Last Saturday I probably had a beer in my left hand and my camera in the right hand. To keep up the Muskelrock mood I´m listening to „Part Human, Mostly Beast“ by Honeymoon Disease while I´m writing this. Still did not open their wonderbaum, I´m just too afraid ha ha! We got three days of never-ending sun, great music, the best festival food on the planet and some mosquitos…It´s always something, right? Another plus for the festival is that it starts on Thursday! One dude remarked pretty happy on Friday morning, it´s just Friday-that means two more days! Breakfast tastes much better with such an important information! Also breakfast is so much better in a solid house…Even though Muskelrock camping does not look as bad as on other festivals, if there´s another option, I´d go for that!

Actually I planned to finally check out the lake nearby…But somehow it was even too hot to walk to the water ha ha…maybe next time.  Also I thought it wouldn´t be such a long way home…First a fire affected all trains, then we got some problems with the tracks. After that a delayed plane, which of course followed by a late train…and some rail replacement buses. Guess the Airbourne song is about travelling „no way but the hard way, so get used to it“ ha ha!

There will be some more photos by Bullet, Thor, Hällas, Honeymoon Disease, RAM, Night Viper, Asbury, Slaegt, Cirith Ungol, Spiders, Oliver Dawson Saxon, Death Alley and Spiders soon!  A note about the bands in general, I was counting 12 bands with various female musicians, which is a lot, compared to German festivals…Just saying!






Personal checklist:

Perfect festival weather – check…Well, partly even too sunny for photographers. But even I take sun over muddy whatever any day! Never mind!

Bruises due to crowd surfing – check…Overkill made me do it…again!

Person dropping out of my car – check…Lol, never seen such an epic slow motion drop before ha ha!

Avoiding sunburn – check!!!

Buying at least one pretty band shirt from the festival line-up – check…

Full galleries of Diamond Head / Tiamat / Cirith Ungol / Marduk / Axel Rudi Pell / Overkill / Night Demon / Uli Jon Roth / Backyard babies / Armored Saint / Saxon will be uploaded soon!



Special Guest ´77 / Screamer / Bullet / Matrix Bochum, 06.05.2018

Just came back to Ruhr Area on Sunday to celebrate the „Full Pull“ tour reunion show with ´77, Screamer and Bullet in Bochum! Celebrated my 25th Bullet show two nights before in Leipzig. One should celebrate the parties as they come you know! Enough said, Dennis gave me cool light!

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Vi ses!



Dear reader, in 9 weeks you´re on a festival, the Rock Hard Festival. Same procedure as every year, since 2003 or in my case since 2005.

As usual they serve us some new stuff, some familiar faces and some good company. Also in some cases poor judgement, you know that type of person that said „one last drink“ several hours ago…again, for some same procedure as every year. None of my business, but I personally like to remember the shows from the day before.

But let´s see the facts, which bands will play this year:

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Hardly remember Armored Saint from 2007, so it´s really time to see them on my favorite German outdoor stage after that long time! Another surprise was the return of Night Demon so quickly, but they really deserved this full length encore this year! As you may know there was some trouble with the entrance last time…


Also I´m thrilled to see Yorck performing with Sodom on the holy stage of Amphitheater. Living the dream, last year professional stage hand, this time on stage, thumbs up dude!

Another thrilling new line-up will be the new ladies of Thundermother. Liked the old members, so let´s see how the remastered band will appear.


Overkill, Saxon, Diamond Head and Uli Jon Roth will rock the stage, like they always do, so with those classics you just can´t do wrong.

Haven´t seen Dool, Leatherwolf and The New Roses yet, so I´m looking forward to see what they will offer us.


Rain or shine, see you soon!