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The world needs Vanderbuyst now more than ever. The fun has been taken out of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. In their native Netherlands, the red light zones have become cesspools of human trafficking. One by one, the coffeeshops are denying access to anyone who is not registered in the government's database as a card-carrying stoner. Too many bands are more concerned with the quantity of "likes" than the quality of licks.
Guitarist Willem Verbuyst, drummer Barry Van Esbroek and singer/bassist Jochem Jonkman saw the writing on the wall in 2008 and did what the Dutch do best: they rolled up their sleeves and got to work. The energetic trio began crafting songs with the quintessentially Dutch attitude that less is more than enough provided you have the right raw materials. A three track demo EP led to the band's self-titled debut LP on Ván Records (2010). From the classic riff and lead sound to the catchy refrains, it was clear: this is authentic hard rock at its best. In Dutch (2011, Ván Records) drove the point home again with even more finesse and fire.
But what about the band's live reputation? In a word: incendiary! In the past three years, these driven Dutchmen have played over 200 shows in 16 countries, thrilling audiences with their high octane shows. In 2011, Vanderbuyst opened for none other than the legendary Saxon on their European tour and hit the main stage at Holland's famous Bospop festival (with bands like Black Country Communion and Dream Theater) to name one of the highlights of the 100 shows they played that same year including support for Triggerfinger, one of the most popular alternative rock bands in Europe.
In 2012, the band toured Europe with Grand Magus, and back home, they had the honor of supporting hard rock legend Scott Gorham's Thin Lizzy as well as Judas Priest. Across the border in France, they tore up the main stage at Hellfest, which also hosted Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe and Blue Öyster Cult. In Germany, Vanderbuyst took the main stage at the 2012 Bang Your Head festival and promptly gave the crowd whiplash. In addition to rousing festival performances and sizzling club shows, the band schooled 3FM audiences with live in-studio performances of "Tiger," "Stealing Your Thunder" and "From Pillar to Post." During De Wereld Draait Door, one of the country's most popular night-time TV shows, the band invaded some 1.5 million homes with a smoking rendition of "Into the Fire."
With the upcoming release of a new full-length album, Flying Dutchmen (2012, Ván Records), Vanderbuyst continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid rock. Much like their ancestors before them, Jonkman, Van Esbroek and Verbuyst have achieved an amazing feat of reclamation. Vanderbuyst have restored the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude. This is the real deal. Say it loud, say it proud: Van-der-buyst! Rhymes with ROCKS THE HOUSE!
Vanderbuyst discography
Vanderbuyst Early Assaults
Early Assaults 12" - 2014 ( Ltd. Ed. 7")
01 Shakira 03:43 (Verbuyst)
02 Little Sister
(with guest appearance by Farida Lemouchi)
03:11 (Verbuyst)


• 7" black virgin vinyl
• fullcoloured cover
• fullcoloured inlay / miniposter with art, lyrics & info
• limited edition of 500 copies
• two exclusive tracks: "Little Sister" & "Shakira"
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Vanderbuyst Flying Dutchmen
Flying Dutchmen 2012
01 Frivolous Franny 03:15 (Verbuyst)
02 Waiting On The Wings 04:56 (Verbuyst)
03 Give Me One More Shot 04:20 (Verbuyst)
04 The Butcher's Knife 04:15 (Verbuyst)
05 Tears Won't Rinse 03:03 (Verbuyst)
06 Never Be Clever 02:45 (Brood/Lademacher)
07 In Dutch 03:23 (Verbuyst)
08 Johnny Got Lucky 03:43 (Verbuyst)
09 Lecherous 03:15 (Verbuyst)
10 Flying Dutchman 03:16 (Verbuyst)
11 Welcome To The Night 03:37 (Jonkman)
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Vanderbuyst Early Assaults
Early Assaults 12" - 2013 (12" vinyl release of 2008 CD EP) Green vinyl
01 Devil's Pie 04:12 (Verbuyst)
02 Filthy Love 03:35 (Verbuyst)
03 December 03:56 (Verbuyst)


• Etching on side B
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Vanderbuyst Early Assaults
Early Assaults 12" - 2012 (12" vinyl release of 2008 CD EP) Blue vinyl
01 Devil's Pie 04:12 (Verbuyst)
02 Filthy Love 03:35 (Verbuyst)
03 December 03:56 (Verbuyst)


• Etching on side B
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Vanderbuyst Early Assaults
Early Assaults 12" - 2012 (12" vinyl release of 2008 CD EP) Ltd. Ed. Red vinyl
01 Devil's Pie 04:12 (Verbuyst)
02 Filthy Love 03:35 (Verbuyst)
03 December 03:56 (Verbuyst)


• Etching on side B
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Vanderbuyst In Dutch
In Dutch 2011
01 Black And Blue 02:57 (Verbuyst)
02 Into The Fire 04:56 (Verbuyst)
03 Anarchistic Storm 04:28 (Verbuyst)
04 String Of Beads 04:54 (Verbuyst)
05 Leaving The Living 05:35 (Verbuyst/Jonkman)
06 Reap The Fields 03:41 (Jonkman/Verbuyst)
07 KGB 03:05 (Verbuyst)
08 Where's That Devil 06:27 (Verbuyst)
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Vanderbuyst 2010
01 To Last Forever 06:10 (Verbuyst/Jonkman)
02 Tiger 04:24 (Verbuyst/Jonkman)
03 New Orleans 04:34 (Verbuyst)
04 Tracy Lords 04:20 (Verbuyst)
05 Stealing Your Thunder 03:44 (Jonkman)
06 Rock Bottom (live) 11:28 (Mogg/Schenker)
07 From Pillar To Post (live) 05:18 (Verbuyst)
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Vanderbuyst EP
Vanderbuyst EP - 2008
01 Devil's Pie 04:12 (Verbuyst)
02 Filthy Love 03:35 (Verbuyst)
03 December 03:56 (Verbuyst)
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