- Ben van Gastel
- Prog- / Post Rock
No fear for the future
Founded in 2010 by guitarist and songwriter Ben van Gastel, Sylvium distinguishes itself with a distinctive sound wherein progressive rock, postrock and ambient elements are fused together into a unique whole.
This sound was first revealed in 2012 with the EP "Purified". Because of the many positive reactions and a growing fanbase, Sylvium evolved into a full live band in 2013.
In the summer of that year, the first full length album titled "Waiting for the Noise" was recorded. The album was again received with positive reactions and Sylvium became a mainstay in the Dutch prog scene. After several live shows, the band returned to writing it's next album at the end of 2014 titled "Waiting for the Noise".
LINE UP 2015
"Ben van Gastel : Guitars
Richard de Geest: Vocals, Guitar
Antal Nusselder: Synths and Samples
Rich Huybens: Bass and bass pedals
Fred den Hartog: Drums"
On this concept album, the characteristic Sylvium sound was further developed. New boundaries were sought out and strong, emotional songs developed. On the album, heavy rock is interspersed with atmospheric ambient, sensitive piano parts and the distinctive vocals. This makes the album into a unique whole, that translates well into a live environment.
In the summer of 2015, Gijs decided to leave Sylvium. However, a fantastic new bass player was found in Rich(ard) Huybens. He will be completing the lineup for Sylvium and playing at our Fall festival gigs.
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