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Kingfisher Sky is a Dutch progressive metal band from The Hague, South Holland.

The Story of Kingfisher Sky:

In 2001 Ivar de Graaf made one of the toughest decisions of his life: he decided to leave the successful Dutch band Within Temptation to concentrate on his own music.

Together with singer Judith Rijnveld he explored a way to combine both their influences into songs that didn’t bound themselves to a specified genre or style. With influences like Porcupine Tree and Kate Bush, but also Classical singers as Cecilia Bartoli and traditional Folk music in their mind they started recording songs in their home studio in 2005.

When they finished seven songs they approached Suburban Records. Judith and Ivar signed the deal in november 2006. Eric Hoogendoorn was the first member to join the band playing the bass guitar. In January 2007 Daan Janzing was introduced to Ivar and Judith by Ruud Jolie, (Ivar’s former colleague from Within Temptation). After a short audition on guitar Daan joined Kingfisher Sky. In March George van Olffen joined the band on keys. Because of the beautiful solo in the song ‘Through my Eyes’ on the demo and his 15-year old friendship with Ivar, Edo van der Kolk completed Kingfisher Sky.

In May 2007 the band Kingfisher Sky recorded their first album ‘Hallway of Dreams’ produced by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Bouke Visser (Split Second Sound). Kingfisher Sky’s debutalbum ‘Hallway of Dreams’ was released in Oktober 2007 by Suburban Records. Suburban Records introduced Kingfisher Sky to SOZ Concerts and they started headlining in The Netherlands.

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  • Lsm1995

    I See a lot of WT influences in the new album

    21 Feb 12:05pm Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Very disappointed in the new album Arms of Morpheus.

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • DebbyNL

    album beluisterd via de luisterpaal. Muziek wel oké, al had er wat meer metal in gekund. Maar wat een draak van een stem zeg.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Lsm1995

    Within Temptation+Stream of Passion=Kingfisher Sky

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AtzzkiySotona

    http://www.last.fm/group/Evanescence+fangroup+without+pop+in+charts

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • numentalist

    very good) big fish is very good)

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    MOAR ALBUMS PLZ

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Yepeste

    Need another album! (2)

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • johngebreadman

    very impressive stuff! Loving the first album, listening to it on spotify, will have to buy it on CD! :)

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • telcom911

    Take WT, strip out the symphonic sections, toss in some Gothic folk rock, presto Kingfishers Sky. Many of these songs demand to be sung by Sharon; Judith Rijnveld does a fine job, I like her vocals, very polished and very professional. She is not Sharon DenAdel, she doesn't have Sharons wild abandoned and almost reckless "coloratura." This is so close to WT, I can easily imagine what Sharon would do with them and I think it would be wonderful.

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MustBeDreaming1

    Hallway Of Dreams > Skin Of The Earth. The debut album had better, more different from each other songs, and better sound and production. Though, the successor is still not a bad album.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • hookbags

    Need another album!

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • headgear56

    Great Band! So glad that I found them. I just hope that I can see them in concert soon!

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • brockscence

    the WT influence is here... but KS have their OWN sound and I like it :)

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • CrimsonKangaroo

    This>>>>WT

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • NightVermillion

    I like the ambiances this music creates. Very nice.

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Ihmemies

    Hallway of Dreams is a good album, and sounds great too. Skin of the earth sounded pretty bad. Thin and bland sound, couldn't concentrate on the music because of that.

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    I like them more than Within Temptation. Quite solid.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Elased

    Sehr schöne Musik, aber nur wenig Metal

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • carbonio70

    great,great,great

    21 May 2011 Reply
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