Who are Voylords?
Jan-Jaak Smagghe and Tom Goethals both study music and used to be in a band
called "The Nothing Bastards", but after some 'artistic disagreements'
in the band (and the fact that they couldn't play their own instruments), they
decided to join Tom's brother Nico in his new band 'Voylords'.
Maybe less known are Jeroen and Maarten Spitaels from Halle, Belgium. Both
enjoyed a classical education in music and practiced for years before they were
ready to show the world.
Their influences range from David Bowie to Kyuss and Monster Magnet, from jazz
to hip hop. What sets them apart from the rest of the Belgian music scene is that
they can rock your ass off, but they can still make it sound poppy.
Where does 'Voylords' come from?
The story goes that 'Voylords' was originally a film made by 2 students from
the film academy. They wanted to do something new and original with the porn b-movie
genre. This was not appreciated by their teachers, so the film was never shown
in public. But it was good...
The guys saw the film one time and decided to adopt the name for their new
band. The Voylords were born.
The recording sessions
Tom and Laurens had a good relationship with producer Wim Arys from their days
with 'The Nothing Bastards', so they decided to ask him for this project. Wim
realized the potential this new band had and recorded 4 songs with them. They
released their first single on five-o records.