Origin: Netherlands  
Genres: Hard Rock
Page online: July 23, 2005
Last update/review: July 23, 2005


Vandenberg was led by Dutch guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in the early eighties. The man had previously recorded with a band called Teaser, and in fact this band originally formed as a new version of that band, changing name shortly before releasing their first album in 1982. That debut album, simply entitled Vandenberg, brought Van Halen to mind for several reasons (Dutch-born guitarist, similar name, vaguely similar logo, similar back covers of both bands' debut albums), and even musically the bands weren't that far apart, with vocalist Bert Heerink actually sounding at times a bit like Sammy Hagar, though certainly not like David Lee Roth. Those comparisons aside, Vandenberg's poppy, accessible style won over several fans and the first two albums sold well enough to establish the band as a metal contender. By the third album, though, the bands popularity had waned a bit, and Adrian finally decided to take up David Coverdale's offer to join Whitesnake (Coverdale had been inquiring about the possibility for years), thus ending Vandenberg the band.

Last Lineup

Bert Heerink

vocals (ex-Picture)

Adrian Vandenberg

guitars/backing vocals (ex-Whitesnake)

Dick Kemper

bass/backing vocals

Jos Zoomer

drums/backing vocals (ex-Mad Max)


1982 Atco
  1. Your Love Is In Vain
  2. Back On My Feet
  3. Wait
  4. Burning Heart
  5. Ready For You
  6. Too Late
  7. Nothing To Lose
  8. Lost In A City
  9. Out In The Streets
  • Bert Heerink
  • Adrian Vandenberg
  • Dick Kemper
  • Jos Zoomer

Heading For A Storm  
1983 Atco
  1. Friday Night
  2. Welcome To The Club
  3. Time Will Tell
  4. Different Worlds
  5. This Is War
  6. I'm On Fire
  7. Heading For A Storm
  8. Rock On
  9. Waiting For The Night
  • Bert Heerink
  • Adrian Vandenberg
  • Dick Kemper
  • Jos Zoomer

1985 Atco
  1. All The Way
  2. Pedal To The Metal
  3. Once In A Lifetime
  4. Voodoo
  5. Dressed To Kill
  6. Fighting Against The World
  7. How Long
  8. Prelude Mortale
  9. Alibi
  10. Kamikaze
  • Bert Heerink
  • Adrian Vandenberg
  • Dick Kemper
  • Jos Zoomer

The Best Of Vandenberg  COMPILATION
1988 Atco
  1. Your Love Is In Vain
  2. Nothing To Lose
  3. Rock On
  4. Burning Heart
  5. Wait
  6. Welcome To The Club
  7. Prelude Mortale
  8. Alibi
  9. Different Worlds
  10. Pedal To The Metal
  11. Fighting Against The World

Different Worlds: The Definitive Vandenberg  COMPILATION
2004 Atco
  1. Burning Heart 2004
  2. Your Love Is In Vain
  3. Wait
  4. Too Late
  5. Different Worlds
  6. This Is War
  7. Heading For A Storm
  8. Waiting For The Night
  9. All The Way
  10. Voodoo
  11. Dressed To Kill
  12. How Long
  13. Alibi
  14. Once In A Lifetime
  15. Pedal To The Metal
  16. Fighting Against The World
  17. Kamikaze
  18. Burning Heart (Original Version)
  19. Back On My Feet (Demo)
  20. Ready For You (Demo)
  21. Nothing To Lose (Demo)
  22. I'm On Fire (Demo)
  23. Out In The Streets (Demo)
  24. Out Of Cash (Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
  25. Help Me Through The Night (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
  26. Friday Night (Live In Japan)
  27. Welcome To The Club (Live In Japan)
  28. Roll Through The Night (Live In The USA - Previously Unreleased)
  29. Burning Heart (Unplugged)

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