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EPICA, ReVamp @ Scala, London

April 18th, 2011

EPICA with support: Revamp

@ Scala, London

15th March 2011

Review: Danny Draper

While traveling to the Scala, I was contemplating a couple of things; I hope that the sound is good and also that the singers have brought their good voice today.

I do like a female vocalist, soaring vocals over heavy guitars, gets my juices flowing as they say! But it has to be good, especially in this style of music as a poor sound or vocal performance, can turn the most beautiful of song in to the worst thing in the world.


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Announcement: singers on MaYaN debut album Quarterpast!

January 20th, 2011

The new band MaYaN with many Epica members involved will release their debut album: Quarterpast on the 20th of May 2011.

The 7 singers on this album will be:

Mark Jansen: grunts & screams, Arien van Weesenbeek: grunts, Jack Driessen: screams, Floor Jansen (ReVamp, ex-After Forever), Simone Simons (Epica), Henning Basse (Sons of Seasons) and the revelation and one of the biggest Italian Opera talents, named Laura Macrì. See Laura sing here:

MaYaN will upload every day a new movie about the vocal recording sessions.

Let’s kick off with Floor Jansen! Check her out at www.youtube.com/mayanofficial (and below).

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REVAMP – New Tour Report; Video Available

October 7th, 2010
Floor Jansen of ReVamp

Floor Jansen of ReVamp

REVAMP, featuring ex-AFTER FOREVER singer Floor Jansen, have issued the following tour report:

“Ninth show: Tuesday, October 5th – Itay

It was nice to have had a day off! At the end of that day I wished we could have another. It was so relaxing and nice. But when we came to the venue that feeling was all gone! But the weather was cloudy and a bit cold. That wasn’t what we expected, we’re in Italy… it should be sunny.

Well, half hour later the clouds moved and it was so great to be out in the sun! I had a nice breakfast and tried to upload video report number 2. The internet connection wasn’t fast enough so I had to do this in Switzerland. We had a relaxed schedule that day. We played late so there was enough time to eat and get ready before the show.

During the afternoon many people already came to the venue to meet us. It was heartwarming to be welcomed so nicely! The Italian audience was so happy to see the ex-After Forever singer back.

When the show started everybody went crazy immediately. Yeah! After the first song or maybe second they started chanting: “Floor”. I thanked the audience from the bottom of my heart but also introduced ReVamp.

A few songs later they chanted: ”ReVamp! ReVamp”!!! How amazing that felt! Also after the show I met a lot of fans and everybody seemed so happy to see me again and to like ReVamp a lot. I got a second chance with this new band and it’s so great to see how good it’s being pickup up!”

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Revamp – Floor Jansen, singer

August 4th, 2010

Revamp Interview With Floor Jansen

Interview and transcription by Erich Heintzelman

 

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VIDEO FOOTAGE OF REVAMP AT THE GRASPOP FESTIVAL

August 3rd, 2010
Floor Jansen of ReVamp

Floor Jansen of ReVamp

A nine minute video of behind-the-scenes & live footage from REVAMP’s appearance at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium is available for viewing here.  Fan-filmed footage of the song “Disdain” (featuring Björn “Speed” Strid from SOILWORK on the studio recording) is available here.

REVAMP’s live line-up includes Floor Jansen on vocals, Jord Otto on guitar, Arjan Rijnen on guitar, Jaap Melman on bass, Ruben Wijga on keyboards, and Matthias Landes on drums.

The band’s self-titled debut album was released in North America on July 27th.  They will be supporting EPICA on their 18-date headlining European tour in September and October.   The tracks “Million,”Head Up High,” “Sweet Curse,” and “Disdain” are available for streaming on REVAMP’s MySpace page.

Visit REVAMP online at www.REVAMPMUSIC.com, www.myspace.com/REVAMP, and on Facebook.

Visit Floor Jansen online at www.FLOORJANSEN.nl & www.myspace.com/FLOORAF.

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SOILWORK Vocalist Guests on new REVAMP Album

June 9th, 2010
REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band

REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band

Björn “Speed” Strid of Swedish modern metallers SOILWORK makes a guest appearance on the debut album by REVAMP, former After Forever singer Floor Jansen’s new band.  REVAMP’s self-titled new album will be released in North America on July 27th.

Strid shares: “Actually, I have never met Floor in real life, but I do remember being impressed when I heard her voice the first time, though.  She’s got balls.  She had a certain song in mind [‘In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disdain’], sent me the music and a lyric sheet while I was in the studio with SOILWORK, and gave me a bit of guidance but also wanted me to improvise a bit.  I spent a day working out my lines in a tower of the house we were renting in Mooresville, North Carolina also known as ‘The Genie Room.”  Perfect. I recorded the vocals sometime in February while drinking some wine.  With the intense verse and the open atmospheric chorus, it felt perfect as a duet!  To me it’s about betrayal and being let down.”

States Jansen: “I am always inspired to write new music, but I must say that the end of After Forever and some personal changes in my life did give extra ingredients. Every song I heard could become a source of inspiration. Stories of others, movies or books, my personal relationships, everything mixed and melted into one and became an album. ‘Speed’ from SOILWORK brings another form of power to the album’s diversity with his screams/growl and clean voice.  He masters so many different vocal sounds, just like me. Again, a lot of power together in one song. He gave ‘Disdain’ the energy and aggression it needed!”

Also performing guest vocals on Revamp is Russell Allen from SYMPHONY X and George Oosthoek from ORPHANAGE & PLEURISY.

The track listing for Revamp is:

01. Here’s My Hell featuring George Oosthoek from ORPHANAGE & PLEURISY
02. Head Up High
03. Sweet Curse - featuring Russell Allen from SYMPHONY X
04. Million
05. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: All Goodbyes Are Said
06. Break
07. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disdain - featuring Björn “Speed” Strid from SOILWORK
08. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disgraced
09. Fast Forward
10. Kill Me With Silence
11. The Trial Of Monsters
12. Under My Skin
13. I Lost Myself
Bonus Track: No Honey For The Damned

The trackHead Up High” – the song from this record Floor Jansen would choose to put into an astronaut’s iPod at the International Space Station to represent all of humanity – is available for free download here (e-mail sign-up required).  “It’s diverse, heavy, new, short and catchy, but still heavy and very metal.”

View Part 1 of an interview with Floor Jansen where she discusses her new band, REVAMP, here. Part 2 is available here.

The REVAMP team includes:

Floor Jansen: songwriter/singer
Joost van den Broek: songwriter/producer/arranger & studio keyboardist
Waldemar Sorychta: songwriter/producer/ studio guitarist and bass player
Koen Herfst: studio drummer
Jaap Melman: Live bass player
Ruben Wijga: Live keyboard player
Jord Otto: Live guitar player
Arjan Rijnen: Live guitar player
Matthias Landes: Live drummer

Visit REVAMP online at www.REVAMPMUSIC.com, www.myspace.com/MUSICREVAMP, and on Facebook.

Visit Floor Jansen online at www.FLOORJANSEN.nl & www.myspace.com/FLOORAF.

In other Soilwork news……

The Godfathers of Swedish modern metal, SOILWORK, will release a “Best Of” album entitled The Sledgehammer Files on June 30th via Marquee/Avalon Records in Japan. The band commented on the compilation to be released shortly before their latest full length record of new material, The Panic Broadcast:

“We’re proud and stoked to unleash the first ever official collection of classic SOILWORK tunes! The only way we could imagine our ‘Best Of’ album was as a complete chronological retrospective, and that’s exactly what The Sledgehammer Files is, from the raw ’n relentless Steelbath Suicide days to the modern majesty of Sworn To A Great Divide. We made sure to include the lyrics and cover art for each album, rare promo and live shots from each era, and a bonus DVD with most our official videos. Topped off with re-mastered songs from the first two albums and a new mix of ‘Exile’, this package is 100% SOILWORK!”

The Sledgehammer Files Tracklisting:

1.       Sadistic Lullabye (remastered version)

2.       Steelbath Suicide (remastered version)

3.       The Chainheart Machine (remastered version)

4.       Bulletbeast (remastered version)

5.       Generation Speedkill (remastered version)

6.       Bastard Chain

7.       Needlefeast

8.       Grand Failure Anthem

9.       Follow The Hollow

10.   As We Speak

11.   Black Star Deceiver

12.   Rejection Role

13.   Figure Number Five

14.   Light The Torch

15.   Stabbing The Drama

16.   One With The Flies

17.   Nerve

18.   Sworn To A Great Divide

19.   Exile (Orchestral Mix) – previously unreleased version

Official videos – bonus DVD tracklist:

1.       As We Speak

2.       Rejection Role

3.       Light The Torch

4.       Stabbing The Drama

5.       Nerve

6.       Exile

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