“Days Go By – London” will be part of the band’s debut studio album.
VUUR is a group founded by Anneke Van Giersbergen (Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering) and its a project that represents her heavy metal side. In the band’s official bio, it says:
In early 2016, Anneke decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in a folk acoustic direction as a solo artist and in a heavy progressive metal direction as a band vocalist. The name VUUR – translated from Dutch as “fire”, which can also be interpreted to mean “passion” or “drive” – was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke’s metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music, while an Anneke van Giersbergen show will be entirely different.
About the sound of the band, Anneke explains:
You could say VUUR‘s music has the melancholy of The Gathering and certain elements from The Gentle Storm, but it’s darker with fewer folk elements. It’s still melodic and warm, but heavy.
VUUR will release their full length debut in the fall of 2017 produced by Joost van den Broek, who will also be involved in some of the writing and arranging, and through the label InsideOut Records. They also will embark on an european tour.
Here are the tour dates:
Jun 09 Neushoorn Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Jun 30 TUSKA OPEN AIR Helsinki, Finland
Jul 14 Masters Of Rock Vizovice, Czech Republic
Jul 15 Dynamo Metal Fest Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov 09 Klub Studio Cracow, Poland
Nov 10 Masters Of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Nov 12 Kesselhaus Berlin, Germany
Nov 13 Markthalle Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
Nov 14 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Nov 15 La BAM Metz, France
Nov 17 Stereolux Nantes, France
Nov 18 Krakatoa Mérignac, France
Nov 20 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Nov 24 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Nov 25 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Nov 26 LE TRANSBORDEUR Villeurbanne, France
Nov 29 Backstage Munich, Germany
Dec 03 L’Aeronef Lille, France
Anneke van Giersbergen – vocals
Ed Warby – drums
Jord Otto – guitars
Ferry Duijsens – guitars
Johan van Stratum – bass