Quarterpast, MaYaN

20 May

In early 2010 versatile musician Mark Jansen (Epica) started a project with keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarrist Sander Gommans (all ex-After Forever). Sander wasn't able to continue and guitarrist Frank Schiphorst (Symmetry, Marcel Coenen & Friends, Christmas Metal Symphony) joined. The synergy resulted in an album that combined technical death metal riffing with huge melodic symphonic parts on thunderous drums, topped by Mark's though-provoking lyrics through his brutal in-your-face grunts and screams.

Ariën van Weesenbeek (Epica, ex-God Dethroned), Isaac Delahaye (Epica, ex-God Dethroned) and Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura) completed the line-up. As the music asked for more, brainstorming on clean vocal parts resulted in collaborations with guests Floor Jansen, Simone Simons (Epica), Henning Basse (Sons of Seasons) and the revelation of one of the biggest Italian Opera talents, Laura Macrì. A new metal machine was born... MaYaN.

MaYaN worked with renowned producer Sascha Paeth to record their first album, Quarterpast released May 2011. Order your copy from the MaYaN Official Shop.