The Wounded

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This article is about the Dutch rock group. For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see The Wounded (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
The Wounded
Origin The Netherlands
Genres Gothic rock, Gothic metal, hard rock, darkwave
Years active 1998 – present
Labels Currently unsigned
Members Alwin Schnoing
Andy Haandrikman
Marco van der Velde
Eduard Dresscher
Sander Wessels

The Wounded is a Dutch wave-rock band, hailing from the province of Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands. They play intense and melancholy rock.


In 2000, The Wounded released their debut, called, The Art of Grief. It was followed, in March 2002, by their second album titled, Monument. Shortly after the release of this album, The Wounded changed their line-up. The only two original members, bass player Andy Haandrikman and singer-guitarist Marco van der Velde, searched for new musicians. After auditioning several musicians, they found a new drummer, lead-guitar player and synth-player : Alwin Schnoing, Sander Wessels and Eduard Dresscher. The Monument album was promoted with a high number of performances with which the band played in most parts of the Netherlands. They also played very successful gigs in other countries such as Belgium and Germany. In the beginning of 2003, The Wounded started to work on their new album Atlantic. After working hard for almost a year, The Wounded released their third album early 2004 on Coldblood Industries' sub-label, Ebony Tears.

On Atlantic the band sounds more mature than ever before, even though the music on the album is more comprehensive. The experimental parts of old Pink Floyd mixed with the atmosphere of Anathema, Marillion, The Cure, Fields of the Nephilim and other influences like Sigur Rós and Placebo. The band succeeds in giving all these influences their own typical sound, which causes Atlantic to sound modern and refreshing, but also very close and familiar. It got great reviews from national and international press and the band supported it by a great number of shows, festivals as well as club gigs, in the Netherlands and abroad.

In August 2016 The Wounded announced the completion of their new album Sunset slated for a release in October 2016. The new album will contain nine songs with a running time over one hour. The artwork for the sunset album will be made by Regina Boersma who also made the artwork for Monument and Atlantic.[1]



  • 2000 - The Art of Grief
  • 2002 - Monument
  • 2004 - Atlantic
  • 2016 - Sunset


  1. ^ "new album". the wounded facebook. 

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