July 2016 

SURVIVAL is pleased to announce that NIGEL FOSS will join the band as a guitarist.

Welcome aboard Nigel!

                                                                 Survival live @ 't Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel, The Netherlands  14-12-2014

                                         With Frans Muys van de Moer, Jack Langevelt, Frank van Essen, David Dexter, Linda Maarseveen

                                               Survival live @ The Bluescafe, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands  01-10-2014

                                         With Jack Langevelt, Frans Muys van de Moer, Frank van Essen, Linda Maarseveen, David Dexter

September 2014

A special thanks to Frank Van Essen, who is kindly filling in for our drummer.

Apart from playing drums & violin in UK based Celtic Prog band Iona
Frank is also a writer and arranger of music.
In 1997  he was asked to to be music director for EO's Classic Festival which led him to writing and arranging for a small orchestra. From that moment on, he fell in love with writing for strings. Today he is regularly called upon as string arranger and performer for many well known Dutch artists 
His strings can be heard on several hit radio singles. 
At the moment, Frank is studying Orchestration with the Berklee School of Music in the USA to further develop his skills as arranger and orchestrator for full orchestra.

Frank's wide variety of musical activities include composition, arranging, producing, teaching, recording, mixing & mastering in his own studio. 
See more at:
An introduction to the music of Survival 2014

A semi-live compilation of four songs
Video made by Pim van Wel of Ducksingel Productions
Footage shot in Tiel
and at Theatre "De Bolle Kater", The Netherlands
Audio recorded by David Dexter, mixed & mastered by Jack Langevelt

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                                                                   Survival 2014

September 2013


After intensive auditions, we finally found a singer with a great Rock voice:


March 2013


With joy we present our Manager:

INÈZ VAN DER LINDEN, widow of the late Keyboard Virtuoso 

RICK VAN DER LINDEN (Ekseption, Trace)

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             Dante's Purgatorio

Dante's Purgatorio 

October 2009            

SURVIVAL on Dante's Purgatorio

The second episode of Dante's Divine Comedy, Purgatorio has just been released by Musea. This 4CDbox contains 36 songs by 36 fantastic progrock bands from all over the world. Survival's contribution is the 9.53 min.track "Impressions". Click the album cover to order your copy today! 


 The Musea label and the Finnish magazine Colossus endlessly continue their quest for the greatest universal themes, in order to complete their collection of concept-albums dedicated to Progressive rock. The hero of the day is Dante ALIGHIERI, the famous medieval author from Firenze who wrote "The Divine Comedy". That's precisely this epic piece of work, without a doubt one of the greatest books of all times, that serves as the basis for this new project. And of course, it has been divided in three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. The first volume is made of thirty-four "cantos" dispatched on four discs (!), each one showing the personal interpretation of an international band, according to the rules of the genre: no drumboxes, the only instruments allowed are those of the mighty Seventies, the same as for the musical inspiration. FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, TEMPANO, LITTLE TRAGEDIES, COMBINATION HEAD, YESTERDAYS, NEMO, LADY LAKE, WILLOWGLASS, ARS NOVA, SINKADUS, BRIGHTEYE BRISON and GREENWALL are some of the groups involved... The second part, Purgatorio includes SIMON SAYS, NEMO, OZONE PLAYER, RAIMUNDO RODULFO, WILLOWGLASS, NEXUS, NUOVA ERA, SURVIVAL , LITTLE TRAGEDIES, PHIDEAUX, MAD CRAYON, LADY LAKE, FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, YESTERDAYS, EQUILIBRIO VITAL amongst others.

Listen to Survival's track "Impressions" on the Audio Page

                 Album Artwork by Davide Guidoni



Survival's Progressive/Symphonic Rock Epic "CRUSADER", released by MUSEA RECORDS. (October 2008)

Album Artwork by Jack Langevelt ©2001   

Track list:

 1 - The Holy Land (3'38)
 2 - Beauseant (2'15)
 3 - Lamentation (1'12)
 4 - Crusader (6'24)
 5 - Abide With Me (2'06)
 6 - Baldwin (3'21)
 7 - I Cried For You (2'25)
 8 - Exceptional Friend-(For Rick) (7'04)
 9 - The Knights Templar (2'58)
10 - Montgisard (10'27)
11 - After All (4'16)

        Album still available in the Webstore

On the Audio Page you can listen to audio clips from CRUSADER

               The Final Chapter


THE FINAL CHAPTER (released 29 December 1999)

About the music.  

The Apocalypse, the last chapter of the Bible. A difficult book, the end of civilization as we know it. But also a book of comfort and redemption.

In the Middle Ages artists tried to picture the Apocalypse, in modern times however, artists don't bother much about the subject, especially in music. An explanation may be that most people aren't familiar with the book and what they know implies but death and destruction.  l have dared to make an album about the Apocalypse. From childhood on I was fascinated by the Bible and in particular the last chapter: The Apocalypse.

l have tried to put my feelings into music, a dramatic kind of music, due to the subject.

Music that contains classical, symphonic and spiritual influences. Listen and let the music carry you along.

        Album still available in the Webstore

On the Audio Page you can listen to some audio clips