JESUS CROST Netherland



Fasttt coreee!!! No mercy, no time to relax, just uncompromising grind/fastcore carnage!!!


Jesus Crust started as a project around 1996. At that time both members, 13 and 10, participated in other bands. This kept Jesus Crust very low-profile. In 1997 they recorded their first demo 'Punk is Dead'. During these recordings Jesus Crust was temporary joined by guest vocalist Mandy. Her guest-membership would actually continue to last for a few years. In 1998 the band decided to take things more seriously, although it would remain a project for much more years. The second demo 'Punk is Fashion' was not properly released, because the recordings turned out to be very disappointing. In 1999 JC collaborated with Belgian label Filth Ear to release a full length CD. All copies of 'The Feeding of the Party Pönks' sold out and they started to do more gigs with bands like Dropdead, Varukers, Seein Red, My Minds Mine, Betercore etc. By that time the name had transformed into Jesus Cröst. After a lot of troubles and some more negative experiences regarding the local scene, JC decided to focus on releasing records and to stop doing gigs. In 2000 Dutch label Black Star offered them to do a split EP with Brasilian heroes Masher. It was never released though, but their only friend left in the business, Tim from Filth Ear, reanimated the band with a great offer. A split EP with Active Minds -one of JC's favorites- was released. The vinyl was colored green and orange, being a tribute to HC-legends Heresy. The release was a co-production with Richard UPS and it featured three very melodic songs from the band. Later in 2002 another EP was released in co-operation with Terrötten Records from Brasil. This EP with Gritos de Alerta put 13 and 10 back on the grind/crust-map. As a result of the releases, they started to do some gigs again, although they were never really motivated to tour. In 2003 JC went back into the studio for the first recordings for an upcoming LP. Because this would take them a long time, Filth Ear released a second CD covering the first 8 years of Jesus Cröst. This CD -'Eight Years of Errors'- featured all the releases on vinyl, but also some bonus tracks and an entire gig. This gave the duo some more time to record the second part of their album, that would again be released on Filth Ear. At this point the 'music' of JC had more to do with grind/powerviolence. Lyrically the band was done with their criticism on the scene and punks in general, so they started to write less 'political' songs. Jesus Cröst started to do some short tours, they appeared live on underground radio and a website was built. The gigs and their website resulted in some new friendships within the Dutch scene and Jesus Cröst boosted with energy. What never changed was the unpredictable character of the band: they did a full tour incognito, their gigs could be very short (10 minutes) and their music could change from month to month. After the release of their album 'Fehlentscheidung' in 2005 the band did another mini-tour. One tour with Jobcrusher and a small tour with Mihoen! in Germany and Czech-Republic. They had already decided to focus on short tours and to quit doing single gigs. No longer did 13 and 10 want to offer their entire weekends for (literary) 15 minutes of fame. The LP was another boost in the existence of JC. After the appearance of the website, Jesus Cröst also featured on MySpace. The emphasis of the band had shifted from the initial 'infamous' lyrics towards the 'music'. A gig or recording from the band was no longer an outing of frustrated political criticism on the underground/punk-scene, but had become an effort of merciless inimitable 'musical' madness. From that time Jesus Cröst no longer tries to impress their audiences by verbal abuse, but by noise violence. Thus, actions speak louder than words… After lots of shows in 2006 (with bands like Cluster Bomb Unit, Fubar, Blood I Bleed etc.) JC decided to write new songs and take a critical look at the songs. Many songs were deleted or changed. In 2007 JC toured with Mihoen!. 14 shows in 15 days in 6 countries and also played at the Bloodshed Festival in Eindhoven with Regurgitate, Agatholes, Dr.Doom and other great bands. In november 2007 JC went back to the studio to record the upcoming CD/LP TOT that will be released early may 2008, just before the Eastern-Europe tour with Fubar. Be prepared.. JC will win the grindcore Champions League in 2008!

Line up :

13 - guitar/vocals

10 - drums


Release date Release name Media
2008 "TOT" CD, LP
2005 "Fehlentscheidung"
2003 "8 Years of errors" CD


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