Vanderbuyst

Country Netherlands

Style Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Profile Vanderbuyst is a Dutch Hard Rock band formed in 2008 by guitarist Willem Verbuyst (ex-Powervice). He’s joined by Barry van Esbroek on drums and Jochem Jonkman on both bass and lead vocals. Vanderbuyst are a power trio that advocate a mix of 70s/80s Hard Rock, Classic Rock and early NWOBHM. Inspired by bands like UFO, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Van Halen, and ZZ Top, Vanderbuyst aren’t for you if you’re looking for the latest Nu-Metal and Gothic sounds. However, if you like your Hard Rock old school, Vanderbuyst is all you need.

Vanderbuyst’s first feat of arms was a 3-track EP (“Vanderbuyst”, September 2008), which was praised across The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Besides the classic song writing, the EP was also lauded for its authentic sound. In the Spring of 2010 Vanderbuyst recorded their first full length album. Again they worked with Pieter G. Kloos at the VOID-studio. On this album they continued with the no frills approach used on the EP. This way of working contributed to the much appreciated, and today often missing, ‘straight in your face’ sound. Two of the seven tracks were recorded live at the studio, including a cover of UFO’s masterpiece “Rock Bottom”. The self-titled Vanderbuyst album was released in October 2010 on the German label Ván Records and is available both on vinyl (in black, transparent and purple editions) and CD. As with the EP, this album was acclaimed by the music press and even rewarded with a 9/10 in Europe’s leading rock magazine ‘Rock Hard’. In Novemeber 2011 “In Dutch”, the second full length was released on Ván Records again.

Meanwhile Vanderbuyst have earned an excellent live reputation. In 2010 this “Dutch Hard Rock Assault” played about 50 shows. In May 2011 they supported the legendary British Heavy Metal band Saxon on the European leg of their world tour. In the summer Vanderbuyst played the Rock Hard festival in Germany, the Slovenian Metal Camp, the Danish Magic Metal Festival, Zwarte Cross in the Netherlands and many more. By the end of the 2011 Vanderbuyst have played over a 100 gigs. They started with a tour of three weeks in January 2012. So if you thought that those good old hard rocking days were over then think again: Vanderbuyst proves that 80s Hard Rock is alive and kicking!

– Vanderbuyst [2008] EP
– Vanderbuyst [2010]
– In Dutch [2011]
– Flying Dutchmen [2012]

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