Dutch death/power metal outfit SPARTAN has recently joined Black Sheep Bookings. Founded in 2007, Spartan is a one of a kind band. Influenced by various styles of metal, they bring forth powerful and pounding yet melodic tunes.
Inspired by tales of ancient Greek mythology, their songs are themed with heroic battles, heroes, gods and demi-gods, and rich with symphonies of times past. They are characterized by the strong vocal lines, in which epic storytelling plays a major part. Spartan hails from the Netherlands, where it started out as a small project. After months of experimenting the band members discovered that no particular style really fit the bill.
A mixture of modern metalcore guitar riffs along with more heavy metal style solos, old school pounding drums, and diverse vocals balancing between thrash, black and death metal is the final result. And thus Spartan was born. Spartan released in 2009 the demo EP For Glory. The band went on numerous tour with a.o. Rotting Christ in 2013. Their debut album The Fall of Olympus was released in 2015 by Into The Limelight Records. The album featured guests including Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ), Henning Basse (MaYaN/Sons of Seasons/Metalium).
Upcoming Spartan shows:
*27-01-2017 Valleurbanne, France
Event: Saille + Spartan & Demenseed
*28-01-2017 Barcelona, Spain
Event: CEW Catalonia Extreme Winter – Barcelona 2017
*29-01-2017 Madrid, Spain
Event: Saille, Spartan, Perennial Isolation en Madrid
*18-02-2017 Amstelveen, Netherlands
Event: Sinister CD Release Party // P60 Amstelveen