Origin: Netherlands  
Genres: Progressive Metal, Instrumental
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Last update/review: October 1, 2014

Kong

Kong is without a doubt one of the most original and unique bands featured on these pages, and an absolute BNR favorite. They specialize in all-instrumental, complex arrangements which often feature the four members playing riffs totally different from each other, as if they are all playing different songs (but yet it works). Sometimes they opt for heavy riffing, other times quieting down, and still other times they dabble in sampling and industrial influences. There really isn't a single band that sounds much like Kong. The production on the first two albums suffers a bit, though by Push Comes To Shove that had been corrected. They present a unique view live as well, with each member occupying a different corner of the venue, effectively surrounding the audience. Predictably, a band of this nature would tend to stray into more experimental (read: less metal) directions as they matured, and that indeed occured, as Earmined started the progression away from their past and Freakcontrol continued it, delving into techno/house rhythms more than anything metallic. They formally disbanded sometime in 2003, but bassist bassist Mark Drillich revived the band four years later with a new lineup. A comeback album, What It Seems Is What You Get, capturing the spirit of the earlier works, was released in 2009.

Current Members

Tijs Keverkamp

guitars

David Kox

guitars

Mark Drillich

bass

Oscar Alblas

drums

Former Members/Guests

Dirk DeVries

guitars

Aldo Sprenger

guitars

Marieke Verdonk

guitars

Rob Smits

drums

Rob Snijders

drums (Agua De Annique, ex-Celestial Season)

Klaas Broekema

drums

Mandy Hopman

drums



Discography



Mute Poet Vocalizer  
1990 Peaceville
  1. Høk
  2. Fair
  3. P.R.O.K.O.V.
  4. 7/8
  5. 200 Max
  6. Cramp
  7. Quiet!
  8. Cows
  9. Base
  10. Hop
  • Dirk DeVries
  • Aldo Sprenger
  • Mark Drillich
  • Rob Smits




Phlegm  
1992 Peaceville
  1. Horse L.
  2. M.O.N.
  3. ? (F.D. part 17239)
  4. Thread
  5. Stockhouse
  6. Yak
  7. Wrong
  8. Bela Soul
  9. Slur
  10. Pulse
  11. Hawk (Remix Quiet!)
  • Dirk DeVries
  • Aldo Sprenger
  • Mark Drillich
  • Rob Smits
1992 Readers' Album #65





Push Comes To Shove  
1995 Music For Nations
  1. Results
  2. Arabloop
  3. Hoover
  4. Ditch
  5. Bumpe
  6. Prick
  7. Perculator
  8. Herk
  9. Whorl
  10. Neukraft
  11. New
  12. Dislodge
  • Dirk DeVries
  • Aldo Sprenger
  • Mark Drillich
  • Rob Smits




Earmined  
1997 Roadrunner
  1. TroubleMuter
  2. LumberHome
  3. WonderWood
  4. SpoomFly
  5. RimeShot
  6. TripTic
  7. KrimTide
  8. LockEnd
  9. OrkanEye
  10. BarkFlower
  11. HearMind
  • Dirk DeVries
  • Marieke Verdonk
  • Mark Drillich
  • Rob Snijders




Freakcontrol  
1999 Roadrunner
  1. Undertow
  2. Misty Tune
  3. Jack the Wingbeat
  4. Yellow Mystic
  5. Easy Tune
  6. Evil Tune
  7. Kalimantan Rocks
  8. Big Hose Forgery
  9. Pump Probe
  10. The Mushroom Fleet
  11. Yellow Mystic
  12. (Remix by Junkie XL)
  • Dirk DeVries
  • Marieke Verdonk
  • Mark Drillich
  • Klaas Broekema



88-95  COMPILATION
2001 Peaceville
  1. Fair
  2. P.R.O.K.O.V.
  3. Cows
  4. Quiet!
  5. M.O.N
  6. Stockhouse
  7. Wrong
  8. BelasouL
  9. Workbank 3
  10. Results
  11. Ditch
  12. HooveR
  13. New



What It Seems Is What You Get  
2009
  1. On The Contrary
  2. Overcrowd/Underdog
  3. Last Hunt
  4. Tenfold Right
  5. The Imposter Syndrome
  6. Glossip
  7. Tao Of Eric
  8. Change 2012
  9. March Of The Eltanin
  10. Musclebound Elf
  11. KLZQ
  12. Factorum Inconstantum
  • Tijs Keverkamp
  • David Kox
  • Mark Drillich
  • Mandy Hopman




Merchants Of Air  
2012
  1. El Pilar
  2. Astral Calls
  3. Steamtrucking
  4. The Gates Of Exception
  5. Same Meaning Different Worlds
  6. Wahnsinn, Baby
  7. Stug
  8. Vapour Lock
  9. No Strings Attached
  10. Blue Couch
  11. Back Into The Trees
  • Tijs Keverkamp
  • David Kox
  • Mark Drillich
  • Mandy Hopman




Stern  
2014
  1. Fool's Engine
  2. Rage8FA
  3. Slant
  4. Wide Awake
  5. Perseverance
  6. Surfing Narrative Waves
  7. Stars & Tribes
  8. Contenu Inconnu
  9. Determine
  10. Inflate Expand Release
  11. Different Odds
  12. NOZL
  13. Feast or Burden
  • Tijs Keverkamp
  • David Kox
  • Mark Drillich
  • Oscar Alblas





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