It is 2001 when drummer Ivar de Graaf makes a bold move and leaves Within Temptation amid the band's international breakthrough. The musician wants to focus completely on developing his own, musical work and this cannot be combined with the emerging success of Within Temptation. Together with the classically trained singer Judith Rijnveld, he takes all the peace and time he needs to write compositions that are not bound to any particular genre. The end result? Catchy progmetal brimming with folk influences and even a touch of soul. It becomes the foundation of Kingfisher Sky. After its quiet start, Kingfisher Sky quickly gained momentum. The release of debut album "Hallway Of Dreams" was successful not only in Europe, but the band's popularity grew in South America and Japan as well. Meanwhile, Kingfisher Sky has four albums and five EPs of high quality to its name. Highly recommended to fans of Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Cecilia Bartoli, Mother's Finest, King's X, Skunk Anansie, Mike Oldfield ánd Pink Floyd.