Nov 06

Anneke Van Giersbergen talked about Drive with The Age Of Metal



Anneke Van Giersbergen has reached a musical level where not other female metal vocalist has ever dare to go. Her new album Drive is colorful and full of musical textures that projects the moment that Anneke is living as a solo musician.

Drive is the 5th solo studio album by Anneke Van Giersbergen, the album is not only colorful and dynamic, but it has a life on its own. Songs like You Will Never Change, Treat Me Like A lady, My Mother Said, and Forgive Me are some of the most deep and organic songs I have listened in a long time. While the musical side of the album is quite bombastic and catchy which suits Anneke’s voice quite nice, the lyrical aspect is just vivid and real as you can get.

In the other side of the album, we have songs like Drive, We Live On, Shooting For The Stars, and The Best Is Yet To Come which are lyrically positive and talked about daily emotions and moments. The album comes across as a series of personal experiences and living situations that each of us had lived at some point of our lives. Drive, presents itself as the best Anneke Van Giersbergen solo album yet, very powerful, musical appealing, and very colorful lyrically speaking.

The Age Of Metal cached up with Anneke Van Giersbergen during her stop at Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium last month, as that was her début at this prestigious metal festival. We talked about her experience writing Drive, her expectations about MFVF, her US mini tour, her upcoming show at Progressive Nation At Sea 2014, and what is in storage for her.

Tour Dates 2013

06.11.2013 NL – Nijmegen @ Doomroosje
07.11.2013 NL – Utrecht @ Tivoli de Helling
08.11.2013 NL – Eindhoven @ Effenaar
09.11.2013 NL – Zwolle @ Hedon
10.11.2013 NL – Rotterdam @ Rotown
23.11.2013 UA – Kiev @ Bingo Club
24.11.2013 RU – Moscow @ Volta Club
25.11.2013 TK – Ankara @ Jolly Joker
26.11.2013 TK – Istanbul @ Jolly Joker
27.11.2013 RO – Bucharest @ Silver Church
28.11.2013 BG – Sofia @ Rock It
29.11.2013 GR – Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
30.11.2013 GR – Larissa @ Stage Club
01.12.2013 GR – Athens @ Koo Koo Live Stage
14.12.2013 FI – Helsinki @ Nosturi


Interview with Anneke Van Giersbergen by Theageofmetal on Mixcloud


01 We Live On
02 Treat Me Like A Lady
03 She
04 Drive
05 My Mother Said
06 Forgive Me
07 You Will Never Change
08 Mental Jungle
09 Shooting For The Stars
10 The Best Is Yet To Come

Genre: Hard Rock

Record Label: InsideOut Music

Playing Time: 37 Minutes

Line Up:

Anneke van Giersbergen – lead singer/piano/guitars
Rob Snijders – drums
Annelies Kuijsters – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Joost van Haaren – Bass
Ferry Duijsens – Guitars
Gijs Coolen – Guitars


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