"Cliteater has everything that a good grindcore band ought to have" (Metalfan)
"In a monotone world called grindcore,Cliteater remains interesting till the end" (Aardschok Magazine)
"If you have ever seen Cliteater before you know this was going to be the highlight of the festival” (Vampire magazine)
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What once was started in 2001 as a side project with just a drum machine and two musicians, grew into one of the best Dutch export products in extreme grindcore music. Although critics claimed the band to be a one day fly, Cliteater proved over the years that they aren't! The band has played at many venues / theaters / festivals across Europe, USA and Canada. The force behind Cliteater is in the recognizable groove in their music. The band has a unique sound by creating a mix between fast, heavy grinding death metal combined with rock 'n' roll and catchy riffs. Their lyrics have substance and humor and the band is not afraid of a sarcastic joke.
Fuck all trends in the scene, the band blasts through everything that comes in its way! After finally finding a steady line up in 2010, the band is guaranteed to put down a fat, tight and brutal show.
Cliteater shared stages with: Napalm Death, Obituary, Kreator, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Immolation, Cryptopsy, Legion of the Damned, Nasum, Immortal, Vader, Asphyx, Municipal Waste, Anal Cunt, Macabre, Extreme Noise Terror, Exhumed, Brutal Truth, Sodom, Gorefest, and many many others.
Ivan Cuijpers - Guitar/pitch vocals
Joost Silvrants - Vocals
Erno Noorlander - Guitar
Jordy Gerrits - Bass
Marten van Kruijssen - Drums