“Definitely one of the Alterna-Metal stellar moments of the year!” – ROCK HARD Germany
“The modernly staged mix of melodic Death- and Groove Metal now seems conclusive, does without confusing changes of direction and offers the front lady (who is a full-time vocal teacher) exactly the playground where she can let off steam vocally: screams, growls, clean vocals – Goessens has all these categories and impresses accordingly on RENAISSANCE NOIR with her variability.
…RENAISSANCE NOIR is the right choice for those who like riffs, which are designed in the intersection of Dimebag Darrell, Michael Amott and Björn Gelotte and who value a well-produced record as much as an expression-strong singer.” – METAL HAMMER
“Renaissance Noire shows a regenerated band that shows a more sophisticated character, where the ever-increasing rage is felt in every capillary.” – Rockpoortal NL
“Songs that are an intense mix of delicate violence with passionate voices.” – RockinSpain.es
“It was already known that Spoil Engine belongs to the crème de la crème of the Belgian metal scene. In short, an impressive piece of work.” – White Room NL
“Certainly an over-the-top proof, that fully confirms the potential of the fierce quartet.” – Rock Hard Italy
“The fact that Spoil Engine deserves a place internationally is expressed in something like ‘The Hallow’ where Carcass voice Jeff Walker comes up. This gang is ready for it. Renaissance Noire’ stands like a rock and is ready to break international ground. If they are given the chance, we are sure that they will take it to the fullest.” – Rock Tribune
“A modern and massive metal band with a high sing-along content and a multitude of styles.
Spoil Engine dares to explore their boundaries and go over them.” – Lords Of Metal
“Spoil Engine makes no secret of it and invades with opener ‘R!OT’ like a bulldozer.
Spoil Engine has performed extremely well on what is perhaps their hardest record so far.
We can’t wait to put this album on repeat again.” – Smash Press NL
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
The female fronted modern-metal quartet SPOIL ENGINE from Belgium and the Netherlands is back with a vengeance!
Today, SPOIL ENGINE released their brand new album »Renaissance Noire«!
To celebrate the new record the band also released their new lyric video for ‘Venom’.
Buy and/or stream »Renaissance Noire« here: https://SpoilEngine.lnk.to/RenaissanceNoire
Get your fix of new merchandise here: https://shop.spoilengine.com
Listen to the lyric video for ‘Venom’ here: https://youtu.be/s0UJwAAmxAM
Listen to »Renaissance Noire« full album stream here: https://youtu.be/hkuPnPIwEv8
Watch ‘The Hallow’ feat. Jeff Walker here: https://youtu.be/iZxqOyI8vLY
Watch ‘R!OT’ here: https://youtu.be/ATZ3Rolfcmo
»Renaissance Noire« tracklist:
03. The Hallow (feat. Jeff Walker)
05. Golden Cage
08. No Flowers for a Pig
09. The Void
10. Storms of Tragedy
Emerging from the 90’s Belgian underground hardcore scene, SPOIL ENGINE has been a bridge between modern technical riffing and oldschool badass grooves and breakdowns. The perfect foundation for original singer Niek Tournois who topped this off with his trademark lyrical approach; a blend of growls, screams, singing and everything in between. Always unpredictable, yet catchy as hell.
This is exactly why -right from the start back in 2004- they were launched into a promising future. Signed to Roadrunner Records, singles in national charts, radio airplay, playing the biggest metal festivals in Europe, etc. This band was fierce, they were coming for you, known for their notorious live shows. Nothing seemed to be able to stop them.
But suddenly the whole thing slowly started to crumble. The bigger SPOIL ENGINE became, the more pressure some band members felt. This resulted in a string of line-up changes spread over many years, and a long search for the right people to fill the gaps. That’s why SPOIL ENGINE is now a female fronted metal band with Iris Goessens standing her ground as the leader of the pack.
Now finally the band is back on track as a solid 4-piece, and their new studio album »Renaissance Noire« shows that their unique style survived all of the changes the band went through. As if the band was feeding on those tumultuous years, they seem reborn. They fought back, and there’s no way around these 10 pure modern metal tracks. Expect the usual punchy riffs, crushing grooves and big sing-along choruses. Only this time it’s harder than ever before, darker than ever before, and more diverse. Everyone went all in.
“We decided to put the past behind us once and for all, and to use our anger & frustration to write the heaviest album we could possibly write. So for the past year we solely concentrated all our focus & attention on the new record. Taking a break from the road gave us the freedom to let this monster grow without any time pressure. We’re finally back, and it feels damn great!” – guitarist & main songwriter Steven Sanders
Known as hard-working DIY maniacs, using their individual talents to get their vision across, SPOIL ENGINE have always collaborated with top notch artists & musicians to add some additional flavor to their albums.
With drummer Matthijs running his own studio and bassist Davy knowing exactly where to take the sound of this album, the band recorded everything themselves, with award-winning producer/engineer Henrik Udd (ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON) taking care of the mix of the album. It sounds massive, while keeping it vivid with an almost live feel.
Singer Iris is a professional vocal coach in daily life and surely knows how to handle her wide range of grunts, screams, shouts and clean vocals. Still the band is honored to have special guest Jeff Walker (CARCASS) adding his personal touch to one of the songs.
“The album title obviously stands for our rebirth out of the dark, and the music is a big fuck-off to all the bullshit we had to deal with. Working with people like this have resulted in a right-in-your-face sounding record. Visually, the ink illustrations totally match my philosophy behind the lyrics. The themes range from social retrospectives to fighting my personal demons.” – Iris Goessens
After multiple international appearances on Wacken Open Air, Graspop, Pukkelpop, Midi China, directly supporting and touring with bands such as MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD, PAPA ROACH, IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PRONG, the band is ready to pick up where they left.
SPOIL ENGINE are:
Iris Goessens (NL) | Vocals
Steven ‘Gaze’ Sanders (BE) | Guitars
Matthijs Quaars (NL)| Drums
Davy Vanlokeren (BE) | Bass