The first music he heard was the band Pink Floyd. There drummer Nick Mason became, and still is a great influence is his playing style. Joop was born Februari 17 1983 and grew up in Nijmegen where he met Fon Sanders and started Seiphian together with him. Before Seiphian Joop played drums in a heave metal band called Metalinc. It was the song "One" by Metallica that got Joop into metal drumming. The drummer of Metallica, Lars Ulrich became a inspiration of him.
Nowadays Joops biggest influences are Jukka Nevalainen (Nightwish and Sethian) and Casey Grillo of Kamelot. Joop recorded 3 demo CDs: Metalinc Demo Demo Out of the Garage Seiphian Passage Burden Find more info on www.jooplammerts.com More of Seiphian on www.seiphian.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..