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Knight Area

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Biografie

Knight Area was founded in 2004 after Gerben Klazinga released the first Knight Area album: The Sun Also Rises. This album was a project of Gerben, who wrote all the music, and many musicians participated in the recordings of the album. The album was a worldwide success and as a consequence Gerben formed a band to play live. A new album was released in 2007 (Under a New Sign) after the band successfully played the European and American stages. The album was a real band effort which got very good reviews worldwide. In September 2009 the third album will be released and a short European festival tour will follow.

Style of Music
Knight Area plays symphonic rock music, also classified as neo-progressive rock.

The music is a variety of styles with very melodic keyboards and guitars and the songs vary from ballads to more rock and metal kind of music.

Members

Gerben Klazinga, Keyboards and main Composer

Gerben raised with a vigorous segment of symphonic rock music. He was to a certain extent influenced by his 10 years older brother Joop, who listened over and over again to bands like Camel, Genesis, Saga, King Crimson and Barclay James Harvest. After he had taken some courses for the recorder, Gerben decided to focus on the classical piano. A particular space in the parental residence was ‘equipped’ as a music room, where soon after you could discover a little organ as well as a drum kit. Therefore, while unloading his juvenile frustrated emotions, he managed to develop into a fairly pleasant drummer.

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  • goatrance-god

    ONE OF THE BEST NEO-PROG METAL BANDS

    3. Mai. 2013 Antworten
  • prognut

    I agree the new album is great and I am now listening to the earlier ones and enjoying them again.

    27. Apr. 2012 Antworten
  • olkikuukkeli

    This new album sounds good!

    12. Mär. 2012 Antworten
  • witm55

    Hey, there's Nine Path missing in the album list!

    1. Feb. 2012 Antworten
  • maxdog16

    thanks last fm , would not have known about this great band without

    16. Jan. 2011 Antworten
  • JonteJH

    gosh they sucked live

    5. Okt. 2010 Antworten
  • thomsonk5951

    Feed your head!

    7. Jun. 2010 Antworten
  • Povuholo

    Finally, a Dutch band I like! :D

    3. Jun. 2010 Antworten
  • kiiabby

    Just found Under a New Sign on my iTunes. I have no clue how I have this or where I got it from, but I'm rather impressed :) I wish more progressive albums randomly appeared on my computer! Hehe :)

    7. Apr. 2010 Antworten
  • tiggernits

    Don't know how they ended up in my library, but i'm really glad they did

    25. Feb. 2010 Antworten
  • Gadukin

    Very good music.

    25. Feb. 2010 Antworten
  • larsbaehren

    A real discovery. Knight Area opened the third and last of ProgPower Europe and surprised with a very nice melodic counter-point with respect to the more aggressive and loud band which made up the bulk of the festival. Definitely one of the bands to keep and eye on.

    13. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • DarkKnight1190

    What do say about "Realm Of Shadows"...simply brilliant 3rd masterpiece. :-))

    4. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • Stormywater

    The new album Realm of Shadows will be played tonight in the Rogues'Gallery from the Dividingline. For more information or to download the show: http://www.thedividingline.com/rg.html

    1. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • innerenergy

    @sbt- fuck off man this band is great !

    13. Sep. 2009 Antworten
  • sbt-

    they suck. also the band name is fucking horrible

    15. Aug. 2009 Antworten
  • AidanHuxford

    Knight Area have been such a find, whether their tracks are twenty-seven seconds long or ten minutes. Great talent, great music and they even smile on the CD sleeve!

    20. Jul. 2009 Antworten
  • gaspode8

    Sylvans new studio album »Force Of Gravity« is available for pre-order at www.sylvan.de (listen to samples at www.myspace.com/sylvanhome). According to their shop »all pre-orders that are paid for in time, will be shipped starting august 1, 2009« (this is almost eight weeks before the official release).

    11. Jul. 2009 Antworten
  • MrJacobSladder

    Great voice and excellent keyboard/guitar balance - LOVE IT!!

    26. Apr. 2009 Antworten
  • Brandaris

    By far the best prog band in The Netherlands, but my opionion is not an objective one...

    14. Feb. 2009 Antworten
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