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'The progmetalband Strain from Gorinchem delivers quite a businesscard with Think-O-Land, because this 5-track counting EP is bursting with energy.'
Up Magazine, november 2013

'The best opening act we've ever had.'
Gert de Heus, Organisor Catch-up festival 2013

'To all music venues with a nose for good music: book this band.'
Written in Music, Natalie Polman

Strain is an alternative metal band formed in 2008 from Gorinchem. Their music has their roots from multiple genres, like metal, progressive and experimental rock. They are known for their hard grooving beats, havoc wrecking riffs, a melodic voice and wild shows. They are influenced by Tool, Karnivool and And So I Watch You From Afar.
As of now the 4-pieced band has performed on various small stages and festivals, opening for bands like ‘Raketkanon’.

With the release of their first EP ‘Think-O-land’, the band is busy with promoting their brand new music; 5 powerful songs, 30 minutes worth of climaxes and raw music. The EP was produced by Erik Sterk (KinKobra) at Studio 4205 and released under own management.

Line Up:
Jip van Kakerken – Zang, Gitaar
Tim Tóth – Gitaar
Hidde van der Grind – Bass
Vito van Beest – Drums


released September 12, 2013

Songs & Lyrics by: Strain
Produced by: Erik Sterk & Strain
Mixed by: Erik Sterk & Strain
Mastered by: Jordi van Burgel
Artwork & Foto: Eline Kentie



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Strain South Holland, The Netherlands

Strain is an alternative rock band from Holland. Grooving drums, havoc wreaking guitar riffs and a melodic voice are the core of their unique sound. Some influences are System of a down, Tool and Karnivool.

They have been the supporting alternative bands such as Raketkanon, The Zygoma disposal and BEAR. Strain is known for their explosive live performance and it is a must see for every rock fan.
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