Jurgen van Straaten

Dutch metal outfit For I Am King, headed by frontwaoman Alma Alizadeh, musically represented by inspired an competent instrumentalist, is ready to take over the scene with ambitious but nevertheless catchy tunes and an outstanding live performance.


For I Am King's long awaited debut full-length 'Daemons' takes you through a world of tales and myths. A 37-minute album filled with furious metal riffs, distinctive melodies, vicious vocals and never-ending drum grooves. The band's message is simple: just metal, based on friendship, work ethic and passion.


Since the release of their highly acclaimed EP 'Revengeance' in 2014,  For I Am King have played numerous shows across Europe, including appearances at the Dutch Jera On Air and the German Wacken Open Air. With 'Daemons' released in June 2016, For I Am King set their goals high and are aiming for you, so get ready!


Jurgen For I Am King Vandermeij Magistra custom guitar
Picture by Apes metal, www.apesmetal.com


Jurgen uses a:


  • 6 string 27 inch baritone VanderMeij Magistra guitar; 
  • Korina body with bolt-on construction;
  • Poplar burl top with charcoal stain;
  • Faux binding;
  • 5-ply maple/wenge neck;
  • Ebony fingerboard with standard offset dots and Luminlay sidedots;
  • 24 stainless steel Jescar Enterprises jumbo frets;
  • Bare Knuckle Pickups Aftermath pickups, Zebra finish;
  • Hipshot Products Inc hardtail bridge and open gear locking tuners;
  • Matte finish.