Simone Simons is the lead vocalist of the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. Epica has conquered the world with their mix of symphonic elements, gothic metal and ripping guitars. 2013 marked their 10th anniversary and was celebrated with the Retrospect DVD.
Mark Jansen is a heavy metal musician known for the founding of and playing guitar for the bands After Forever, Epica and MaYaN. In both After Forever and Epica, Mark has performed growled vocals to compliment the soprano style of the band's main singer.
Dani Filth (a.k.a. Daniel Lloyd Davey) is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British black metal band Cradle of Filth. The bands sounds consists of a mixture of extreme metal, elements of classical music with dark, intelligent and gothic poetic lyrics. Other bands include Temple of the Black Moon and Devilment.
Lindsay Schoolcraft is a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist for Cradle of Filth. She has had adequate piano studies and plays besides the keyboard, the harp. She occasionally appears with the Canadian black metal band Daedalean and paints, as a solo composer, soundscapes of string sections, piano ballads, ambient choirs, and elegant harp segments, all with her voice flying clearly on top.
Marc Hudson is the new vocalist for the English speed metal band Dragonforce. The band is famous for its hyperactive live-shows and their fantasy-based lyrics. They played in all the corners of the world with their energetic mix of fast guitars and cheerful sing-along choruses.
Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian singer, best known as the former lead singer and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band The Agonist, and current lead singer for the Swedish melodic death metal group Arch Enemy.
Elize Ryd is a Swedish soprano vocalist, composer and songwriter of the Swedish/Danish power metal sextet Amaranthe. As a “up and coming” star they play all around the world with their heavy guitar-play and electronics accompanied by the poppy voice of Elize Ryd.
Charlotte Wessels is the lead vocalist of the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. Charlotte has been trained in both jazz singing and classical singing. She formed Delain in 2005 with former Within Tempation pianist Martijn Westerholt.
Henning Basse is one of the best and most successful singers in the Rock/Metal scene. He’s been touring as lead vocalist with bands like Metallium, Brainstorm, Firewind and Gamma Ray all over the world. He toured with them alongside bands like Epica, MaYaN, Doro, Rage and Kamelot throughout Europe.
Mariangela Demurtas is leadvocalist for the dark gothic metal bandTristania. Besides playing with Tristania, she also often appears as the solo singer for her acoustic band Moonspell. Mariangela collaborated with well-known musicians such as Danny Cavanagh (Anathema) and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax) and internationally acknowledged producers such as Waldemar Sorychta and Sasha Gerstner (Helloween).
Tony Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer, vocalist and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica. The band has a very melodic form of power metal supported by the clean and generally high-pitched singing style of Tony Kakko.
Daniel de Jongh is a musician influenced by trash-, progressive- and technical metal and is the lead vocalist for Textures. The band Textures plays a complex and innovative style, influenced by progressive metal, metalcore and groove metal. They also incorporate melodic interludes and experiment with a wide variety of electronic atmospherics.
Lisette van den Berg is the vocalist and songwriter of the progressive rock band Scarlet Stories. The band started out as a acoustic duo and was expanded into a melancholic metal band.
Bas Dolmans is the former singer and guitarist for the band Xystus, playing one of the lead-roles in the band's 2008 rock opera Equilibrio.
The Metropole Orkest (or Metropole Orchestra) is a jazz and pop orchestra based in the Netherlands, and is the largest full-time ensemble of its kind in the world. As a hybrid orchestra, it is a combination of jazz big band and symphony orchestra. Comprising 52 musicians, it is versatile across many musical forms, and is equipped with a "double rhythm section“ - one for pop and rock, and one for jazz based music. The Metropole Orchestra has produced more than 150 albums, worked with thousands of radio- and tv-broadcasts and has played with contemporary talents like Within Temptation, the Opposites, Alain Clark and Gregory Porter.
Arien has drummed for bands like Downslide and Conspiracy and in 2003 he joined God Dethroned. After recording drumming parts for Epica’s album The Divine Conspiracy in 2007 he joined Epica, the symphonic death metal band MayaN and the melodic death metal band HDK.
Is the keyboardist (synthesiser& piano) of Epica.
Ruud started out by playing with several local bands. He joined Brotherhood Foundation, a nu-metal band whom he stayed with for a period of two years. After Brotherhood Foundation, Ruud joined an alternative rock band Vals Licht (False Light) in 2001. Today Ruud is the main guitar player of the symphonic metal band Within Temptation.
Ivo has played as a bassist for bands like Wild Romance, Rick deVito, Back to Basic and Bertus Borgers. Untill the end of 2011 he was the bassist for Kane after which he returned to Powerplay
He founded the symphonic metal band Apocalypse with Mark Jansen in 1995, which later changed its name to After Forever. He played guitar and did the gruning parts in the band. He managed the band and was the main writer of After Forever's music. After recording all guitars for the album Rise of the Warrior, he has undertaken a project called HDK where he is working on a new album and he's setting up a music company called "The Rockstation".
Merel is the lead guitarist, composer and founder of the death metal band Purest of Pain. She is known for her quiet, melodic lead guitar work. In 2013 she joined the symphonic death metal band MaYan.
Bob is a guitarist with a extensive musical education gained from the Rotterdam conservatory (among others). He was the guitarist for the band Xystus with whom he played shows for bands like Epica, After Forever, Kamelot, Trail of Tears and other bands. He was part of the rockopera Equilibrio in 2008 and these days he plays for the band Blaze of Darkness (B.O.D.).
Luuk is a former bassplayer for the bands Xystus and After Forever and after it's break-up he joined Cardamon and the coverband Cell 29.
Uri is a keyboard and sample-maestro who won the "Best Musician" award at the 2010 Grote Prijs van Nederland. He has played for bands like Textures and Ethereal and was part of the musical project of Dutch guitarist Sander Gommans called HDK.
Will is a guitarist and vocalist who has played for many different bands since 1988, like Villain, Talion, Argent Manes, Southern Circus, Flesh and Blood (which eventually became Lafordova). He released his first solo album Weapons of Mass Seduction in 2008 and a new solo album called Chupacabra Farm in 2011.