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Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen

Dutch musician
Mark Jansen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Dutch musician
Is Musician Guitarist Singer Composer Psychologist
From Netherlands
Type Healthcare Music
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1978, Reuver, Netherlands
Age 41 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Genre:
Symphonic metal
Instruments:
Guitar
Voice
The details

Biography

Mark Jansen (born 15 December 1978 in Reuver, Netherlands) is a Dutch guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. A prominent figure in the symphonic metal subgenre, he is known for his work with the bands After Forever (1995–2002), Epica (2002–present), and MaYaN (2010–present).

Career

After Forever (1995–2002)

As guitarist, Jansen founded After Forever with Sander Gommans, and was one of the main songwriters since their debut album Prison of Desire. He left After Forever in 2002, and after his departure, the band took a new musical direction.

Epica (2002–present)

Jansen started a new symphonic metal band called Sahara Dust, which was later renamed Epica. His girlfriend at the time, Simone Simons, joined the band in 2003. In both After Forever and Epica, he has performed growled vocals, complementing the vocals of, respectively, Floor Jansen (no relation) and Simone Simons.

MaYaN (2010–present)

In 2010, Jansen announced that he and former After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen have formed another band called MaYaN. Unlike his other bands, Jansen sings but does not play guitar. The band released their debut album Quarterpast in spring 2011.

United Metal Minds (2018–present)

Recently, Jansen has launched the international musical project United Metal Minds.

Private life

Jansen has a master's degree in psychology. His girlfriend is Laura Macrì. In the past, he had a relationship with Simone Simons.

Discography

After Forever

Albums

  • Prison of Desire (2000)
  • Decipher (2001)

Singles

  • "Follow in the Cry" (2000)
  • "Emphasis/Who Wants to Live Forever" (2002)
  • "Monolith of Doubt" (2002)

Epica

Albums

  • The Phantom Agony (2003)
  • Consign to Oblivion (2005)
  • The Divine Conspiracy (2007)
  • Design Your Universe (2009)
  • Requiem for the Indifferent (2012)
  • The Quantum Enigma (2014)
  • The Holographic Principle (2016)

Singles

  • "The Phantom Agony" (2003)
  • "Feint" (2004)
  • "Cry for the Moon" (2004)
  • "Solitary Ground" (2005)
  • "Quietus (Silent Reverie)" (2005)
  • "Never Enough" (2007)
  • "Chasing the Dragon" (2008)
  • "Unleashed" (2009)
  • "Martyr of the Free Word" (2009)
  • "This is the Time" (2010)
  • "Storm the Sorrow" (2012)
  • "Forevermore" (2012)
  • "Essence of Silence" (2014)
  • "Unchain Utopia" (2014)
  • ”Universal Death Squad” (2016)
  • ”Edge of the Blade” (2016)

DVDs

  • We Will Take You with Us (2004)
  • Retrospect (2013)

Other releases

  • Cry for the Moon (demo, 2002)
  • The Score – An Epic Journey (2005)
  • The Road to Paradiso (book and compilation, 2006)
  • The Classical Conspiracy (live, 2009)

MaYan

Studio albums

  • Quarterpast (2011)
  • Antagonise (2014)
  • Dhyana (2018)

Guest appearances

  • Adyta – "The Cognition Concept" in Katarsis (EP) (2011)
  • Diabulus in Musica – "Blazing a Trail" in The Wanderer (2012)
  • ReVamp – "Misery's No Crime" in Wild Card (2013)
  • AGES – "Heinous Nemesis" (2014)
  • Countermove: The Power of Love (2014) Charity single for The Red Cross, originally by Frankie Goes to Hollywood – vocals
  • Carthagods – "a last sigh" in Carthagods (2015)
  • 3rd Machine – "Ultimate Intelligence" in Quantified Self (2016)
  • AKHETH - "The Asylum" (2017)
  • Dream Ocean - "Never Enough" in Lost Love Symphony (2018)
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http://mayanofficial.com/index.php/band-info/mayan-biography
https://unitedmetalminds.com/
https://www.facebook.com/markepica
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=45360
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd/laura-macri-terra.html
http://www.epica.nl/?page=band&show=members&sub=2
http://www.metal-ways.com/115/8/interview-epica-interview-metal-female-voices-wieze.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSEn39OVg4g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he-UEgZIbI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7z1YV9vwac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj5zI5Oredg
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