Lyonite is a progressive/symphonic metalband from Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The band is greatly influenced by bands like Dream Theater, Nightwish and Sonata Arctica. Founded in 2007 by drummer Mathijs Westra, keyboardist Maikel Pang Atjok and former guitarist Jornt Wagenaar. In their search for additional musicians they soon found bassplayer Ale Strooisma and vocalist Claudia Edwards van Muijen. Following up to the band’s very first gig on the 19th of January 2008. Several gigs later in 2009 Wolf van Weezel replaced Jornt on guitar and the bands current formation was a fact.
In april 2011 the band opened up for ‘Leaves Eyes’ and in septembre 2011 the band performed on Freeze Festival.
Mathijs Westra – Drums
Maikel Pang Atjok – Keyboards
Ale Strooisma – Bass
Claudia Edwards van Muijen – Vocals
Wolf van Weezel – Guitar
2010 – Lyonite (ep)
2013 – Disguised in darkness