Seven Waters - Michiel LeijzerMusical influences:

  • John Petrucci
  • Mats Haugen
  • Michael Romeo
  • Tony MacAlpine

Musical background:
I started playing guitar when I was seven, but never really connected with the instrument.
Then when I was about 19 I heard “To Thou Who Dwellest In The Night” by Arcturus and then I picked up technical guitar playing.
I started to really get into prog metal and instrumental guitar music.
I’ve played in and composed for several bands including Black/Thrash act IRMIN (2002-2008) and a pop/rock act called BMe (1999-2005)

Favourite bands:
Dream Theater, Circus Maximus, Above Symmetry, Disperse

Favourite albums:

  • Dream Theater – Images & Words
  • Circus Maximus – Isolate
  • Disperse – Journey Through The Hidden Gardens
  • Above Symmetry – Ripples


  • Ibanez RG 1527 Galaxy White
  • Ibanez RG 1527 Royal Blue
  • Caparison TAT Crimson Sunset
  • Dean Custom 450 Tiger Eye
  • Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp
  • Lexicon MPX G2 Effects processor
  • Mesa Boogie 2:90 tube poweramp