(2001 – 2007)

Meaning bandname: through things of feelings/ideas

History: Instil, not founded but formed in 2001 from the ashes of CEASE ASSISTANCE. It turned out to be a hectic and satisfying year for us as a band. We were allowed to play many shows and meet a lot of bands in the Netherlands and even more abroad (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Iceland). We have played festivals like Goodnight White Pride, Shadow of Disgust, Fight Fire With Fire, Battlecry and last but definitely not least The Goodlife Festival. This all without releasing anything. But this will change, or maybe is already changed when reading this. Beniihana Records from Germany approached us to record a mini CD. And that is what we did at the end of 2001. The album is called ‘Questioning like only consciousness can question’ and features 6 songs and is released in 2002. In 2003 the band does 4 concerts in Iceland. 2006 saw a memberchange and the band ends in 2007.

Lyrics: interpersonal

Description: Well, let’s say Instil is about four musical preferences. There is a dynamic passion sounding through the sound of Instil. And there probably is not one single description that says it all. There isn’t one single restricting style. Emo-mosh, screamo, Göteborg vs. new-school hardcore, emo-metal, we leave it up to you. Just because we don’t care about labels. It is all about music, feeling the comfort of listening and recognise or meet yourself in it. 

René Smit – vocals
Wouter Jillings – guitar (2006-2007)
Arnold Schonewille – bass
Marc Guchelaar – drums (2006-2007)
Sander Oldersma – guitar (2002-2007)

Jaap Vissering – drums (2001-2006)
Joop Suelmann – guitar (2001-2006)

Other bands:
René Smit – Cease Assistance, Lies!, The Architect, Murder Manifest
Wouter Jillings – Escadron, Out Of Order, Devoted To Hate, Murder Manifest
Arnold Schonewille – Cease Assistance
Marc Guchelaar – Murder Manifest, Unauthorized, Altar, C Of E
Sander Oldersma – Expulsion, Not In This Lifetime, The Hunger, Karbo, Lies!, Chain, Vindictive
Jaap Vissering – Nitrogen, Cease Assistance, The Hunger, Vrizze Wichter
Joop Suelmann – Cease Assistance, Darkwaterscam, Ravens

2002 – Questioning Like Only Consciousness Can Question CD (Beniihana Records, GER)
2004 – Heartopsy CD with Kyds Vs Columbus (Burning Season Records, AUS)
2004 – Fire Reflects In Ashes CD (Garden Of Exile Records, NL)
2007 – Stalking Death CDEP (Garden Of Exile Records, NL / Dead Vibrations Industry, SWE)

2002 – Crackpot Distro Compilation Vol. 3 2xCDr (Crackpot Ciy Records, TUR)
2003 – Mosh Or Be Moshed CD (Life Sentence Records, USA)
2003 – Noordschok 2003 Band Sampler CD (Not On Label, NL)
2004 – Rock Tribune – Gratis CD Mei 2004 CD (Rock Tribune Magazine, NL)
2004 – Rock Tribune – Gratis CD Juli Augustus 2004 CD (Rock Tribune Magazine, NL)
2005 – De Slag Van Groverpop 2005 CD (Groverpop, NL)

Concerts: (assorted)
2001.07.20 J.C. Sparrow, Klazienaveen (+ Shikari)

2002.07.30 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Revolt, Undying)

2004.02.01 Volta, Amsterdam (+ Shikari, Rise & Fall, Dead Rivers, Greyline, Bleeding Through, Converge)
2004.11.26 Vera, Groningen (+ God Dethroned, Deadhead)

2006.04.28 Mukkes, Leeuwarden (+ The Architect, Expulsion)

2007.06.08 Vera, Groningen (+ Detonation, Cypher, 37 Stabwoundz)
2007.10.29 Simplon, Groningen (+ The Architect, Malkovich, Omission, Jetsetready, Massive Assault, A Silent Express, Marat, Flowers For Whores, Seizure, Dead Horse Running, Rush’n’Attack)

July 2002: Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Hungary.
2003: Iceland

Fret 7, 2004
Picture by Marc de Krosse
Picture by Marc de Krosse
Picture by Marc de Krosse
Picture by Marc de Krosse
Picture by Marc de Krosse