TdH 2014

zondag 27 december 2015

You Would Swear There's Amusement in the Eyes of the Dead

Indeed, too much time has passed since the last post. Frankly, this is due to an overwhelming amount of splendour and amazement. Since the release of Self this November, times have flown by.

The release itself brought everything we could have desired. A packed house, amazing and intense sets by NefastLaster and Gnaw Their Tongues (as expected) and an overall feeling that this was the best night of our lives.

Following the release, we played a messy but highly enjoyable set in the depths of night in Leeuwarden. After stunning sets by (a.o.) our old friends Ophis and The Great Old Ones, we spent the rest of the night talking about metal, life and beers, and were surprised to find out the old men in Kampfar could still hold their drinks!

But then things started rolling, and thus, updating become more difficult.

First of all, we were asked to play Eurosonic Noorderslag. This is  huge festival which swallows Groningen during the second week of January. This a booker's festival, where the organisation chooses young (ha!) and promising (huh?) bands to present themselves to international, but primarily Dutch, bookers. We were quite stunned that they'd ask us, since we are the loudest band playing that festival, by far. But then we were told how Amenra and Textures played there, and so we feel less weirded out. But only slightly so.

Then we were asked to play a weekender with our friends in Dragged Into Sunlight, who are touring together with the aforementioned Gnaw Their Tongues to celebrate their joint release N.V., which is surely the most horrid and deprived release of 2015.

On Saturday the 13th of February we will play Het Bos in Antwerp (BE), courtesy of the amazing people of Ondergronds, who we've worked with before. On Sunday the 14th we will be playing at Patronaat. On the first show, we are joined by our buddies of Laster again, who will release an amazing split-recording early 2016, but who have already recorded their new record as well. Expect a completely new set by them.

Besides that, the overall reviews have been amazing. The two negatives we have picked up both stated the same: "TOO INTENSE I CAN'T HANDLE THIS". Excellent. The tapes are down to the last 10 at the label, we've run out of them. LPs and CDs are dwindling fast as well.

2016 will bring amazing shows, huge plans and new tracks. Thanks to all of you for making 2015 a year that far surpassed our expectations. 

As a thank you of sorts, you can now download the Marsman poetry collection we translated, "A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth", for free.

See you soon.

donderdag 8 oktober 2015


The base of this band has been here for ten years, and finally we can present our full-length record.

We present the stream of Self, via our friend Jon of Invisible Oranges.

The record can now be pre-ordered through the following links:

LP - Burning World Records

CD- Consouling Sounds

TAPE - Tartarus Records

Each medium has its own artwork, designed by Richard Japenga

This is a culmination of years of work and countless people to thank both in and around our band, hence our immense pride to present you this. Listen, share, comment, please.

zaterdag 3 oktober 2015

There are people that need us, people that need things that we know

We are proud to announce our performance at the inestimable Roadburn Festival next year. Tickets are on sale now, and going quickly as ever. We will play the 013 venue, alongside dozens of bands we admire and love, such as MisþyrmingNeurosis and Oranssi Pazuzu. As taken from the Roadburn site:

"Distinguishing themselves by pairing the rage of black metal with a cathartic destruction, as well as heavy dose of poetic – sometimes crawling -melancholy, Terzij de Horde are part of a thriving Dutch underground scene, also inhabited by Urfaust,Nihill and Dodecahedron among others.

Addressing the issue of self on their first full-length, Self, Terzij de Horde will plunge into an explosive requiem – also reminiscent of extreme hardcore and chaotic screamo – only to explore different ways to live or fail to live with self and world, and the struggles these paths and strategies create. They will perform at Roadburn 2016 on Friday April 15at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Experience a cerebral celebration of liberation – set yourself free from the blindness, suffering, desire for release, for the destruction of self and others, and the turning toward or away from life." 

At the same time, our release of 'Self' was announced as well. We have been given the opportunity by Le Guess Who? festival to curate an evening of Dutch darkness. As such, we have invited those band to whom we feel connected in darkness and light.

We will be joined by Gnaw Their Tongues, a musical entity of unparalleled darkness and the flagship project of the insanely prolific Mories (Aderlating, De Magia Veterum, Seirom, Cloak of Altering…). With each release, Gnaw Their Tongues has invoked new realms of doom/black/industrial horror.

Describing themselves as ‘obscure dance music’, Laster play a strand of black metal that is deeply haunting and hypnotic. Listening to new album, ‘de Verste Verte is Hier’ instills a vertiginous sense of void and night, which is contrasted with a desperate drive to affirm and embrace.

Nefast will open the night. Ominous chants crash into raging despair, sanguineous rhythms lure the listener into the abyss, the spectre of death has never been dissected so thoroughly. If the moons are aligned, their second outing 'Discomfort' will be available on the 20th as well.

We are proud and honoured to be able to do this. Join us then.

zondag 13 september 2015

The Impending Winter

This week brought two moments of pride, and two harbingers of greater entities.

First, Kim Kelly of Noisey and bad meme fame discussed our opening track, and the first streamable track of 'Self', Absence. And she is positive: " [Terzij de Horde] have distinguished themselves by dint of a captivating, layered sound that blasts a black metal core with fragments of noise and heavy doses of melancholia. It is poetic, cerebral music that channels aggression and catharsis into something fruitful."

Listen here:

Besides that, the first show in support of 'Self' has been announced, we will share the stage of Into Darkness II with our good friends of The Great Old Ones, Gg:ull and Dystopia, as well as Nightbringer and Naglfar, the 28th of November in Leeuwarden.

More streams, more shows soon.

dinsdag 21 juli 2015

I held a banquet for the elevation of the self

We are proud to present our debut album ‘Self’ in October 2015.

The album focuses on the problem of self. Six tracks explore different ways to live, or fail to live, with self and world. They embody the struggles these paths and strategies create: blindness, suffering, a desire for release, the destruction of self and others as well as the turning towards -or away from- life.

Self as prison, self as a source of power, self as vessel for manipulation by outside forces, self as shield and as inner world, self as medium for Dionysian rapture, self as something to be overcome.

In the six songs that constitute ‘Self’, the rage of black metal is paired with a cathartic destruction as well as a contemplative, sometimes crawling melancholy. Instead of navel gazing or the worship of constructs, ‘Self’ is analysis forced. A cerebral celebration of liberation at all costs and a requiem for spheres rendered apart.


1: Absence
To compete for such divinity
a phantasmagorical emanation
a man-made sphere of inclusion and exile
2: A Marriage of Flesh and Air
Ripping the fabric in strands tied to naught
to bear the raging worlds within
3: Averoas
A race conscious enough
to know it is vile,
intelligent enough to know
it is insignificant.
4: Contre le Monde, Contre la Vie
To horrors more gloriously vibrant
beyond vistas of fabrication
where wars of psyche and shadow
devour and deform and give birth
5: Geryon - See Extinguished the Sight of Everything but the Monster
Hells exposed and tamed
into hierarchies of fear.
6: Sacrifice - A Final Paroxysm
Opened, turned outward toward death
deranged and outraged
the seamless garment rent

‘Self’ is a collaborative effort, as Burning World Records (gatefold lp), Consouling Sounds (cd) and Tartarus Records (cassette) will each be releasing it on their preferred formats in October.The record has been recorded and mixed at Studio Independent Recordings and mastered by James Plotkin.

The artwork of ‘Self’ depicts ants, consumed by Ophiocordyceps. These parasitic fungi appropriate the brains of whichever host they infect, to manipulate and effectively destroy its self-regulating features. Through this annexation, the ants become empty shells of what they once were, governed by a destruction from within, imposed and irreconcilable.

zondag 21 juni 2015

Ik erken maar éen wet: léven.

 The 21st of June, the Summer solstice, the longest day. The perennial return of darkness.

75 years ago, vitalistic poet Hendrik Marsman lost his life, fleeing imposed rule and nascent gloom, trying to cling to life while there still was a chance. This clasping to life, wringing every single drop from it, making every passing moment a testament of existence, resonates strongly with us as a band.

Proudly, we present the first ever published collection of translated poems by Marsman. A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth holds 14 poems, most of them written in the 1920's, when Marsman was trying to fight himself free from church and societal expectations.

These English translations have been done by the band themselves, and have been checked by professional translator Bram van IJperen to ensure both consistency and a full grasp of implied meaning.

This is what encompasses Terzij de Horde: a raging desire to live, a longing for knowledge, a passion shared.

"the fight

they man the breach

that splits the fortress of time
in the ringwall of eternity.

poor heart, poor heart.
brave, brave citadel.
óne more night, óne more hour, óne more second."
- H. Marsman - 'Les Soldats de Dieu'

It is a limited release, with 55 books printed, and almost half sold in preorder. You can order via and it ships worldwide. When you buy the book, you will also receive the exclusive song 'Wacht - Lex Barbarorum', which we recorded during the Self sessions. As the record, the song has been mastered by James Plotkin.

dinsdag 26 mei 2015

A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth

Hendrik Marsman wrote gut-wrenching, harrowing poetry, a dark vitalism at the basis, vibrant and volatile. Because most of his poetry was never translated, most people have never had the chance to read his work; we want to change that.

We created a book, A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth, and a track, Wacht - Lex Barbarorum, which are now for sale. This is both to commemorate his death, 75 years ago this year, but also to embrace his momentous drive to live. The book features translations of the 14 poems we consider the most fitting to our ideas as Terzij de Horde. Not coincidentally, these are our favourite poems too.

 The amazing artwork featured in this work is by Unknown Relic - The Artwork of Stephen Wilson.

The book can be ordered through and will provide all our musical output, as always.

The delivery of the book and the song will happen around the 21st June, the day of his death, so that makes this a pre-order. A limited number will be pressed, so do not wait too long.

Additional note: our 42nd update is on Towel Day. There you go.