There are more than one artist with the name Mangrove: 1) Mangrove is a progressive rockband from The Netherlands. Roland van der Horst (guitars, vocals) and Joost Hagemeijer (drums, vocals) start in 1995 with the project 'Brainstorm' and release 'Cold World' in 1998. To be able to do live-performances, a band is formed and the result 'Massive Hollowness' is the first Mangrove release in 2001. After a line-up change Pieter Drost (bass) and Chris Jonker (keyboards) complete the current line-up.
New songs are written which results in the successful release 'Touch Wood' in 2004. The international press is very positive about the 2005 conceptalbum 'Facing The Sunset'. An album with exclusively long tracks including the magnificent epic 'Hidden Dreams'. The album even wins an award.
Mangrove may be reckoned to the top in the progressive rock genre in The Netherlands and has gained an excellent live-reputation. On one hand because of a well-considered sound, on the other hand because of the music that comes to life through the variety in tempo and dynamics, with modest passages, but also with heavy symphonic eruptions. The listener is carried away on a musical journey. Mangrove makes music that lives! The 2006 double live album 'Coming Back To Live' is the 'living proof' of that in 2 cd's which offer a beautiful cross-section of the first three albums.Make Mangrove Playlist