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Renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen has announced the formation of a brand new band under the name of VUUR, created as a vehicle for the heavy progressive metal side of her career.

In early 2016, Anneke decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in a folk acoustic direction as a solo artist and in a heavy progressive metal direction as a band vocalist. The name VUUR — translated from Dutch as “fire”, which can also be interpreted to mean “passion” or “drive” — was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke’s metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music, while an Anneke Van Giersbergen show will be entirely different. Thus, in order to give VUUR’s kick-off the proper fanfare, Anneke has opted to take a break from performing in the first half of 2017.

“It’s like I’m searching for contradictions,” Anneke says of splitting her focus in two. “I want the heavy to be really heavy, and the soft acoustic stuff that I can do can be almost silent and inward. I’m trying to find those outer limits. I’m still writing and collaborating with different people, so VUUR’s style is still kind of different from THE GATHERING and THE GENTLE STORM. You could say VUUR’s music has the melancholy of THE GATHERING and lots of elements from THE GENTLE STORM, but it’s a bit darker with fewer folk elements. It’s still melodic and warm, but heavy.”

The band shares some members with THE GENTLE STORM live band, and you can find the full line-up below:

* Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) – lead vocals
* Ed Warby (HAIL OF BULLETS, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST) – Drums
* Jord Otto (MY PROPANE, ex-REVAMP) – Guitar
* Ferry Duijsens – Guitar
* Johan Van Stratum (STREAM OF PASSION) – Bass
* Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION) – Vocals

Watch an introduction to VUUR below.

Anneke comments: “The band has a different name, because the music will be slightly different from THE GENTLE STORM, but most band members are still involved and the music will be heavy too, so in that perspective not a lot will change, especially in the live situation. I think people will really embrace VUUR as a live band because there are nothing but stars in this band. [Laughs] They’re some of the best heavy metal players in Holland so I didn’t want to let them go.”

Look out for the first live announcements coming soon, with a debut full-length due in the fall of 2017.

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Today is one of the most exciting news days for the KICK*ASS*METAL staff, since probably say when we discovered Nervosa back in March 2012. Anneke van Giersbergen is a KICK*ASSS*METAL Hall of Fame member debut album is the induction date. And is the ONLY GOTHIC METAL VOCALIST TO BE ON the top 100 Traditional Heavy Metal Albums of all-time, as well as top 100 GOTHIC METAL ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME — todays news date is December 1st 2016, and while there are a lot of strong contenders for the 2017 Debut album of the Year. We for sure will be going over this album @ 120 Decibels and if the VUUR Debut album is all killer and no filler. We will let our readers KNOW KICK*ASS*METAL is a avant-garde and Death Metal age publication, that loves the GOLDEN AGE OF HEAVY METAL October 1981 — October 1986.

 

For World-Class Vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen has been the GOLD STANDARD here since 1995…stay tuned and see if One of the Greatest World-Class Vocalist will again unleash on Planet Metal another TIMELESS MASTERPIECE !!!!!

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THE TOP 100 KICK*ASS*METAL TRADTIONAL METAL ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME … ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN IS ON 2 OF THEM….AMAZING achievement in its own right…!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abattoir- Vicious Attack
Accept- Restless and Wild
Acid- Acid
ACID * MANIAC
Agent Steel- Skeptics Apocalypse
Agent Steel * Mad Locust Rising
Anacrusis- Screams and Whispers.
ANGEL DUST- INTO THE DARK PAST
Angel Witch * Angel Witch
ANNIHILATOR * ALICE IN HELL
Annihilator * Never, Neverland
ANTHRAX- FISTFUL OF METAL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Anthrax * ARMED AND DANGEROUS * MEGAFORCE RECRODS
Anthrax * Spreading the Disease … features songs written by Neil Turbin…
Anvil- Metal on Metal
ANVIL- FORGED IN FIRE
Anvil- Live in concert
Anvil-Worth the weight
ANVIL CHORUS * THOUGHT CRIMES
Anvil Chorus * The Killing Sun
Artillery * Fear Of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD
ARTILLERY * By Inheritance
ATHEIST- PIECE OF TIME
ATHEIST- UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE
ATTACKER * BATTLE AT HELM’S DEEP

ATTACKER * THE SECOND COMING

ATTACKER * GIANTS OF CANAAN

ATTACKER * SINS OF THE WORLD

BATHROY * BATHORY
Bathory * The Return…
Bitch * Damnation Alley
Bitch- Be My Slave
Black Sabbath- Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION- THE SANE ASYLUM
Bloodlust – Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH * KILL OR BE KILLED * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
BLITZKRIEG * A TIME OF CHANGES

CACOPHONY- SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
Candlemass-Nightfall
Cage- Astonomy
Cathedral- Supernatural Birth Machine
CELTIC FROST- MORBID TALES
Celtic Frost- Emperors Return
Celtic Frost- To Mega therion
CELTIC FROST- INTO THE PANDEMONIUM
Chastain * Mystery of Illusion
Chastain * Ruler of the Wasteland
Chastain * The 7th of Never
Chastain * The Voice of Cult
Chastain- For those who Dare
CHASTAIN- IN A OUTRAGE
COVEN * WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS…direct influence on MERCYFUL FATE
COVEN13 * Worship New Gods
CIRITH UNGOL * FROST AND FIRE
CIRITH UNGOL * KING OF THE DEAD
Crimson Glory- Crimson Glory
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER * CONVICTED
Culprit- Guilty As Charged
CYNIC * FOCUS

Dark Age- Dark Age 1984 Gnarly Records/ Greenworld
Dark Angel * We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL * DARKNESS DESCENDS
DARK ANGEL * LEAVE SCARS
DEF DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME
DEF DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR
DEATH- SCREAM BLOODY GORE
DEATH * LEPORSY
DEATH- SPIRITUAL HEALING
DEATH- HUMAN
DEATH-INDIVIDUAL THOUGH PATTERNS
DEATH * Symbolic
Death Angel- The Ultra-Violence
DEATH ANGEL- ACT III
Death Strike-Fuckin’ Death
Ded Engine * Ded Engine … aka ” Hot Shot ” in Europe
Ded Engine * Hot Shot
Ded Engine * Hold A Grudge
Deep Switch- Nine inches of God
DESTRUCTION- INFERNAL OVERKILL
Diamond Head * Diamond Head…1980 …aka Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Behold the Beginning
Discharge * Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
Dream Death- Journey Into Mystery
DOCTOR BUTCHER- DOCTOR BUTCHER

EXCITER- HEAVY METAL MANIAC
Exciter- VIOLENCE AND FORCE * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
ECXICER HEAVY METAL MANIAC/ VIOLENCE AND FORCE …1989 CD …ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Exhorder- Slaughter in the Vatican
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE- 1984 ADVANCE CASSETTE
EXODUS- BONDED BY BLOOD
EXODUS- PLEASURES OF THE FLESH
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE @ STUDIO 54 + 1986 demo with Paul Baloff)
EXODUS-ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE)
EXODUS- BONDED BY BALOFF (A.L.I.V::REMASTERED)
Exorcist * Nightmare Theatre
EXUMER * POSSESSED BY FIRE

FATES WARNING * NIGHT ON BROKEN
Fear of God * Within The Veil
FORBIDDEN- FORBIDDEN EVIL
FORBIDDEDN * TWISTED INTO FORM

GRAVE DIGGER * HEAVY METAL BREAKDOWN * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
GRAVE DIGGER * WITCH KILLER * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
THE GREAT KAT- WORSHIP ME OR DIE!
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN ON SPEED
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN SHREDS
Griffin- Flight of the Griffin

Hawaii- One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN * DON’T METAL WITH EVIL * 1984 ADVANCE ALBUM ON CASSETTE WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK
HALLOWEEN- DON’T METAL WITH EVIL
Hell- Hell (1982)…Demos come with 2 disc version of 2011 CD
H-Bomb- Attaque
HEATHEN- BREAKING THE SILENCE
HEATHEN- VICTIMS OF DECEPTION
HEATHEN-RECOVERED
HIRAX- RAGING VIOLENCE
HIRAX * NOT DEAD YET … RAGING VIOLENCE ON CD
HOLOCAUST- THE NIGHTCOMERS

Insanity- Death after Death
IRON MAIDEN- IRON MAIDEN
IRON MAIDEN- KILLERS
Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast

Jaguar- Power Games
JAG PANZER- AMPLE DESTRUCTION
Judas Priest * Killing Machine
Judas Priest * Hellbent for Leather * aka Killing Machine
JUDAS PREIST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST
Judas Priest- British Steel
Judas Priest- Painkiller

Killer * Wall of Sound
Killer- Shock Waves
King Diamond-Fatal Portrait
King Diamond- Abigail
King Diamond- Them
Kreator- Endless Pain
Kreator – Pleasure to Kill

Liege Lord- Master Control

Macbre- Gloom
Malediction- Condamnes
Manowar * Battle Hymns
MANOWAR- INTO GLORY RIDE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENGLAND
Massacre- From Beyond
MASTER- MASTER
MASTER- 1985 ALBUM UNRELEASED
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL …aka 1983 Medieval Cassette album
Medieval- ALL KNOBS TO THE RIGHT
MEDIEVAL * MEDIEVAL …aka Reign of Terror 1986 EP
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL KILLS
MEGADETH- RUST IN PEACE
MERCYFUL FATE- 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE- MELISSA
MERCYFUL FATE- DON’T BREAK THE OATH
MERCYFUL FATE- CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS
MERCYFUL FATE- THE BEGINNING
MERCYFUL FATE- RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE
MERCYFUL FATE- INTO THE SHADOWS
METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH * 1984 Ground Zero with extra track BIG GUNS
METAL CHRCH * METAL CHURCH * 1986 CD of the 1984 LP
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER version w/ 16 minute Ron McGovney interview
METALLICA- NIGHT OF THE RIVETTHEADS …aka No life til leather wit Power metal bonus tracks tacked on the end
METALLICA- KILL EM ALL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- RIDE THE LIGHTNING * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- Creeping Death/ Jump in the Fire CD
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Morbid Angel- ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION
MORBID ANGEL- ALTARS OF MADNESS
MORBID ANGEL BLESSED ARE THE SICK
MORBID ANGEL * COVENANT
MORDBID ANGEL * DOMINATION
MORBID ANGEL* ENTANGLED IN CHAOS
Motorhead- Ace of Spades
MOTORHEAD- NO SLEEP TIL HAMMERSMITH
Motorhead * Iron Fist
Motorhead * Another Perfect Day
Motorhead * No Remorse
Motorhead * Orgasmatron

Nasty Savage- Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVAGE- INDULGENCE
NERVOSA * TIME OF DEATH
NERVOSA * VICTIM OF YOURSELF
Nightmare * Astral Deliverance
NME * UNHOLY DEATH

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT
OBITUARY * Cause of Death
Obilevon * From this Day Forward
Obliveon * Nemesis
ONSLAUGHT- THE FORCE
Onslaught * Power From Hell * 1987 Combat Records Version
Original Sin * Sin Will Find You Out
OVERKILL- FEEL THE FIRE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
OZ- Fire in the Brain
OZ – III Warning
Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a Madman

Pagan Altar * 1982 Demo Cassette
Pagan Altar- Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR * Judgment of the Dead …* aka Voulume 1
PILE DRIVER- METAL INQUISITION
PILE DRIVER * STAY UGLY
Pentagram- Pentagram
Pentagram- Day of Reckoning
Pentagram * Relentless 1985 debut Retitled
Pentagram- Be forewarned
POSSESSED- SEVEN CHURCHES

Raven * Rock Until You Drop
RAVEN * Wiped Out
RAVEN- ALL FOR ONE * MEFGAFORCE RECORDS
RAVEN * LIVE AT THE INFERNO * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
RAZOR- EXECUTIONERS SONG
RAZOR- EVIL INVADERS
REPULSION * SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT
REPULSION – HORRIFIED
Riot- Fire Down Under
Riot- Thunder Steel
Riot- Privilege of Power
RUSH * A FARWELL TO KINGS
RUSH * PEMANENT WAVES
RUSH- MOVING PICTURES
RUSH * EXIT…STAGE LEFT
RUSH- SIGNALS
RUSH- GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
RUSH- POWER WINDOWS
RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE
RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS
RUSH * PRESTO
RUSH * CHRONICLES
RUSH * TEST FOR ECHO
RUSH * DIFFERENT STAGES–LIVE

SABBAT- HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * ENVENOM
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * EVOKE
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * DISEMBODY
SATAN * INTO THE FIRE * 1982 CASSETTE DEMO
SATAN- COURT IN THE ACT
SAVATAGE * Sirens
SAVATAGE * The Dungeons are Calling
Scorpions- Taken By Force
SACRIFICE- Torment in Fire
SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMINATION
SACRIFICE * SOLIDERS OF MISFORTUNE
SACRIFICE * APOCALYPSE INSIDE
SEPULTURA- BENEATH THE REMAINS
Skullview- Kings of the Universe
Sindrome- Sindrome (2 demos on CD)
SLAUGHTER- STRAPPADO
SLAUTER XSTROYES * WINTERKILL
SLAUTER XSTROYES * FREE THE BEAST
SLAYER- SHOW NO MERCY
SLAYER- HAUNTING THE CHAPEL
SLAYER- LIVE UNDEAD
SLAYER- HELL AWAITS
Slayer- Reign in Blood
SODOM * IN THE SIGN OF EVIL
SODOM * OBSESSED BY CRUELTY
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH * SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
SUICDIAL TENDENCIES * SUICIDAL TENDENCES
SYRIS * Unseen Forces

Tank- Filth Hounds of Hades
Tank- Power of the Hunter
TANK- THIS MEANS WAR
TERRORIZER-WORLD DOWNFALL
Testament- The Legacy

THE GATHERING * MANDYLION
THE GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS

The Rods* Wild Dogs
THRUST * Fist Held High
TROUBLE * LIVE 1983 CASSETTE ON METAL ENTERPRISES
TROUBLE- PSALMS 9
TROUBLE * THE SKULL
TYGERS OF PAN TANG- WILD CAT
Tygers of Pan Tang- Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER–UNDER THE BLADE.

UFO- The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
Unseen Terror- Human Error

Vainglory * Vainglory
Venom- Welcome to Hell
Venom- Black Metal
Venom * At War with Satan
VICIOUS RUMORS * Soldiers of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS * Digital Dictator
VIO-LENCE * ETERNAL NIGHTMARE
Voi Vod- War and Pain
Voi Vod- RRRROOOOAAAARRR

Wargasm- Why Play Around ?
Warfare * Pure Filth
WARFARE-METAL ANARCHY
Warfare * Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
Warlock * Burning The Witches
Warlock * Hellbound
Warlock * True As Steel
Warlord-Deliver Us
Warlord * And The Cannons Of Desturuction Have Begun
Warlord * Thy Kingdom Come * 1st EP and LP on CD
Warhead * Speedy Way
WARHEAD- THE DAY AFTER
Warning- Aftermath
WATCHTOWER- ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY
Wildestarr * Arrival
WITCHCROSS- FIT FOR FIGHT
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- DEATH PENALTY
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- FRIENDS OF HELL
Witchkiller- Day of the Saxon
Zoser Mez- Vizer of Wasteland

 

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