Stephan Lill - GuitarsSTEPHAN LILL


Stephan Lill was born on November 30, 1968 in Eitorf, Germany. His interest in music, and especially in playing guitar, was awakened early with his discovery of AC/DC and their outstanding lead guitarist Angus Young when he was 12.
At only 15, Stephan joined the band Vanden Plas. Since then, he has released 11 CDs worldwide with Vanden Plas, and performed in shows and tours in Europe and the USA with bands including Dream Theater, Savatage, and Angra.
As both guitarist and songwriter, Stephan collaborated in projects with Missa Mercuria and the Consortium Project. In addition, to date, he and his Vanden Plas bandmates have composed 4 rock operas (Ludus Danielis, Christ 0, Chronicles of the Immortals, Everyman), which were performed at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz/Munich, Theater Münster, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Theater Pforzheim and the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck.
As a guitarist, Stephan has played throughout Germany in musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, Chess, Evita, and Rocky Horror Picture Show, to name a few.
In 2010, Stephan performed together with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra in the German premiere of Yaron Gottfried’s Concerto for Electric Guitar, String Orchestra and Percussion.
The American-based company TTM Guitars was so impressed with Stephan’s playing that it has been building signature guitars for him since 2011.
Some of the bands Stephan likes to listen to are Blue Murder, In Flames, Metallica, Dream Theater, Slipknot, Il Niño, Dokken, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, House of Lords, and of course, AC/DC.

Other works from Stephan can be found on:

    • Missa Mercuria
    • Consortium Project

Torsten Reichert - BassTORSTEN REICHERT


Torsten Reichert was born in July 8, 1971 in Kusel, Germany. He started playing guitar in local band in his town, but in the begining he played drums, then when he realized that just playing the loudest instrument wasn’t enought ,got into the bass. He’s a real fan from Death (death metal band), Flotsam & Jetsam and System of a Down and likes lots of upright bass and some early Funk/Soul Amps.

Andy Kuntz - VocalsANDY KUNTZ


Andy Kuntz was born on November 20, 1962 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Since age 14, he has been interested in singing and he always wanted to be a ‘big rock star.’ When he was a teenager he was in a garage punk rock band called Rock Zock. He has said his main influences are Kansas, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Genesis, Magnum, and Sting. Kuntz is a first cousin of former German international footballer Stefan Kuntz.

Some other works from Andy can be found in:

  • Missa Mercuria
  • Abydos
  • Ludus danielis
  • Simone Fiorletta
  • Atlantyca
  • Semantic Sancturation
  • Neverdream.

Andreas Lill - DrumsANDREAS LILL


Andreas Lill was born November 3, 1965. As an early teenager he tried to learn to play bass guitar, but at 15 he started learning drums and the instrument stuck with him. He started a band called Exodus, and he recruited the now Vanden Plas singer and bandmate Andy Kuntz for vocals, and his brother Stephan Lill on guitar. Away from Vanden Plas, Lill has been involved in many musicals, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and others.

Some other works from Andreas can be found on:

  • Missa Mercuria
  • Abydos
  • Ludus danielis
  • Headcrash

Günter Werno - KeyboardsGÜNTER WERNO


Günter Werno was born September 17, 1965 in Neunkirchen, Germany. He started playing organ and he wanted to do that too. His earlier bands include Blies Blues Band, Romeo, and Juliet. He also played keyboards on DC Cooper’s solo album. His earlier bands include Blies Blues Band, Romeo, and Juliet. He also played keyboards on DC Cooper’s solo album, Missa Mercuria, Elegy, Kamelot, Angra, Place Vendome, Uniconic, Debauchery and Neonfly. He also was musical director in six theater productions. He joined Vanden Plas because the early band asked him to join them because their first keyboardist quit the band.

Some other works of Günter can be found here

  • DC Cooper Solo Record (1998), Tour in Japan and Europe
  • Missa Mercuria, 1999 (Composer and Keys),
  • Elegy (2000),
  • Kamelot Live recording (2000), Tour in US and Europe 2000 and 2002 including Festivals
  • Angra (2003), Festival shows in 2003 (Wacken main stage, Valencia Rock machina…)
  • Place Vendome I, II and recently III
  • Unisonic (5 songs on the first record/playing for the 2nd one right now)
  • Debauchery “Rockers and War”
  • Neonfly latest record