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Editorial team:
Editorial support:
Henri StrikMain Editor & PRRobert James Pashman
Tracy van Os van den AbeelenCopy Editor
Peter WillemsenCopy Editor 
Dave SmithCopy Editor
Arthur HaggenburgWebmaster & photography
Roel StrikCamera & Video Editor  
Henri StrikCamera 

Main reviewers:
Henri Strik, Pedro Bekkers, Martien Koolen, Dave Smith, Alison Reijman, Aad Bannink, Erik van Os, Arne van Os van den Abeelen, Erik Gibbels, Michel Stolk, Andrew Cottrell, Carsten Busch, Erik Neuteboom, Kev Rowland, Sue Smith, Terri Selbe and David Carswell.

You can find pictures and info about our personal preferences here: For many years, Background Magazine used to be an international magazine (printed on paper) specialized in progressive rock music and related musical styles. After almost 100 issues, the editorial team decided to call it a day. However, through the years we built up a large network in the progressive rock scene. We kept in touch with record labels, musicians, music promoters and other organizations with widespread connections in the world of progressive rock music. I felt that it would be a shame to lose all those carefully built up contacts. I could not leave it just behind. Besides that, I love the prog rock genre too much. Therefore, I decided to make a fresh start with Background Magazine on the internet. Together with our web master Arthur Haggenburg, copy editor Peter Willemsen, reviewers Erik Neuteboom, André de Waal and Martien Koolen we managed to form a new editorial team for the online magazine. Most of all, I am glad and proud that we are able to continue all the activities with which we so suddenly had to stop. May we enjoy Background Magazine online for many, many years to come.

Henri Strik, Main editor (april 2009)

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