again, extensive touring with the likes of Hatebreed, Madball and Resistance Tour, to name a few, followed. The year 2004 saw the band embark on overseas tours in the US and Japan. Also the attention from bigger labels was drawn and in the year 2005 the follow-up to “Sands Of Time”, “In Love With The End” was released on Metal Blade Records. 1,5 Years of non-stop touring alongside bands like e.g. Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Six Feet Under followed, just like appearances at festivals like Wacken Open Air, With Full Force Open Air, Waldrock Festival, Pressure Fest, Hell Fest and numerous other bigger and smaller festivals all over Europe, as well as touring South America.
Over the years the sound of BORN FROM PAIN has always kept it’s trademarks and backbone intact; brutal groove, murderous fast riffing and a feeling for the most aggressive breakdowns. Never giving in to trends that came and went in heavy music over the years. BORN FROM PAIN has always felt that spewing lyrics that represent feelings of anger, frustration, melancholy and social criticism, works best over riffs that hit you like a steamroller at full speed. The band strongly signals a feeling of stand-up, honest, straight forward authenticity to the world in a stagnant metal and hardcore scene, which the band feels is ever so important in music nowadays. BORN FROM PAIN have added another dimension to their sound using electronics to underline and boost the message and feelings they like to get across with their sound and as a whole.
BORN FROM PAIN are not, and never were, in this to win a prize for trendiest or coolest band, but to express feelings harbored by many in our scene, expressing the anger towards daily life, social unrest, emotional hardship and the murder of the world as we know it. Negativity, anger and frustration are feelings that no one can hold back in this day and age, but we can try and turn it around to make things better.
The year 2013 sees BORN FROM PAIN returning to a 5-piece. With original founding member Servee Olieslagers returning after a 10 absence and drummer Max van Winkelhof joining the band permanently BORN FROM PAIN is back at full strength and currently writing a new album to be released early 2014.
In the year 2013 the world is more than ever in a state of disarray and chaos. The powers that be do not seem to care about the people they claim responsibility for or feed their wealth. Nature is raped. People are mislead. Constantly pounding into us with a sense of uncontrollable greed. Crisis after crisis, year after year, day after day… Chaos unleashed on humanity to create new order and give a false sense of security in a world that is slowly turned into a prison. Semi-fascist laws are passed under the veil of terrorism and world peace to legally control what needs to be controlled: the power of the people. This world is turning into a battleground…in many ways. People are pushed to survival in world that is structurally getting more grim and vicious. Where will this end? BORN FROM PAIN calls for a waking up out of the slumber. A waking up to what is happening in this world right now. The powers that be are closing in on us, the people. With “The New Future” BORN FROM PAIN is making a statement to fight, force and unite against what tries to kill us. Solidarity is more important than ever. There are ways to make this the world we need for us the people, we just need to get past the grip of fear and intimidation. We need to stop dancing with the devil.
The world just turns and turns
Until we’re mad with rage
Pushing twisted visions
Prelude to darker days