Remco van der Veen

Instrument: Keyboards

Day of Birth: 5 April

Favourite bands: Avantasia, Borknagar, Camel, Coldplay, De Staat, Deathstars, dEUS, Dimmu Borgir, Earth & Fire, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Kayak, Killing Joke, Kiuas, KMFDM, Linkin Park, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Neurotech, Nightwish, Queen, Queensrÿche, Scorpions, Sonata Arctica, Static-X, Supertramp, Twilight Force, Wintersun

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

Favourite Armed Cloud song: Wasted?

Gear: Roland Juno-Di, Arturia Keylab 61 Essential, Arturia MicroBrute

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!