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Danny Boonstra - Vocals & Keyboards

Date of birth

28-07-1983

Equipment
  • Sennheiser EW145G2
  • Roland RS-70
  • Shure SE215 In-Ears
Playing since

1996

Previous bands
  • Anorexia (1996 - 1998)
  • Equation (2000 - 2005)
  • Letsel (2001 - 2002)
Other bands

Dimaeon

Favourite musicians
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Chuck Schuldiner
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Russell Allen
  • Bjorn Speed
Favourite bands
  • Dark Tranquillity
  • Symphony X
  • Death
  • Darkane
  • Kreator
  • Soilwork
Favourite albums
  • Dark Tranquillity - All albums
  • Darkane - The Sinister Supremacy
  • Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait
  • In Flames - The Jester Race
  • Symphony X - V
Thanklist

My lovely wife and son, my family, all bandmembers(past and present), The Dimaeon-guys, everyone who has supported Disintegrate so far! You rule!

Quote

What do we want? Time travel! When do we want it? Irrelevant!

Jos Hindriks - Guitars

Date of birth

30-06-1977

Equipment
  • LTD MH-1000
  • Ibanez RG 320
  • Boss GT8
  • Hughes & Kettner Switchblade
Playing since

1993

Previous bands
  • Defiance
  • The Conjuring
Other bands

None

Favourite musicians
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Chuck Schuldiner
  • John Petrucci
  • Per Nilson
  • Guthrie Govan
Favourite bands
  • Kreator
  • Death
  • Bal Sagoth
  • Symphony X
  • Dream Theater
  • Darkane
  • Scar Symmetry
  • Soilwork
Favourite albums
  • Death - Symbolic
  • Creepmime - Chiaroscuro
  • Symphony X - V, The New Mythology Suite
  • Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
Thanklist

My family; the band members, past and present. Friends and family; you know who you are!

Quote

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

 

"You are likely to be eaten by a grue."

Sander Stegeman - Guitars

Date of birth

30-11-1982

Equipment
  • Custom built 7string Eclipse
  • Ibanez RG1527
  • Ibanez RG7420
  • ENGL Special Edition EL34
  • ENGL E412SS V60 cabinet
  • Digitech GSP1101 Effects processor
  • Roland FC300 footcontroller
  • Korg DRT2000 racktuner
  • Line6 Relay G50 digital wireless system
  • Sennheiser EW300IEMG2 in-ear monitor
  • Shure SE215 & Earmo in-ears
Playing since

2001

Previous bands
  • Sephyros
  • Equation
  • Rivinion
  • Posthuman
  • Edge of Anger
Other bands
Favourite musicians
  • Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter)
  • Jorn Lande (Masterplan)
  • Michael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
  • Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry, Solution .45)
  • Martin Buus (Mercenary)
  • Mike Terrana (Rage, Masterplan)
Favourite bands
  • Demon Hunter
  • Scar Symmetry
  • Mercenary
  • Riverside
  • Opeth
  • Becoming The Archetype
  • Soilwork 
Favourite albums
  • Mercenary - Metamorphosis
  • Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
  • Demon Hunter - Storm The Gates Of Hell
  • Becoming The Archetype - Dichotomy
  • Soilwork - Figure No. 5 / Stabbing The Drama
Thanklist

All my friends, family, current and former bandmembers and people who helped me get to where I am today :) And last but not least; All our fans!

Quote

"A little bit of pain never hurt anybody" - Soap (Lock, Stock and the two smoking barrels)

Leo van Leijen - Bass

Date of birth

04-07-1975

Equipment
  • Ibanez Soundgear SR505
  • Cort Artisan A4
  • Samick Tabu Greg Bennett Design Bass
  • Behringer V-Amp Pro Bass + FCB1010
  • T-Bone Wireles In-Ear Monitor System
  • Sure SE215 In-ears
  • Stageclix Wireless System
  • Morley PWOV Power Wah Volume
  • Laphroaig 15 yr. single malt Scotch whisky 
Playing since

1991

Previous bands
  • Defiance - bass & vocals
  • The Conjuring - bass & vocals
  • James Blast - bass
  • Leapers Path - bass
Other bands
  • Art of Pain - bass & backing vocals

 

Favourite musicians
Geddy Lee / Geezer Butler / Steve DiGiorgio / Alex Webster / Martin Mendez / Cliff Burton / Lemmy / John Myung

 

Favourite bands
  • Metallica
  • Slayer
  • Volbeat
  • Ghost
  • Scar Symmetry
  • Darkane
  • Dark Tranquility
  • Kreator
  • Pantera
  • Death
Favourite albums

Too many great albums, so here's my current 
playlist: 

  • Ghost - Infestissumam
  • Volbeat - Outlaw gentlemen & Shady ladies
  • Darkane - The Sinister Supremacy
  • Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear
  • Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
Thanklist

All my friends, family, my loving girlfriend, my cats, all bandmembers (past & present) and off course all the Disintefans.

Also a special thanks to the Doctor...

Quote

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... timey wimey... stuff."

- The Doctor -

Joran Dijkstra - Drums

Date of birth

17-10-1988

Equipment

Drums:

Tama Starclassic Performer (Dark Cherry Fade)

  • 10” & 12” Toms
  • 14” & 16” Floortoms
  • 22” Bassdrum
  • 14x5,5” Tama Starclassic Performer Snare
  • 14x6,5” Tama Rockstar DX Snare
  • 10x5,5” Tama Side Snare

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian Z3: 14” Hihat, 16” & 18” Rockcrash, 18” China
  • Zildjian Z Custom: 12" Splash & 21” Mega Bell Ride
  • Zildjian Sound Effects: 6” Zil-Bel, 8” EFX #1 Splash
  • Zildjian Impulse: 14" Power Hihat & 18” China Boy
  • Zildjian K Custom: 20” Dark Ride

Hardware:

  • Tama Speed Cobra dubble bass pedals
  • Tama Speed Cobra hihat stand
  • Pearl DR501C + DR501CE + DR501E Drumrack
  • Pearl & Tama Boomstands

Percussion:

  • Afro: Cowbell

 

Playing since

1997

Previous bands
  • Big Band
  • Soul Combo
  • Dani's Collective
  • Bon Vivant
  • No More Compassion
  • Patches
Other bands
Favourite musicians
  • Nicko McBrain 
  • Chris Adler 
  • Jurgen "Ventor" Reil
  • Dave Lombardo
  • Peter Wildoer
  • Dirk Verbeuren
Favourite bands
  • Iron Maiden
  • Lamb of God
  • And a shit load of Thrash Metal!
Favourite albums

Here are a few:

  • Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time, Rock in Rio
  • Kreator - Violent Revolution, Live Kreation
  • Lamb of God - Wrath, Killadelphia
  • Metallica - Ride the Lightning, ...And Justice for All & Master of Puppets
  • Slayer - Reign in Blood, South of Heaven
  • Steel Panther - Feel the Steel, Balls Out
Thanklist

Specially my parents and family, for always supporting me and my carreer! The other bandmembers, we always have a great time! Baukje and Riana. My friends, Irma van Mourik & Bert Heerink, Tamme "Big Bad Wolf" Oosterhof, Adriaan Groffen for getting me into this shit! :D And of course all our fans, you guys are the best! Keep that wall of death coming! :D

Quote

"Show must go on!" - Queen