We wish you a healthy New Year 2022! We hope that finally a common cultural life will be possible again and that we can meet at concerts, in bars and in theatres. Now that all the tracks are in the can, we are in the process of fine-tuning our upcoming album “Mother Universe” together with our producer Joost van den Broek, so that it can finally see the light of day this coming summer.
In the meantime, Janika was a guest of Volly Tanner on Sachsenfernsehen at the turn of the year. You can watch the episode here, it is in German.

https://www.sachsen-fernsehen.de/mediathek/video/tanner-trifft-folge-46-mit-janika-gross/

Despite some absences due to illness (as if we had foreseen it), we rocked through the choir recordings with Andy Schmidt late into the night at the Echolux studio on Monday. On the Sunday before, we had met with everyone in our spacious rehearsal room and polished all the pieces together to everyone’s satisfaction, ready to be recorded. The missing singers threw us a bit off schedule (some parts had to be sung twice by the girls present), but that didn’t stop us from moving aerosols through the studio until after midnight without losing even a tiny bit of energy. And that means: All the recordings planned for the album are done!!!

Sopranos on Mars!

… and before we know it, the main vocals are also in the can. We had a really cool, busy week at the Sandlane Recording Facilities and are overjoyed with the results we were able to achieve with the support and patience of Joost Van den Broek. This means that only the choirs need to be recorded and then the recordings for the new album will be completed. In the meantime, the plan for the choir recordings has also been established: We will do them here in Leipzig, with our good friend and companion Andy Schmidt from Disillusion in the Echolux studio. The choir singers have been recruited, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that the cold-ridden autumn doesn’t throw a spanner in the works!

Finally! After another necessary postponement, we successfully completed the string recordings at the Sandlane Recording Facility in Holland. In just 3 days, Lisa, Manuel, Anne, Alejandro and Imki nailed all the black dots that Janika drew on paper to tape in an adequate aesthetic manner. And while we’re at it: Janika and Frank will return to the studio at the end of September to record the main vocals. As far as the choir recordings are concerned, we are still planning, but it is already becoming apparent …

Shiny Happy People!

On 27&28 August 2021 we will open the doors of the Hellraiser Leipzig for you with the 3rd edition of our “Winds and Woods meet Metal Festival”! Due to the bad weather forecasts, we have moved the festival to the large hall of the Hellraiser, where we can offer you a safe festival with our proven hygiene concept. As the host band, we are especially looking forward to finally being able to present some live premieres from the new album! For more information, please visit the festival website

UPDATE: Here are a few pics from our show at the festival. Pics by Schwarze Gräfin und Matthias Mayer.

The summer is unstoppably coming over Europe and the first live events are finally taking place again! And so we too strive to fill our show calendar. And just like last year, we are organising our own festival, the Winds and Woods meet Metal, in Leipzig. We hope that everything will work out as planned! And there are also news for our studio recordings. Probably they will take place in August and/or September. But for now, here are all the live dates planned so far, starting with a very spontaneous festival show:

30.07.2021 | Teterow [D] | Teterock Open Air
28.08.2021 | Leipzig [D] | Hellraiser | Winds and Woods meet Metal
08.10.2021 | Prague [CZ] | Vagon Klub | + Wolfarian, Cruadalach, Aether
09.10.2021 | Brno [CZ] | Melodka | + Wolfarian, Cruadalach, Aether
06.11.2021 | Liège [BE] | Centre culturel d’Ans | + Fading Bliss, Beneath my Sins
19.11.2021 | Verona [IT] | Factory | tba
20.11.2021 | Mailand [IT] | tba | tba

Janika is excited about the upcoming concerts! Pic by Frank Helbig

The lockdown has caught our album production cold. The string recordings planned for November at the Sandlane Recording Facilities with Joost van den Broek could therefore unfortunately not take place. Now we hope that the situation will ease soon so that we can make up for it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, nothing can be concretely planned at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that we are not still working on the album behind the scenes. Julian and Janika are busy programming the orchestras, which will appear in varying degrees in the new songs. The interim results already sound tremendous and motivate us to continue to fight our way through this arduous and time-consuming process, in which literally every single note is touched. With this in mind, stay positive. … unless it’s a test!

We love guitars, but also violins, cellos and flutes!
On our tours we have met many cool bands, nice people and talented musicians. But the opportunity to play together is much too rare when you are spread over half the continent. In addition, we would like to share these bands with our Leipzig homebase. And that’s why we founded this indoor festival, which is dedicated to the combination of classical/traditional instruments and rock music in the field of symphonic metal, folk metal, gothic metal and related styles.

The first edition will take place on 30.11.2019 in Halle 5 / Werk 2. You can buy tickets for it in our shop. We are looking forward to your visit!


Wir lieben Gitarren, doch genauso auch Violinen, Celli und Flöten!
Auf unseren Touren haben wir viele coole Bands, nette Leute und begabte Musiker getroffen. Doch die Gelegenheit, zusammen zu spielen ist viel zu selten, wenn man über den halben Kontinent verteilt ist. Dazu kommt, dass wir unsere Homebase in Leipzig gern an diesen Bands teilhaben lassen würden. Und daher haben wir dieses Indoor-Festival aus der Taufe gehoben, welches unter dem Zeichen der Kombination von klassischen/traditionellen Instrumenten und Rockmusik im Bereich Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal und Artverwandtem.

Die erste Ausgabe wird am 30.11.2019 in der Halle 5 / Werk 2 stattfinden. Karten dafür könnt ihr in unserem Shop erwerben. Wir freuen uns auf euren Besuch!

After we had the pleasure to support Visions of Atlantis in Siegburg on 31.08.2019, we could finally play in our hometown Leipzig again on 07.09.2019. And then for no less an occasion than the sold-out record release show of our friends from Disillusion, with whom we have an immense connection. Mastermind Andy Schmidt has recorded and produced all our albums released so far, we share the rehearsal room with them and Frank is helping them out on the bass guitar this year. And yes, that meant 3 hours on stage for the old man, which he handled with ease. It was an unforgettable experience and a wonderful evening for everyone!


Nachdem wir am 31.08.2019 die Freude hatten, Visions of Atlantis in Siegburg zu supporten, konnten wir am 07.09.2019 endlich wieder in unserer Heimatstadt Leipzig spielen. Und dann zu keinem geringerem Anlass als der ausverkauften Record-Release-Show unserer Freunde von Disillusion, mit denen uns unheimlich viel verbindet. Mastermind Andy Schmidt hat all unsere bisher erschienen Alben aufgenommen und produziert, wir teilen uns den Proberaum mit ihnen und Frank hilft ihnen in diesem Jahr am Bass aus. Und ja, das bedeutete 3 Stunden Bühne für den alten Mann, was er aber mit Leichtigkeit meisterte. Es war für alle ein unvergessliches Erlebnis und ein gelungener Abend!

It was a big pleasure and a huge honor to play our first show at Wacken Open Air. For us a childhood dream came true. Thank you Wacken for this intense 3 days and this amazing audience. See you all soon!

(Pics by Adrian Mönnich alias MetalSpy, Frank Helbig, Jörg Schnebele)