Remco van der Veen

Instrument: Keyboards

Day of Birth: 5 April

Other bands: (n/a)

Favourite bands: Avantasia, Camel, Coldplay, De Staat, Deathstars, Delain, dEUS, Earth & Fire, Freedom Call, Gloryhammer, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Kayak, Killing Joke, Kiuas, KMFDM, Linkin Park, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Masterplan, Neurotech, Nightwish, Queen, Queensrÿche, Scorpions, Sonata Arctica, Supertramp, The Kovenant, Twilight Force, Wintersun

Favourite keyboardists: Manfred Mann, Ton Scherpenzeel, Peter Bardens, Henrik Klingenberg, Jordan Rudess, Janne Wirman

Favourite Armed Cloud song: Wasted?

Gear: Roland Juno-Di, Roland AX-Synth, Alto Pro Zephyr ZMX52

Favourite films: Star Wars Episodes  I through VI, The Dark Knight Trilogy

Favourite books: Gulliver’s Travels (by Jonathan Swift), Darth Plagueis (by James Luceno), The Rover (by Aphra Behn), Songs of Innocence and of Experience (by William Blake)

Desert island albums:

  • Ayreon – Into the Electric Castle (1998)
  • Kayak – Cleopatra – The Crown of Isis (2014)
  • Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns (2010)
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975)
  • Queen – Queen II (1974)
  • Sonata Arctica - The Days of Grays (2009)
  • Wintersun – Wintersun (2004)

Motto: Bang your head or die!