BIOGRAPHY: Established in 1996, Escutcheon hails from the eastern part of The Netherlands. The band plays Melodic yet Brutal Death Metal inspired by the 1990's Göteborg style of bands such as At The Gates, Eucharist, Dissection and older In Flames. In the early years the band spawned the "In Tranquil Chaos" (1997) and "Into Orbit" (1998) demos. Escutcheon's' first full-length album "'Unexplained Deep Space Phenomenon", also self-published, was released in 2001. The record was enthusiastically received in leading magazines such as Aardschok and harvested numerous praises online. During this period the band toured internationally several times and played extensively with bands like Pungent Stench, Pleurisy, Altar. Then, in 2005, all went quiet and activities seized. In 2007 Escutcheon reformed and wrote and recorded new songs for the new album 'Battle Order', due early 2009 in collaboration with Deity Down Records. 'Battle Order' is more than a worthy follow-up to the debut 'UDSP' and you may find Escutcheon playing their twist on the now seldom heard Göteborg style on a stage near you. Line-up: Vocals: Herman Hofman Bass: Harry Kettelarij Drums: Daniël Centiago ( Devious) Guitars: Alwin Zuur (Asphyx) Guitars: Guido de Jongh (Devious) DISCOGRAPHY: 1997: In Tranquil Chaos Demo (self released). 1998: Into Orbit Demo (self released). 2001: Unexplained Deep Space Phenomenon CD (self released). 2004: Live Stage Phenomenon DVD (self released). 2009: Battle Order CD (Deity Down Records).