Fueled by beer the trash metal machinery from Rybnik called Soul Collector was brought into life in the year 2007. The group was created by Zbigniew Bizoń- former bassist of Goddess of Sin. He invited to partnership his cousin Łukasz Bizoń a former guitarist of mentioned group and two good friends from his neighborhood- brothers Halamoda.
Michał “Zmarły” Halamoda becomes their second lead guitar and the older of two brothers Rafał “Don Vito” Halamoda accidentally stands behind the microphone. The group was almost complete despite the fact they still lack drummer and as it came out later it was their course for the next few years. Though they were incomplete, young enthusiasts of heavy music and even heavier beverage decide to begin their first rehearsals with the drum machine.
The beginnings occur to be the mix of horror and tragicomedy and can be easily qualified as enormous noise coming out of trials to master the chaos, wherewith all members had one goal in their minds- to play thrash metal inspired by American school. What is more, although Zbigniew and Łukasz had a quite big experience in playing music you can’t really say that about two brothers Halamoda who tried to catch up with enthusiasm and the will to play. Unfortunately, after few months the conflict between two cousins Bizoń grows up larger and larger every day. Dissension and rehearsals with drum machine resulted in Zbigniew leaving. After that Łukasz becomes the new leader.
After short search Mateusz “Yogi” Wajs becomes new bassist of Soul Collector- a 15 year old musician who plays only for few months but despite that fact he stays till present times.
The personal changes resulted in necessity to refresh first compositions created mainly by Michał and few covers- classics like Kat, Testament or Slayer. The band debut falls on May 2008 during the “Gitariada” preview organized in Wodzisław Śląski where despite defects like the lack of drummer the group scores the second place. Till today it was the only music preview in which Soul Collector ever took part and this can mean two things. The band really sucks ass or they simply don’t give a fuck and all people who organize such redneck shows simply do not feel the true spirit of Rock & Roll (we believe in the second version).
With aforementioned squad Soul Collector records its first demo material (to be honest monster material) called “Demo(N)” and continues concerting. Meanwhile Łukasz Bizoń chooses completely different style of music and decides to kick himself out the band which makes other members very happy. Dawid “Stafar” Stafarczyk is the new replacement and becomes the second lead guitar, he stays in the band for the next few years giving shows in Poland and Czech Republic and takes part in recording second demo material called Soul Collector. Much about that period Soul Collector finds its first drummer- Krzysztof “Sacerdos” Ster. Despite that, the bad luck is still upon the band and in December 2010 Dawid “Stafar” Stafarczyk decides to leave the group and devotes himself to his second band The Crossroads (currently he’s a member of Tester Gier). Before his leaving he records “I Saw” which appears on “Silesian Butcher II”- compilation created by Snake Eyes group.
The search of a new a guitarman last for about two months and a new person who joins Soul Collector is Artur “Iron” Kajzer from Gliwice. More or less around that period the band starts partnership with nonexistent today concert agency “Live Art” and plays with Danish metal legend Artillery- two shows in Wroclaw and Katowice.
After squad stabilization and bringing to perfection 11 tracks the band starts recording their debut album called “Thrashmageddon”. Person responsible for recording and production of the album is the original bassist and a former leader- Zbigniew Bizoń. The record takes place in the studio placed in the rehearsal room belonging to Orchestral Association KWK “Chwałowice”. The first recorded tracks are “Pure Fucking Evil” and “I Saw” which appear on the release “Thrashing Damnation Thru Compilation”. The release is published in the 2012 by “Defense Records” from Cracow and presents intersection of underground thrash metal scene. The idea was brought into life by Jan “Mekong” Sienkiewicz- Terrordome drummer. The release contains 22 tracks of 10 leading young trash metal bands chosen by the creator. Two tracks published by Soul Collector are greeted with warm welcome by critics as well audience. What is more, the idea is so well-aimed that one year later a second part comes out.
The year 2013 passes mainly on recording and perfecting recorded tracks and this lasts ‘till the end of November. Soul Collector starts partnership with Jacek Kurnatowski, known from working with Alastor who is responsible for mastering the record. The band stays concert active playing with Mech, Horrorscope, Terrordome and Alastor among others. Meanwhile “Pure Fucking Evil” shows up on “Sharks Attack”, another compilation this time devoted to metal scene in Rybnik. The search to find the proper label lasts for 5 months and the new publisher is “Defense Records”, label responsible for releasing “Trashing Damnation…” and partner of groups like Horrorscope and Terrordome. The album appears in May 2014 receiving good reviews and welcomed warmly by the fans.
Few months before the great release another personal changes take place. The band ends partnership with drummer Krzysztof “Sacerdos” Ster and engages Dawid “Dave” Kuźnik- former drummer of The Crossroads. In this squad the band works till present times. In September 2014 SC starts working with music journalist Vlad Nowajczyk know from articles written for Polish edition of “Hard Rocker”. His responsibilities are PR and bands promotion in media and Internet. The group remains active, what will bring the future only time will show but as one of the reviewers noticed, despite so many personal changes during those 7 years the band still works what undoubtedly shows that two brothers Halamoda are really tough sons of bitches. We invite you to our shows and to our FB profile : www.facebook.com/SoulCollectorThrash and Website: www.soulcollector.pl