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07-03-2020

AUGUST LIFE will be special guest for THRESHOLD at HYPOTHALAMUS in Germany

 

08-02-2020

The 2008 HIGHWAY CHILE album KEEPER OF THE EARTH will be released through NO DUST RECORDS on April 18 next!

12-01-2020

05-01-2020

And this is how it went with The Dutch Disciples at 7er Club in Mannheim
on the 27th of December in the last year of the last decennium...
 

21-11-2019

AUGUST LIFE to play at Boerderij Zoetermeer together with TYKETTO
 

 

More shows TBA!

 

20-09-2019


is touring again

HIGHWAY CHILE METAL INFUSED WHISKEY TOUR 2019 / 2020

21-09-2019 P60 Amstelveen
25-10-2019 Bel Air Breda
02-11-2019 Holland heavy metal Festival Drachten
23-11-2019 South of Heaven Bilzen
24-01-2020 Boerderij Zoetermeer
01-02-2020 CrossRoads Kaatsheuvel
07-03-2020 Elektra Sliedrecht
24-04-2020 Gebouw T    OPTION! Bergen op Zoom

 

More shows TBA!

 

03-08-2019

First LIVE REVIEW for AUGUST LIFE written by Toine van Poorten and illustrated
by Rita van Poorten at
TRUEMETALFAN.



Thanks so much Toine & Rita!

21-06-2019

On the 28th of June AUGUST LIFE will play in Germany for the first time
in Hypothalamus (Rheine).
We will play there as Special Guest for our friends of PRAYING MANTIS.

 

01-06-2019

On the 23rd of June The Dutch Disciples will Graspop Metal Meeting
in Dessel Belgium... OH YEAH!

 

18-03-2019

Turn Back Time Rehearsal video! 

 

16-03-2019

Last minute call for the first time to witness AUGUST LIFE play live!

 

03-03-2019

Gert will play with AUGUST LIFE on the 30th of June at
Bel Air Breda together with his buddies from Praying Mantis

 

16-02-2019

Gert to do a special double gig with both AUGUST LIFE and
THE DUTCH DISCIPLES on the 25th of May at WMM 2019.

 

27-01-2019

Available for pre order in Black and Ocean Blue vinyl early March 2019 at No Dust Records!

 

30-12-2018

Man has it been a year that 2018! Many ups and downs! On a personal level but also professionally it has been a rollercoaster.

Despite many draw backs I finally saw my new album released where I have been working on intensely for some time with singer Bryan Ketelaars and producer Jack Nobelen.

I am psyched that 2019 will be the year we will let you hear our great conceptual music live for the first time and I can finally introduce the live band August Life:

                              Gert Nijboer - lead guitar (Highway Chile, Deathriders, Picture)
                              Bryan Ketelaars - lead vocals (Auracle, Armageddon)
                              Hans in 't Zandt - drums, backing vocals (Praying Mantis. Mad Max, Vengeance)
                              Gerald Vos - keys, Hammond, guitar, backing vocals
                              Ronald Pieterse - bass, backing vocals (Disquiet, Divine Rebellion)

In a nutshell: AUGUST LIFE's album NEW ETERNITY, the brand new Dutch progressive melodic metal project initiated by Gert and Bryan, saw the light of day late August this year. The reactions of fans and press for this brand new outfit were overwhelming.

A bunch of great guest musicians and singers participated on NEW ETERNITY like for instance Peter Vink (Ayreon, KnightArea), Rob van der Loo (Epica, Mayan), Madicken de Vries (Heidevolk, Annatar). The list goes on.

The CD was released worldwide and can also be found on every digital platform (Itunes, Spotify etc.) An LP version is expected to be released in the near future!

But enough about the album. Let me take this opportunity to especially welcome to the live band, being the one not to have played on the album, brilliant bass player: Ronald Pieterse (Lockdown, Divine Rebellion, Disquiet).

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who proved to be a real friend in 2018.

I am so much looking forward to see you all next year on and off stage with AUGUST LIFE, HIGHWAY CHILE and The Dutch Disciples.

 

Keep rocking the free world and have a great 2019!

 

21-10-2018

Gert's first interview about NEW ETERNITY, AUGUST LIFE's debut album done by Hans van Peppen for HeadBangers LifeStyle magazine.


 

21-10-2018

Very nice review about NEW ETERNITY, AUGUST LIFE's debut album at Rockportaal by Hans Ravensbergen.

 

21-10-2018

Nice review about NEW ETERNITY, AUGUST LIFE's debut album at leading Dutch Hard Rock Metal magazine Aardschok by Ron Willemsen.

 

16-06-2018

AUGUST LIFE in July issue AARDSCHOK magazine...  

 

24-04-2018

AUGUST LIFE debut album mixing and mastering is finished!

Last sunday the 22nd of April we had a first listening session with all musicians involved together with all other great people helping us during the whole process so far in SOUND DOG Breda.

The reactions were so overwelming!

Both Bryan and Gert are beyond grateful to everyone present!
We can't wait to make the next step and release the album so we can let you all be able to be part of this new legacy onwards!

Eventhough, if you really look close enough
, some peak views are already there
  ALBUM TITLE and ARTWORK will be revealed SOON!

We might even post a complete song (or two) SOON before release...

 

24-04-2018

The Dutch Disciples to tour the UK in August/September 2018
Watch the AGENDA for updates!

08-04-2018

Personal message from Gert about leaving DEO


Last gig with DEO!

I have done my last show with DEO last Saturday at Crossroads (Kaatsheuvel).
After so many great years it was a very difficult decision but sometimes decisions need to be taken considering changing circumstances.
Late 2017 I told the guys I made the decision to leave the band after all forthcoming gigs were done.
As a consequence it is almost certain DEO will not continue as a band but of course that's not
up to me. 
I wish to emphasize that there are no hard feelings or personal issues involved whatsoever.
I will continue the Ronnie James DIO legacy with
THE DUTCH DISCIPLES
I want to thanks everyone in the band for the great times we had together and as far as I am concerned we will meet again soon!

Pictures of my final DEO show can be found in the PICTURES section.

 

29-01-2018

AUGUST LIFE
studio report: Mixing has started atJack's Place Studio in Meerle (B).

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