Lightning is one of the most spectacular displays in nature. Bolt temperatures hotter than the sun. Shockwaves radiating out in all directions. In Dutch, this deadly natural phenomenon is called "bliksem." A fitting name for an electrifying five-piece thrash band from Antwerp, Belgium. The storm began brewing in 2007, when Jeroen De Vriese (guitar), Toon Huet (guitar), Rob Martin (drums and backing vocals) and Jan Rammeloo (bass) began crafting their high energy thrash 2.0. In late 2008, their quest to find a singer on par with Chuck Billy or Dave Mustaine takes an unexpected and brilliant turn with the arrival of Peggy Meeussen. Her commanding razor-edged vocals are reminiscent of the late Dawn Crosby (Détente/Fear of God) and Nicole Lee (Znöwhite), slicing through the existing legions of goth or guttural female-fronted bands. Line-up complete, Bliksem starts to send shockwaves across the Belgian underground. In the years to come, BLIKSEM were busy with intense touring through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. As supporting act for the likes of ANGEL WITCH, CHANNEL ZERO, PRONG, MASTODON or MEGADEATH, BLIKSEM have proven their status as a dazzling live act. In 2012, Trix Music Centre in Antwerp chooses Bliksem as the first-ever metal band to be its new "Artist in Residence," an honor previously bestowed on highly successful Belgian bands such as Triggerfinger. By June 2012, the band enters the studio to record "Face the Evil" (Alone Records, 2013) the long-awaited debut album. Combining blistering tandem guitars, thrashing drums, pounding bass and furious vocals, the resulting eight songs not only explore themes including revenge, oppression and madness but also celebrate the timeless glory of metal.