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Ariën Van Weesenbeek


2001-2008 God Dethroned - drums  
2007- Epica - drums  
2010- MaYaN - drums, growled vocals  

Studio musician

2007 Epica - drums  
2009 HDK - drums  
2015 Karmaflow - drums  
2021 Dark Horse / White Horse - drums  

Live musician

2007 Aborted - drums  

Guest musician

2004 Imperia - drums  
2006-2007 Delain - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 17.05.1980

Ariën van Weesenbeek (born May 17 1980) was the drummer for the Dutch death metal band God Dethroned. Ariën started as a 3 year old smashing furniture with spoons and forks before discovering his dad's drumkit. Inspired by bands like Cream, Ariën took drum classes. He later joined a marching band and at the age of 15 started a band, Pandaemonium. Other bands he joined are Downslide & Conspiracy. Ariën studied at the Conservatorium of Rotterdam where he met Isaac Delahaye who also joined God Dethroned. Van Weesenbeek joined God Dethroned in 2003. In 2007, he recorded the drumming parts for the Dutch Metal band Epica's album The Divine Conspiracy. On December 3rd, 2007, Weesenbeek became a full-time member of Epica, taking the place of session drummer Koen Herfst.