Guest Artists

 

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Tomas Ahlroos

Vocals

The Suicidal Immortal

Finland

Tomas became interested in music in 1994, when he started learning to play bass by playing along with recordings of his favorite bands, which included Metallica, Sepultura, Amorphis, Stratovarius. A few years later, he also began singing and playing guitar. 

Tomas also became interested in writing music. He says, "I guess I attempted to make music the first time when I was about 13-14, I failed. Then a few years back, when I heard Ayreon, I realized I really, really want to make music. I have never had any formal training, end of story."

He began his current project, Son of the Sun, in 2004 and has recently posted new music on the project's myspace site. In fall 2008, Tomas auditioned for the lead male role in Legend's Ghost's The Suicidal Immortal and landed the part after sending Cherelle a recording of his cover of Ayreon's "Dreamtime."


Siddhartha Barnhoorn

Guitars 
The Suicidal Immortal
Netherlands

Award Nominated composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn has worked on film projects since 2004. In that same year he started his study Composition for the Media, at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Art, Media & Design in Hilversum. In August 2008 Sid graduated as Master of Arts in Composition in Context. In the last 5 years he has scored over 50 films not to mention documentaries, trailers, commercials, concert pieces and album work.

Sid is a multi-instrumentalist with his main instrument being the guitar. Aside from guitar he also plays a variety of ethnic instruments like shakuhachi, duduk, bouzouki, sanshin, just to name a few. He has always been inspired by various music from rock/metal, bands like Pink Floyd, Camel, Blind Guardian, Planet X and more, to electronica / ambient, like Tangerine Dream, Steve Roach, ZIA and many more, to ethnic music from Japan, China, South America, Armenia and more, to film music, with a couple of favourite composers being Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Toru Takemitsu, Joe Hisaishi and many more, and the work of many concert composers like Dimitri Shostokovich, Richard Wagner, György Ligeti, Einojuhani Rautavaara and more.

He is an ambitious composer aimed to compose high quality, well crafted, unique and the best scores for each project.

Oganalp Canatan

Vocals

Gatekeepers

Turkey

 

Oganalp Canatan, born in 1982, is one of the two lead singers of the symphonic progressive metal band, Dreamtone, and Iris Mavraki's Neverland, besides his career as a composer. He had been featured on many releases with the bands Dreamtone, as well as Neverland, as well as his soundtrack works for computer games. Throughout his career, Oganalp has had the chance to work with and compose for famous names like Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Jon Oliva (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra, JOP), Tom Englund (Evergrey), Mike Baker & Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery), Urban breed (Tad Morose, Bloodbound), Edu Falaschi (Angra) and more.

 

Daniela Cevallos

Piano

Gatekeepers

Ecuador

 Daniela (born March 7, 1981) is a self-taught keyboardist who started to play at the age of 12, but her love for music was already present when she was involved in ballet classes when she was 4. Her first instrument was the recorder, played just by ear at school. After she turned 20 Daniela also learned to play the guitar, bass and drums. She has shared the stage with a few Metal bands from Ecuador and nowadays she's writing and recording music for her solo project. She has a degree in Art and when she is not playing or painting, she is taking care of her multiple cats and dogs.

Jillian Comrie

Piano, Vocals

Gatekeepers

USA

Jillian Comrie received her certification in Music Education from Western Washington University in 2007. After teaching at the 4/4 Music School in Seattle for two years, she travelled to Ecuador to fulfill her dream of teaching music to at-risk youth in Latin America. Since coming to Ecuador, she has taught at the Allegro Institute, the Franz Liszt Conservatory, the For His Children and Pan de Vida foundations, the Alliance Academy International, and the British School Quito. Her passion is choral direction and she has directed numerous choirs in Quito, including the Coro Voz Andes. Her latest choral project is the Coro Gens Nova, which seeks to integrate the performing arts in order to give artistic presentations of real-life stories that deal with important issues in the lives of young adults in Ecuador. Jillian is also a song-writer and enjoys giving solo piano and vocal performances. 

Joris "Sygmoral" Debonnet 

Vocals

Gatekeepers

Belgium

Joris "Sygmoral" Debonnet was born in 1984 in Kortrijk, Belgium. 7 or 8 years later, his parents sent me to music school where he chose the piano. Joris was invited to form a band for the first time in 2000, with two of his brothers. He has played in a few bands with them since them, finally resulting in the band Gwyllion (2003-2009): his biggest musical project to date that has released CDs through a label in Europe, America and Japan. It was his first encounter with backing vocals..

 Joop de Rooij

Keyboard Solo Gatekeepers

Netherlands

Joop de Rooij grew up in a very musical family where nearly everyone played multiple instruments, so it seemed only natural that Joop would also play. Starting at the tender age of 4, he began learning keyboards, drums, singing, and flute. He has been involved in several bands and projects, including Transentience, Elemental Journey, and his current band, Galanor. He has also been seen onstage in at various Ayreon-related functions, such as the 2007 and 2008 Ayreon fanmeets and the 2007 Stream of Passion fanmeet. Besides playing, Joop also shows his skills as a composer in his various projects.


Kristof Elst

Guitars

Gatekeepers

Belgium

 

Photo by Frozen Whisper 

Kristof Elst was born in Seoul in November 1970. He leaves Seoul and headed for Belgium at the age of 18 months.
He picked up the guitar in the 80s,influenced by the styles of that era: Heavy Metal, New Wave, Electro Pop and AOR.

After recording a small demo with Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly, Sukilove, Mitsoobishi Jackson, Nemo, ...), he hung around in the local alternative rock scene, occasionaly playing in bands or composing music. 

In 1999, he moved to the Netherlands. He drummed and played guitar in a few local bands and records a new demo, Sentient Beings, in the early 21st century. The songs recorded were "Detached" and "Infinite Blue Skies."

In 2005, he founded the Gothic Metal band Transentience. They record the demo For Hope is Still There featuring the tracks "For Hope is Still There," "After the Storm" and "Calling out the Gods." In 2007, they recorded a critically acclaimed EP, engineered by Rogier Grosman and produced by Joost van den Broek (Star One, After Forever, …).

The EP was named Paradox and contained the tracks "Falling," "The Inquisition," "Paradox" and "Endgame". The EP received excellent reviews from international magazines and was featured on iTunes and Amazon.com.

December 2008 saw Kristof leaving Transentience to concentrate on his solo project Dragons & Lilies. The music of this project reflects Kristof’s uncompromised view on music: a mix of contemporary Metal and AOR with a dash of Eighties mixed in.

Jake Gillette

Guitars

The Suicidal Immortal, Gatekeepers

USA

Jake started playing guitar at the age of 14. He has played in numerous regional acts including Prog-Nosys a Progressive/Metal cover band which also featured Cheryl Childs on vocals for a time. He is very interested in progressive metal music and some of his favorite acts are in no order: Dream Theater, Circus Maximus, Symphony X, Megadeth, Stratovarius, Greg Howe, Adagio, Angra, Edguy and anything with D.C. Cooper! Playing guitar has been a passion and fun learning experience for him for over 10 years. A quote from Jake about guitar playing: " I love the instrument and writing. There are so many gifted players around the world that I realize how much practice I need to do!" Jake is currently working on a large scale Progressive/Metal concept album, titled Theory of Life, with long-time bandmate Jon Ryan. "This thing will be a culmination of years of work for us." Also a chance to work with some real monsters in the industry."


Daniel Junglas

Vocals

Gatekeepers

Germany

 Photo by Ralf Thee

Being a total greenhorn Daniel started singing in rockbands from age 16 on. However, only in 2004 - and totally by chance - he was offered the post of vocalist at Atrium Noctis. For this, he was supposed to use black metal vocals, which he had never really done before except for fun. It turned out that he was better at shouting than singing, so he recorded an album and played some gigs with the band. After Daniel had quit the band in 2005, he cut down his musical activities to occasional jam sessions and recordings until he joined the Ayreon board. There, he discovered Helge Kautz' "Voxager" project and applied for a guest role. Helge decided to give Daniel the part of the evil spacelord - the Patriarch of Chin. Incidentally, that was the arch enemy of Cherelle's Lizard character Nopileos. Nevertheless, she offered him a part on her album, too. Daniel now lends his rusty, angry vocals to several metal projects.

Helge Kautz

Drum programming Gatekeepers, The Suicidal Immortal

Germany

Born in the heyday of the hippie-age under the sign of Aquarius, Helge started his musical career at a very tender age by meticulously destroying toy guitars. During the early 80's, he discovered his fondness for wave, synthie pop and ambient electronics. In the 90's, he fell for metal of all varieties, and ever since, tries to splice synths with guitars. He is currently working on the space metal project voXager. 

 

LadyLau

Vocals

The Suicidal Immortal

Netherlands


LadyLau is an all-around pianist and singer. She started writing her own songs as a singer-songwriter at the age of 12; and in 2006 she released her first demo “EP1”. Since then, she’s joined several international projects with other musicians, such as Elemental Journey, voXager and Escapedia. Also, she has shared the stage with Marjan Welman, Arjen Lucassen and the band Dial (with Liselotte Hegt and Kristoffer Gildenlow).

This February LadyLau released her first album, “Sense”, which is produced by Jeffrey Revet (Stream of Passion). With this album she showed she has the ability to touch people in all their senses, by her singing and her music.

 Photo by Bruno Moraes

Louise Gracielle

Vocals 

Gatekeepers

Brazil

 

Louise Gracielle was born in 1988 in São João Del Rei (Brazil). At the age of 3, she gave her first steps into the musical world with her two other sisters, Pâmela Emanuelle and Stéphanie Lyanie, influenced by their parents, who were also musicians. As a trio, they performed songs by Beatles, Bee Gees, The Mamas and The Papas, Raul Seixas, Marisa Monte  and many others in the town and surrounding area.
In 1998, her family moved to Juiz de Fora, and the girls continued performing together until 2003, when their schedules didn't match because of studies. In this period, Louise joined the rock band Aknatha, in which she is the lead singer. Aknatha is now recording their first demo at studio and also paying tribute to Pink Floyd.
Last year, Pâmela, Stéphanie and Louise reunited for a few gigs in Juiz de Fora and now they plan to have a band again.   

Pamo

Vocals

Gatekeepers

Chile

 

Pamela Carolina Muñoz Fernández (born October 29, 1984) is a Chilean singer-songwritter & dancer. Born and raised in Santiago Chile, she began discovering music for her 2nd birthday, when she learnt to play her gift, a very small keyboard. At the age of 4 she got into the Karen Conolly’s Ballet Academy, where she spent 3 years learning the basics of ballet and performing at the Municipal Theatre of Santiago. At the same time she was part of the artistic gymnastics team at school for 7 years. At the age of 12 she finally decided to go on to music and discovered she could sing, dedicating the next 17 years to dominating her voice.

In 2011 she got into the world of real life bands, starting to participate with Inxstreme, Chilean tribute band for INXS, as a backup singer. With Vitto Gamero, second guitar and saxophone in the band, she decided to start an original band, known today as The Mace.

Nowadays she’s working with her band and they already released their first EP “To Begin With…” which contains 6 songs, mixing rock, pop & indie shades.

Sergey Proshunin

Bass

The Suicidal Immortal

Russia

 

Sergey Proshunin's musical training began at the age of 6, when his grandmother bought him a piano.  He took lessons for 5 years after that.  At 15, he began teaching himself to play bass guitar, at at age 16, entered a performing arts high school and studied upright bass.  He did not complete his studies there, but has still become very proficient and able on the bass since then.  

Sergey moved to Ecuador in the 1990s, and a few years later, at the age of 40, rediscovered his passion for playing bass after he bought a  bass from a music store.  Since then, he has been self-taught, learning techniques by listening to recordings of other artists.  His main influences are Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, and Stanley Clarke.  He has a unique style which sounds like a mixture of Pastorius, Flea, and his own stylistic additions.

Sergey currently performs with a variety of musicians in Quito, Ecuador.

Andreas Ravnestad

Guitars

Gatekeepers

Norway

Andreas Ravnestad was born in 1982 and lives in Trondheim, Norway. He began his musical career at 11 when he started attending guitar classes at the local community school. At 19, he moved away to study, but continued playing guitar every now and then. His interest in music and guitars was revived when he discovered how to create music on computers. He attended a course in music technology at the Norwegian institute of Science and Technology, and began working on ideas which he later published on the internet. This way he came in contact with Cherelle and caught interest in her Legend's Ghost project.


Reverse Flow

Bass

The Suicidal Immortal

USA

Reverse Flow is an indie-acoustic artist from the Upper Midwest.
The story of Reverse Flow begins in Minnesota, followed by 10 years of living, writing, recording and performing in the city of Fargo, ND. After enduring many cold winters, Reverse Flow's story began a new chapter in Florida.

Surrounded by the sights, sounds, tastes and culture of the south (not to mention the beaches) a new-found inspiration was stirred up and revealed the sounds and sweet vibes of soul. As a bass player in several Florida bands, playing reggae, rock, funk, blues and soul, Reverse Flow has been building his chops and immersing himself in the Florida music scene and collaborating with artists of varying different musical styles and backgrounds.


Anders Thonander

Bass

Gatekeepers

Sweden

Anders got into music early, as a child he could hear his father playing his accordion, which made him want to try out an instrument as well. Anders started out with the violin at 7, then moved on to piano, then later settling for the trombone when he was old enough to join the school marching band.

When Anders became a teen he got more and more into metal, and subsequently started playing guitar. A band was looking for a bass player and they asked Anders. He joined them after trying out on the bass. This band was called Dismal and played a variety of black and death metal covers. The members of Dismal played together until they all finished school, and then the band was disbanded.

Some years later Anders decided to create an online international project called Atlantis. This was the first time he started writing music seriously (He had done it before but on a much smaller scale) and in the autumn of 2005 Anders, Olivier and Stefan, the members of Atlantis, released a demo called Dawn Of Man. These were really exciting times.

Two years later Anders worked as an intern at a recording studio learning a lot about production, thus the album Atlantis was recorded with a lot better production quality. In 2008 Anders found a new concept, mimicking his big inspiration Arjen Lucassen, Anders started to write on a metal opera which is being recorded as we speak.

Anders says, "One day I wish to have a record contract and going on a world tour with my music. But today's events are sure exciting enough..."

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