Celestial Season

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Celestial Season
Origin Netherlands
Genres Doom metal
Death/Doom
Stoner rock
Gothic metal
Years active 1991–2001, 2011
Members Cyril Crutz (vocals)
Rob Snijders (drums)
Olly Smit (guitar, bass)
Pim Van Zanen (guitar)
Jacques de Haard (bass)

Celestial Season is a Dutch heavy metal band. They were formed in 1991 as a doom/death metal band along the lines of My Dying Bride. They have been described as doom metal, death/doom, stoner rock/metal and goth. Celestial Season disbanded in 2002.

In October 2011 it was announced that Celestial Season had reunited to perform their album Solar Lovers live. Guitarist Pim van Zanen states: “Now is the time to give "Solar Lovers” a second chance on stage. All of us are challenged to play the album live, top to bottom and make it sound its best.”[1]

Members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • George Oosthoek (2011) – Vocals
  • Unknown (2012 - ) – Drums
  • Olly Smit – (1994–2002, 2011) – Guitar (Bass 1994 – 95 )
  • Pim Van Zanen (1994–2002, 2011) – Guitar
  • Jacques de Haard (1999–2002, 2011) – Bass
  • Jiska ter Bals (1994–1995, 2011) – Violin
  • Elianne Anemaat (2011) – Cello

Former members[edit]

  • Cyril Crutz (1995–2001) – Vocals (also drums in 1996–99)
  • Stefan Ruiters (1991–95) – Vocals
  • Jason Kohnen (1991–97) – Drums (Bass 1996 – 97) (see also Bong-Ra)
  • Robert Ruiters (1991–96) – Guitars
  • Maaike Aarts (1995) – Violins
  • Jeroen Haverkamp (1991–93) – Guitars
  • Lucas van Slegtenhorst (1991–93) – Bass
  • Rob Snijders (1999–2002, 2011-2012) - Drums

Session musicians[edit]

  • Edith Mathot – Violin on "Forever Scarlet Passion".
  • Sylvester Piyel – Keyboards on "Forever Scarlet Passion".
  • Atie Aarts – Cello on "Solar Lovers".
  • Lex Vogelaar – Vocals on "Solar Lovers"

Discography[edit]

  • Promises (Demo, 1992)
  • "Flowerskin" (Single, 1993)
  • Forever Scarlet Passion (1993)
  • Fire in the winter/Above azure oceans (Split with Lords of the Stone, 1994)
  • Promo 1994 (Demo, 1994)
  • Solar Lovers (1995)
  • Sonic Orb (EP, 1995)
  • 3 Track Demo (Demo, 1996)
  • "Black Queen is Dynamite" (Single, 1997)
  • Orange (1997)
  • Demo '99 (Demo, 1999)
  • Chrome (1999)
  • Lunchbox Dialogues (2000)
  • Songs from the Second Floor (EP, 2001)

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