All posts in April 2017

Two shows at GMM

I am really happy to play two shows at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel (BE) this year !!!
Both shows will be FRIDAY NIGHT, 16 June 2017.

The first is with my new metal coverband Metal Attack.

After that I will play a set with The Art Of Pantera

With The Art Of Pantera I played already in 2015 in front of 15.000 people in the Marquee.
The atmosphere in these Graspop tents are really loud & heavy – come and join us !!!

Solo on Ayreon

On April 28 The Source, a new AYREON album by Arjen Lucassen, will be released.
I am honored that Arjen asked me to play a solo on this album.

Featuring singers:

  • James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
  • Russell Allen (SymphonyX)
  • Simone Simons (Epica)
  • Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
  • Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder)
  • Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me)
  • Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ex-After Forever)
  • Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)
  • Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
  • Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
  • Mike Mills (Toehider) and
  • Zaher Zorgati (Myrath)

Featuring musicians:

  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen – electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina Strings
  • Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever) – piano
  • Ed Warby – drums
  • Ben Mathot – violin
  • Maaike Peterse (Kingfisher Sky) – cello
  • Jeroen Goossens (ex-Pater Moeskroen) – flute, wind instruments
  • Mark Kelly (Marillion) – synthesizer solo
  • Paul Gilbert – guitar solo
  • Guthrie Govan – guitar solo and
  • Marcel Coenen – guitar solo

You can pre-order it here.