The Band

Wound Collector is the brainchild of Peter Verdonck, a renowned saxophonist and composer who has earned his stripes in performances all across the globe with Thelema Trio, Manngold De Cobre, The Rhythm Junks, De Pandoering and many more. Yet his heart truly beats for death metal.
On a quest to combine this passion for death metal with his favoured instrument he teamed up with Nico Veroeven (Serial Butcher) on drums, Guy Van Campenhout (Notti Del Terrore, Angeli di Pietra) on guitar and Kurt Hermans (Off The Cross, Herfst, Angeli di Pietra) on bass. Each of whom brings considerable experience in various metalbands.
Wound Collector plays death metal with a historic twist and a demented saxophone. Each of the members have years of experience in playing and performing a variety of different styles of music.
In March 2020 Kurt Hermans decided to leave the band in order to pursue other musical goals. Due to the corona crisis that Spring it took a couple of months before replacement was found. However in July Stijn Deldaele (Blunt, Beat Love Oracle) joined the band.

Peter Verdonck – saxophones and vocals
Guy Van Campenhout – guitars and vocals
Stijn Deldaele – bass guitar
Nico Veroeven – drums

Peter uses Yanagisawa Sterling Silver tenor saxophone, Lebayle 8* mouthpiece, Gonzalez 3 1/4 reeds regular cut, François Louis ligature, BG neck strap, Shure wireless microphone (live) and a Hell lot of air.

Peter has previously performed, recorded and toured with Thelema Trio (7 tours USA, 2 tours Peru, concerts in Norway, Japan, Italy, Belgium & the Netherlands), The Rhythm Junks (tours in China, Poland, concerts in Belgium and the Netherlands), Champ d’Action (concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium), FUNDAMENT, BLAFFF, and many others. This includes performances at Dour festival, ISCM festival North-Carolina, Centro Cultural de Espagna in Lima, World Clarinet Fest in Tokyo, and many others.

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Guy uses Mayones / LTD / ENGL / Boss / D’Addario / In Tune / Mono / Hercules / Loxx / DiMarzio / EMG

Guy started out life as a drummer, before discovering the guitar at the ripe age of 18. But then, all bets were off. Quickly growing in skills on a diet of Iced Earth, Death and rapid, technical bands, he honed his rhythm skills. Later on he went on to be the main vocalist/grunter of powerfolkband Angeli di Pietra, recording two full albums. But guitar needed to be played and he joined industrial metal powerhouse Notti del Terrore as lead guitarist and extreme vocalist. There, he recorded the mini ‘3-TR-DYI’ and two full length albums: ‘Maximum Destruction’ and ‘Havoc’ before Notti del Terrore disbanded. He has also done live session work with several other bands and now his focus solely lies with Wound Collector.

Stijn uses D’addario and DR strings, handbuilt monkeybasses, manufactured by himself. Epifany UL amplifacation and Bergantino HD 410 speakercabinet. A lot of effects from brands like TC electronic, electro harmonix, Dedalo and others….in a flashy rox in a box custom pedalboard powered by two Cioks schizophrenic power supplies.

Stijn started only at 16 with playing bassguitar but grew up in a musical family. His eleven year older brother was a big musical influence. Hearing his records of the early metalica with Cliff burton, Iron maiden, slayer,…His brother set up also a metalband in the 80’s called Anesthesia (pulling teeth…). Hardrock and metal music was injected in his veins at a young age. Studying bassguitar first at Jazzstudio Antwerp in 98 and then in 99 at the conservatory of Ghent till 2005. There Stijn was focussing more on Funk,jazz, soul and world music. More than over 20 years experience playing professional with bands as Orquesta famosa, Groove grocery, Blunt, Jizz, Pirana project, Gentlemen, Wretched Vixen,.. and sessionwork. Touring international on the europe mainland like France, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, UK and Ireland. From 2010 till 2012 Stijn was also part of an london based project with Ernesto Simpson (Richard Bona) and Oliv Savill (Basement jaxx and Jamiroquai). At this point Stijn keeps himself busy with bands such as Blunt(folkrock), Beat love oracle (chamber fusion), Burns haven (jazzfunk blues) and his own experimental jazz fusion, electronic trio: “E.E.T.”

Nico is most known for his drumming skills in Belgian death metal institutes Serial Butcher and Emeth. He has been with Wound Collector since 2018.