In the year of 2002 bass guitarist / Stick player Rob van der Loo (known for his work with progressive metal band Sun Caged) released his first instrumental solo EP called Six Arms. After a lot of good reviews and loads of enthusiastic reactions from fans it was obvious that a full-time album had to come.

First of all Van der Loo wanted to make a sequel to the Six Arms EP but after some brainstorming he came up with a new concept. A project with the bass guitar as the main instrument (just like before) - but this time with vocals, several guest musicians and much extremer music. A new experimental metal project called Freak Neil Inc. was born.

After a few weeks of composing and looking for guest musicians Van der Loo decided to record a full length album along with the following line up:

Rob van der Loo: Basses, Chapman Stick
Roel van Helden: Drums

Irene Jansen (Star One/Ayreon)
André Vuurboom (Sphere of Souls, ex-Sun Caged)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Star One/Ayreon)
Nick Hameury (Engine of Pain)

Guest Musicians: Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Iced Earth, Artension)
Sean Malone (Cynic, Gordian Knot)

Chapman Stick:
Ron Baggerman (Galaxy Gypsy)

Chris Godin (Gnö)
James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament)
Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged, Lemur Voice)

Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Star One/Ayreon, ex-Sun Caged)


Freak Neil Inc
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