Vanden Plas (band)

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Vanden Plas
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Vanden Plas in April 2006. (Shown) From left to right: Torsten Reichert, Andy Kuntz, Stephan Lill. Not Shown: Günter Werno and Andreas Lill
Background information
Origin Kaiserslautern, Germany
Genres Progressive metal
Years active 1986–present
Labels Frontier, Inside Out Music
Website vandenplas.de
Members Andy Kuntz
Stephan Lill
Torsten Reichert
Andreas Lill
Günter Werno

Vanden Plas is a German progressive metal band,[1] based in Kaiserslautern and founded in the mid-1980s. In 1991, they recorded the song "Keep On Running" as an anthem for the local national league football club FC Kaiserslautern, and did the same in 1994 with "Das ist für euch" ("This Is for You All"). All of its members have been involved in theatre projects and rock musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and Evita.

In 2004, vocalist Andy Kuntz released an ambitious solo project under the name Abydos.[2] A musical, based on Andy Kuntz's solo project, premiered on 2 February 2006, at the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern.

On 31 March 2006, the band released a concept album entitled Christ 0, loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's book The Count of Monte Cristo.

The Seraphic Clockwork, was released on 4 June 2010 (Europe) and 22 June 2010 (USA).

The current release, Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld, made in collaboration with fantasy author Wolfgang Hohlbein,[3] was released on 21 February 2014 (Europe) and 24 February 2014 (USA).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ bravewords.com (2006-11-27). "Progpower USA Showcase - VANDEN PLAS, FREAK KITCHEN To Co-Headline". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ bravewords.com (2004-07-28). "VANDEN PLAS Singer Returns With ABYDOS". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Vanden Plas "Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld" (Official Trailer / New Studio Album 2014)". Frontiers Records. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 

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