Brand Ares started in 2000 as a studio project by Martijn Rietveld (guitar, vocals) and David Dijkzeul (guitar, vocals), by the name "De Notenexpeditie". Later on, Ivo Kropmans (drums) and Erik Ceelen (Bass) joined the band. Since then the band was known as Brand Ares.

At first, Brand Ares experimented with several musical styles, from blues to psychdelic rock. Nowadays Brand Ares has found their own style: rock music, defined by recognisable guitar riffs, screaming vocals and pounding drums and bass. Influences of bands like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Aerosmith and AC/DC are audible in Brand Ares' unique style.

Successfull gigs in i.e. EKKO, dB's and De Peppel proved Brand Ares is a band that can provide a great show and blow away the audience!

This spring Brand Ares is planning to release a new Demo CD and plans are made to record a full lenght album this summer.


David / vocals
Martijn / guitar
Erik / Bass
Ivo / Drums


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