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Dutch hardcore scene visualized – version 2

Last month we posted the first version of our “Dutch hardcore scene visualized” article, the response (additions, corrections, likes etc.) was awesome. We quickly replied that we would update it within a week (or two), and of course that turned out to take a bit longer… But here it is, the new and improved version.

Yordi had the following to say about this update:

“First of all: great to see all the responses on the investigation and visualization I did last month, but just as I expected; some bands were missing or not labeled the right way. So to everyone who contributed and reported missing bands or incorrect information; thanks a lot! This proves some – yep, I’m just going to throw in some buzzwords in here – cool hc-community-crowdsourcing.

Anyway, the main goal of this project was to present the current hardcore scene in the Netherlands as complete as possible. With over thirty updates in the map/database I guess I’m closer to achieving this goal. I clearly missed a lot of bands in Friesland in the first version, which proves to be an area with an growing community with lots of new bands and releases. The same with a couple of bands from Zeeland and some acts who just started but are definitely worth mentioning. Anyway, check the full list out below and enjoy clicking on the map!”

The following bands were added:

Wasted Bullet / Tilburg
Backbreaker / Kaatsheuvel
Call It Off / Eindhoven
uMad / Breda
Pigteeth / Breda
Lockdown / Breda
Bare Hands / Breda

Rites / Middelburg
Bad Ragaz / Middelburg

Better Off / Stein

Swim Or Drown / Heerenveen
When Walls Collapse / Heerenveen
Cold Blooded / Heerenveen
Pinheadz / Ameland
13 Steps / Drachten
Stonehawk / Sneek
Bad Attitude / Leeuwarden
Pantah / Leeuwarden
0Fight8 / Leeuwarden

Local Spastics / Amsterdam
My City Burning / Amsterdam

As Prayers Fail / Rotterdam
From The Heart / Rotterdam
Zachte G Harde P / Rotterdam

Through The Struggle / Nijmegen

Making it a total of 113 bands right now.

About the viz
This is version 2, an update of version 1. The geolocation of a certain band is based on their ‘hometown’ as specified in their bio. The size of the bubble – to indicate the ‘importance’ of a certain band – depends on a little math thingy I did: it’s the sum of the years of existence, the amount of released demos/7”/ep’s/full lenghts plus eventually an qualitative correction. Note that I don’t have a degree in ‘hardcoremathics’ or something, so if a bubble isn’t big enough, well, fine. I probably forgot some bands, if you think a band who’s not in this viz should be included, let me know!

Sources: SWNK, 3voor12, MusicFrom, Friesland Pop,, invididual band sites.
Fullscreen: Fullscreen version of the map.
Download data: The ‘clean sheet’ in PDF-format, since I got some requests from bookers for a summarized view of the data.

Visualization made by Yordi Dam.

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