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All Eyes West
March 2, 2011
Lincoln Hall
Chicago, Illinois

Dutch Metal Quiz – Life Of Agony

The last band who participates in our annual PitKings Dutch Metal Quiz, is the American alternative metal band Life Of Agony. After Monster Truck (12 points), Sepultura (17 points), Metal Church (10 points), Melechesh (30 points), Avatar (17 points), Devil Driver (16 points) and While She Sleeps (11 points), it’s now up to Life Of Agony. At the Into The Grave festival, Anton had a chat with founder, songwriter and bass player Alan Robert and asked him the 10 questions on behalf of Life Of Agony.

I meet Alan at the backstage of Into The Grave, which is located at Neushoorn. It’s around 4:00 PM and the band is scheduled at 5:50 (review over here). So there’s not much time left. He’s not quite comfortable about the quiz. “I don’t watch and follow a lot of new metal stuff, so this could be a tough one.” Well, let’s find out! The rules are simple. When you know the answer without the options you receive 3 points, when you know the answer with the options you get 1 point. Are you ready? Go!

1. From which Dutch symphonic metal band is Sharon den Adel the lead singer?
A. Within Temptation
B. Delain
C. Epica

Life Of Agony: Within Temptation
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 1

2. Which metal record label was founded in The Netherlands in 1980?
Life Of Agony: Roadrunner Records. They started as Roadracer Records. Do I get bonus points now?
PitKings: Yes! Plus 1 bonus point!
Points: 4

3. What’s the name of this Dutch symphonic metal band?

A. Epica
B. Delain
C. Nemesea

Life Of Agony: Epica
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 1

4. Which Dutch guitar player played for several years with Whitesnake in the 80’s?
A. Adrian Vandenberg
B. Jan Akkerman
C. Robby Valentine

Life Of Agony: Adrian Vandenberg
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 1

5. Which death metal band from The Netherlands was founded by Jan Chris de Koeyer in 1989?
A. Pestilence
B. Legion Of The Damned
C. Gorefest

Life Of Agony: Gorefest
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 1

6. Which Dutch metal festival was in 1995 (with Machine Head, Biohazard, Typo Negative) the largest metal festival in the world?
Life Of Agony: Dynamo Open Air. We played there in ’95!
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 3

7. Who was the female lead singer of the Dutch gothic metal band The Gathering?
A. Anneke van Giersbergen
B. Floor Jansen
C. Simone Simons

Life Of Agony: Floor Jansen
PitKings: No. Anneke van Giersbergen
Points: 0

8. Who’s this Dutch composer/song writer/guitarist?

A. Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation)
B. Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon/Vengeance)
C. Mark Jansen (Epica/After Forever)

Life Of Agony: Ruud Jolie
PitKings: No. Arjen Lucassen
Points: 0

9. What kind of metal do the Dutch bands Sinister, Asphyx and God Dethroned play?
A. Death metal
B. Black metal
C. Progressive metal

Life Of Agony: Black metal
PitKings: No. Death metal
Points: 0

10. Which Dutch hardrock guitar player moved to the USA when he was a kid and is ranked #8 as greatest guitar player according to Rolling Stone magazine.
A. Rhandy Roads
B. Eddie van Halen
C. Slash

Life Of Agony: Eddie van Halen
PitKings: Yes!
Points: 1

Total score: 12

Check all the other bands who played the Dutch Metal Quiz >>>.