Dear friends, fans, Shockers & Steelers,

As most of you probably know by now our guitarist, brother, father, mentor and dear dear friend and one of the most amazing, kind, funny and wonderful human beings, Martjo, passed on Dec. 18 2019, at 15:55. It is with the heaviest heart that I must write this message, the pain is unimaginable and there are no words that can describe our feelings, so please forgive me for keeping it short an not going into details.

Martjo of course was not only a great musician and a fantastic songwriter, but an Icon. He was a loving father, husband, and a great friend. He IS loved by many. I mean, how could anybody NOT like him?

Dear Martjo, you will be dearly missed by your loving family and the many, many friends you leave behind. We love you dearly and you have a huge place in our hearts and minds forever.

PLEASE respect the family’s privacy, as well as the privacy of both Vortex and Steel Shock members and understand that (some of) your questions and much appreciated messages may remain unanswered. At least for now…

Farewell dearest friend, may angels fly thee home! SHOCK IN PEACE!

On behalf of Steel Shock,

Nima MetalHeart

Photo by Marc van Kollenburg