– The New Enlightenment –
‘No hope, just me. Welcome!’
With these whispered words, it begins. The stage, remains of an old and worn down
theater, appears to be empty but gives the impression that something is lurking beneath
the surface. Something special is about to happen, something secretive, illustrious.
A soft but ominous orchestra grows and breaks open as five people take the stage. The
intro swells and comes to a massive climax followed by the first thundering sounds of
the band itself. The orchestra provides a background tapestry that interweaves with the
band, complemented by choirs and topped off by the soaring melodies of vocalist Nick
Holleman (ex-Vicious Rumors). By the end of this experience, they will have made
your eyes catch what they see. You will have been converted to their creed.
Unveiling you musical impressions and proclaiming our view, Powerized will guide
you through the stories we tell and make your eyes catch what we see.
Powerized is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nick Holleman. These
five musicians from the Netherlands are known for their lyrical depth and storytelling
capabilities, combined with an overwhelming melodic sound and intense vocals.
After releasing their ‘My Creed’ demo, of which the title track gained cult-status,
Powerized has been playing extensively throughout the Netherlands and the rest of
Europe and indeed the world. The band quickly gained a formidable live reputation. They embarked on their
first European tour in September 2014. After this, Powerized returned to the studio
and came out with “Where Worlds Meet the Eye”, which was mixed and mastered by
Matt Smith of Theocracy. This single was released to the public during a sold-out show
with the legendary band Helloween. In the wake of the single a second tour followed,
supporting Death Dealer (ex-Manowar, Halford, ex-Dungeon) and Flotsam and
From full-on headbanging extravaganza to breathtakingly beautiful songs, from
extensive epic symphonies to light-hearted compositions, Powerized shows are
captivating from start to finish.
Powerized have released their debut album ‘The Mirror’s Eye’, again mixed by Matt Smith, on March 16th 2018 worldwide through Painted Bass Records. In September of 2018 ‘The Mirror’s Eye’ was released as a special Japanese edition, including an exclusive Japanese bonustrack, through Rubicon Music in Japan (know for such bands as Alestorm, Anvil, Armored Saint, Flotsam and Jetsam, Uriah Heep and Vuur). Following this release Powerized set out on a sold-out tour of Japan.
Welcome to The New Enlightenment.
Let us convert you to our creed.