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Mark Jansen

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Mark Jansen, (born December 15, 1978 in Netherlands), is a musician.

In 1995 Mark founded Apocalypse with Sander Gommans (which later renamed After Forever), and was one of the main songwriters since their debut album Prison of Desire. He left After Forever in 2002, and after he left the band took a new musical direction. Mark started a new band called Sahara Dust, which was later renamed Epica. His girlfriend at the time, Simone Simons, joined the band in 2003. In both After Forever and Epica, Mark has performed growled vocals to compliment the soprano style of the band’s main singer.

In 2010 Mark announced that he has formed another band called MaYaN. Unlike his other bands, Jansen sings in MaYaN but does not play guitar. The band released their debut album Quarterpast in spring 2011.

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  • EpicaSimons

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [17]

    4 Apr 6:30pm Reply
  • unniquer

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [16]

    29 Mar 6:46pm Reply
  • MirianKelly

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [14]

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • KinFreitas

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [13]

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Barbara_Lee

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [12]

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sinusoidal_Pain

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [11]

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Mictlan6660

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [10]

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • crispolly

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [9]

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ShortSonata

    Needs to shut up.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • mslittleevil

    He's a great musician! He's awesome! I think that his growl is very good. I love this guy!!! ;)

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • mineralko

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [8]

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • dandelion___

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [7] It would be way too boring, I would actually stop listening to any new material. Seriously, I like Simone's voice, but she sounds just okay and all average to me. Epica sounds so awesome because of all the elements they already have.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    pimp ?? hahahaha LMAO

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • heavyrock

    I don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - Epica with only Simone would be boring. [6]

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Lenysek

    Mark is a great composer and musician. I have talked to him on every show, we are friends and I have to say that I don't know the most inteligent person! He created Epica and he is a heart of this group, his growls and screams are good and if somebody don't like it I have one advice - don't listen.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • alwaysachild

    I do think Mark's growling and screaming ability is OK. Just listen to MaYan, he's actually pretty good and I do agree with him being a pimp =) I have also watched live performances of MaYan on youtube and it was pretty good!

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CGholy

    pimp

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • JustaMistake

    Love this lyrics and growls .< 3.

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    "Mark Jansen is actually one of the worst growlers." Nah, he's okay. Way better than Anders Friden at least (but then again pretty much anyone is lol).

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • NuoTian

    i don't agree with the "needs to shut up" tag - epica with only simone would be boring.[5]

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
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