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Meet the polyrhythm pioneers of Estonia who re-define the meaning of metal!

Byolence is a four piece metal outfit from Tallinn whose story began a couple of years ago when Nick and Oleg, two founding members, decided to form a band that would satisfy their need of musical expression. Once the vocal and guitar duties had been settled, the search for the bassist began. After a while they found Max who was invited to join the band. All that they were missing was the percussionist, who would impress the audience with his great foot and handwork. Rainer, the youngest and the latest member, was asked to join the band in late 2004. The band was complete and ready to leave a permanent impression on the metal audience.

The first ever performance took place in April 2005 when they participated in the local hardrock/metal talent contest. The result - the second place and a nice paycheck. After that there have been countless performances not only in Tallinn, but also Tartu, Elva, Rakvere, etc.

Despite their short time of existence, they have already shared the stage with such established acts as Callenish Circle and Raunchy. 2006 marked another milestone achievement when they were invited to participate in the biggest and oldest rock/metal festival in Estonia, Green Christmas.

In march 2007 Max decided to quit the band so a new talented player was needed. We we're looking for a person who could master the complexity of songs and was able to introduce a personal touch. Fortunately it took us only about couple of weeks to find Andrei who expressed his wish to join the band. After helping us out with the Breaking Grounds 2007 mini-tour the band decided to ask him to join the band as a permanent member and he accepted the invitation.

The music of Byolence has been in constant evolution. Starting out as a southern metal band, the evolution brought along the introduction of polyrhytmic influences, making the songs more demanding for everyone (the audience and the band members). Now the songs have complicated structures mixed with raw and brutal power. The newest songs that are being crafted in rehearsals again take a new direction because the members believe in constant evolution as a band and have the need to explore new territories, for there is no perfection without constant evolution. Byolence stands for a moshing live and listening experience.

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Band name: Byolence
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Genre: thrash metal
Style: modern polyrhythmic thrash metal
Founded: 2004
Nick - Vocals
Rainer - Percussions
Oleg - Guitars
Andrei - Bass
Previous members:
Max - Bass (2004-2007)
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    Last change: 05-04-2007 edited lineup

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