Ed Warby

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Ed Warby
Ed Warby.jpg
Background information
Birth name Edward R. Warby
Born (1968-03-07) 7 March 1968 (age 50)
Origin Rotterdam, Netherlands
Genres Death metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, doom metal, heavy metal, power metal, death 'n' roll
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Drums, guitars, bass, vocals, keyboards, percussion
Associated acts Gorefest, Ayreon, Elegy, Star One, Hail of Bullets, VUUR
Website www.edwarby.com

Edward R. Warby (born 7 March 1968) was born and raised in Rotterdam and is best known as the drummer for Gorefest and Ayreon.

He also appeared in the band Agressor in 1982 and joined the Eindhoven-based prog-outfit Elegy in 1987. Warby moved to Gorefest in 1992, where he replaced the former drummer just before the recording sessions of "False", he had to learn all themes and develop his work in just two weeks, which he managed to achieve in a matter so fast that producer Colin Richardson nicknamed him Fast Eddy[citation needed]. After Gorefest split up in 1999, he took part in the re-united Gorefest in 2004.[citation needed].

In 1998, Arjen Anthony Lucassen asked him to perform on his album Into the Electric Castle, because Arjen was impressed with Warby's works with Gorefest. From that moment on, Ed Warby had performed on Ayreon's every album, except for Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer. He also performed on the re-recording of Actual Fantasy (the original recording featured a computerized set of drums). He's also a member, since its creation in 2002, of Lucassen's band Star One and has also performed in his latest solo album Lost in the New Real.

He helped the Dutch popband Krezip during the recordings of "Days Like This" in 2002. He also helped German band Love Like Blood with three songs of their album "Snakekiller", in 1998. In 2005 he played live with the Dutch Gothic metal band After Forever while their actual drummer André Borgman was recovering from cancer.[1]

In 2008, Warby began a doom metal project named The 11th Hour, and released the album The Burden of Grief in 2009.[2] All guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and clean vocals are performed by Warby, with the additional growls contributed by Rogga Johansson (Ribspreader). The Burden of Grief is a concept album, "about a man about to die from a lung disease."[3]


With The 11th Hour[edit]

With Arjen Anthony Lucassen[edit]

With Hail of Bullets[edit]

With Elegy[edit]

With Gorefest[edit]

Ed playing at "The Waterfront", Rotterdam.

With Ayreon[edit]

With Lana Lane[edit]

With Star One[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

With Love Like Blood[edit]

With Krezip[edit]


  1. ^ "After Forever Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer". Metal Underground.com. 11 February 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  2. ^ "The 11th Hour | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  3. ^ "The 11th Hour – Burden of Grief". Invisibleoranges.com. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2014-07-28.

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