(2001 – 2014)

Meaning Bandname: Taken from the Cure song with the same name.

Bio: Grinding Halt is founded by Pascal and Rene in 2000/2001. Earliest incarnations involve multiple members but the line up that started playing live first is Pascal on drums, René and Jaap on guitar, Hans on bass, and Mark on vocals. This line up also records the demo CDr “Het Oordeel Is Altijd Het Falen” in the Boterdiep Studio. As Grinding Halt is a “second” band for most members, the band is active on and off. Still they manage to play shows every now and then.
When The Last Mile, Shikari and Ill11! quit around 2005, Rene, Mark and Hans want to continue Grinding Halt. They recruit Eelco (also from Ill11!) on bass, Hans moves to drums and they make a fresh start with a different sound. Where the old Grinding Halt takes its cues from mid 90’s emo ala Ebullition Records and Mountain Records, the new Grinding Halt moves into heavier territories like Artimus Pyle with added Orchid. Or at least that’s what they think. 2006 is the start of a whole new band.
In 2007 the split with Vuur gets recorded in the Sing Sing Studios in Metslawier by Milan Ćirić in November 2006. They return in March 2008 to record the Sprookjeshof 12” with a pressing of 520.
Hans leaves the band and is replaced by Henk (Blood i Bleed). JB Van Der Wal records the split 10” with Drainland in 2010 and Bullwhip Records from Malaysia put the first releases on cassette.
The split 12” with Brito is recorded in the Sing Sing Studios by Milan again and gets a pressing of 300 (100 on pink vinyl). All following 7”records are recorded by JB Van Der Wal except the split with Suffering Quota, which is recorded in the Sing Sing Studio (with a press of 500). The Discography II tape has a pressing of 100 in a handnumbered black on black screenprinted cardstock case. The final split 7” with Pine Barrens has a press of 300 (100 on silver/black haze vinyl).
The band disbands in 2014 with one last show at the Cry Me A River Festival.

Lyrics are all in Dutch and deal with Dutch politics and personal issues.

Mark Hoogvliet – vocals
Eelco Braad – bass (2006-2014)
Henk Wobbes – drums (2008-2014)
René Beukers – guitar

Hans Wubs – bass (2002-2004), drums (2004-2008)
Pascal Kamphuis – drums (2002-2004)
Jaap Olthof – guitar, vocals (2002-2004)

Other Bands:
Mark Hoogvliet – Shikari, Orwell Nation, Litter, Office Killer
Eelco Braad – Ill11!, Music For The Defect, Reflect Criticize Act, AttackRobotAttack, Sugarfrosted Weenies, We Are The Harvest
Henk Wobbes – Blood I Blood, Gif, Wolvon, Moan, Paradise Of Steaming Cadavers, Onhou
René Beukers – Larry Speaks, Largo, Yphobia, Iron Cage, The Last Mile, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad, Resent, Suffering Quota, Office Killer, Resent
Hans Wubs – Sugarfrosted Weenies, Plastic Pleasure, Kraun, Muleta, BVD, Ill11!, Iron Cage, Music For The Defect, Reflect Criticize Act, Landverraad, The Cold Vein, Leechfeast
Pascal Kamphuis – Larry Speaks, Largo, I’m Still Standing, Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad, Reflect Criticize Act, Brito, Office Killer
Jaap Olthof – Soon, Yphobia, Largo, Resent, I’m Still Standing, The Last Mile, Reflect Criticize Act, Music For The Defect, Pemmikan, Karoushi, Cpt. Badass, North To The Night, Upset Tiger, Shaka Brah, Skara

2003 – Het Oordeel Is Altijd Het Falen CDr (Selfreleased, NL)
2007 – Grinding Halt / Vuur 12” (Heart On Fire, BEL / Shove Records, GRE /
De Graanrepubliek, NL)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 11.2006 by Milan Ćirić
2008 – Sprookjeshof 12” EP (React With Protest, GER / De Graanrepubliek, NL / Shove Records, GRE)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 03.2008 by Milan Ćirić / Press: 520
2010 – Grinding Halt / Drainland 10” (De Graanrepubliek, NL / React With Protest, GER / Shove Records, GRE / Suburban Mayhem, IRE)
Recorded @ Het Viadukt, Groningen 05.2009 by JB Van Der Wal
2010 – Grinding Halt TAPE (Bullwhip Records, MAL)
2011 – Grinding Halt / Diet Pills 7” single (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Shove Records, GRE / Adagio830, GER / Force Fed Records, UK)
Recorded @ Het Viadukt, Groningen 15.04.2011 by JB Van Der Wal 
2012 – Drama 12” with Brito (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Shove Records, ITA / Moment Of Collapse Records, GER / Strictly No Capital Letter Records, UK)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 11.2011 by Milan Ćirić
2012 – Daighila / Grinding Halt 7” EP (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Shove Records, GRE / Bullwhip Records, MAL / Tenzenmen, AUST)
Recorded @ Het Viadukt, Groningen 07.20012 by Marc Van Duivenvoorde
2012 – Grinding Halt / Suffering Quota 7” EP (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Give Praise Records, USA / Parade Of Spectres, GER)
Recorded @ Sing Sing Studio, Metslawier 11.2011 by Milan Ćirić / Press: 500
2013 – Discography Tape II TAPE (Tartarus Records, NL)
2014 – Pine Barrens / Grinding Halt 7” EP (De Graanrepubliek, NL / Shove Records, GRE / IFB Records, USA / Rope Or Guillotine, NL / SuperFi Records, UK / Slow Riot Records, UK)
Recorded @ Het Viadukt, Groningen 03.2013 by JB Van Der Wal

2003.07.10 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ S.A.F., Yaphet Kotto)
2003.10.26 De Gloppe, Leeuwarden (+ Bullshit Science, Decoy, Jack Coffey, Krush)

2004.01.17 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Gilgamesh)

2006.05.29 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Cease Upon The Capitol)
2006.06.24 Trashfest, Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Kidd Blunt, Makiladoras, Bones Brigade, Gilgamesh, Insult, Skidkids, Nightmare, Endstand, The Now-Denial, Tubers, Bombenalarm, Dean Dirg, Doomtown, Racebannon, Battleship, Kamikatze) (Trashfest 11)
2006.08.18 ACU, Utrecht (+ Backstabbers Inc, Vuur)
2006.08.19 Bogaard, Geel BEL (+ Status Hysterie)
2006.09.08 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Amanda Woodward, Omission, Seizure)
2006.09.14 Gloppe, Leeuwarden (+ Endless Inertia, MG=MW)
2006.10.13 Barakade, Groningen (+ Kylesa, Gascoigne)
2006.11.10 Batcave, Tilburg (+ Aids Wolf, Engine Of Doom)
2006.11.11 La Zone, Liège BEL (+ Louis Cyphre, Jesus Project)
2006.11.23 OCCII, Amsterdam (+ Humans The Size Of Microphones, Restless Youth)

2007.01.19 Bauwagenplatz, Köln GER (+ Staathaat, Trainwreck)
2007.01.20 Autonomes Zentrum, Aachen GER (+ Staathaat, Status Hysterie, L’Avalanche)
2007.02.22 O.H.K., Oostende BEL (+ La Quiete, Black Haven, Black Heart Rebellion)
2007.03.18 La Cave, Groningen (+ Atomgevitter)
2007.04.06 Internationaal, Roosendaal (+ Vuur, Die Die Die, Jim Morissons)
2007.04.07 Mechelen BEL (+ Vuur, Celeste, Aussitot Mort, Loathus)
2007.05.03 J.C. Sparrow, Klazienaveen (+ Victims)
2007.06.30 C.M.A.R., Clarholz GER (+ Phoenix Bodies, Ed Gein, Trainwreck and more)
2007.11.24 O.H.K., Oostende BEL (+ Zann, Black Haven, Black heart Rebellion)
2007.11.25 ACU, Utrecht (+ Zann, Trainwreck, Dr.Doom)
2007.12.02 Vera, Groningen (+ Coliseum)
2007.12.21 Popfront, Zwolle (+ Dr.Doom, Jobcrusher)
2007.12.28 Area 51, Eindhoven (+ Status Hysterie, Toxic Nation, Teserac)
2007.12.29 Hall Of Fame, Tilburg (+ Teserac, Room 13, 86 Mentality)

2008.03.01 La Zone, Liege BEL (+ Trainwreck, Iron Cage, Vuur, Loathus)
2008.04.25 GYC, Guildford UK (+ Braindead, Moloch, The Good Wife)
2008.04.26 Cowley Club, Brighton UK (+ Beginning Of the End, Filth Of Mankind)
2008.04.27 Hobbit, Southampton UK (+ End The Agony, Kids Return, The Good Wife)
2008.04.28 Yorkshire House, Lancaster UK (+ Volition, Leif Erickson and more)
2008.04.29 Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh UK (+ Filth Of Mankind, Beginning Of The End)
2008.04.30 Sally Long’s, Galway IRE (+ Drainland, Ghundi)
2008.05.01 Lower Deck, Dublin IRE (+ Drainland, Sheep Dip, Exploding Birds)
2008.05.02 Fred Zeppelins, Cork IRE (+ Drainland, Ghundi)
2008.05.03 1in12, Bradford UK (+ Jinn, Mob Rules, Civil Terror)
2008.05.04 Chameleon, Nottingham UK (+ Moloch, Mob Rules, Civil Terror)
2008.05.17 Buze, Steenwijk (+ Karaktermoord, Captain My Ship Is Sinking, IndecisionAlarm)
2008.05.30 Iduna, Drachten (+ Rush’n Attack, Antillectual, Sand Creek Massacre)
2008.06.04 ACU, Utrecht (+ Who Calls So Loud, Karaktermoord, Armed Response Unit)
2008.06.22 Bogaard, Geel BEL (+ Titan, Vuur, Loathus)
2008.06.29 Sub071, Leiden (+ Alpinist, Sand Creek Massacre)
2008.07.05 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ Comadre, Trainwreck, Titan and more)
2008.09.21 Duvelhok, Tilburg (ZXZW Fest)
2008.10.02 Simplon, Groningen (+ Dr.Doom, The Blackest Grey)
2008.10.17 Little Devil, Tilburg (+ Drumcorps, Sickboy)
2008.10.23 J.U.Z., Mannheim GER
2008.10.24 Kafé Kult, München GER (+ November 13th, June Paik)
2008.10.25 Lala Haus, Versmold GER

2009.03.21 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Furnace)
2009.04.08 ACU, Utrecht (+ Tunguska, Karaktermoord)
2009.05.15 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Brutal Knights, Rush’n Attack)
2009.06.19 Trashfest, Het Podium, Steenwijk (+ more)
2009.07.10 Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Intoblackmirror, Fredag 13)
2009.10.03 Willemeen, Arnhem (+ Landmines, Bernays Propagandi)
2009.11.06 Autonomes Zentrum, Aachen GER (+ The Hunger, Mio, Isaiah)
2009.11.07 Liwi, Leipzig GER (+ The Hunger)
2009.11.08 J.U.Z., Osnabrück GER (+ The Hunger, Resurrectionists, Me and Goliath)
2009.11.27 Grünenstrasse, Bremen GER (+ Resurrectionists, Town Of Machine)

2010.04.23 ACU, Utrecht (+ Gods And Queens, KingTerror)
2010.05.15 Vera, Groningen (The Catalyst)
2010.06.26 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ Merkit, Zann, Saddest Landscape and more)
2010.06.27 Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Comadre, Punch, Titan, Rivers Run Dry)
2010.09.17 ACU, Utrecht (+ Drainland, Starve, Barn Burner)
2010.09.23 Autolok, Leeuwarden (+ The Holy Mountain, Unkind, Last days of Slavery)
2010.10.03 Crowbar, Groningen (+ The Afternoon Gentlemen)
2010.10.22 Haus Mainusch, Mainz GER (+ Resurrectionists, Angst)
2010.10.23 Kafe Kult, Munchen GER (+ Resurrectionists, Schmand)
2010.10.24 Sub, Graz AUS (+ Plague Mass, Despite Everything, MembranE)
2010.10.25 Menza Pri Koritu, Ljubjana SLO (+ Leechfeast)
2010.10.26 Tetris, Trieste ITA
2010.10.27 Cascina Rosada, Cassalmagiore ITA (+ Infarto Scheisse)
2010.10.28 XM24, Bologna ITA (+ Tragedy)
2010.10.29 Le Assommior, Saint-Étienne FRA (+ Barbie Genocide)
2010.10.30 dB’s, Utrecht (+ Extortion, Reproach, Seein’Red, ASH)

2011.04.22 Innocent, Hengelo (+ Kingterror)
2011.04.23 Draschfeschd, Hamburg GER (+ The Gentle Art Of Chokin, Resurrectionists)
2011.04.24 Superkronik, Leipzig GER (+ Monuments, Mother)
2011.09.29 Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ The Gentle Art Of Chokin, ResurrectionistS, Tyrannicide)
2011.10.14 Bloodshed Fest, Dynamo, Eindhoven (+ PLF, Suffering Quota, Herder)
2011.10.29 Babouche, Horst (+ Attack of the Mad Axemen , Collision)
2011.11.24 Simplon, Groningen (+ Diet Pills, The Swindle)
2011.11.25 Sub071, Leiden (+ Diet Pills)

2012.01.20 Vera, Groningen (+ The Men)
2012.01.27 ACU, Utrecht (+ Suffering Quota, Tyrannicide)
2012.02.12 Baracke, Münster GER (+ Lich)
2012.05.11 Grünenstrasse, Bremen GER (+ Hysterese & Suffering Quota)
2012.05.25 Willemeen, Arnhem (+ Landverraad, Slakkegang)
2012.06.08 Worm, Rotterdam (+ Harvey Milk)
2012.06.11 Vera, Groningen (+ Thou, Resurrectionists)
2012.06.12 Rote Flora, Hamburg GER (+ Thou, Gottesmorder)
2012.06.13 Emokeller, Essen GER (+ Thou, Resurrectionists)
2012.06.14 Frontline, Gent BEL (+ Thou, Moloch, A Den Of Robbers, Vvonds)
2012.06.16 Charleroi BEL
2012.06.29 Berlin GER (+ Graf Orlock, Millions of Them)
2012.06.30 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ Graf Orlock, The Gentle Art Of Chokin and more)
2012.10.12 Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Heartless, Wake, Static Me, Finisterre)

2013.02.06 Pulse Groningen (+ Hoax, Cornered)
2013.03.02 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Atlas, Slakkegang)
2013.04.21 dB’s, Utrecht (+ Ash Borer, Fell Voices, Black Decades)
2013.04.26 Dreschfeschd, Elbdeich GER (+ Strong Intention, Suffering Quota, Attack Of The Mad Axemen)
2013.06.29 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ The Gentle Art Of Chokin, Planks, Dangers and more)
2013.07.27 Fluff Fest, Rokycany Airfield CZE (+ Catharsis, Citizens Patrol, Vitamin X, Deathrite, Dangers, Martyrdöd and more)
2013.09.15 Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ Hombre Malo)
2013.11.15 OCCII, Amsterdam (+ Iron Lung, Blood I Bleed)
2013.10.30 Simplon, Groningen (+ Hessian, Black Heart Rebellion, AttackRobotAttack)

2014.06.28 C.M.A.R., Versmold GER (+ Planks, The Gentle Art Of Chokin, Crowskin and more)