Mark Jansen (born 15 December 1978) is a Dutch guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. A excellent decide throughout the symphonic metallic subgenre, he is acknowledged for his work with the bands After Without end (1995–2002), Epica (2002–present), and MaYaN (2010–present).
Jansen was born in Reuver, Netherlands, and has a grasp’s diploma in psychology. His girlfriend is Laura Macrì. Within the earlier, he had a relationship with Simone Simons; the connection resulted in 2005, shortly after the discharge of Consign to Oblivion.
Lately, Jansen has launched the worldwide musical mission United Steel Minds.
In 2010, Jansen launched that he and former After Without end keyboardist Jack Driessen have formed one different band often known as MaYaN. Not like his completely different bands, Jansen sings nevertheless would not play guitar. The band launched their debut album Quarterpast in spring 2011.
Jansen started a model new symphonic metallic band often known as Sahara Mud, which was later renamed Epica. His girlfriend on the time, Simone Simons, joined the band in 2003. In every After Without end and Epica, he has carried out growled vocals, complementing the vocals of, respectively, Flooring Jansen (no relation) and Simone Simons.
As guitarist, Jansen based mostly After Without end with Sander Gommans, and was one in every of many foremost songwriters since their debut album Jail of Want. He left After Without end in 2002, and after his departure, the band took a model new musical route.