Vengeance (band)

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Vengeance
Origin Tilburg/Breda, Netherlands
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1983–present
Labels Sony Holland
CBS records
Associated acts Ayreon, Bodine, Elegy
Website Official website
Members Barend Courbois
Peter Bourbon
Leon Goewie
Hans in 't Zandt
Past members Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Ian Parry
Oscar Hollmann
Peter Verschurren
Jan Bijlsma
Roland Bakker
Paul Thissen
Matt Oligschlager
John Snels
Jan Somers (deceased)

Vengeance is a metal band from the Netherlands formed in 1983. Arjen Anthony Lucassen, the head of Ayreon and other progressive metal projects, played in the band from its formation until 1992, when he left to pursue a solo career.

Their guitarist, Jan Somers, who was born on 28 December 1964, died on 28 January 2011 in Mierlo, Netherlands, from a heart attack. He was 46 years old.[1]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Leon Goewie – (Lead vocals)
  • Timo Somers – (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • Emile Marcelis – (Bass guitar)
  • John Emmen – (Drums)

Former members[edit]

  • Ian Parry – (Lead vocals)
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen - (Guitar)
  • Oscar Holleman – (Guitar)
  • Peer Verschuren - (Guitar)
  • Peter Bourbon - (Guitar)
  • Len Ruygrock - (Guitar)
  • Jan Somers - (Guitar)
  • Jan Bijlsma – (Bass guitar)
  • Barend Courbois - (Bass guitar)
  • Roland Bakker - (Keyboards)
  • Paul Thissen – (Drums)
  • Matt Olieschlager - (Drums)
  • John Snels - (Drums)
  • Hans in 't Zandt - (Drums)
  • Erik Stout - (Drums)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Last Teardrop '84-'92 (1992)
  • Rock'n Roll Shower '84-'98 (1998)
  • Wings of an Arrow (2000)

EPs[edit]

  • Only the Wind (1986)
  • Rock N Roll Shower (1987)
  • If Lovin' You is Wrong (1989)

Singles[edit]

  • "Prisoners of the Night" (1984)
  • "You Took Me By Surprise" (1985)
  • "May Heaven Strike Me Down" (1986)
  • "Only the Wind" / "Deathride to Glory" (1986)
  • "Rock 'n' roll Shower" / "Code of Honour" (1987)
  • "Looks like a Winner" (1987)
  • "Ain't Gonna Take You Home" (1987)
  • "Arabia" (1989)
  • "As The Last Teardrop Falls" (1992)
  • "Planet Zilch" (1997)
  • "Crazy Horses" (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed February 2011

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