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Ariën van Weesenbeek

Born: May 17 1980

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Ariën van Weesenbeek

Ariën van Weesenbeek (born May 17, 1980 in Waalwijk) is a Dutch drummer who plays for the symphonic metal band Epica and the symphonic death metal band MaYaN.

Van Weesenbeek started as a 3-year-old smashing furniture with spoons and forks before discovering his dad's drum kit. Inspired by bands like Cream, he then took drum classes. He later joined a marching band and at the age of 15 started a band, Pandaemonium, and joined others such as Downslide & Conspiracy. He studied at the Conservatorium of Rotterdam where he met Isaac Delahaye who also joined God Dethroned.

Van Weesenbeek joined God Dethroned in 2003. In 2007, he recorded the drumming parts for the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica's album The Divine Conspiracy. On December 3, 2007, Weesenbeek became a full-time member of Epica, taking the place of session drummer Koen Herfst.
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