MaYaN - New Band Feat. Epica, Ex-After Forever, Pestilence Members


Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen has started a new project called MaYaN. The following statement regarding the band has been posted on Epica's website:

"Although Epica has been touring around the world for months, Mark found the time to put another band together, which he takes very seriously: MaYaN. Mark founded MaYaN together with Jack Driessen (ex-After Forever) and Frank Schiphorst, named after the wise and rich mayan culture.

"There was only one record label we wanted to sign with: Nuclear Blast, so we didn't even look for other companies to work with and we're very happy that this appreciation is mutual", Mark says and announces: "The debut album will be recorded and mixed at the end of the year 2010 and the beginning of 2011 by Sascha Paeth (who produced the former Epica records as well). We're also stoked to announce that Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will join as permanent member on bass guitar. Isaac Delahaye (Epica, ex-God Dethroned) and Arien van Weesenbeek (Epica) will complete the line up!"

The release of the album will take place around May 2011 and the CD presentation will be at Paradiso - Amsterdam! The music is a mixture of death, black and progressive metal combined with symphonic orchestral arrangements. "We'll work with some very interesting guests and these will be announced very soon!"




Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
 
Posted: 10.09.2010 by Abattoir


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10.09.2010 - 15:07
GT
Coffee!!
Some interesting people. Hope the music is just as interesting
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10.09.2010 - 15:23
vezzy
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I'll check them out solely for Jeroen Thesseling.
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10.09.2010 - 15:26
annodomini
Well if we count that "Kingdom of heaven was supposed to be released with some death metal project of Mark, then I am in for this as long as the music stays in that direction.
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10.09.2010 - 16:48
ponderer
This sounds promising. I hope they deliver.
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10.09.2010 - 17:13
AyΣm
Squirr-Hell
Written by vezzy on 10.09.2010 at 15:23

I'll check them out solely for Jeroen Thesseling.

Me too
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10.09.2010 - 17:35
The Night Wisher
Sounds interesting... I really wanna check such thing.
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10.09.2010 - 17:41
Elodie Artour
Slania
Finally there are some news about that project! It sounds to me like a pretty interesting combination and I'm looking forward to it!
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10.09.2010 - 19:27
FeskarN
Looking forward to hear some material.
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10.09.2010 - 23:21
Black Conundrum
Cool news about the new band. I will have to check them out; they have a very decent line-up.

Interestingly enough, this is the second "new band" announced this year that features members from Epica and After Forever.
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10.09.2010 - 23:41
Damnated_Soul
What a line up! Can't wait to see their work!
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11.09.2010 - 04:06
Jiri
Everyone just has to have Symphonic / Orchestral arrangments these days. It's starting to bore the fuck out of me. ZZZZZZZZZ
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11.09.2010 - 04:06
Jiri
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11.09.2010 - 07:14
Liquidus_Animus
Written by vezzy on 10.09.2010 at 15:23

I'll check them out solely for Jeroen Thesseling.

I was thinking the same thing.
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11.09.2010 - 13:39
annodomini
Written by Jiri on 11.09.2010 at 04:06

Everyone just has to have Symphonic / Orchestral arrangments these days. It's starting to bore the fuck out of me. ZZZZZZZZZ


Well, Mark was one of the first, who started using them with After Forever, so it is natural that he will use it here too.
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11.09.2010 - 17:35
Jiri
True, but it is really getting old.
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