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MaYaN interview, October 2018

Following the release of the band’s new album, Dhyana, and their album launch shows we asked Mark Jansen and Frank Schiphorst some questions.. Mark & Frank :) Thank you for the interview! Who does the song writing in MaYaN – are you the sole songwriters in MaYaN or are there …

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MaYaN – De Helling, Utrecht – 22nd September 2018

For tonight’s album launch show, MaYaN have two suport acts. First up was Carthagods from Tunisia. Despite being Tunisian, they do have one familiar band member – Delain guitarist, Timo Somers. He’s played with them before for some live shows in Tunisia, but this is the first time the band …

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MaYaN – Dhyana

MaYaN are set to release their third album shortly. Founded by Epica guitarist Mark Jansen, this symphonic death metal band is heavier than Epica and as well as having released two great albums, their live shows are always fantastic. It’s more like an ensemble than a traditional band with different …

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Leaves’ Eyes – The Dome, London – 28th April 2018

Almanac were up first. They’re slightly unusual in that while having one male vocalist and one female vocalist isn’t that strange these days, the way they work is. Rather than having separate vocal parts, with the male vocals doing one part and female vocals another part, for most of the …

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Purest Of Pain Release ‘The Solipsist’ Lyric Video

Purest Of Pain Release ‘The Solipsist’ Lyric Video Dutch melodic death metal quintet Purest Of Pain have released a lyric video for ‘The Solipsist‘, a track from their debut album ‘Solipsis’, to be out on March 1st, 2018.  Purest Of Pain launched a successful Indiegogo campaign for the ‘Solipsis’ album.  Only …

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Almanac + MaYan to play London show with Leaves’ Eyes!

Almanac + MaYan to play London show with Leaves’ Eyes as part of European tour!   Dutch symphonic metallers MaYan are about to start the recording process for their 3rd, as yet untitled full-length album which is due in late 2018.  But before their fans are able to enjoy the …

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MFVF 2016 – Saturday

An early start means it’s always a struggle to get up and out for the first full day of MFVF, but it’s one of those festivals where you don’t want to miss a band even if you haven’t heard many of the bands before as I’ve never left disappointed. Evig …

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Metal Female Voices Festival XIII – Newest additions added!

Metal Female Voices Festival is shaping up to be quite the treat for its 13th installment! Headliners are confirmed to be Leaves Eyes; bringing their special Viking Ship show and Tarja.  Also confirmed are; MaYaN, Liv Kristine (Theatre of Tragedy Show), Kontrust, Battlelore, Mercy Isle, Crescent Lament, Whyzdom, Savn, Blackthorn, …

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FemME – Female Metal Event (DVD)

Late September 2014 saw the first FemME (Female Metal Event) held at Effenaar in Eindhoven.  It was a one-day festival featuring bands with female members (primarily on vocals).  It was a great day, and this year’s event promised to be bigger and better having been expanded to a two day …

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Mark Jansen, Epica & Mayan interview, April 2014

I spoke to Epica guitarist Mark Jansen ahead of the release of Epica’s new album, The Quantum Enigma.  I also took the opportunity to ask him about his other band, Mayan. Your new album, The Quantum Enigma is due to be released at the start of May.  First of all …

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EXORCISM confirmed for Netherlands ‘DOKK’EM Open Air’ 2014

EXORCISM have been confirmed for Netherlands DOKK’EM Open Air 2014, which takes place June 20 – 21 in Dokkum. Other bands confirmed include: Death, Metal Church, Annihilator, Gammay Ray, Napalm Death, Mayan, Arkona, Vicious Rumors, Circus Maximus, Enthroned, M.O.D., Norcturnus AD, Carach Angren, more to be announced soon. EXORCISM recently …

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Nik Turner of Space Ritual interview London 19/11/11

I had the privilege to catch up with Nik Turner prior to the Space Ritual gig in London. There are 2 parts to the interview, the first part was done before the sound check and the second part was done post sound check outside, this starts from where we left …

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MaYaN – Quarterpast (CD)

In early 2010 versatile musician Mark Jansen (Epica) started a project together with keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist Sander Gommans (both ex-After Forever) to produce some heavy and technical death-metal combined with Jack’s trademark symphonic arrangements. After writing some music together, Sander couldn’t find the time to go for it …

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