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 anymore. Mark then asked guitarist Frank Schiphorst (Symmetry, Christmas Metal Symphony), if he was interested in filling the gap. And he was.
This album combines neck-wrecking technical death-metal riffing with huge melodic symphonic parts on thunderous drums topped by Mark’s complex and thought-provoking lyrics through his brutal in-your-face grunts and screams.
With the collaboration of guest vocalists; Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, Henning Basse and Laura MacrÃ. It certainly stands out from other albums in its genre.
MaYaN and Epica will perform the biggest show up to date in Paradiso, Amsterdam the 19th of May 2011. MaYaN will present the debut cd “Quarterpast” live to the audience.
Highlights include – Course Of Life, Bite The Bullet and Sinner’s Last Retreat.
1. Symphony Of Aggression
2. Mainstray Of Society – In The Eyes Of The Law: Corruption
4. Course Of Life
5. The Savage Massacre – In The Eyes Of Law: Pizzo
6. Essenza Di Te
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Drown The Demon
9. Celibate Aphrodite
10. War On Terror – In The Eyes Of The Law: Pentagon Papers
12. Sinner’s Last Retreat – Deed Of Awakening