Hearse was actually born at the same time as Non Exist– or vice versa. I remember talking to my dear old friend Max Thornell on the phone and he said like “Hey Joe, why don’t we join forces and make some great music again?”... it was an offer I simply couldn’t resist. First of all I wanted to keep myself as busy as only possible. And what can possibly be better than to stay busy through music?
Said and done, the band got going and we managed to sign a deal with HammerHeart Records. The debut, “Dominion Reptilian” came out followed by “Armageddon, mon amour” (on their new label Karmageddon Media). Then we were asked if we had some material for a mini-cd. Sure we did! And then, voila!, there was the “Cambodia” ep. The final release on the dutch label was to be “The last ordeal”, a pretty good disc actually, that unfortunately more or less vanished in thin air due to the problems that our label had at the time.
We made a minor tour in Holland and Belgium as support to Dismember in 2004 and also kicked some ass at the Up From The Ground festival in 2005.
After a while, we hooked up with a new label, Dental Records. They released our 4th album “In These Veins” (mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Stuidos), propably the best Hearse-album so far - or at least considered so by many.