YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: The Netherlands
Mischa van Rodijnen (vocals/guitar)
Leon de Groot (guitar)
Dave van Beek (bass)
Bart Waalen (drums)
Michiel van der Avoird (keyboard)
Incorporating heavy music with a soundscape influenced edge, transmission0 came out of the ashes of dutch hardcore band Reveal. With the break up of this band in 2001 guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen and bassplayer Dave van Beek decided it was time for a new chapter in their musical career. Some songs were written, but because of lack of time and involvement in other bands the two started getting serious with transmission0 in the summer of 2003. Thatís when they met Michiel van der Avoird, a keyboard wizard that perfected the sound of the band. His skills on the keys are the complement for the atmosphere of transmission0. An atmosphere that, on one hand, is very heavy and has its roots in metal music, but on the other hand, has this musical tranquillity because of the varied textures. Transmission0 eventually found, after a long search, a drummer, called Bart Waalen. His hardhitting drumstyle is the perfect base for the band. When Holland's best kept secret The Void (indierock ala Sonic Youth, where t0's guitarplayer Mischa was also a part of), broke up, transmission0 asked Leon de Groot to join transmission0 on guitar. Being a big metalfan, Leon immediately said yes. And so t0 became a 5-piece. The result of the five working together is a powerful and emotionally honest band that can interest fans of heavy bands such as Isis or Neurosis, but also fans of rock bands like Cave In.