UNLEASHING THE BEAST IN THE FAR EAST
Martyr’s Tour Tales…
Only a few days after their very successful 35 anniversary show headlining the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival in P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands), the Dutch metal legends Martyr embarked on a plane to Tokyo to play a handful of shows in Japan. Gigging in the Far East has always been one of the primary objectives to start the band back in 1982 since the heydays of Lazy, Bow Wow, X-Ray, Earthshaker and Loudness. Therefore this trip could be seen as a wet dream come true for the Utrecht based Dutch band.
The travelling companionship consisted of Rop van Haren (vocals), Rick Bouwman (guitars), Marcel Heesakkers (guitars, backing vocals), Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger (bass, backing vocals), Wilfried Broekman (drums), Koen Bakker (Wayland Management) and his wife Patricia. Followed by a loyal following of a handful of fans from the Dutch Heavy Metal Maniacs fanclub.