Full Name: Martinus Johannes Everardus Spierenburg
Date of birth: 30-01-1975
Band member since: 2000
Hobbies: Jogging, daughter Marit
Favorite music: Everything, from classical to jazz, metal and rock
Favorite movies: No favorite movies
Martinus Johannes Everardus Spierenburg (born January 30, 1975) joined Within Temptation after Martijn Westerholt, Robert Westerholt’s brother was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis shortly after the release of Within Temptation’s second full-length studio album, Mother Earth. Robert and Spierenburg had played together in The Circle, Robert’s first band. Spierenburg states that his most embarrassing gig was his first show with Within Temptation. Because of stage fright he forgot how to play half the music.
Spierenburg is responsible for co-writing the music for various Within Temptation, including five songs off of The Heart of Everything, “Our Solemn Hour”, “Hand of Sorrow”, “The Cross”, “The Truth Beneath the Rose” and “Forgiven”. He uses Roland keyboards. Spierenburg is also responsible for the orchestral arrangements used by the band, and oversees the orchestra when the band are recording albums.
At November 15th, Martijn and his girlfriend Mirjam became the proud parents of their daughter Isis Marit Spierenburg.