Friends, today we officially welcome this fine gentleman MARTIN SCHULZ in the Disillusion family! Martin has taken Josh Saldahna’s seat and we already played an outstanding Patreon exclusive show in May together where we presented the new album! Martin fits in as if he has always been here – soooo welcome Martin!!!
And he wishes to let you know the following:
I’m so happy about the honor of being part of Disillusion.
I have known Andy and Sebastian for many years from other projects, so the decision for me was made quickly. I’m really looking forward to getting involved in songwriting and seeing you live at the shows soon, to bring on Disillusion the pulse they deserve.
Many thanks and cheers !
If you were at the show, please drop Martin a note at our socials!! 🙏
This of course also means that Josh has left the band. Already some time ago, Josh has made a decision about his family plannings that we of course understand, respect and support. Besides all the – partly insane – bureaucratic necessities one has to fulfill to become a resident of this republic, a conflict of time and resources would have been inevitable – and already existed late last year.
So we faced the crazy decision and parted ways without ever having played live together. But … it’s the right thing.
Also Josh has some words for all of you:
For a few months, I’ve been mulling over this decision, but I have ultimately decided that my time with Disillusion must, unfortunately, come to an (untimely) end.
Having moved to a new country, the realities of settling into my new home, learning a new language, tending to my growing family and so on has been unexpectedly more difficult than any of us could have anticipated it being. It has put me at a crossroads where I was forced into a position to choose where I should be investing my time and energy.
With everything going on around me at the moment, the timing just wasn’t right. Making commitments simply could not be as straightforward as they should have been for both my family and the band, and it’s just not how I like to do things, nor is it fair on anybody either. In an ideal world, life wouldn’t require more than just music to keep the lights on, but that is unfortunately not the case.
This hasn’t been an easy decision for me to make, but I truly believe that it is the right one – for both the band and myself. Disillusion has worked incredibly hard in the last few years to build up the momentum that they have gained so far and I didn’t want to hold them back. I feel that they deserve more.
I want to thank all of you for being so incredibly patient, dedicated and for the incredible support you have shown us. I will also be eagerly cheering Disillusion on from the sidelines along with all of you, and I wish them the very best of luck.
So, thank you for everything, Josh! Your spirit and warmth and personality have enriched the band so much during the process of this new record! These are your songs as well!
Andy & Dis.
For all Patrons: there is a “Good-Bye” Video from Josh waiting for you at Patreon
Pichture by: Jörg Singer (https://www.joergsinger.com)
Friends, we have amazing news for you – OUR NEW ALBUM IS FINISHED!! We did it! What seemed to be impossible is now becoming a reality, only because of the incredible support and endurance of our friends and patrons at Patreon. From our hearts: thank you all so much for making this possible!
The album will be out later this year on Prophecy Productions and of course from today on a tremendous campaign will start to reach every corner of the world 🙂 we will let you know very soon.
For now we all feel empowered and relieved and somewhat tired all at once. It was a hell of a ride but absolutely worth everything!
So stay tuned and spread the word … this is happening!
And thank you all for your trust and faith in this band!
Please continue to support the band at www.patreon.com/disillusion
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Friends, things are getting serious! The new album is coming close to completion and today we want to invite you to the RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
On SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 in LEIPZIG, WERK 2 HALLE D we will present our new album to you for the first time.
We are looking forward to it and are really excited!
Tickets for the evening are now on PRE-SALE!!! Click here to get yours.
Dear friends, our year kicks off with great news: Disillusion have signed a record deal with Prophecy Productions! That marks another milestone for us on our way back since our comeback single ALEA.
We feel very honored to now be part of the Prophecy community and really do look forward to a great collaboration both musically, stylistically and also artwork-wise. We have been welcomed very warmly, so we are very glad to see our upcoming new album to be in the best hands we can think of!
Currently we are finishing this new record that will be released later this year following live shows and/or a small tour. But now, we celebrate this moment!
Disillusion are back.
Spread the word !
Friends, great news from the band! Our new album is coming close to completion and we finally will start recording the songs in early october! It is a dream coming true for us and we cannot thank all our patrons and supporters enough for making this album possible. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD that this is really happening. Talk to you very soon, DIS.
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:
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!