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Strain is an alternative rock band from Gorinchem. Grooving drums, havoc wreaking guitar riffs and a melodic voice are the core of their unique sound. A few influences are System of a down, Tool and Karnivool.

At the moment, the four-headed band is playing in numerous small stages and festivals. They have also been the supporting act for alternative (Belgium) bands such as Raketkanon, The Zygoma disposal and BEAR. Strain is primarily known for their explosive live performance and it is a must see for every rock/metal fan.

Strain’s first EP ‘Think-O-land’ (September 2013) was well received unanimously by various magazines, including Up-magazine. Now, two years later, they have recorded their second EP ‘AFR’ in Studio 4205. With their new EP, they want to tour intensively once again, and to put their explosive mark on every stage they go. Strain Band
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Vito van Beest


Strain Band

Tim Toth

Lead Guitar

Strain Band

Jip van Kakerken

Vocals and Guitar

Strain Band

Hidde van der Grind