Koen Herfst

Drummer – Composer – Producer

Videos

FLYING DUTCHMAN

Crazy memory; flying with my drumset above 40.000 visitors (2 nights!) of ‘Armin Only’ at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam! 

Bands & Projects

DRUMLUST

‘Koen Herfst presents: DRUMLUST’ is my solo-act (live triggering of visuals and lights) & alias for my electronic music.

Brand new single #wanttoplaymydrums out now, listen here.

VANDENBERG

Legendary rock band with Adrian Vandenberg on guitar, Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW) on vocals and Randy van der Elsen on bass.

New album ‘2020’  out now, listen here.

VOODOO CHAMBERS

Voodoo Chambers combines alternative rock and electronic dance music into a unique blend.

Listen to our debut EP ‘Prologue’ here.

THE CARDS

Blues/rock band with SAXON founder and guitarist Paul Quinn (UK) on guitar and Harrison Young (USA) on bass/vocals. New single ‘The Gamble’ (about our touring adventures during the Corona-outbreak in Europe) out now; listen here.

THE JACK & THE JOKER

Deriving from The Cards, The Jack & The Joker is a side-project of me and Harrison (Jack of all trades), playing covers of our favorite tracks in our own way! Be sure to check out a livestream one of these days! 

ANNICKE SHIREEN

Singer Annicke Shireen’s debut solo EP ‘The Serpent’ (c0-written and produced by me) will be an immersive dark and moody crossover EP containing three songs with enchantingly feminine vocals, heavy drums and a touch of electronics. More info here.

DRUM DEMONS

Drumgroup founded by Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring) and me.  We’ve played our original tracks together with 2.000 drummers on the beach! Check out the video here

LEO

My latest solo album (progressive rock/metal concept album) feat. Anneke van Giersbergen, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) amongst others. Listen here and/or watch the documentary here.

Quotes

“Koen is not only a great drummer, but his performance and expression are also why I love to have him in my shows!”

Armin van Buuren

DJ, producer

Koen has been voted Holland’s best hard-rock drummer now for several years. He has the sort of fire in his belly that would make any greats such as John Bonham and Ian Paice smile.

Adrian Vandenberg

Vandenberg

Koen, Again, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your preparation, professionalism and for sounding so great last night at the SENA guitar awards. great job!

John Petrucci

Dream Theater

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