Happy Birthday BACK TO TIMES OF SPLENDOR!! today 14 years ago Metalblade released our debut lobgplayer worldwide. It is in fact so long ago, yet while writing for the new record, it actually feels like yesterday. We are so glad so many of you love this record 🙂
Happy birthday !
A long-time dream came true, when we decided to enhance the experience at our live shows for the Disillusion audience. Maybe from the very first days of the band, the music we do in Disillusion is very often written for 3 guitars. Until today we were of course only 2 guitar players on stage with Sebastian and Andy and sometimes it is very hard to compensate for the sonic missing of the third guitar. Especially songs of BACK TO TIMES OF SPLENDOR and basically every song of the new record gain so much when being played by 3 guitars.
So, many years had to pass before we came up with a rather simply solution: “Well then, let’s just have 3 guitars on stage!” And in 2018: Tadaa, we make it happen!
So, Ben, who was playing the bass in the last 2 years is moving to the 3rd guitar and acoustic guitar and will also be playing a lot of live “special” instruments ( also some percussion, etc.). Ben is an amazing guitar player and is actually a guitar teacher – so it feels more than natural to have him on guitar.
But more is to say: the bass-spot was vacant again and guess what – and this is exactly what this video is about – we have a new bass player – we have a new member in the band!!
His name is Felix Tilemamm. He is already learning all the old songs, the new stuff, and he is doing a great job! Felix is a very fun guy, and also a calm and already productive member (besides a soon to be professional yoga teacher – so Namasté) Of course Felix will be playing bass on the record as well.
So, from all of us : Welcome Felix!
With this major improvement, we cannot wait to play live again and deliver a whole new Disillusion sound. See you on the road!
Friends, there is a huge Album and Patreon Campaign online for all our Patrons for the new album! Go to www.patreon.com/disillusion to see it!
Friends, welcoming someone new to a band always means the departure of a band member, so it is a very ambiguous feeling today. Sadly we have to announce that our long-time drummer from the very first hours of the “new” Disillusion back in 1999 – Jens Maluschka – has left the band. This was and is a very smooth process that happened over the past months and we are all still friends, Jens just cannot make it anymore. We came back together after some years after GLORIA to create and release ALEA and to prepare for a new album, the third Disillusion record. Things then went really quick again and we always try to give our best. Sometimes, we just cannot give 100% everywhere … In his own words:
The last 3 years have been intense, creative and exciting. We released “ALEA” and had cool concerts. But now is the time for me to go new ways. I would like to thank the guys for the cooperation and of course the fans that you have always believed in and supported us. I wish Disillusion all the best for the future and of course a terrific 3rd album!Jens
Of course we will miss Jens a lot – his style and personality have been a very strong part of the band for many years. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING JENS!
But today is also a day of joy: let us introduce the man who fills the empty seat: JOSH SALDANHA!! Welcome to the family, Josh! So, the leaving of Jens went very smooth and Josh and we got together very smoothly also over the past months. Josh moved to Germany from Dubai almost a year ago and has already become part of the band in every aspect. And we are very happy about that and him 🙂 Again, welcome Josh! Of course Josh will play the drums on the soon to come new album and we all are very much looking forward to that. He brings an energy that moves ahead this band in 2018 so much. So glad you are here!
Dear Friends, 2017 has been an amazing year for us. We are working on our new album thanks to you all and your support! We want to say THANK YOU and wish you all a Merry Christmas with your families and friends! Have a really great time! And we meet again in 2018 … Dis.
Friends, the fantastic BACK TO TIMES OF SPLENDOR – TRIPTYCH Megaposter is available again at our Online Shop! It consists of 3 separate high quality posters and measures 177 cm x 42 cm in total. Have a great day! Meanwhile, we are continuing writing songs for the new album… Visit our online shop
Back home after two great weekends on the road in Munich, Bayreuth, Rostock and Hamburg with our friends of MYRA.
Thank you all for coming to see us live and celebrating with us! Also we feel so glad to be traveling with such a fantastic crew! Thank You guys, you are doing an amazing job!
Now we are back in writing mode for the new record.
Metal Injection have realeased a big Disillusion story and insightful interview with Andy. Thank you very much Lauryn of Metal Injection!
Throwback Thursday: DISILLUSION Back to the Times of Splendor
We will hit the road again in September with our friends of MYRA!
Check out our Tour page For all info and tickets!
Dear friends, from the day we started our Patreon support campaign for the new disillusion album in march it all went so absolutely amazing and fast. Your support is huge and we were able to start making his record right away! And now we even reached the “final” goal : writing, recording and working with a producer to achieve the best possible sound is now financed!!!! THANK YOU ALL so much for this opportunity! Please be assured, we are working hard on the new songs and also we are working hard to give the band a kickstart when the album comes out, being prepared to hit the big stages (again)!
Now – we definitely do not want be greedy: the campaign of course will be going for one year and if we keep that level of your financial support, things are going to work out perfectly. Anyway, there is always a certain need for investments and improvements in many ways. If you want to support us beyond the Patreon campaign goal then please feel free to contact us!! No Cent will be wasted. Also it is possible that some of our patrons will not be able to support us all the way through the year. This is perfectly alright with us and absolutely understandable. We will continue to promote our campaign to keep that financial level.
Thank you all again and talk to you very soon!