Peter den Bakker


Born and raised on the Island of Thuredrech (Dordrecht), Peter first picked up a bass at the age of seventeen. A year later, curious how his bass riffs would sound on guitar, he bought an electric guitar and started chugging (much to the displeasure of the neighbourhood). Fast forward a few years and lots of GAS later, Peter has moved to Ulpia Noviomagus Batavorum (Nijmegen) for love and to get a Masters’ degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the Radboud University.

As far as there is time off from studying, he likes to play (bass) guitar or with his girlfriend, run a 10 km lap and daydreaming.

Inspired by bands like Haken, Symphony X, (Turilli/Leone) Rhapsody (of Fire), old Sepultura, ABBA and Pantera he likes to create monstrous illogical riffs using his Mayones Regius Core 8 and Setius 8, Neural DSP plugins and the Quad Cortex.

Fun fact: Peter claims the unofficial Benelux record for holding the greatest amount of Peanut Butter M&M’s in his mouth! He is still training to break this record and reach for fame in the Guinness Book of World Records.