The last - but not the least - member we'd like to introduce to you is the lead guitarist, Paul Krempel.
Guitar, synth pedals and backing vocals
Rush, Marillion, Kansas, Pink Floyd and many…
Welcome to the official artist hub of the Dutch progressive rockband Sound of Strangers. This the go to place for everybody (both fans and media) to stay informed about the endeavours of the band. Here you will find all info in text, sound, images and videos about Sound of Strangers. You will be kept up-to-date about what's happening. Furthermore you will be able to listen to the music and - if you love it - to purchase the music, videos in your preferred format. Plus you will be able to buy tickets for events where Sound of Strangers will be performing. Fans can submit their information to be kept up-to-date plus there's a possibility to connect and converse with other fans and band online! For the media there is an electronic press kit [EPK] available.
Preceded and inspired by the likes of Marillion, Rush, Riverside and Pink Floyd, Sound Of Strangers set out in 2016 to establish themselves as a new household name in modern (progressive) rock music.
Founded by Serge Mannee and completed by Paul Peperkamp, Henk Zorge, Paul Krempel and Oscar Alblas, Sound Of Strangers have now finished their debut album “Crossing Borders”. The album was mixed and mastered by Jeffrey Revet (Stream Of Passion) and will be released on 21 May, 2023 through Dutch Music Works.
With “Crossing Borders”, Sound Of Strangers present the first chapter in their career as a band. It's a seven-song salute to five decades of symphonic and (neo-)progressive rock - yet at the same time the album offers a glimpse of what is to come for both Sound Of Strangers and the progressive/symphonic rock genre in general.
After years of honing their craft by performing classic songs from the symphonic rock catalogue, Sound Of Strangers are now ready to leave the musical past behind and step into the musical present with their first collection of original songs, entitled “Crossing Borders”.
The music and lyrics on “Crossing Borders” have been carefully crafted and recorded between 2020 and 2022. Thematically, the album revolves around a migrant family and relates of the hardships they endure during their travels, as well as their thoughts on past, present and future. Musically, it stretches all the way from soaring guitar solos and powerful grooves to warm-blooded melodies and mesmerizing polyrhythms.
For Sound Of Strangers, “Crossing Borders” marks both their official debut as a band and a paradigm shift in their collective career due to various lineup changes taking place during or shortly after the recording sessions. However, with the addition of Oscar Alblas (Kong) and Ron Mozer (Ulysses, For Absent Friends), Sound Of Strangers now have a combined 100 years of live and studio experience, thus guaranteeing memorable live shows and loads of epic music to come.
First Edition CD [SOLD OUT!] Download
Digisleeve CD Download
Official Album Release Show w./ For Absent Friends