Solarisis' musical style is very difficult to classify. With death metal as a departure point, elements of thrash, doom, black and heavy metal are combined into one coherent style. SOLARISIS GENRES
Solarisis was formed in October 1995 in Enschede, The Netherlands by Gijs van Ouwerkerk. For the next four years it was strictly a one man band, with Gijs being solely responsible for writing and performing on the band's debut CD "Holland Is Made Of Tofu" (released by Morbid Records in December 1999). After the recording of this CD Gijs found some capable musicians and starting January 2000, Solarisis have been operating as a full band.
In 2001, Solarisis got some more exposure in the United States with an appearance on the Dwell Records tribute album "Overload 2 - Tribute To Metallica", with the highly acclaimed "deathified" version of 'Nothing Else Matters'.
The recording process for the next full-length album "Of Plague Proportions" is at an advanced stage.
Melodic Death Metal
Netherlands (Enschede), formed in 1995
SOLARISIS CURRENT RECORD LABEL
SOLARISIS CURRENT LINE-UP
Gijs van Ouwerkerk - vocals/bass (ex-Deifecation)
Robert Molenaar - drums
Joop Kartouw - guitars
Bart de Zeeuw - guitars
Frank Klein Douwel - keyboards (Commitment To Darkness, Lost Soul's Cry)