2018 – Marcel played with AYREON on Graspop Metal Meeting for about 18.000 ppl
2017 – Marcel plays a solo on the AYREON album “The Source” in the song “The Dream Dissolves”.
2017 – Marcel was asked by Arjen Lucassen to play at the AYREON UNIVERSE (Best of Ayreon live) for three sold out shows in September 2017 in 013 Tilburg, The Netherlands. A lot of the original singers that sang on the albums were involved: – Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) –Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) – Mike Mills (Toehider) – Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering) – Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and many more.
2015 – The Theater Equation
In September 2015 he was part of four phenomenal shows for Arjen Lucassen’s THEATER EQUATION, a big theater production that featured the music of AYREON. A lot of the original singers that sang on the album were involved: – James La Brie (Dream Theater) – Devon Graves (Psychotic Waltz) – Mike Mills (Toehider) – Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur, ex-The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering) – Irene Jansen and many more.
2013, 2009 & 2008 – Christmas Metal Symphony
Marcel was involved in the CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY shows 2008, 2009 & 2013. Several singers were asked to perform their songs with a complete symphonic orchestra and band. Some of the artists involved: – Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, ex-Accept) – Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween) – Chuck Billy (Testament) – Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) – Russell Allen (Symphony X) – Joacim Cans (Hammerfall) – Floor Jansen (Nightwish) – Jorn Lande (Jorn Lande) and many more.
2014, 2013 & 2010 – CHANNEL ZERO
For the Belgian metal band CHANNEL ZERO he was asked to play the second guitar during their reunion shows in 2010. His highlight with the guys was the show at Graspop Metal Meeting festival in front of 45.000 people.
Marcel is on Channel Zero’s DVD “Live at the Ancienne Belgique” as well.
In 2013 and in 2014 he was invited again by Channel Zero to play with them.
2012 & 2013 – BLACK WIDOW
He played with Belgian metal band Black Widow at some festivals in 2012 & 2013.
This band started around 1981 and their first album “Streetfighter” came out 1984.
2012 – John Macaluso
Together with drummer John Macaluso (Ark, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot & TNT) he played in THE PHOENIX PROJECT. They presented songs from all throughout John’s career during a tour in The Netherlands and Belgium.
2011 – Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet
Marcel was very honored to perform at the JASON BECKER’S NOT DEAD YET festival in Haarlem, The Netherlands. A six hour concert to make people aware of ALS, a disease Jason Becker is suffering since 1990. Marcel played together with former Jason Becker and Cacophony drummer Atma Anur.
Other artists this evening were Michael Lee Firkins, Guthrie Govan, Daniele Gottardo, Kiko Loreiro, Andy James, Stephan Forte and many more.
Jason watched the entire concert via a live stream. That made this concert unforgettable and special.
1996 – A Tribute To Rush (Working Man)
Signed to the American label Magna Carta during the time of his prog band LEMUR VOICE led Marcel and Gregoor van der Loo (singer Lemur Voice) in contributing their input for a TRIBUTE TO RUSH (Working Man) album where they appear along artists like John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Devin Townsend.