SHUULAK is a Dutch Metal band whose otherworldly songs explore man’s obsession with things that would only destroy him. Unfettered by trends and uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence; their music stands as a testament to the undying power of heavy metal.
Eyes aglow with the fires of creation, SHUULAK – Eve Laetitia (lead guitar), Ricardo Kroon (rhythm guitar), Puck Wildschut (bass), Angelo Tower (drums) and Bastiën Baron (vocals) – fervently stoke its flames.
In 2014 a friendship formed during previous musical collaborations lays the foundation for what’s to be SHUULAK. A shared, deep-rooted interest in alchemy and the occult provides fertile ground for inspiration.
Constantly challenging themselves, the bands members hone their craft. Either refining or discarding what holds them back, nothing is deemed sacred in making their vision a reality. Drawing from experience, the band does its own recording, photography, video editing and visual design.
2017 sees the bands debut release: ‘Nigredo’ (EP). It is the first installment of a tetralogy,
which tells of alchemical enlightenment. It is followed up with ‘Albedo’ (MCD, 2018), ‘Citrinitas’ (EP, 2019) and finally ‘Rubedo’ (EP, 2020).
Its songs tell of the alchemists’ path to enlightenment and the myriad ways desires for greatness inevitably end in madness and depravity.