“The oldest classic rock band of Belgium” that’s what they say about Beyond the Labyrinth. The first question I ask myself is what do they mean by classic rock? I can imagine that every individual person has other thoughts about classic rock. The only way to find out is to listen to the band. And I had the opportunity to see them on stage. And I can tell you, it’s rock for sure, but it doesn’t sound old. The band as his own style which I will call “new classic rock”.
“Brand new start” is the new EP that will released on Freya Records on 5 September 2019. This EP is literally a brand-new start for the band that have released 4 full length albums since 1996; “Signs” (2005), “Castles in the Sand” (2008), “Chapter III – Stories” (2011) and “The Art of Resilience” (2017).
The EP consists of four tracks recorded with the new line-up to re-introduce the band to the public. During 2019 and 2020 the band will work on their 5th full length album.
There are four tracks on the EP “Brand new start”:
- Brand new start
- In Flanders Fields
- Salve Mater
Early 2019 the band announced that Filip Lemmens was joining the band as vocalist to complete the line-up of the band. The other band members are founder-guitarist Geert Fieuw, Sjoerd Bruyneel (keyboards), Wilfried Kiekens (bass) and Michel Lodder (drums).
Adding Filip Lemmens and re-introducing Wilfried Kiekens to “Beyond the Labyrinth” has given the band wings: the best sounding “Beyond the Labyrinth “line up ever was suddenly elevating the music to a new level and delighting and convincing fans and promoters.
Result: the band is going back to their roots more then ever. So, you sound listen to the EP and find out for yourself how it sounds. I already did and I’m convinced, this is awesome!
28 September 2019: “Devils Rock For An Angel Festival” Ieper (BE)
20 December 2019: “Puur Puur Puur!” (acoustic) End Of Year Show Castelhof Dilbeek (BE)
1 February 2020: “Elpee Café” Deinze (BE)