Spoil Engine

Spoil Engine
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2007 / 2010 / 2012 / 2016




Spoil Engine are a Belgian metal band known for their technical thrash and groove oriented material. The story of Spoil Engine’s recent singer switch is common knowledge by now. Less commonly known perhaps is the fact that Spoil Engine celebrated Iris Goessens’ arrival with a rock solid EP. ‘Stormsleeper’ was launched in December of last year and if there were any doubts as to the new material or the new frontwoman, they were quickly put to bed. The 2016 incarnation of Spoil engine sounds different than before: while the ghosts of Killswitch Engage and In Flames are still present, they have been complemented with more melodic parts and clean vocals. Surprisingly, this doesn’t detract from the overall aggressiveness of the music. Iris Goessens’ excellent clean vocals on ‘Singing Sirens’ and ‘Weightless’ also open up exciting new perspectives for the band and this is something the likes of Arch Enemy have been considering for years. (Text: Steven Verhoeven / Translation: Nick Devos)