The Seventh (2003-present) is a Death Metal band from Heist-o/d-Berg, Belgium.
eath metal band The Seventh started around 2003 by brothers Brad and Gerhard V. and new member Tony T. behind the kit, the combo spawned its first songs upon the world. Within a short period bass player Pete W. and vocalist d'Avignon joined the band; the latter was replaced after a few gigs by Tim D.
After a period of growing, improving and writing, the first material was released upon the masses in April 2005. Although it was only a self financed mini-album, its 6 tracks received good critics in the media. As a result, Only Blackness Radiates sold out in no time. That same year, the band had the honor to share the stage with well-known bands as God Dethroned (NL), Summon (US) and Belgian Metal act Axamenta, Emeth, Fleshmould, Lemuria, Grinning Ghoul, Caducity, Herfst and many more.
The future was looking bright for The Seventh, but then the band got knocked down by terrible news. In October 2005 bass player Pete W. decided to end his own life. A few months later, they found a new bass player in the person of Gert O. to replace him.
At the end of 2006 The Seventh decided to limit the amount of live shows for 6 months in order to focus on writing material for the upcoming full album that would subsequently be released on 'Shiver Records' in late 2007.