By combining Death Metal with slow Doom riffs and beautiful melodies played by violin, Endymæria has created her own unique style of music. The band from the east of the Netherlands is a force to be reckoned with. Their love for music and their enthusiasm and energy clearly shows on stage, or as the dutch metal blog Metalfan.nl concluded: “This band knows how to create excitement and a great amount of dynamics by letting stylistically different passages flow into one another. The songs are a combination of catchy melodies and bombastic aggressive pieces, and with these seemingly conflicting elements they create a satisfying climax.”
With releasing their latest album, Endymæria has proven that it can “combine the groove of Amon Amarth with slow riffs à la My Dying Bride.” (Aardschok)
They have shared stages with The 11th Hour, Officium Triste, Epica, Lacuna Coil, Trail of Tears, The Monolith Deathcult, Houwitser, Altar, Caedere, Deathsquad, Heidevolk and Izigrim.
Their next steps? Playing as many shows this year as possible and recording a new album.
Dave – Vocals
Elize – Violin
Ferry – Guitar
Ylona – Bass
Ronnie – Drums
Pim – Guitar
2011 – Endymaeria (EP)
2008 – Ressurect (demo)
2003 – Invocation (demo)
Heavy riffs topped with precious melodies and dreamlike scapes best describe Equisa’s signature sound. With small journeys in each ±5 minute song this dutch band tells stories that will attract various fans of heavy, gothic, progressive, pop or symphonic music lovers.
The seeds were sown when in 2004 Petra Honing-Struijs (lead vocals) starts to make music with George van Olffen (keys). Joost Maglev (bass, backing vocals) and Sebas Honing (guitars, backing vocals, keys) get together in 2006 and end up in Galanor where Petra joins them in 2008. After Petra and Sebas leave the band in the summer of 2009 they start to work with George and the musical legacy that’s been build up at that point under the name of Turn GPS. When Galanor breaks up in early 2011 they ask Joost to join them. After 2 gigs with Roel van Helden (Powerwolf / Up the Irons) behind the drums the search begins for a permanent drummer and Johan van den Berg is recruited.
In the summer of 2011 the name Equisa is born and they start to work on their first EP called Straight Lines which is finished at the end of the year. At the beginning of 2012 and facing stagnation they decide look for a new drummer. Raymond Otterspeer is added to the line-up in Febuary that year and the group starts working on a lot of new material again. After discovering some big differences in hopes and dreams for the band they decide to split with George and carry on as a 4-piece.
Equisa is currently working on their first debut album and a setlist to start booking shows.
Petra Honing-Struijs (lead vocals)
Sebas Honing (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals)
Joost Maglev (bass, backing vocals)
Raymond Otterspeer (drums)
They are working on it