Band

WHO WE ARE



Photo credits: Cindy van Stralendorff
DAVID MARCELIS VOCALS

Former/Other bands: Thorium (2018-present), Lord Volture (2010-present), Fireforce (live) (2018), Judas Rising (2005-2009, 2012-2014), Writer's Block (2009-2010), Methusalem (2005-2006), Conquestador (2004-2005), Retaliate (2005), Purgatory (2000-2004)

Favourite artists: Judas Priest, Halford, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Cage, Savatage, Nevermore, Saxon, Accept, Agent Steel, Queensrÿche, Manowar, Jag Panzer, Overkill, W.A.S.P.

Special interests: Survivalruns, history, historical novels, historical board wargames, PC games

Gear: Sennheiser wireless microphone, Shure in-ear monitors, t-bone wireless system

Discography:
Black Knight - Road To Victory (2020)
Conquestador - Promo May 2005 (demo, 2005)
Lord Volture - Will To Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast Of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (live, 2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough For A Deaf Man To Hear (live, 2002)
Retaliate - Forgotten Tales (demo, 2005)
Thorium - t.b.a. (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Guest appearances:
Will Schut - Begin De Dag Met Een Dansje (single, 2012)
Winter's Edge - The Deceivers (EP, 2015)
ZiX - Tides Of The Final War (2014)


RUBEN RAADSCHELDERS GUITARS

Former/Other bands:
Black Knight is my first serious band. I joined the band in 2016 after I met Rudo at a party in De Kwakel. Other formations were/are: BK’s Rock ‘n Roll Circus, Gratis Bier, Blueband, Animals, A Lot Of Noise

Favourite artists:
Difficult question... I listen everything from very dark underground techno to smooth sunday morning jazz and bad 80’s hair metal bands. If I really have to choose it will be Opeth! Those guys are legendary! 😱

Special interests:
At work I’m interested in hot topics from the construction world. In particular the transformation into a circular economy.
In my spare time I prefer to hang out on a boat with friends and to party. In the next months I’ll renovate my house (from 1928) and I’m a big formule 1 fan!

Gear:
The favourite guitar is my new Paul Reed Smith. I also have a Jackson RR model and an LTD. My pedals are Boss and I’m playing on an Engl Powerball with a Marshall 4X12 🤟🏻

Discography:
Black Knight - Road To Victory (2020)

I think cucumbers are really nasty


GERTJAN VIS GUITARS

Former/Other bands:
Hearts of Sand (1992-1994)
Time Spectrum (1994-1995)
Project Ape (2009-2013)
Black Knight (1996-2000, 2012-2015, 2019-now!)
Profound (2001-2006)
Godmode (2008-2011)
3rd machine (2011-2019)

Favorite artists:
Jeff Beck, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Van Halen, ACDC, Judas priest, Opeth, Sunnata, paco de lucia, Steven Wilson, 12 foot ninja, Queen, Vinnie Moore and Iron Maiden.

Gear:
Esp, Gibson, Charvel, Bogner, Strymon

Disco/Videography:
Black Knight / Tales from the dark side 1998 (CD)
Profound / Deep and sincere 2003 (CD)
Profound / A world of my own making 2006 (CD)
Godmode / I am 2009 (CD & videoclip)
3rd machine / the Egotiator 2013 (CD)
3rd machine / Quantified self 2016 (CD)
Audiofield / the Great Debate / solo project 2017 (CD)
3rd Machine / Nine years of war ( videoclip)
Black Knight / Road To Victory 2020 (CD & videoclip)


RON HEIKENS BASS

Former/Other bands:
Black Knight (2010-2014, 2016-to date)
Imperfect Fail (2012-to date)
Haykens (1988–to date)
Embion (2009-2014)
Profound (2001-2008)
Steel Forest (1980-1988)

Favorite bands:
Van Halen, Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Gov’t Mule, Rush to name a few.

Gear:
Fender Precision, Ampeg, Tech 21, DR Strings

Discography:
Steel Forest / First Confession 1982 (CD & LP)
Haykens / Demo at the AMP 1994 (Tape)
Profound / Deep and sincere 2003 (CD)
Profound / A world of my own making 2006 (CD)
Embion / L8NC 2014
Black Knight / Road To Victory 2020

Favorite quotes:
“Without music, life would be a mistake”
"Keep the metal alive"



RUDO PLOOY DRUMS

Former/Other bands:
Capture
Quest

Favourite artists:
Judas Priest, Saxon, Loudness, UDO, Primal Fear, Manimal, Rush

Special interests:
Bunkers, oldtimers, AZ, appelmoes

Gear:
Pearl Export/Yamaha Maple Custom, Zildjian cymbals, Evans drumheads, Pellwood drumsticks

Discography:
Black Knight - Road To Victory (2020)
Black Knight - The Beast Inside (2007)
Black Knight - Tales from the Darkside (1999)
Black Knight - Excavated (demo, 1992)
Black Knight - I'm not the Blame (demo, 1987)
Quest - Searching for the Unknown (demo)

Favourite quotes:
Shut up Fool!
Keep the Metal Faith!
If you can't change things, accept them.