BIOGRAPHY

‘The majesty of a lordship, the power and velocity of an electrical charge and the beastly ruggedness of a scavenging vulture’

LORD VOLTURE are a Dutch heavy metal outfit in the tradition of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Iced Earth, led by vocalist David Marcelis. After an explosive take-off in 2010 with the release of debut album ‘Beast of Thunder’ (feat. Jeff Waters of Annihilator) the band rapidly rose to find themselves in the frontier of the Dutch heavy metal scene. With their follow-up releases ‘Never Cry Wolf’ (feat. Sean Peck of Cage) in 2011 and “Will to Power” (Mausoleum Records, feat. Chris Poland, ex-Megadeth) in 2014 the band set their definitive style while increasingly gaining recognition everywhere they were heard. With all three albums being well received by reviewers worldwide, LORD VOLTURE have gained significant presence in the global metal community. This massive exposure opened doors to many festivals and support slots. As a result, LORD VOLTURE have shared the stage with Y&T, Primal Fear, Firewind, Sanctuary, Circle II Circle, Tim Ripper Owens, Blaze Bayley, Vicious Rumors, Blitzkrieg and numerous others, while touring through the larger part of Europe. From the British Isles to eastern Europe and from the Baltics to the Mediterranean, LORD VOLTURE have made their mark. Now, with a new line-up, LORD VOLTURE are sharper than ever before and ready to unleash more high-pitched power vocals, mind boggling guitar solos and pure unpolished heavy metal onto the world. For all who bear a heart of steel, LORD VOLTURE is a definite MUST!

 
BAND MEMBERS

David Marcelis - Vocals

Gear:
Sennheiser SKM 35 wireless microphone (live) / Neumann TLM 103 microphone (studio)

Special interests:
Survivalrun sport, travel, maps, history, historical novels, historical board wargames, PC games

Favourite artists:
JUDAS PRIEST, Halford, Jag Panzer, Cage, Savatage, Queensrÿche, Manowar, Iced Earth, Nevermore, Sanctuary, Saxon, Y&T, Overkill, Grand Magus, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Metal Church, Rammstein, Pantera, Accept, Agent Steel, Malice, Vader, W.A.S.P., Metallica, Iron Maiden

Former/Other bands:
Thorium (2017-present)
Black Knight (2017-2021)
Fireforce (live) (2018)
Judas Rising (2005-2009, 2012-2014)
Writer's Block (2009-2010)
Methusalem (2005-2006)
Conquestador (2004-2005)
Purgatory/Retaliate (2000-2005)

Discography:
Black Knight - Tales From the Darkside (2020)
Black Knight - Road to Victory (2020)
Conquestador - Promo May 2005 (demo, 2005)
Lord Volture - Will to Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (live, 2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough for a Deaf Man to Hear (live, 2002)
Retaliate - Forgotten Tales (demo, 2005)
Thorium - Empires in the Sun (2021)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Guest appearances:
Bloody Times - No Fear (EP, 2022)
Endeavour - Future of a Kind (single, 2021)
Will Schut - Begin de Dag met een Dansje (single, 2012)
Winter's Edge - The Deceivers (EP, 2015)
ZiX - Tides of the Final War (2016)

   
Paul Marcelis - Guitars

Gear:
Jackson/Gibson/Charvel guitars, Engl Invader 150, Hughes & Kettner black spirit 200, 4x12" Celestion V30 Custom cabinet, Blackstar HT-Metal, Dunlop Crybaby from Hell, Line 6 Pod XT live, stageClix Pack, Elixir strings, Clayton inner-lock strap, Clayton custom LV picks

Endorses:
Steve Clayton, stageClix

Special interests:
Umi, (Motorcycle) travel, kickboxing, war/board/video games

Favourite artists:
Megadeth, Opeth, Mercyful Fate, Annihilator, Pantera (to name a few..)

Former/Other bands:
Up The Irons (2010-2016)
Mercyful Fake (2008-2014)
Judas Rising (2012-2014)
Bay Area Thrash Team (2009)
Purgatory/Retaliate (2000-2006)

Discography:
Lord Volture - Will to Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (live, 2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough for a Deaf Man to Hear (live, 2002)
Retaliate - Forgotten Tales (demo, 2005)

   
Laurent Schijns - Guitars

Gear:
Gibson/Charvel/ESP guitars, Line 6 effects, Dunlop effects and picks, Bogner/Marshall amps, Ernie Ball strings

Special interests:
Fine woodworking, handcrafting, analog designs, hikingdrinking beer with friends

Favourite artists:
Ronnie James Dio, Exodus, Dool, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Graveyard

Former/Other bands:
ACinDC
Dio Tribute
Thin Lizzy Tribute
ex-ACtion in DC
ex-Up the Irons
ex-ROOF
ex-Titans of Thrash
and many other past bands and projects...

Discography:
A lot of demos and live recordings...

Guest appearances:
Maiden United - 1980 (guitar solo on 'Iron Maiden')
Roel van Helden - RVH (guitar solo on 'No Sense of Ease')

   
Simon Geurts - Bass

Gear:
Spector NS5H2 bass, Yamaha TRB5 bass, Hartke HA3500 amp, Hartke 410TP cab, stageClix Pack

Special interests:
Snowboarding, R&R

Favourite artists:
Too many to mention, and too many to forget to mention...

Former/Other bands:
Dallas 1PM (2021-present)
Mercyful Fake (2008-2014)
Murdering Monk (2003-2004)

Discography:
Lord Volture - Will to Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)

   
Erik Verheij - Drums

Gear:
Tama drums, Tama hardware, Zildjian cymbals, Balbex sticks

Special interests:
Hiking, kayaking, video games, Formula One

Favourite artists:
Metallica, Iced Earth, Slayer, Testament, Striker, Evil Invaders, LORD, Agent Steel, Accept

Former/Other bands:
Titans of Thrash (2019)
System Overthrow (2011-2013)
Bay Area Thrash Team (2009)
The New Order (2007-2009)
Purgatory (2007)

Discography:
System Overthrow - System Overthrow (demo, 2013)

 
PAST BAND MEMBERS

Guitars
Leon Hermans 2010-2020
 
Drums
Frank Wintermans 2010-2020
 
PHOTO ARCHIVE

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