Present Danger TuinRock
When Present Danger first gathered in 1996, they’ve already decided in which direction their music would lead.
They’ll follow in the tracks of mega bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth. Being compared to these bands was seen as a huge compliment. For that matter they would be as successful as a Metallica cover band as a Metal band in their own right...
They won quite a few competitions. Mainly because of the ever-increasing amount of fans it became obvious that their own material was sucked up like a sponge. And then comes the moment, 2006 that the band has survived the first ten years. Doesn’t time fly! It’s a moment they want to reflect by launching their first ever DVD. It contains the history of the band, interviews, clips and … Bloopers. Never scared of showing their own failures! 2008 becomes a pivotal year in which they turn public favourites at The tuinrock2013Clash Of The Cover Bands. Guitar player and singer Thijs de Jong is chosen as Metal guitar player of the year. It resulted in a recording contract for their first ever single, Dark Vision/Alcohol. To there surprise a couple of month later they were invited to record a second single containing the brilliant Iron Rain with the harrowing Freeze To Death. Working as a cover band was rewarding because of so much success, but these four guys wanted more. As guitarist Joost Hamers decides to quit the band, due to family circumstance, they chose as a Metal rockband to create their own identity. Brothers and founders Thijs (guitar/vocals) and Martijn de Jong (drums/backing vocals) as well as Gijs van Gorp (bass player/backing vocals) and newcomer Maikel Netten (guitar/backing vocals) now were up for it! This resulted around the summer of 2012 to plan for an album, which they would produce themselves. At the end of the year the time had come. Face The Truth contains eight astounding tracks accompanied by an extra acoustic encore of Face The Truth. Up until the premiere of the album in the first week of December the band was to say the least … apprehensive. In a sold out venue, Tavenu, on the edges of Waalwijk it would soon be clear that their worries were uncalled for. The fans were ecstatic from the very first notes that the band played. They ran through every track of the album as if they’ve been doing nothing else for the past 17 years! Present danger is destined as a professional Metal rockband to become the greatest of all the Benelux bands. Anyone wanna challenge them?