Musical singer and composer Espen Nowacki returned to the BACKYARD STUDIOS for the CD-production of his new musical for children "Ritter Roland und Prinzessin Willnicht".
Following the success of the 2012 production "Captain Silberzahn", Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was in charge for recording, mixing and mastering of the new CD once again.
"Ritter Roland und Prinzessin Willnicht" can be ordered from Wacky Productions.


The neue deutsche Härte / industrial metal band BIONIC ANGEL released their second album "Masquerade".
Sebastian "Basi" Roeder was in charge of drum recording, guitar reamping, mixing and co-producing in the Backyard Studios.


Sebastian "Basi" Roeder worked on the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE as the FOH-soundengineer and tourmanager of the swiss hard rock legend KROKUS.
The band played 2 successfull shows aboard the MSC Divina during this 5 day cruise from Miami / USA to Nassau / Bahamas and back.


Located more than 2000 meters high in the swiss mountains and in front of the impressive and world famous Eiger Nordwand the SNOWPENAIR took place last weekend.
Sebastian "Basi" Roeder worked there as the FOH-soundengineer of the swiss hard rock legend KROKUS.

LORDI Tour finished

For one month Sebastian "Basi" Roeder travelled all over europe working as the tourmanager for the finish monster rockers and winners of the Grand Prix Eurovision 2006 LORDI. The picture shows all 28 members of the travel party that had to get organized: LORDI and crew as well as the two support acts DIRTY PASSION from Sweden and HOLLYWOOD GROUPIES from Italy.
Those were our tour dates:
05.03.15 IT-Rome
06.03.15 IT-Pordenone
07.03.15 SLO-Ljubljana
10.03.15 NL-Eindhoven
11.03.15 BE-Kortrijk
15.03.15 F-Lyon
17.03.15 F-Paris
19.03.15 ES-Madrid
20.03.15 ES-Bilbao
21.03.15 ES-Aviles
22.03.15 ES-Zaragoza
24.03.15 UK-Exeter
25.03.15 UK-Wakefield
26.03.15 UK-Manchester
27.03.15 UK-Glasgow
29.03.15 UK-Southampton
30.03.15 UK-London
31.03.15 UK-London
01.04.15 UK-Reading
03.04.15 UK-Chester
04.04.15 UK-Bristol
05.04.15 UK-London
06.04.15 UK-Brighton


One of our productions that we actually finished already quite some time ago got finally released recently and hit the swiss charts at position 85 !
"Liar", the debut album of the swiss hard rockers from VANADINE was recorded and produced by Chris "Yps" Limburg and mixed by Sebastian "Basi" Roeder at the BACKYARD STUDIOS !


The hard rock band NASTY NUNS returned to the BACKYARD STUDIOS to have their second album ( just like the debut) mastered by Sebastian "Basi" Roeder in late 2014.
The album, titled "Sick in the Head" is available now.


Over the course of the past year the second album of Allgaeu´s Bluegrass group ARGEN RIVER BAND was produced in the BACKYARD STUDIOS and is now available.
Unlike the first album which the band had recorded here some years ago and in order to achieve a more organic and authentic sound , this time we went for a basically "live in the studio" recording with all musicians recording together in the same room and at the same time.
Only the vocals and some solistic parts were added afterwards as an overdub.
Sebastian "Basi" Roeder engineered, mixed and mastered the album.


Even though the majority of the past news told mostly about various tours around the globe:
There is still a lot going on inside the studio as well !
Since the beginning of january the work on RHAPSODY´s new studio album "Prometheus" got continued - on some (most) of the days almost around the clock...
There were still some lead vocal - and choir - parts to be recorded, afterwards hundred of tracks to sort, choose from and edit before the mix could finally start in the mid of january.
Communication between producer Luca Turilli and mix-engineer Sebastian "Basi" Roeder is - typically for the year 2015 - held over the internet:
While the mixing progresses in Kempten the producer is listening to the results in his hometown in Trieste / Italy and gives his comments via Skype.
How modern technology has changed the way of working nowadays... :-)
The mastering date and label-deadline are scheduled for the end of february.
The album will be released by NUCLEAR BLAST early this summer.


Already for the 3rd time Sebastian "Basi" Roeder took part in the yearly 70000 TONS OF METAL cruise.
This time on duty as the Tourmanager and FOH-soundengineer for MICHAEL SCHENKER´s TEMPLE OF ROCK as well as PRIMAL FEAR.
Within 5 days the cruise went from Fort Lauderdale in the USA to Ocho Rios in Jamaica and back.
Like all 60 of the involved bands both bands had to perform twice on this swimming festival ground during the journey.