Ariën Van Weesenbeek
Born on: 17.05.1980
Ariën van Weesenbeek (born May 17 1980) was the drummer for the Dutch death metal band God Dethroned. Ariën started as a 3 year old smashing furniture with spoons and forks before discovering his dad's drumkit. Inspired by bands like Cream, Ariën took drum classes. He later joined a marching band and at the age of 15 started a band, Pandaemonium. Other bands he joined are Downslide & Conspiracy. Ariën studied at the Conservatorium of Rotterdam where he met Isaac Delahaye who also joined God Dethroned. Van Weesenbeek joined God Dethroned in 2003. In 2007, he recorded the drumming parts for the Dutch Metal band Epica's album The Divine Conspiracy. On December 3rd, 2007, Weesenbeek became a full-time member of Epica, taking the place of session drummer Koen Herfst.