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Koos Van der wat musician BIO

Koos started his journey as a rock guitarist with the classic/progressive/psychedelic/glam rock band he founded with his maatjies in Pretoria, called Havoc Vultures. Havoc Vultures has produced one album entitled 'Album ov the Aeon', which was secretly launched on 21/12/12, the day of the Mayan prophecy.

During the production of this album, he joined Black Pimp'n Jesus in Johannesburg and recorded multiple albums with them. He then worked on multiple other projects with Evert Snyman such as Battle Cock, Gay Thing, Pink Noise and Dragon Invasion. With these projects he played a variety of styles ranging from banjo, to shred guitar to death metal. 

During this period of juggling Havoc Vultures and Black Pimp'n Jesus, he also recorded multiple whimsical instrumental albums under Mollusc Messiah, which he labels 'Neptronic Rock', a combination of 80's riffing and electronic sounds inspired by Van Halen and Michael Jackson. 

After these bands, Koos continued to record and collaborate with many musicians, spawning diverse projects such as Daphne Cocker, Onychocryptosis, Staffy and Rugga Rock. 

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Currently he is in the process of developing his solo projects - Shark Rivers & The Ghost of Stormy Dan. Below you can find links to the albums and projects he's been involved in.

Feel free to contact Koos with any inquiries.

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Click on the album covers to link to the music.

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Not yet officially released / work in progress.

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Extreme metal/grindcore

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