Vengeance (band)

Vengeance is a heavy 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 the band split up, after which he left to pursue a solo career. They later reformed on 1997.

Vengeance
OriginTilburg/Breda, Netherlands
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1983–1992
1997–present
LabelsSony Holland, CBS Records
Associated actsAyreon, Bodine, Elegy
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersLeon Goewie
Timo Somers
Emile Marcelis
John Emmen
Past membersArjen Anthony Lucassen
Ian Parry
Oscar Hollmann
Peter Verschurren
Jan Bijlsma
Roland Bakker
Paul Thissen
Matt Oligschlager
John Snels
Jan Somers (deceased)
Barend Courbois
Peter Bourbon
Hans in 't Zandt

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]

MembersEdit

Current membersEdit

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

Former membersEdit

  • 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)

TimelineEdit

 

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Vengeance (1984)
  • We Have Ways to Make You Rock (1986)
  • Take It or Leave It (1987)
  • Arabia (1989)
  • The Last of the Fallen Heroes (1994)
  • Back from Flight 19 (1997)
  • Back in the Ring (2006)
  • Soul Collector (2009)
  • Crystal Eye (2012)
  • Piece of Cake (2013)

Live albumsEdit

  • Same/Same... But Different (2007)

Compilation albumsEdit

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

Extended playsEdit

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

SinglesEdit

  • "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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed February 2011

External linksEdit