AUGUST LIFE Biography 30-12-2018  - 2019 and beyond

Holland has always had a strong, fruitful and enjoyable metal scene whose foundations were laid by notorious heavy acts such as Vengeance, Bodine, Helloïse, Highway Chile and Vandenberg.

Nowadays the Dutch scene is overcrowded and highly dominated by a wide variety of death, thrash, speed and female fronted metal bands. Within this undistinguishable yet gratifying scene, a new powerful Phoenix has risen: AUGUST LIFE.

AUGUST LIFE is a stunning new progressive/melodic rock/metal project by guitarist Gert Nijboer (Highway Chile, Deathriders, ex-Picture) and singer Bryan Ketelaars (Armageddon, Auracle).

They have been secretly working on their debut album ‘New Eternity’ at Jack’s Place in Meerle, Belgium, with Jack Nobelen ( ex-Horizon, ex-Savage). The CD was released late August 2018 by Pt78 Records and the reactions of fans and magazines were overwhelming.

AUGUST LIFE’s music is for any fan of progressive melodic music in the vein of Rainbow, Dio, Queensryche, Dream Theater and Shadow Gallery. You can even notice a touch of Threshold and Cowboy era Pantera.

The last couple of months AUGUST LIFE has transformed from brilliant album project to a stunning energetic live band because they feel this music definitely deserves to be on stage.

AUGUST LIFE is proud to announce they will release the album on vinyl through NO DUST Records in first half of 2019.


Bryan Ketelaars - lead vocals (Auracle, Armageddon)

Gerald Vos - keys, Hammond,  guitar, backing vocals

Gert Nijboer - lead guitar (Highway Chile, Deathriders, Picture)

Hans in 't Zandt  - drums, backing vocals (Praying Mantis. Mad Max, Vengeance)

Ronald Pieterse - bass, backing vocals (Disquiet, Divine Rebellion)


The Dutch metal scene has a new exciting and forward-looking name to reminisce: AUGUST LIFE!


Contact us

Henk van Delden
Owner No Dust Records
Kampen, The Netherlands (Europe)
06 - 104 692 11