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.  

Drummer and teacher – Betzold Interview

At the summer-breeze festival I had the chance to talk about the combination of my regular work as a teacher at a vocational school in berlin and being a drummer in Heaven Shall Burn. Betzold interviewed me and they put the whole interview online here: On YouTube On Facebook   I will start writing a blog for Betzold in late … Read More

What a great festival summer this year was

That summer was really fun. Played nearly every weekend on some of the best festivals europe has to offer. 05.-08.07.2017 Germany, Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival 14.-15.07.2017 Sweden, Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival 14.-15.07.2017 Letland, Riga – Devilstone Festival 28.07.2017 Slovenia, Tolmin – Metal Days Festival 03.-05.08.2017 Germany, Wacken – Wacken Festival 09.-13.08.2017 Germany, Eschwege – Open Flair Festival 10.-12.08.2017 Germany, Püttlingen – Rocko Del Schlacko Festival 16.-19.08.2017 Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival 25.-26.08.2017 Germany, Sulingen – Reload Festival   Up for … Read More

A week of South-America

I am just back from another great tour through south-america. That week was really intense and a good time hanging with people you don’t meet too often. 24.06.2017 Brazil, Rio De Janeiro – Circo Voador 25.06.2017 Brazil, Sao Paolo – Liberation Festival 27.06.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Groove 29.06.2017 Chile, Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolica 01.07.2017 Columbia, Bogota – Rock Al Parque Festival Thanks … Read More

Interview in SLAGWERKKRANT #199

Seems like I need to improve my dutch speaking skills. Thanks to Wouter Dielesen, who I met at Herfstfest last year, you find three interview pages in the actual issue of Slagwerkkrant.