Biografie (van Spartan Website)
Originating from the Netherlands Spartan are the perfect example of a band which combines Power Metal and Death Metal! Their lyrics are inspired by tales of ancient Greek mythology and are themed around heroic battles, gods and demi-gods in a glorious ode to the past. The energetic elements of power metal perfectly blend with harsh vocals riling up the audience for the well anticipated solos which are played with excellent technical musicianship by two very accomplished guitar players.
The band consists of Jeffrey Rademakers on vocals, Pieter Vink and Nick van Beusekom on guitar, Mike van Bekkum on bass and Frank Bos on drums. Following the release of their first EP ‘For Glory’ in 2009, they embarked on a tour across Holland. The success of the album speaks for itself as Spartan performed throughout Europe between 2009-2013. Most notably they have shared the stage with the likes of Marduk, Septic Flesh, Moonspell, Negura Bunget and Greek legends Rotting Christ.
Late 2013 found Spartan joining Agentur – EAM. Soon after they signed their first endorsement deal with Dutch guitar manufacturer ‘Serpent King Guitars’ before releasing their latest album ‘The Fall of Olympus’ through Into The Limelight Records.
The album is a demonstration of Spartans versatility and unique style as it balances Melo-Death with heavier sounding elements of Melodic Power Metal. The album includes skyrocketing choruses in tracks like ‘Breaking the Chains of Olympus’ introduced with striking lead intervals and powerful upbeat melodies found in tracks such as ‘Elysium’. It is not surprising that they have been compared to bands such as: Amon Amarth, Symphony X, Kamelot, Iced Earth and In Flames.
Spartan will march in Phalanx formation throughout Europe this year. It is their pledge to conquer the hearts and souls of every true metalhead out there.
For glory they fight in their quest to besiege every country in the world.
They are ready to take the stage and by the Gods they shall!