Flying Dutchmen, the third full-length from classic/hard rock trio VANDERBUYST, this week entered the Dutch Alternative Top 30 at the #1 position in its first week! Additionally, the band raided the regular Dutch Album Top 100 at #33 and was the third highest new entry in the official Album chart. (behind Green Day and Bruno Mars). This marks the first time since Sleeze Beez back in 1990 that a Dutch hard rock band entered the Dutch Album Charts!
Stream Flying Dutchmen in its entirety, view the official video for “Flying Dutchman” from the LP and tons more at the Ván Records YouTube channel.
European audiences can check out VANDERBUYST on an extensive tour to promote Flying Dutchmen this month and into 2013, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The official Dutch release party will take place on December 20th in Mezz-Breda. This concert will be recorded in its entirety by leading Benelux music e-zine 3voor12.nl and broadcast January 3rd on 3FM National Radio and viewed on 101tv.nl January 4th! Stay tuned.
VANDERBUYST Confirmed Live Schedule:
12/20/2012 Mezz – Breda, Netherlands [record release show]
12/21/2012 Jonosh – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands
12/22/2012 Braindead Fest @ De Buze – Steenwijk, Netherlands
12/23/2012 K17 – Berlin, Germany
12/27/2012 Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
12/28/2012 Sounds – Tilburg, Netherlands (in-store, acoustic show, 17:00)
12/28/2012 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
12/29/2012 Elektra – Sliedrecht, Netherlands
12/30/2012 The RockTemple – Kerkrade, Netherlands
1/05/2013 Hedon – Zwolle, Netherlands
1/12/2013 De Pul – Uden, Netherlands
1/18/2013 ‘t paard van Troje – Den haag Netherlands
1/25/2013 Romein – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
1/26/2013 t Beest – Goes, Netherlands
Recently released on December 7th by German cult label Ván Records (Soulfood Distribution), Flying Dutchmen was recorded, mixed and mastered by Pieter “Pidah” Kloos at The Void Studio in Eindhoven (The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho). The record has reaped critical acclaim since its release, elevating the VANDERBUYST name to new levels worldwide.
Vanderbuyst has played over two hundred forty shows in sixteen countries over the the last three-and-a-half years. They provided main support for bands like Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker and more in 2012, including an extensive European tour with Saxon, and even shared e.g. the main stage of Hellfest 2012 with Mötley Crüe, Blue Öyster Cult and and Ozzy Osbourne.
With the release of Flying Dutchmen, VANDERBUYST continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid riffs, restoring the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude.