Michiel Borkent : vocals and keyboards
Rudolf Saathof : drums
Frans Klaver : rhythm guitars
Alex Rosenhof : lead guitars
Sander Rhebergen : bass guitars
PICTURE OF THE MOON started in 2001
as a group of music playing students of the University
of Twente, The Netherlands with a similar taste in progressive
rock and metal. The band formed in the two following
years and the line up stabilized in 2003.
In 2004 the band decided to record
a demo called Waxing Crescent which contains the very
first compositions they ever made. After two years of
writing songs and doing small gigs the band decided
to make a professional production that would describe
the band's current direction and sound.
The second EP that resulted from these
recordings is called Ageless Day and is produced by
Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER). It will be released
on June, 1st 2007 through Dark Balance Records. The
EP has been recorded in the famous Excess Studios in
Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Stylewise PICTURE OF THE
MOON can be described as progressive rock and metal;
think of a mix between THRESHOLD and RIVERSIDE. With
their music PICTURE OF THE MOON already impressed the
club scene in The Netherlands by making it up to the
semi-finals of the Metal Battle competition 2006.
Due to high demands of his study program
lead guitarist Sjoerd Kolk decided to quit Picture of
the Moon just after the recording of Ageless Day. Conservatory
grad and guitar virtuoso Alex Rosenhof replaced him
in early spring 2007.
In 2007 POTM will appear on several
festivals and in many clubs.