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Stephan nominated best BENELUX guitarist

Stephan is nominated by Dutch Gitarist magazine in their category ‘Best Metal guitarist Benelux‘ in their Guitarist Poll 2015.

You can VOTE by clicking this link

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Band of the week on Adrenaline101 radio

SOULNERVE is featured band of the week in DJ Necro’s “Unsigned Insanity Show”.
Tune in on Adrenaline 101 Radio tonight (saturday) at 10 PM EST !

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Stephan featured in GITARIST magazine #284

Be sure to check out the interview with Stephan in this month’s edition of GITARIST (#284 – November), the premier Dutch guitar magazine, where he talks about songwriting and the recording proces of “The Dying Light”.

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There is also a free thrash metal lead guitar lesson available for the track “Salvation”. Download FREE guitar tabs (.PDF & Guitar Pro) at the Gitarist magazine website.

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New reviews!

All the reviews of our debut album are overwhelming so far!

Here’s an overview of the latest reviews:

“Professional in all aspects of recording, tones, production, cover art, and performance – “The Dying Light” could be a sleeper hit in the Melodic Thrash community. The New Wave of Thrash Metal, more modern-sounding, comes through on the chorus of the title cut, the TRIVIUM meets KILLSWITCH ENGAGE nature of “Scavengers” or the commercial-oriented riff/ melody match up during the majority of “Delirium (Forever Bound)”. On the other hand you have killer harmonies and timing at hand during the instrumental “Lost” that would meld the best of METALLICA and the early Gothenburg Metal scene (IN FLAMES, AT THE GATES) and the first song “They Come For Us All” has a lot of those jackhammer crushing chord combinations and uppity Thrash tempos that we’ve all known and loved since the early Bay Area 80’s.”

9/10 – Metal Temple (Greece)


“Sound moderno, più che altro in virtù dell’uso delle due voci, in linea con le ultime produzioni di scuola scandinava (Soilwork, In Flames) piuttosto che per la parte strumentale in linea con i dettami del thrash, nello specifico con una grande propensione per la melodia che rende le song piccoli gioielli metallici.
Il sound dei Soulnerve risulta cosi un buon connubio tra tradizione (Megadeth) e i suoni moderni di band come Shadows Fall e Trivium, con un occhio alle già citate band svedesi che, quando si parla di modern metal non possono mai essere dimenticate. The Dying Light è un lavoro da non lasciarsi sfuggire in quanto. Oltre ad una manciata di ottimi brani, ci consegna un musicista dallo smisurato talento. Questo alternarsi tra modernità e tradizione consente all’ascoltatore di non annoiarsi.”

8/10 -IYE Zine (Italy)


“Was für ein grandioses Spiel. Melodisch exzellent verpackt, den Schreigesang perfekt inszeniert. Kevin Klaassen und Koen Vroom haben sich wahrlich ein unfassbares Gefecht an den Mikros geleistet und den Sieg in bester Thrash Metal Manier souverän eingefahren. Mit Elementen des Metalcore und leichten Death Metal Einflüssen wurde das Spielfeld heute umgepflügt und in ein Schlachtfeld verwandelt. Extraklasse!”

8/10 -Zephyrs Odem (Germany)


“The Dying Light is now on the list of albums that have made me shit my pants multiple times (metaphorically of course), and that’s a very thin list. The vocals are certainly rooted in melodic but they have a definitive metalcore sound to them as well which just makes me all the more amazed because just the fact that Soulnerve has managed to combine all of these unique sub-genres and mold them flawlessly together into something fantastic is worthy of all the kings of every metal genre ever.”

-Headbanger Reviews (US)


“Soulnerve are a very decent sounding mixture of melodic death metal, thrash and metalcore and if you are a fan of these musical genres, you should check out this band.”

7.5/10 -Dark Underground Music (US)


“The Dying Light is een goed album, waarbij veel gewerkt is aan het bedenken van goede hooks,
lekkere riffs en geweldige drums. Het luistert goed weg en boeit tot het einde van het album
door de mooie productie en muzikale keuzes die gemaakt zijn. Het is melodisch, hard en fijn om naar te luisteren.
Leuk is ook de knipoog naar Shadows Fall, met het nummer My Demise.”

80/100 -Metal From NL (NL)

FIRST REVIEWS OF “THE DYING LIGHT”

The first reviews of our debut album are pretty cool!

“The musicianship is truly stellar and is what metal is supposed to sound like. With the vocals split between, Kevin Klaassan & Koen Vroom (clean vocals), I am impressed by how well their voices work together. This is a KILLER trio. “The Dying Light” is fast and furious from start to finish. I am now officially on the Soulnerve bandwagon, you should be too. If you like metal that makes your blood pump, your heart race and your devil horns raise, then “The Dying Light” from Soulnerve is an album you must have.”

9/10 – Brö Metäl (August 16, 2014)

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“It’s awesome to find such an exceptionally well written and produced album from a band that has gone about everything in the most DIY of fashions. Easy comparisons can be made to the likes of Dark Tranquility, In Flames, Opeth and Soilwork. Every track is so perfectly crafted and placed alongside one and other in the most complimentary and fluid of ways. “The Dying Light” really is a remarkably good full album, zero filler, not a moment wasted.”

8/10 – Metal Vendetta Magazine (July 31, 2014)

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Any magazine / e-zine who’s interested in doing an album review can contact us.