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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 9-10. Their more gentle tracks, 1-3.


* [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Floor]] [[Music/{{Northward}} Jansen]] - clean vocals (2011-2014)

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* [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Floor]] [[Music/{{Northward}} Jansen]] Music/FloorJansen - clean vocals (2011-2014)


'''[=MaYan=]''' is a Dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by Mark Jansen as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes to his more popular projects Music/AfterForever (at least when he used to be there) and Music/{{Epica}}. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to especially the latter.

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'''[=MaYan=]''' '''[=MaYaN=]''' is a Dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by Mark Jansen as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes to his more popular projects Music/AfterForever (at least when he used to be there) and Music/{{Epica}}. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to especially the latter.



* CapsLock: Stylized as [[AC:[=MaYaN=]]].

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* CapsLock: Stylized as [[AC:[=MaYaN=]]].[=MaYaN=].


'''Mayan''' is a Dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by Mark Jansen as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes to his more popular projects Music/AfterForever (at least when he used to be there) and Music/{{Epica}}. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to especially the latter.

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'''Mayan''' '''[=MaYan=]''' is a Dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by Mark Jansen as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes to his more popular projects Music/AfterForever (at least when he used to be there) and Music/{{Epica}}. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to especially the latter.


!!!Discography:

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!!!Discography:!!Discography:


* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Laura.



* GratuitousItalian: '''Laura.''' Justified as [[FluentInMyNativeTongue it's her native tongue]].
** GratuitousSpanish: Marcela (who hails from Mexico, so maybe it's not that gratuitous) in the beginning of "Dhyana". Laura then joins the track ''[[GratuitousItalian in Italian]],'' [[SerialEscalation and then]] both women coming to the chorus in English!


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* MultilingualSong: "Dhyana" is in Spanish, Italian, and English.


Mayan is a dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by [[Music/{{Epica}} Mark Jansen]] as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart.

!!!Members:
* Mark Jansen Grunts, Screams
* Ariën Van Weesenbeek Drums, Grunts
* Jack Driessen Keyboards, Screams
* Frank Schiphorst Guitars
* [[Music/{{Delain}} Rob van der Loo]] Bass
* Henning Basse - Clean Vocals
* Laura Macrì - Clean Vocals
* Merel Bechtold - Guitars

!!!Former Members:
* Isaac Delahaye Guitars
* [[Music/{{After Forever}} Sander Gommans]] - Guitars
* Jeroen Paul Thesseling-bass

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Mayan [[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mayan_elevator.jpg]]

'''Mayan'''
is a dutch Dutch MelodicDeathMetal band formed by [[Music/{{Epica}} Mark Jansen]] Jansen as a side project that uses symphonic elements and similar lyrical themes. themes to his more popular projects Music/AfterForever (at least when he used to be there) and Music/{{Epica}}. As a result, the band is often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart.

!!!Members:
counterpart to especially the latter.

[[folder:Members and session musicians]]
!!Current
* Mark Jansen Grunts, Screams
* Ariën Van Weesenbeek Drums, Grunts
* Jack Driessen Keyboards, Screams
HarshVocals (2010-)
* Frank Schiphorst Guitars
guitars (2010-)
* Ariën van Weesenbeek drums, HarshVocals (2010-)
* Jack Driessen keyboards, HarshVocals (2010-)
* [[Music/{{Delain}} Rob van der Loo]] Bass
* Henning Basse
Merel Bechtold]] - Clean Vocals
guitars (2013-)
* Laura Macrì - Clean Vocals
clean vocals (session 2011-2013, official 2013-)
* Merel Bechtold George Oosthoek - Guitars

!!!Former Members:
HarshVocals (2016)
* Isaac Delahaye Guitars
Roel Käller - fretless bass (2016)
* [[Music/StreamOfPassion Marcela Bovio]] - clean vocals (session 2013-2017, official 2017-)

!!Former
* [[Music/{{After Forever}} Sander Gommans]] - Guitars
guitars (2010)
* Isaac Delahaye guitars (2010-2013)
* Jeroen Paul Thesseling-bass
Thesseling - fretless bass (2010-2013)
* [[Music/{{Delain}} Rob van der Loo]] fretted bass (2011-2015)

!!Session and guest musicians
* Henning Basse - clean vocals (2011-2013, 2018-, official vocalist 2013-2018)
* [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Floor]] [[Music/{{Northward}} Jansen]] - clean vocals (2011-2014)
* [[Music/{{Epica}} Simone Simons]] - clean vocals (2011)

!!Tour members
* Arjan Rijnen - guitars (2018-)
* Adam Denlinger - clean vocals (2018-)
[[/folder]]




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* ''Dhyana'' (2018)



!!Tropes displayed by Mayan:
* AscendedExtra: Henning Basse and Laura Macrì became full-time members in 2013, after performing as guest vocalists for ''Quarterpast''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Many see them as this to Epica
* DemotedToExtra: Simone and Floor are both session/live members here, while being the [[FaceOfTheBand faces of their own bands]].
* EpicRocking: "Symphony of Aggression", "Course of Life", and "Celibate Aphrodite" are 6 to 7 minutes long.
* MelodicDeathMetal
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 9-10.
* RapeAsDrama:
** The music video for "War on Terror"
** Also counts as WarIsHell

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!!Tropes !Tropes displayed by Mayan:
* AscendedExtra: Henning Basse and Laura Macrì became full-time members in 2013, after performing as guest vocalists for ''Quarterpast''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Many see them as this to Epica
*
''Quarterpast''. Marcela Bovio is given the same treatment, even leading on the TitleTrack of ''Dhyana''.
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DemotedToExtra: Simone and Floor are were both session/live members here, while being the [[FaceOfTheBand faces of their own bands]].
* CapsLock: Stylized as [[AC:[=MaYaN=]]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Many see them as this to Epica.
* EpicRocking: A hefty fraction of their discography loves this trope.
** MinisculeRocking: "Quarterpast" and "Tithe" last below 2 minutes. "Dhyana", "Insano", and "Essenza di te", below 3.
* GratuitousItalian: '''Laura.''' Justified as [[FluentInMyNativeTongue it's her native tongue]].
** GratuitousSpanish: Marcela (who hails from Mexico, so maybe it's not that gratuitous) in the beginning of "Dhyana". Laura then joins the track ''[[GratuitousItalian in Italian]],'' [[SerialEscalation and then]] both women coming to the chorus in English!
* LongestSongGoesLast: Inverted in ''Quarterpast'' (the longest song is their opener
"Symphony of Aggression", "Course of Life", Aggression" at 7:49), and "Celibate Aphrodite" are 6 to 7 minutes long.
played straight in ''Antagonise'' (the closing track "Faceless Spies" is 8:09).
* MelodicDeathMetal
MelodicDeathMetal: Combined sometimes with SymphonicMetal.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 9-10.
9-10. Their more gentle tracks, 1-3.
* RapeAsDrama:
**
RapeAsDrama: The music video for "War on Terror"
**
Terror". Also counts as WarIsHellWarIsHell.



* SopranoAndGravel: Mark does full vocal duty. There's a large section of clean vocals.
* SymphonicMetal: Not quite as heavy as Septic Flesh or Music/FleshgodApocalypse, but they're heavier than most.

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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Anviliciously, "Celibate Aphrodite".
* SopranoAndGravel: Hoo, boy. Mark does full vocal duty. There's a large section dual-wields this trope but this band is chock-full of clean vocals.
guys who add to the gravel part of the equation. The addition of literal sopranos like Simone, Floor, Laura, and Marcela play this trope even straighter.
* SpokenWordInMusic: Often to embellish otherwise instrumental breaks.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Usually their MinisculeRocking tracks.
* SymphonicMetal: Not quite as heavy as Septic Flesh Music/SepticFlesh or Music/FleshgodApocalypse, but they're heavier than most.most.
* WordSaladLyrics: Some of their lyrics suffer this, but "Essenza di te" takes the cake.


* RapeAsDrama: The music video for "War on Terror"

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* RapeAsDrama: RapeAsDrama:
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The music video for "War on Terror"



* SymphonicMetal: Not quite as heavy as Septic Flesh or Music/FleshgodApocalypse, but they're heavier than most.

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* SymphonicMetal: Not quite as heavy as Septic Flesh or Music/FleshgodApocalypse, but they're heavier than most.most.
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 9.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 9.9-10.



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* Merel Bechtold - Guitars



* AscendedExtra: Henning Basse became a full-time member as of 2013.

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* AscendedExtra: Henning Basse and Laura Macrì became a full-time member members in 2013, after performing as of 2013.guest vocalists for ''Quarterpast''.


* Isaac Delahaye Guitars
* Rob van der Loo Bass

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* Isaac Delahaye Guitars
*
[[Music/{{Delain}} Rob van der Loo Loo]] Bass



!!!Former Members:
* Isaac Delahaye Guitars
* [[Music/{{After Forever}} Sander Gommans]] - Guitars
* Jeroen Paul Thesseling-bass



* DarkerAndEdgier

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* DarkerAndEdgierDarkerAndEdgier: Many see them as this to Epica


* TBA (2014/2015)

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* TBA (2014/2015)
''Antagonise'' (2014)


* MelodicDeathMetal



* SopranoAndGravel: Mark does full vocal duty. There's a large section of clean vocals.

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* SopranoAndGravel: Mark does full vocal duty. There's a large section of clean vocals.vocals.
* SymphonicMetal: Not quite as heavy as Septic Flesh or Music/FleshgodApocalypse, but they're heavier than most.


!!Members:

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!!Members:!!!Members:



!!Discography:

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!!Discography:!!!Discography:



!!!Tropes displayed by Mayan:

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!!!Tropes !!Tropes displayed by Mayan:


* TBA (2015)

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* TBA (2015)
(2014/2015)

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