Knight Area D-Day album

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D-Day concept album by Knight Area


On June 6th 1944, world history reached one of its turning points. A massive invasion of allied forces reached the Normandy coast in a desperate attempt to gain a stronghold on nazi-occupied territory, a first step towards the liberation of Europe and the end of WWII. Many gave their lives and countless were injured, but their sacrifices have laid the cornerstone of today's society and freedom. This day is known as D-Day.

Knight Area would like to dedicate its 7th studio album to D-Day, telling the story of the brave people who fought for our freedom, in this hell on earth of which the outcome was all but certain. If you believe that this story is important to tell and to be heard by thousands of listeners, we would like to invite you to contribute by funding our project.

We are a progressive rock band that has sold tens of thousands of albums world wide. We have reached many hearts with our dramatic and majestic compositions. We include new elements in each of our albums, and financially invest personally into the level of quality that we want to achieve. You can help us to give the new album the quality it deserves.


Band:


From left to right:

  • Gerben Klazinga (Keys)
  • Mark Smit (Vocals)
  • Mark Bogert (Guitars)
  • Peter Vink (Bass)
  • Pieter van Hoorn (Drums)


Style of Music:

Knight Area plays rock music, with roots in symphonic and neo-progressive rock. The music blends a variety of styles using very melodic keyboards and guitars and the dynamic songs vary from ballads to more rock and metal kind of music. A short introduction video can be found on YouTube.

Discography


The Sun Also Rises (full album)

2004-04-01

Under A New Sign (full album)

2007-05-01

Realm Of Shadows (full album)

2009-09-01

Rising Signs From The Shadows (live)

2010-11-01

Nine Paths (full album)

2011-10-01

Between Two Steps (EP)

2013-09-01

Hyperdrive (full album)

2014-10-14

Hyperlive (Live DVD)

2015-11-13

Heaven And Beyond (full album)

2017-02-10

NEW ALBUM D-DAY

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Biography:


Knight Area was founded in 2004 by Gerben Klazinga. That year he released the album ‘The Sun Also Rises’, for which he wrote all the music, and to which contributed numerous musicians. The album became a worldwide success and was followed by live performances in the United States (NEARfest) and other leading progressive rock venues in Europe.

The second album ‘Under A New Sign’ appeared in 2007. Also this album received excellent reviews both on national level and abroad. The promotional tour took the band again to the United States and European Festivals and venues.

In 2009, the concept album ‘Realm of Shadows’ was released. The live recording of the cd presentation appeared in 2010 as the double live album ‘Rising Signs From The Shadows’.

The fourth studio album ‘Nine Paths’ appeared one year later. The album was mixed and mastered by the famous Neil Kernon and Alan Douchess respectively. Delain lead singer Charlotte Wessels contributed to the album. Knight Area promoted also this album by doing a short tour in the USA.

In 2012 Mark Bogert joined the band, followed by Peter Vink (ex Q65, Finch, Ayreon) in the beginning of 2013. With these newcomers the band received a heavier, fuller sound, which can be clearly heard on the EP ‘Between Two Steps’ which was released in September 2013.

On October 14, 2014 the band released the fifth album “Hyperdrive”. The album has been mixed by Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Ayreon, Star One among others). Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One) contributed to the album by playing guitar on one track.

In April 2015 the band for the first time played in Poland as support for Arena (UK). The concert in Katowice on April 9the is recorded by Metal Mind Productions and released on dvd in September 2015.

In 2016 the band finishes recording the sixth studio album “Heaven and Beyond”. This album is released in February 2017 on cd and on vinyl.



DVD 'Heaven and Beyond'





Rewards

Digital download EP Between Two Steps

9 Backers

Handwritten lyrics by Mark Smit

5 Backers

Posters signed by all band members

6 Backers

Digital download DVD Heaven and Beyond live at de Boerderij Zoetermeer

16 Backers

Individual band member Skype session (20 min)

1 Backers

Guitar lesson by Mark Bogert (skype or in real live) 30 min.

7 Backers

Bass lesson by Peter Vink (skype or in real live) 30 min.

4 Backers

Listening session of our upcoming EP

2 Backers

Sunday night band Skype session (30 min)

0 Backers

Signed used drumhead

2 Backers

Signed used Cymbal

3 Backers

Visiting band rehearsal of the new material

1 Backers

Heaven and Beyond official stage backdrop

0 Backers

Painted Bo-El Bass Guitar of Peter Vink

0 Backers

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Donors

  • Andre van Stijn
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€25.00
  • Karin en Christiaan
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€50.00
  • Bert Kruizenga
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
  • Succes met het project mannen. Bassen bij Peter. Goed plan

€30.00

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Donors & Comments

81 donors
  • Andre van Stijn
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€25.00
  • Karin en Christiaan
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€50.00
  • Bert Kruizenga
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
  • Succes met het project mannen. Bassen bij Peter. Goed plan

€30.00
  • David Green
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€25.00
  • Barry Oosterwaal
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 15, 2018
  • In 2012, I saw your performance in Sellersville, PA. I took a train from NYC and a friend of mine flew in from Texas, specifically to see you guys. We were not disappointed. I also saw you (and had several nice conversations with you) at the Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore. It was a great evening. Best of luck with the new album. I hope to see you again in the U.S.

€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2018
  • You are a smashing Prog band and deserve a broather public, keep on trucking lads

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2018
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  • Pim Langendoen
  • Donated on Nov 11, 2018
  • Succes jongens.

€15.00
€30.00
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€2,877.00
raised of €10,000.00 goal
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81 Donors

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