AMBUSH

Biography

Hailing from the Mol / Leopoldsburg area, quintet AMBUSH was around in the late 1980's. I have no clue as to when they started out exactly, but their very first recording experience turned out to be a failure, and as a result was never released to the public. On October 17th 1987 AMBUSH supported CYCLONE at the Cultureel Centrum in Leopoldsburg.

By late 1987, early 1988 AMBUSH's line-up was : Geo Peers (vocals), Alec Peers & Mark Robeyn (guitars), Frank Latet (bass) and Flip Boonen (drums). The band also released their second effort around that time, the Suck You Into Heavy Metal demo.

On April 16th 1988 the band played live at the Lord in Diest. Only to be followed by a show at the Buurthuis in Heppen on May 7th 1988. Later on in 1988, on December 4th to be exact, AMBUSH even managed to play outside the Belgian borders, as they headed for the famous Dynamo club in Eindhoven, Holland, where they acted as support act to Sweden's CANDLEMASS. By that time Flip Booned had already switched from drums to bass, and the new drummer was Mario ? (ex WRECKING CREW). On March 11th 1989 AMBUSH played at the Arena in Opglabbeek.

I have no clue if the band ever released any other material. Fact is that they had plenty of own material, including the likes of Ready To Fight The Law, Quasimodo, God Between Heaven And Hell, I'm Hell, Pleasure, Beware, Metal Funeral, ... Besides, they incorporated such cover versions as TESTAMENT's Alone In The Dark, ANTHRAX's Medusa, NUCLEAR ASSAULT's Game Over, METAL CHURCH's Ton Of Bricks or METALLICA's Seek And Destroy & Whiplash live as well.

Drummer / bassist Flip Boonen left AMBUSH in mid 1990, in order to become EXOTO's guitarist, and the last fact that I'm aware of is that AMBUSH supported CHANNEL ZERO at the Gemeentezaal in Overpelt on September 25th 1992.


Discography

1987 : demo { ? }

1988 : Suck You Into Heavy Metal (demo) {Suck You Into Heavy Metal, Ambush, Neighbours Funeral, Braindamage}


Suck You Into Heavy Metal - demo (frontcover)



Consulted people

IF YOU WERE A MEMBER OF AMBUSH, OR IF YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BAND, PLEASE CONTACT ME!


First posted

October 1st 2006


Latest adjustment

October 7th 2007 (January 15th 2007)




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