Triangle Of The Lost
Formed in Amsterdam in early-1986, DONOR started playing shows even prior to their debut six-song demo of thrash-leaning heavy metal in 1988. Core members Jelle Bakker (guitar), Cees van Petten (bass), and Toni van Petten (drums) then brought in guitarist Bart Vreken and vocalist Ard van Bers to solidify the lineup prior to contributing two exclusive tracks to the Metal in Rocks Volume II compilation in 1989; followed by the seven-song Inexplicable Knowledge demo in 1990. In early-1992, DONOR returned to the studio to record five more songs, which combined with five selections from the Inexplicable Knowledge demo to form the groups debut full-length, Triangle of the Lost. The materials increasingly taut and crunchy thrash metal direction gained enough of a buzz to quickly secure a deal with Mausoleum Records. Well-received by the scene upon its release, the album was supported by tours alongside acts as diverse as NUCLEAR ASSAULT, D.R.I., and PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. However, this would turn out to be DONORs only album with this particular lineup, as frontman Ard van Bers decided to exit the band during the summer of 1993, unsatisfied with shifts in the musical direction. Over 30 years later, Divebomb Records is excited to reissue Triangle of the Lost for the very first time. Completely remastered by Jamie King Audio, this deluxe edition CD puts the album in proper running order (per bands request) and adds to the 10-song album six bonus tracks-two from Inexplicable Knowledge, two from Metal in Rocks Volume II, and two live non-album recordings from 1993-packaged with a 16-page booklet loaded with photos, flyers, and a retrospective interview with the band.