Related Information for Emergence EMERGENCE was formed in 1999 by by founding members Robert Holman (aka The Apostate) and Erik Kosnar (aka Vathan K) as an experimental gothic-rock/electro project. The duo soon enlisted the aid of Noel Johannes on keys, and spent a turbulent inaugural year trying out first one guitarist and then another, and then a third. Later that year Noel left the band to be replaced by a series of guest performers for the live act, while in the studio, The Apostate and Vathan formed the core creative.. read more