Name: Gijs van Ouwerkerk
Instruments: lead vocals, guitar and bass
Solarisis' songwriter and front man took a break from making music for a few years after the band split up. But of course he knew that this interruption was only temporary.
He spent a lot of time developing his clean vocals (and neglecting his harsh ones) and is looking to become a lead singer again sometime in the future. In January of 2010
he gladly accepted an offer to join the atmospheric rock/metal band Seven Waters as their bass player. Around the same time, former Solarisis drummer Robert Molenaar joined
their ranks as well.
During the dying hours of Solarisis, Gijs developed a strong passion for photography and has now made it his full-time profession. Although his musical taste has become somewhat broader, he is still a frequent visitor of dark and heavy concerts in the Enschede region.
Name: Robert Molenaar
Drummer Robert continued to play metal after the demise of Solarisis. He formed a death/thrash metal band named Carburized (rehearsal video). At the
Headbanging Enschede event in 2009, he made his first live appearance since the last Solarisis show. Because Escutcheon's drummer was on tour with Devious, Robert filled his spot for this prestigious gig. Seven Waters guitarist
Michiel Leijzer was also making a guest appearance with Escutcheon that night and was impressed with Robert's battery. Soon he asked Robert to join Seven Waters, where he's now reunited with former Solarisis band mate Gijs.
In another somewhat metal-related project, Robert and a friend are involved in the design of some high end loudspeakers. These will possibly be commercially available in the future.
Name: Frank Klein Douwel
Instruments: keyboards, live backing vocals
Frank has been by far the most successful in the music industry of any of Solarisis' former members since 2007. Now a sound engineer, he records and mixes bands both live and in his own Sonic Assault studio. Working with bands like Asphyx, Hail of Bullets and Born From Pain has brought him to various parts of the world and even sparked a cooperation with demigod Dan Swanö. Frank doesn't touch his keyboard much anymore, but allegedly he's quietly boosting his guitar playing skills to dazzling new heights!
Name: Bart de Zeeuw
In his final year with Solarisis, Bart was asked to join the metal band NOS (Not Otherwise Specified). In this band he was reunited with his former Appendix and Nobassak band mates Bjorn van Toorn (Bloodsin) and Wilco Griffioen. Bart is still passionate about music and NOS in particular, but his family (1 wife and 2 kids) plays the biggest role in his life.
Name: Bram Hengeveld
Name: Joop Kartouw