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Contrast line-up:
(left to right)

  • Patrick van Alphen
  • Sharon Feigal
  • Rene Jongeneelen

  • Contrast was founded in Amsterdam in 2003.
    The music is best described as a mixture of dark electro,
    combined with dark wave and Gothic elements.

    (style varies from guitar driven songs to harsh electronic dance floor
    oriented tracks mixed with classic EBM and dark spheres)
    In 2009 Contrast finished the first full album "Antidote".
    the album gained for 8 wks in the dutch alternative album charts at place no: 1

    the song Follow the leaders appeared on the CD DeCODEr
    (a compilation by Suicide Commando) and the CD 10 years DJ -X-X-X
    and peaked at place 6 of the singles Dutch Underground Charts
    and also entered place 25 of the Music Non Stop Charts (Palm Springs, USA)

    Supporting bands like Kirlian Camera, Hocico, Cruxshadows
    Covenant & Faith and the Muse proved the songs very successful
    for a big live audience.

    Also 3 remixes have been released:
  • Clan of Xymox - Emily
  • Schwartzblut - Sterbelied
  • Schwartzblut - An den Totesengel

  • And 2 Video's:
  • Testify
  • Dare




  • Patrick played since 1986 in several Gothic/wave
    bands, but gained the most success with writing
    music for the Gothic band Malochia. This resulted
    in a german record deal and the release of the CD
    Dreamhunter and the MCD Shiver in 1998.

    He studied at the pre-conservatorium in Amsterdam
    and composed and produced music for a british
    television-commercial, art-video's and other projects.

    Patrick played some concerts as replacement on
    keys for Clan of Xymox (Spain and Poland) and with
    Malochia, played on many festivals; like the (WGT)
    Wave Gotik Treffen (Germany) and Eurorock
    (Belgium) and played as headliner as well as
    support act for: Rammstein Project Pitchfork,
    Clan of Xymox and Christian Death
    Patrick van Alphen
    (Lead Vocals, Programming, Guitar)


    Rene started in 1987 as a drummer for several wave bands.

    He was drummer of Malochia, wrote the music for
    Dissident Copies and played keyboards in
    Cruelty Alliance. Rene was also active as
    promotor and DJ for Gothic-danceparties in
    Amsterdam.

    He is also active as (live-)sound- and mix engineer
    for a number of bands.
    Rene Jongeneelen
    (Backing vocals, Programming, Drums)


    Sharon replaced Maaike, who left in 2011

    Sharon Started at a young age to learn to
    play the Violin and later Chello

    Sharon made her musical debut in Contrast in 2009,
    when the band played it's first live gig as support
    act of Faith & the Muse.

    Sharon playing on chello is also to hear on the
    re-recording of a unreleased track Sapphire
    of Malochia.
    Sharon Feigal
    (live keyboards, violin)

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