Robin Zielhorst Releases Four New Solo Bass Playthrough Videos (WATCH)

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Robin Zielhorst, Dutch bass player known for his work with progressive bands like Cynic, Exivious, Textures, Our Oceans and OneGodLess released playthrough videos for his 4 pieces for solo bass.

Robin Zielhorst recorded 4 instrumental pieces for solo bass. Robin is known for his work with Cynic (US progmetal legends), Exivious (Dutch fusionmetal), Our Oceans (Dutch ambient pop), OneGodLess (Dutch stonergroovemetal) and various side projects and studio recordings.

Besides his usual characteristic fretless bass playing, with these 4 pieces for solo bass he focused on fretted bass, using various techniques to create hauntingly beautiful ambient music.

About Robin

 Born in Breda, Holland on August 13th of 1982, Robin Zielhorst started playing the piano at the age of 6. Having studied classical music for 7 years, Robin wanted to switch to bass to play in bands, making the music he listened to. Soon he joined the High School Big Band, and played every musical performed on school. In the meanwhile, he also founded his first band, the Cynic/Death-inspired metal band Refrain.

After studying the bass on his own for over 5 years, it was time to take it to the next level. In his final high school year, Robin took some last-moment lessons to update his theoretical and hearing skills to get into the Rock Academy conservatory in Tilburg, Holland. Studying there opened his mind to more musical views then the metal music he had focused on all those years. Being steps ahead of his fellow students, he was automatically drawn to like-minded people. He soon was asked to join a Dream Theater-tribute band, with which he started writing own songs in the Progressive Metalband In-Tension. He then after joined the progressive rock band Emerald.

After graduating the Rock Academy in 2004, Robin did studio-jobs, recording for local artists in the Dutch pop scene, doing gigs and recordings with his bands, and joining new projects. In October 2006 Robin entered the world of Blue Man Group, bending his mind to new musical territories on the Zither. After Blue Man Group Amsterdam closed down, Robin focused on his project Exivious, featuring Michel Nienhuis (co-graduate Rock Academy), Tymon Kruidenier (Student at the Utrecht Conservatory) and Textures drummer Stef Broks. Their debut album was released in May 2009.During this period, Robin joined Cynic, that released an EP called Re-Traced in 2010. After quitting Cynic in the end of 2010, he focused on Exivious (

In 2013, Robin launched his new project ONEGODLESS (, a new musical outlet. They released their EP "The Beaten Path" under their previous name Mourn in the end of 2014, and is about to release their debut album.

Besides all this, Robin also works as a recording artist. He proudly endorses Wyn basses, Warwick basses, DR Strings, Eden Amplification, EBS Amplification and Darkglass Electronics.

Studio recordings:
Emerald – Crown of Creation (2004)
In-Tension – Fragments (2004)
Pascal Waisapy – Jettison (2007)
Exivious – Exivious (2008)
Cynic – Re-Traced (2010)
Preuteleute – De Dubbele Witten (guest appearance) (2012)
The New Dominion (2013)
Exivious – Liminal (2013) Mourn - The Beaten Path EP (2014)
Koen Herfst - Back In Balance (guest appearance) (2015)
Our Oceans - Our Oceans (2016)
The Last Philosopher - TBA (2017)
ONEGODLESS - Mourner (2017)
Skyshapes - TBA (2017) 

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