Legion of the Damned is a thrash metal/death metal band from the Netherlands. The band was formed in 2006 following the demise of Occult. Lyrically the band tend to focus on horror motifs, dark occult and religious themes and apocalyptic events. They have recorded their albums Malevolent Rapture and Sons of the Jackal in the well known Stage One Studio with producer Andy Classen. The special edition of their 2008 release Cult of the Dead comes with an item unique in metal merchandising (and possibly all genres of music), being a cheese block emblazoned with their logo. This is a nod to their Dutch origins. Former band member, Twan Fleuren, committed suicide on 21 May 2011.
Vocalist Maurice Swinkels comments on the new record: “With our seventh opus, entitled ‘Slaves Of The Shadow Realm’, we tried to take it a little further as where ‘Ravenous Plague’ ended in terms of melody, but we definitely maintain the heavy songwriting and rawness that LEGION OF THE DAMNED is known for.