Rhapsody "Prometheus" hits the charts in 2 more countries !

RHAPSODY´s new album "PROMETHEUS" (engineered and mixed by Sebastian "Basi" Roeder @ BACKYARD STUDIOS) just hit the charts in two more countries:
Position 34 in hungary and position 78 in japan.
Summary so far - chart entries in 5 different countries for RHAPSODY !

Rhapsody "Prometheus" hits the charts in 3 countries !

RHAPSODY´s new album "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus" finally got released by NUCLEAR BLAST and hit the charts this week on Nr. 43 in italy, 70 in germany and 82 in switzerland !
Sebastian " Basi" Roeder recorded all vocals and choirs and also mixed the album in his BACKYARD STUDIOS , with mastermind Luca Turilli producing this "cinematic metal" epos himself.
A european tour will follow later this year in november and december. Stay tuned !

Rockspitz-1st single "Spritzzztour" released

ROCKSPITZ is a new party band from Ulm / Germany fronted by ex-ALBFETZA lead vocalist Jody Katsikas. Sebastian "Basi" Roeder mixed and mastered the first single in the BACKYARD STUDIOS. Watch the video clip here:



Fantasy, Kreator, Triosphere

A musically extremely diversified week just ended.
Sebastian "Basi" Roeder started with 3 shows close to Dresden / Germany, running sound for the successful Schlager Duo FANTASY.
Next in line was a travel to COPENHELL festival in Copenhagen / Denmark - working as the tourmanager and FOH-soundengineer for the thrash metal band KREATOR.
The final show of the week took place at the TONS OF ROCK festival in norway, again with KREATOR and also taking care of the FOH sound for the norwegian metal band TRIOSPHERE.

Mit Primal Fear beim Pegorock Festival

Sebastian "Basi" Roeder traveled to PEGOROCK Festival as the FOH-Soundengineer and tourmanager for PRIMAL FEAR.
This gig was also the welcome show for the new drummer Francesco Jovino ( ex U.D.O.) - of course in his home country italy !


More than 45.000 people came to visit the first edition of the ROCKAVARIA festival in munich´s Olympic Park.
Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was on duty as tourmanager and FOH-soundengineer for KREATOR in the Olympic Stadium.


Last weekend Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was on double-duty as the tourmanager and FOH-soundengineer for the two bands KREATOR and SINNER at the ROCK HARD FESTIVAL in Gelsenkirchen / Germany.

Rhapsody "Rosenkreuz"

RHAPSODY released the first single from the upcoming album "Prometheus" (Release Date: june 19th) via Nuclear Blast.The song "Rosenkreuz" was - as the rest of the album - recorded and mixed by Sebastian "Basi" Roeder in the Backyard Studios Kempten and produced by mastermind Luca Turilli himself. "Rosenkreuz" can be watched and listened to in the worldwide web by clicking the following link:


Sebastian "Basi" Roeder worked as tourmanager and FOH-soundengineer for the swiss rock legend KROKUS on their first US tour in 10 years.
Following their performances on the Monsters of Rock cruise, the band - featuring singer Marc Storace, bass player and producer Chris von Rohr as well as guitarist Mandy Meyer - played another 11 shows on the north american continent, starting in Houston / Texas and finishing the tour with two shows in the legendary Whisky A Go Go club in Los Angeles.
Those were our tour dates:
24.04.15 Houston
25.04.15 San Antonio
26.04.15 Dallas
28.04.15 Tulsa
29.04.15 Kansas City
01.05.15 St.Charles
02.05.15 Columbia
04.05.15 El Paso
05.05.15 Las Vegas
06.05.15 Los Angeles
07.05.15 Los Angeles
The picture shows from left to right:
Tourmanager and FOH-engineer Basi Roeder, Sasa Erletic from the european management Bottom Row, monitor engineer Poppy Herdener, backline tech Phipu Gerber, guitarist Dominique Favez, singer Marc Storace, US-manager Peter Waelti, bass player and producer Chris von Rohr, guitarist Mandy Meyer, drummer Flavio Mezzodi.
And the tour bus...


A very special CD got produced in the BACKYARD STUDIOS: "Logopädie mit Magie" is an interactive CD, aiming to help children that suffer from certain pronunciation difficulties in a playful way to get rid of their problem. The new and interactive concept, allowing the young listeners to determine the course of the told stories themselves was developped by speech therapist Tanja Rosenkranz together with magician Tobi van Deisner. The CD comes with a comprehensive booklet including plenty of tips and explanations. Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was in charge of recording, mixing and mastering the CD in the BACKYARD STUDIOS. "Logopädie mit Magie" and further infos can be ordered via www.logopädische-hö