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With KROKUS in Switzerland
02.09.

Sebastian "Basi" Roeder travelled to Switzerland as the FOH-Soundengineer for the swiss hardrock legend KROKUS performing at the SVIT-Festival in St.Gallen.

Neue CD von Carl Wenning
26.08.

4 years after his last album the singer / songwriter and folk guitar player Carl Wenning returned to the BACKYARD STUDIOS to record his new CD, again with engineer Sebastian "Basi" Roeder.
The new CD will contain 12 pure instrumental guitar tracks taken from various genres.
Other than many other rather sterile recordings these days, occasional little noises like squeaks from the artist´s chair, his beat-tapping foot or some buzzing string once in a while were kept and allowed here - the main intention was to create a record as vivid and real as possible, not edit the recording to death, just because we can...

Rock Meets Classic at Rock of Ages Festival and Wacken Open Air
25.08.

A brand new task was recently waiting for Sebastian "Basi" Roeder:
FOH - Soundengineer for ROCK MEETS CLASSIC !
A huge project with a full symphonic orchestra, rock band (Mat Sinner Band) and world famous lead singers Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Joe Lynn Turner ( Deep Purple, Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic) and Jennifer Haben (Beyond the Black).
To make the task even more exciting the two summer gigs took place at huge festivals (Rock of Ages, Wacken Open Air), thus no sound checks, very limited preparation time, but still 80 Input Channels to deal with and: "Here we go..."

More summer festivals with HELLOWEEN, KROKUS and AXXIS
23.08.

Sebastian "Basi" Roeder travelled to Spain, Czech Republic and back to Spain as the FOH-Soundengineer for the german metal legend HELLOWEEN, swiss hard-rockers KROKUS and the german melodic rock band AXXIS.
Those were the shows:
July 24th, Rockfest Barcelona, Spain, HELLOWEEN + AXXIS
July 25th, Benatska Festival, Czech Republic, HELLOWEEN
July 26th, Judas Priest Support Madrid, Spain, HELLOWEEN + KROKUS

Summer Festivals with KREATOR, PRIMAL FEAR, CRYSTAL BALL and MICHAEL SCHENKER´s TEMPLE OF ROCK
12.08.

One weekend, 4 different bands, 3 festivals, 3 different countries and a lot of work was scheduled from july 16th to 20th:
The first stop for Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was at BANG YOUR HEAD festival in Balingen / Germany.
Task: Tourmanager and FOH-Soundengineer for PRIMAL FEAR and the headliner KREATOR.
Next day: Tourmanager and FOH-Soundengineer for MICHALE SCHENKER´s TEMPLE OF ROCK at the VÄSBY ROCK FESTIVAL in Sweden.
Last stop: FOH-Soundengineer for the swiss melodic rock band CRYSTAL BALL, opening up for the legendary SCORPIONS at the GUITARE EN SCENE Festival in france.

Summer Festivals with KREATOR, KROKUS, GOTTHARD, VODOO CIRCLE and MICHAEL SCHENKER´s TEMPLE OF ROCK
21.07.

It´s the time of the big summer festivals again...
Sebastian "Basi" Roder recently travelled to the following festivals, working for various bands:

DERRAMEROCK Festival / Spain: FOH-Soundengineer and Tourmanager for MICHAEL SCHENKER´S TEMPLE OF ROCK
WITH FULL FORCE Festival / Germany: FOH-Soundengineer and Tourmanager for KREATOR
MASTERS OF ROCK Festival / Czech Republic: FOH-Soundengineer for KROKUS, GOTTHARD, VODOO CIRCLE, Tourmanager for VODOO CIRCLE

Rhapsody "Prometheus" hits the charts in 2 more countries !
16.07.

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 !
08.07.

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
29.06.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQQEk2EO_ik

 

 

Fantasy, Kreator, Triosphere
22.06.

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.

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