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Knight Area originally started as a solo project of Gerben Klazinga. After the release of the debut album The Sun Also Rises in 2004 the decision was made to form a band.
Musically, the band is a cross-over between retro-prog and neo-prog. After various gigs throughout Europe and NEARfest in the USA, the second album Under a new Sign was released in 2007.
Originally, the band contained 7 members but due to personal circumstances, it was reduced to a 5 piece formation. In this line-up the band released their concept album Realm of Shadows and their double live album Rising Signs from the Shadows. In 2011 the band released their 4th studio album Nine Paths which has been mixed by Neil Kernon. On one track there is a special guest appearance of Charlotte Wessels from the Dutch prog metal band Delain.
I was very excited when the band asked me to join them in December 2018 to work on
the seventh and eighth studio album enterily dedicated to D-DAY: D-DAY I and II (the Final Chapter).
After the release of both D-DAY albums and after completing the supporting tours in 2022,
we decided to quit. I hope to see you at our farewell shows - December 10th - Luxor live - Arnhem!
For more information:
f.l.t.r.: Gerben Klazinga (Keys), Peter Vink (Bass guitar), Jan Willem Ketelaers (Vocals), Mark Bogert (Guitars), Pieter van Hoorn (Drums)
Photo by: Frank Diemel