Breaking the Chains is one of the most kick ass charity rock projects ever to originate from the Netherlands. Over 40 of the best known Dutch rock & metal musicians from the 70’s until now are joining forces to create a masterpiece of rock history. They do this in order to raise awareness for child abuse and the great work of Bikers Against Child Abuse. Breaking the Chains is a charity project of international perspective and all profits will go directly to the world wide non-profit organisation Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).
Breaking the Chains founder Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Kayak, Pain of Salvation, Neal Morse) started working on the idea of this project four years ago. The intentions at that time were to make just one song to raise money for B.A.C.A., something he’d done before for other charities. After the initial start more and more musicians joined in to support this noble cause, eventually ending up with more than 40 high class Dutch musicians and a complete album of original music written especially for this project.
Alongside Kristoffer the following musicians are involved in the project :
Bart Hennephof (Textures), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation, For All We Know), Robby Valentine, Mike Coolen (Within Temptation), Joe Tal (Textures), Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak), Timo Somers (Delain), Ed Warby (VUUR, Hail of Bullets, The Gentle Storm), Robert Soeterboek (Wicked Sensation, Highway Chile), Ian Parry (Consortium Project), John JayCee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis), Johan van Stratum (VUUR, Stream of Passion), Wudstik (For All We Know, Ayreon), Frank Schiphorst (MaYaN, My Propane), Marjan Welman (Autumn, Vetrar Draugurinn), Margriet Mol (Asrai), Jan Willem Ketelaers (Ayreon, Classics Rock Show), Eric Hazebroek (Stream of Passion, Vetrar Draugurinn), Rick Bouwman (Martyr), Martin van der Meyde (4Eigner), Jan Bechtum (Picture), Karin Mol (Asrai), Arno te Loo (4Eigner), Sebas & Petra Honing (Equisa), Dirk Bruinenberg (Elegy, Place Vendome), Ivar de Graaf (Kingfisher Sky), Jan Bijlsma (Vengeance, The Last Element) , Peter Vink (Knight Area), Manon van der Hidde (Asrai), Ben Mathot (Ayreon), Anne Bakker (Blaze Bayley), Maaike Peterse (Kovacs, Kingfisher Sky), Jeroen Goossens (Ayreon), Marieke Bresseleers (Circle Unbroken), Harry den Hartog (Alanis) & Collin Leijenaar (Kayak, Neal Morse)
The album is destined to show the world great diversity and high quality on all levels. The musicians themselves have contributed with music and lyrics. Bart Hennephof (Textures) is producing the album with Daan Janzing (My Favorite Scar) and together they are putting all the pieces of the puzzle into the right places.
Tracklist: 1. Superhero, 2. Angels on Wheels, 3. Believe in Me, 4. Follow My Way, 5. Valley Road, 6. Breathe Again, 7. Endless Rain, 8. Cold Hands, Warm Heart, 9. Breaking the Chains, 10. Shattered Lives, 11. Solid Ground, 12. Ghost of Your Past, 13. Silent Wind