Belgian band Trouble Agency
can announce the official release
of its newest full-length
album called ‘Suspected’
Genre: Thrash Metal/Crossover
Trouble Agency is a Belgian Thrash Metal five piece from Brussels, formed in 1993. The band is considered as one of the last of its generation still active in Belgium. Trouble Agency was born in the ashes of 80s Thrash Metal bands Cyclone and Decadence.
Trouble Agency’s music was described as being similar to Crossover and Bay Area Thrash metal acts by the Dutch Aardschok Magazine and the French Metallian Magazine. Through the years Trouble Agency has shared stages with acts as Exodus, Destruction, Immortal, Anvil, Hyades, Onslaught, Paradox and many more. They’ve headlined the Metal Blast festival held at the Botanique in Brussels and played at the Wacken Open Air 2014 edition.
Trouble Agency’s upcoming album will feature the following songs
1* Pawn Of God
2* Survival Of The Fittest
3* Tears Of Blood
4* Back Off
5* What’s Done is Done
6* Collateral Damage
8* And the you kneel
THE NEW ALBUM -SUSPECTED-
Trouble Agency is back with what they’re best at ; a rhythmic rollercoaster as tight as can be, topped with some of the thrashiest vocals you can expect. Simultaneously Suspected takes us through some of the most vivid political and social issues of our time; the loss of relatives, radicalism, unscrupulous money grabbers and manipulation.
Throughout tracks like ‘Back Off’ and ‘Pawn Of God’ the band delivers old schoolish thrash songs that will delight the unconditional aficionados of Bay Area Thrash or Speed Metal. Trouble Agency manages to combine this subtly with groovier tracks like ‘Tears Of Blood’ or ‘Collateral Damage’ or even the very peculiar ‘Sad’, exploring newer paths that the band had not yet dared on previous releases.
Suspected is the kind of album that takes you on a ride and surely listening to it behind the wheel will be the way to enjoy it at its best!
Trouble Agency is a Belgian Thrash Metal band from Brussels, formed in 1993. Founding members Didier Van Coppenolle (guitarist) and Bart Brion (drummer) decided to join forces, writing their first songs, embracing a unique blend of groovy Thrash Metal with Hard Core elements.
The band is considered as one of the last of its generation still active in Belgium. Trouble Agency was born in the ashes of 80s Thrash Metal bands Cyclone and Decadence. The original Trouble Agency lineup consisted of Didier Van Coppenolle (ex-Brain Cancer and Necrosis), Bart Brion (exDecadence) with Kalle Vanlint (ex-Cyclone & Decadence) on guitars, bassist Alain Fabry (ex-Necrosis), and Serge Van Bossele on vocals. The band would record ‘Alone’(1996) and ‘Angry’(1998), their first two demos, joined by Pascal Haneuse on drums and Didier Meeus on vocals.
Trouble Agency then releases a first studio demo called ‘Bite Into Life’ (2002), which was recorded and produced by Xavier Carrion (ex-Cyclone & Channel Zero) and features Jamal Obeidat on drums. Larry Van De Rostyne (ex-Decadence) joins the band on lead guitars in 2003. This lineup was the longest to last and also released its first studio album ‘Moneycracy’ (2006).
The band’s commitment to self-releasing their albums and remaining independent from any local or major labels, hadn’t allowed any popular breakthrough of their first releases, despite being well received by the public.
Jamal Obeidat’s departure from the band in 2008 would open a breach in the lineup, as bassist Alain Fabry and singer Didier Meeus would leave Trouble Agency shortly after. Though Trouble Agency never broke up; the most important lineup changes, occurring around 2010, wouldn’t affect the band’s inspiration or style. Trouble Agency recruited drummer François De Bock (ex- Breathstealer) and as a three-piece, released the totally self-recorded demo LP ‘The Last Shot’ (2011) with mastermind Didier Van Coppenolle assuming rhythmic guitars as well as vocals and Larry Van De Rostyne on both lead guitars and bass.
The addition of Simon Mouawad on bass would definitely put Trouble Agency back on the tracks, allowing them to bounce back and recruit longtime friend Kevin Nolis (ex- Breathstealer and Wasted Years) on vocals during early 2013. The band selfreleased its newest full length album ‘Suspected’ in October 2017
TROUBLE AGENCY – Suspected – LIVE @ WACKEN 2014