BENNY VERCAMMEN                                     BASS PLAYER

Benny played together with highschool friend Erik Callaerts in various metal bands from the age of 16. Became a member of Whitefang in 1980 together with Erik. After this he was bass player with Iron Grey and various cover bands.

When Erik set up a new band a new collaboration was established and this eventually led to CYGNUS, later on CYGNUS ATRATUS.

ANKE DE RAES                                                     KEYBOARDS

ERIK CALLAERTS                                              GUITAR

                                                        MUSIC AND LYRICS

Has been playing guitar forever in different bands, often in the company of esteemed bassplayer Benny Vercammen.

Studied classical and flamenco guitar.

Founded CYGNUS originally with bass player Benny Vercammen to make a concept album, as a tribute to the works of favoured writer Jack Vance.


Uses LTD, Jackson and custom build guitars, and Engl and Marshall amplification.

IRIS L'OR                                                                     VOCALS

Since the age of 6, Anke learned how to play several instruments, such as the cornet and the baritone.

She also started to play the piano and she‘s still taking lessons.

Anke has performed in several bands such as ‘Mystery of Darkness’ and ‘Victoria Band’.

Iris L'or