Band & members

If you ever wanted to find out what it would sound like if Slayer got into a fight with Flogging Molly on stage, after which they decide to patch things up with a  bottle of vodka, then you should listen to Chain of Dogs. Our energetic mix of folk, metal and punk is a guaranteed recipe for a party on the stage and in front of it. We are from the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands and use our native dialect beside the English language. We have toured with Suidakra, Waylander and XIV Dark Centuries among others and regularly play with internationally acclaimed bands like Heidevolk, Arkona and Finsterforst. Festivals which billed the Dogs include Black Troll Winterfest, Sodom Open Air and Occultfest. Later this year, we will also be playing on Metaldays festival in Tolmin, Slovenia.

After the self-released EP “Bridgeburners” (2008) and the full-length “Gebroake, Gehange en Gewroake” (Witches Brew, 2010) our EP “Deathworld” was released in 2012 (Witches Brew), containing three brand new tracks. One of which is based on the novel “Deathworld” by Harry Harrison and two on Limburgian sagas. Within the coming month our new album “Burning Bridges in a World of Death” will be released by our label, Witches Brew. This full length CD will contain all songs from both EPs, some remastered demo-material and a few unreleased songs.


Chain of Dogs’ members:

Olaf Nijssen – vocals and mandolin

Samana Rikers – vocals, acoustic guitar and whistles

Tim Skerka – guitar

Arne Gerits – violin, whistles and vocals

Kenneth Martens – drums

Remy Maes– bass guitar