"You Will Know Me By The Scars I Bare"
Welcome on my VF.
My VF is filled with information about me, bands and other music stuff (Although it's quite outdated).
I really hope it's not to boring and would be honoured
if someone would read the entire page. Enjoy...
If you have any questions, or want to get to know me more
feel free to contact me :) I will almost always reply ..
x x x Name: Alexander or Alex / A / Alexis / Alexi for short x Car: Fiat Barchetta roadster (yellow),
Renault Megane Convertible (blue)
Age: 26 years old x Eyes: Blue Length: 185 cm, ~6.1 ft. x Hair: Long Curly Dirty Blond Pierced: Tongue x Tattoos: "No More" (chest), Giger Guitar Biomechanical (arm) Country: Holland x Place of Residence: Zaandam, town above Amsterdam Siblings: brother (24) and sister (20) x Pets: A flemish giant, 2 bunnies, landturtle, 6 mice, 10 python regius, 3 rat snakes, a carpetpython and a couple of tropical fish Study: I have a degree in building engineering and I am currently employed as such as well as an architectural designer and accountant x But degrees and jobs don't matter because I WILL become a ROCKSTAR MUSIC! x Bands: Violent Demise, Abyss
I think I am difficult to describe. I could say you just need to get to know me, but I can be a very difficult person to get to know.
At first I'm extremely shy and only slowly open up, but once I feel comfortable I love to talk and listen. But I will never start a conversation myself. I get told way too often that I am "too nice". Which I sometimes take as a compliment, although I guess it gets me hurt a lot :S too much :( (and yeah, I could be a great emo :P)"
I consider myself smart and I like intelligent conversations, I am naive, jealous as hell and very loving at the same time.
I don't need a lot of sleep and I can never sleep late even if I want to :S (which does annoy me :S) I spend way too much time on-line.
As you will read on the rest of my VF; I love music, I have been playing guitar for 10 years now and also try to play a lot of other stuff (piano/keys, recorder, violin, ba?lama, bass, drums, percussion etc.) as well as attempting vocals, grunts, screams.
Likes and Dislikes:
Likes x Dislikes x x x Kisses, Embracing, Sex/Making Love, Romance, Vampires, Blood x Brushing my hair, it takes about 15 minutes every morning. my Guitars and other Instruments, my Band, Writing lyrics and music, Guitar solo's, Music: Black Metal, Symphonic Metal, Neo Classical and the so called "Gothic-Metal". x Breaking up, Breezahs, Gangsta-Rap, Cheating, Losing at games, my Pets/Animals, Drawing, Architecture, Luis Royo, Watching movies and I like to read; mostly the novels of Anne Rice. x Drinks: Coebergh, Vodka, Amaretto, Malibu, Safari, Cocktails, Canei, Fanta, Blood :P x Beer, Champignons, Piccles, cold cheese; no cheese on bread or whatever I only eat it warm on pasta, tosti or cheeseburgers etc. Food: Pizza, Spaghetti, Pancakes, Shoarma, Salmon. x
Guitars x Other Instruments x x x A white SCHECTER HELLRAISER C-1 FR with active EMG's that can be split into single coils, and a original Floyd Rose x A Roland Ep-7 electric piano. A metallic CORT EVL-K6 with active EMG 81/85 pick-ups x A metallic CORT EVL-Z4B Bass from the same serie as my other CORT guitar. A black BC RICH NJ Serie JR-V with a Floyd Rose Speedloader with Arch Enemy signatures x A Paganini Violin A black IBANEZ RG 270 DX with Cradle of Filth signatures. Unfortunately, some have faded away due to playing :'( ...Only Dani, Paul, James and Sarah's signatures are still intact :'( x A Fame DD506 Electric Drumkit with Twin Pedal A white SCHECTER C-7 FR seven string with active Duncan Designed pick-ups. x A traditional handmade Turkish Ba?lama (Saz) A black EPIPHONE Special II Les Paul with Opeth Signatures. I've changed all the standard chrome hardware for black. x An Egyptian Djembe, some Maracas from Cuba, Tin Whistles, etc. I have a white CUSTOM Telecaster (20 years old) with Nightwish signatures. I've changed all the standard chrome hardware for gold. x A black WASHBURN CS-780 the same model used by Emppu on the first 4 Nightwish albums x A see through black ESP LTD EC-1000FR Les Paul with active EMG's and a Floyd Rose x A blue PHOENIX western guitar which I made Semi-Acoustic. x A red DRAGONFLY classical guitar. x I build my own custom strat :) x
Music is my passion and I would like it very much to
tour with my band and earn a living with it. Seeing the
world and playing my music for sold out crowds and
seeing the crowd go wild and singing along with the lyrics
or playing air guitar at one of the solo's in the songs
or hearing bands playing covers of my songs.
That would be such an honor.
The band's line up:
- Detlef (Necrothroat of death)
- Hans (Palm mute terror)
- Alexander (Insane fretwizard)
- Steven (Berserker Wardrums)
- Vincent (Agonizing subs)
In February 2007 Jesper, the drummer of my then band Sanctuary (Symphonic-Metal),
asked me to join a new band which he started with some mates from his study.
I was asked to play lead-guitar and do backing-vocals in the pure fuckin' metalband
which later was named Violent Demise.
We released two albums. Our EP "A New Dawn of Violence" and our Full-length "There's No Kill Like OverKill"
Check them out!
They can be ordered through our site VIOLENT DEMISE.COM as well as a lot of other awesome merchandise.
To see what we're all about check our music video's for our songs: Infected, Angels, Hate Nation and Lies:
Or go to our myspace: Violent Demise Music
This is about my own project. I had quite a lot of
riffs/ideas for bands and side-projects over the years,
and some weren't suitable for the bands I was in at the time.
So I thought it might be nice to write my own songs
and try to master all the instruments and the mixing and whatnot.
You can find some of those songs, videos and recordings on my myspace
or on my YouTube account
Running around while playing (Wireless).
Playing solo's with the guitar positioned in my neck (see pictures).
Ventilator blowing my hair :P
Triple solo's with Hans and Daan :D
and off course; Headbanging :D
My Favourite Guitar Players (Idols) are:
Yngwie Malmsteen, Lori Linstruth,
Herman Li, Luca Turilli, Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen,
John Petrucci, Chris Broderick, Mikael �kerfeldt,
Jeff Loomis, Michael Angelo Batio,
Mark Jansen, Michael Romeo
Austrian Death Machine
Children of Bodom
Cradle of Filth
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Five Finger Death Punch
In This Moment
Jeff Loomis (solo)
Michael Angelo Batio
Old Man's Child
Stream of Passion
Concerts I will be giving:
- July 20th - 't Makerijtje - Zaandam
- Currently working on solo album "Mourna-Destin"
- Currently working on the new Violent Demise album
- Currently promoting the new Violent Demise album "There's No Kill Like OverKill"
- Currently looking for a record company for Violent Demise
Concerts I've been to:
A New Dawn
After Forever **
All Lies End
All That Remains
Amon Amarth **
Arch Enemy ****
August Burns Red
Black Label Society **
Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne
Black Stone Cherry
Bullet for my Valentine **
Children of Bodom **
Corrosion of Conformity
Cradle of Filth
Dimmu Borgir **
DJ Paul Elstak
Dune (BR> Eluveitie
Guns 'N Roses
Heaven & Hell, DIO!!
Jon Oliva's Pain
Lacuna Coil **
Legion of the Damned
Marilyn Manson **
Mental Theo & Charly Lownoise
Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath
Peter Pan Speedrock
Reason to Kill
Sonata Arctica ***
Stream of Passion ****
The Australian Nirvana
The Script(don't ask)
Visions of Atlantis **
(Metal Female Voice Fest 2010)
(We Love the 90's 2012)
"You Will Know Me By The Scars I Bare"