Projects

UPCOMING

2017 – Ayreon’s Universe

In September 2017 Marcel will be part of three phenomenal shows for Arjen Lucassen’s
AYREON’S UNIVERSE, a big show that features the best of Ayreon.

A lot of the original singers that sang for Ayreon will be part of the shows:

  • Russell Allen (Symphony X)
  • Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
  • Mike Mills (Toehider)
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering)
  • Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and many more

PAST

2015 – The Theater Equation

In September 2015 Marcel was part of four phenomenal shows for Arjen Lucassen’s
THEATER EQUATION, a big theater production that featured the music of AYREON.

A lot of the original singers that sang on the album were involved:

  • James La Brie (Dream Theater)
  • Devon Graves (Psychotic Waltz)
  • Mike Mills (Toehider)
  • Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering)
  • Irene Jansen and many more

The Theater Equation 2015       .

 2013, 2009 & 2008 – Christmas Metal Symphony

Marcel was involved in the CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY shows 2008, 2009 & 2013.

Several singers were asked to perform their songs with a complete symphonic orchestra and band.
Some of the artists involved:

  • Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, ex-Accept)
  • Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
  • Russell Allen (Symphony X)
  • Joacim Cans (Hammerfall)
  • Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
  • Jorn Lande (Jorn Lande) and many more.

Christmas Metal Symphony 2013       .

2014, 2013 & 2010 – Channel Zero

For the Belgian metal band CHANNEL ZERO he was asked to play the second guitar during their reunion shows in 2010.
His highlight with the guys was the show at Graspop Metal Meeting festival in front of 45.000 people.

Marcel is on Channel Zero’s DVD “Live at the Ancienne Belgique”as well.
In 2013 and in 2014 he was invited again by Channel Zero to play with them.

Channel Zero – Graspop Metal Meeting 2010       .

2013 & 2012 – Black Widow

He played with Belgian metal band Black Widow at festivals in 2012 & 2013.
This band started around 1981 and their first album “Streetfighter” came out 1984.

2012 – John Macaluso

Together with drummer John Macaluso (Ark, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot & TNT) he played in THE PHOENIX PROJECT.
They presented songs from all throughout John’s career during a tour in The Netherlands and Belgium.

2011 – Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet

Marcel was very honored to perform at the JASON BECKER’S NOT DEAD YET festival in Haarlem,
The Netherlands. A six hour concert to make people aware of ALS, a disease Jason Becker is suffering since 1990.
Marcel played together with former Jason Becker and Cacophony drummer Atma Anur.
Jason watched the entire concert via a live stream. That made this concert unforgettable and special.

 1996 – A Tribute To Rush (Working Man)

Signed to the American label Magna Carta during the time of his prog band LEMUR VOICE led Marcel and Gregoor van der Loo (singer Lemur Voice) in contributing their input for a TRIBUTE TO RUSH (Working Man) album where they appear along artists like John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Devin Townsend.


INVITATIONS

Marcel has traveled to many places to play his solo work on stage.

2016-2008 – Tunisia

He has already been six times to Tunisia to play his solo work.
He also performed together with the local band CARTHAGODS and artists like

  • Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth)
  • Paul DiAnno (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Iced Earth.
  • Carthagods
    For this Tunisian metal band Marcel produced, mixed & mastered and played guitar on their 2015 album Carthagods.
    | Carthagods album trailer |

Carthagods       .

2006 – Thailand

He played three nights at the University in Bangkok (Thailand) with Mats Olausson / R.I.P. (Ark, Yngwie Malmsteen).

2000 – USA

He played at the Powermad festival in Baltimore (USA).
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