Day Six are:
Bass: Eric Smits
Synthesizers: Dolf van Heugten
Guitar/ Vocals: Robbie van Stiphout
Day Six has grown to be one of the most well known progressive metal bands in the Netherlands. Day Six makes progressive rock, heavily influenced by various other musical genres like sympho, funk and – every now and then – even jazz. In addition to these influences, the band doesn’t shy away from experiments with sounds and samples.
The band has been compared with established bands like Rush, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, as well as more recent groups as Porcupine Tree, Opeth and Dream Theater.
In October 2003 Day Six released their debut album Eternal Dignity in the Netherlands. Every sound and instrumentation to be heard on this album has been carefully considered and the result is definitely something for the band to be proud of!
When performing live, Day Six will even go a step further by using in their performance the same samples that can be heard on the album. The performance itself is one of the most remarkable aspects. “Awesome” and “Incredible” are the most common reactions heard from the audience after a performance by Day Six.
2004 has been a very successful year for the band, being the winners of two big competitions in the Netherlands: the Metal Battle and the Aardschok Metal Bash. The prize consisted of several days recording time in a professional studio. The band gratefully used this time to record their demo for the next album. This demo contains two tracks, which are part of the concept album of the band.
The bands new concept album – entitled the Grand Design – is mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs (Split Second Sound/Textures) and is released worldwide under Lion Music in June 2010.
The same year the band had made a successful tour through England and celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special show. During this show the band was accompanied with guest musicians and the concept of the album was shown in video projections. These video projections will also be part of upcoming Day Six shows.
2011 is already set to become a good year for Day Six. With a small tour in the Netherlands and Germany as support act for Threshold, a few concerts in the UK amongst the Fused Festival with Threshold, Vanden Plas, several other great gigs and the start of a new album, Day Six is ready for the future!