Ton Scherpenzeel: “Image is thin air”.

Next year Ton Scherpenzeel can blow out 70 candles, and his band Kayak celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In all those years, he hasn’t changed much. He is and remains purely himself and doesn’t concern himself with image building. The only time they did something about their image was around 2009. Cindy Oudshoorn (the singer at … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Swallow the Sun – Moonflowers

Death-doom metal band Swallow the Sun was formed 21 years ago in Finland.The artwork for ‘Moonflowers’, their new album, is much more special than it seems. Guitarist Juha Raivio painted the moon with his own blood. He added ‘everlasting flowers’ to it. This album was born from deep wounds, which is something Juha doesn’t like … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Karibow- Age of amber 2 cd

Some 25 years ago, singer/multi instrumentalist Oliver Rüsing founded the prog band Karibow. He is enormously productive, Karibow has made (including re-releases) more than 20 albums. The latest album is called ‘Age of Amber’. The lyrics of this double album are inspired by the impact Covid has (had). The artwork (as always) is beautiful again. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Guitarist Marcel Coenen treated to no less than 22 songs

Guitarist Marcel Coenen has been working with prog rock greats such as John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and Billy Sheehan (Mr Big) since the late 90s. He also occasionally collaborates on CDs and live performances by Ayreon. In 1999, he founded the prog metal band Sun Caged. Four years later, he released his debut … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Marcel Coenen – Guitartalk 2021

Guitarist Marcel Coenen is an essential figure in the prog metal circuit, among other things he is a guitarist with Metal Attack NL. He also plays with the Gary Moore Tribute Band. In 2003 his solo debut album ‘Guitartalk’ was released. The technical possibilities of recording have improved since then, so Marcel’s wish to re-release … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ton Scherpenzeel – Velvet Armour

Everyone knows Ton Scherpenzeel from his prog band Kayak. But this musical jack-of-all-trades has done much more, he has written music for children’s musicals, among other things, and has been working with the Dutch comedian Youp van ’t Hek since 1985. Ton also releases solo albums. For those who are not yet familiar with his … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ten Times A Million gives Club Donder a very good start.

De Bosuil has something new: Club Donder. This is a concert series of nine concerts, taking place every third Thursday night in De Bosuil (Weert). This series is offered at a very special price. The alternative Dutch rock band Ten Times A Million was the first to perform on 21 October. This band originated about … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Lucifer knows that every cloud has a silver lining

The band metal/doom rock band Lucifer was founded in 2014 by Johanna Platow Andersson, her name was then Johanna Sadonis, and she lived in Berlin. The band is ’70’s oriented, both in terms of music and sound. They are inspired by bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult and Fleetwood Mac. There have been several … Read more, available in English and Dutch