Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen will forever be known as the vocalist for melancholic metallers The Gathering, but since striking out on her own in 2007, she has solidified a solo career and recorded and performed multiple times with Canadian metal genius Devin Townsend, among others. To present her progressive metal side, Anneke formed VUUR, a new band that features some of the best heavy metal players in the Netherlands. VUUR will release their full-length debut ‘In This Moment We Are Free - Cities’ on October 20th via InsideOut Music. From there the band will hit the road and focus on new material, as well as the heavier side of Anneke's previous outings.
The album was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Other co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR’s guitar players.
* Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) - 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