Signature-Sticks available now

Get yourself pair of my WINCENT Signature Sticks, based on the W-Rock Model, available at BigCartel here. Heaven Shall Burn type + Chris Bass Signature Bud Spencer Butt end-Print Hickory Length 422 mm Diameter 15,8 mm Weight 63 g UWP-Coating

A new BETZOLD-Blog entry

I wrote a blog-entry about the topic of modern digital work and how it might be thought about in schools. Germany only. Read it here.

Interview at TLZ (german only)

The THÜRINGER LANDESZEITUNG wrote an article about me being a „prominent Reading Ambassador“ for StiftungLesen besides drummer for Heaven Shall Burn and being a teacher. Enjoy the interview here.


This was definitely a tour to remember. Not only was this the most successful headline tour we ever did, it was also one of the most relaxing trips in general. Thanks to all the great people involved. I really hope to meet all of you again!

A good thing about being a musician: „Lesebotschafter“ for StiftungLesen

Some days ago I got the offer from the nice people at StiftungLesen to join the „Prominente Lesebotschafter“ (read ambassador engl.). This is something I am really thankful for as it shows how you can combine two things I like, being a musician and doing something for the kids. Thanks to everyone involved.

„Wanderer“ headlining tour 2018

Winning the „Best Album“-Award by Metal Hammer felt good and now we announced a european headlining run with AUGUST BURNS RED, WHITECHAPEL and IN HEARTS WAKE. I really hope to meet all of you there. Write me if you gonna show up somewhere.   Get your tickets here: Impericon and tons of other places. Keep your eyes open.

Best Album – Metal Hammer Awards 2017

So, as „Wanderer“ is my first whole record with HEAVEN SHALL BURN it was more than exciting to see that positive feedback. I never thought to win that kind of award, but thanks to everyone at Metal Hammer making this possible. It feels good somehow. Let’s get together on the upcoming tour in early 2018.