BEHIND BARS - Alphen a.d. Rijn (Zuid-Holland, NL) 1984

Formed in 1984, but it takes until 1991 before the band releases their first demo "In Jail". The demo contains three songs, which are good hard rock/heavy metal songs. With this demo the band hopes to get more gigs, which happens. They play on festivals and clubs, mostly in their region.
In 1999, they finally release an album, after fifteen years since their start! The CD "No Way Out" with two tracks from the demo "Asphalt Rocker" and "Sacrificed Blood" helps the band further to get gigs. The (new) songs are faster than the demo and are well made including twin guitarsolos. A bit of a problem are the vocals, but let’s say that’s a matter of taste. It’s not clear if the band still exists, but we do know that singer Marcel van der Haven joined Black Knight and is still active there.
(text conducted by Julian Klaassen)

Marcel van der Haven – vocals (ex-BLACK KNIGHT)
John van der Haven – guitars
Laurens Lekkerkerker –guitars
Alfons Hoogeveen – bass
Ruud van Dop – drums

*In Jail (Demo 1991)
*No Way Out (CD 1999)


[Updated: August 15, 2011]