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hamburg, germany
it all started back in the 80ies when I got addicted to bass sounds and patterns. since then I have been touring all over the world, playing my instrument with passion and dedication to hard and heavy rock music.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Being Somebody

hi there,
just received a testimonial from my ukrainian brothers. on the photo there is the current ukrainian president.
... pause ... NOT.

cheers, oliver

Rhythm Section Clinic in Siegen

hi folks,

having just arrived from Samara, Russia, I am preparing our first Rhythm Section Clinic at Siegen, Germany together with my bro Alex.

blabbermouth has already posted the news, which is fairly appreciated. see you there ...

cheers from Hamburg, Oliver

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Link to Bratislava Pics of the the Show

here it is:
Pictures Bratislava 24.10.2008
these pictures are just awesome!

best, oliver

Belgrade Day Off

we have just arrived in the city of Belgrade. time to relax, go for jogging ... as always. the concert yesterday in Kosice, Slovakia went quite smooth. mike got his new IEM earplugs and enjoyed it even more than he usually does. we nailed it down and enjoyed the beautiful crowd.

I tell you something. it is great fun to play with Tarja. hope to see you in Belgrade, at least at our show tomorrow.

best regards, oliver

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Birthday in Luxembourg

thanx to everybody for singing along which I emotionally appreciated a lot.
ah - thanx to tarja and maria for such a nice conspiracy.

;-) oliver

Happy Birthday Oliver


hello everybody,

we just arrived in the beautiful city of Bratislava. big sports arena somewhere in the center. the techs do their work, we musicians have to wait, as always. good chance to go for some jogging and sightseeing which I am gonna do right now. see you there!
cheers, oliver

Monday, October 20, 2008


Enough Live in Luxembourg 19/10/2008

ah - the crowd was awesome. we enjoyed it so much. cheers, oliver

second show

everything went well. what a nice venue in luxembourg - no reflections from the walls in the venue, great sound devices from l acoustics that did a great job in producing a killer sound. actually, it was my birthday and everybody got involved in singing happy birthday which was quite nice. mike: you were smoking, again. ... pause NOT!
cheers from prag, oliver

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

about to start the tour

yesterday I arrived at the Belgian hotel where I had the chance to meet band and crew for the first time. nice dinner and chatting but then: going thru the songs with guitar player alex for the first time. always a very special experience - no amps, just dry string steel sound. now I know that I am well prepared and can jump into the rehearsals with a grin on my face.

cheers, oliver

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tour Dates October November with Tarja Turunen

hello all,

it is getting serious. rehearsals being ahead I am ready to go. looking forward to see you there, whoever you are.

check Tarja Turunen 's website for further details.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

another one

Eastern Europe with Tarja

Great to read that I will be touring with Tarja and her stellar line up. Hope to see you on tour! Ah - my first time in Israel, this is far beyond great.

Time to rehearse!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2 Out

is there anybody to share the great experience of having two outputs on the bass guitar? like alembic and rickenb. used to do it?

personally, I see no real alternative to it. my bass is modified with two outs, consequently.

Monday, September 8, 2008

hitting roads

again, this week will see me touring with blind guardian. my two sandbergs plus my pedalbag and I'm ready to go. just received a new strobo tuner by peterson which is an amazing tool to perfectly tune my instrument. highly recommended!

regards from somewhere on the road, oliver

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


cool basses to rock the world!

Monday, September 1, 2008

rock hard

rock hard joines the union. our news have already been posted. thank you guys!

spread the news

we have been posted on the Rhapsody Of Fire website which is great. it always takes some time to get everybody updated. and this helps quite a lot. thanx a lot!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

the new nuclear blast catalogue

has anyone read it, yet? there is some nice feature in it, at least this time ;-)

blind guardian in spain

hi folks, september will see us playing in beautiful spain which I prefer a lot. great audience, great people, great food. always an intense experience and therefore something I need.
cheerz, oliver