Procreation combines brutality and speed with tranquility and melodic parts, played with a live-feel. With deathmetal as a main reference point, some black- and thrashmetal influences also found their way into Procreation’s music.
Hailing from The Netherlands, Procreation was founded in 2012 as a deathmetal side project merely for the sake of fun. Wilfred (drums) and Richard (guitar) started working on some ideas and asked Mark (bass) and Ronald (guitar) to join. Filling the position behind the microphone proved to be more problematic on the long run. Eventually Mark ended up doing both bass and vocals.
With the current line up enough material was written for a full length debut album, ‘Ghostwood’, which was released by the end of 2014. The band recorded and produced the album entirely by itself. ‘Ghostwood’, lyrically a super national themed album about the dark side within us all, received favorable criticism from around the globe. As a result Procreation started playing live a lot more in 2015, including Germany, Denmark and Belgium.
Several record labels showed interest for an official release of the album. A new chapter in Procreation history was marked with signing with veteran metal label Vic Records. In February 2016 ‘Ghostwood’ was released and distributed worldwide on a much larger scale. Fuelled by an extensive live-campaign Procreation quickly gained popularity as a crowd favorite playing bigger stages and festivals and selling over a 1000 copies.
While continually writing new material, the recording for thesecond album is planned for summer 2017.