REVAMP Announce New Bassist
May 15, 2013, 7 years ago
REVAMP, featuring vocalist Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, ex-AFTER FOREVER), introduce their new bassist, Henk Vonk. Vonk replaces Jaap Melman, who left the band before the recordings of the upcoming new album.
Says the band: "The decision was made in mutual understanding and we can still drink a glass of beer together."
On the new album, STREAM OF PASSION bassist Johan van Stratum filled in on short notice and did an amazing job recording and editing the bass parts.
The band continue: "Henk Vonk will be joining us on stage from now on to seriously rock your asses! He's a great guy and an amazing bass player. Please welcome him warmly!"
Says Henk: "I'm stoked to have been asked to join the ReVamp ranks. I've known Jord and Ruben for years and have played with other ReVampers before in other projects. This is a great honor and I look forward to see each and everyone of you on tour!"
ReVamp will release their sophomore album on September 6th in Europe, September 9th in the UK, 12th in Japan, and the 17th in North America, via Nuclear Blast
In the few years of ReVamp’s young existence the band endured many challenges and unexpected circumstances. Heavy winter storms with long periods of suffocating frost! Followed by sudden summer rains with wild streams of water that’s taking everything with it into unknown territory. A survival of the fittest! ReVamp came out stronger, more mature and with darker and more brutal music that tells the tale of this wild ride!
Says Floor: “Never before in my career I faced a situation like the one we were in with this album. It was a huge challenge because of several reasons. My sickness caused a major break between the first album and tours plus the writing of the first ideas for the second album and the actual finalization of those songs and the album. And right at the moment we started to pick everything back up after I was sick I joined Nightwish. Like a winter and a summer storm, they bring unexpected things, some nasty ones and some amazingly wonderful!
Also the recording of this album was unlike any I did before because I was on tour with Nightwish most of the time. Guided by Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever, songwriter first ReVamp album) the talented musicians of ReVamp recorded all the instruments and when I came back to The Netherlands I stepped into the studio to find a rough diamond. A shiny dark crystal: ready for my vocals. That was magical! The singing went smoother than ever before. The lyrics are like a roadmap through our storms and through my personal detours and horrors.
The result of this trial will be released on album in September 2013. With pride we can announce our partner in crime from the first album will again join forces with us! Metal and rock giant Nuclear Blast will again make sure ReVamp’s new album reaches YOUR music collection wherever you are on this metal loving planet!!!
Nuclear Blast knows about storms and their metal heart beats like ours. I am very exited they will release this album! The team is so good and with such great people I have no doubts our cooperation will again be fantastic.”
Floor Jansen - songwriter/singer
Arjan Rijnen - guitar
Jord Otto - guitar
Henk Vonk - bass
Ruben Wijga - keyboards
Matthias Landes - drums
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