|A bit of Thin Lizzy, a bit of Iron Maiden, with hints of Dio. GLANVILLE sounds like Rob Halford wearing Dennis Hopper’s leather jacket in Easy Rider. An introduction of exciting things to come: After the critically acclaimed debut EP ‘First Blood’ released in May 2018, GLANVILLE have teamed up with the GALACTIC SUPERLORDS for a tour kicking off this week!
René Hofmann and Philipp Michel started playing music together as teenagers but at such a young age nobody knows what will happen the next day, much less in the far future. 13 years later Hofmann is a music producer in Darmstadt and Michel is an active touring guitar player and songwriter, still based in the Hessian hinterland. After all these years the two decide to start a new project together, a classic duo like Page and Plant. The search for the rest of the band GLANVILLE took more than a year, but finally a line-up of experienced musicians was completed: Peter-Philipp Schierhorn on bass, Thomas Hoffmann on drums, and Chris West on second guitar. After a quick and dirty pre-production the band met at a studio in Darmstadt, with most members never having played together and some even meeting each other for the first time. Everyone’s prepared and focused. Two days of rehearsals, two days of recording. Live, real and with passion for the music.
Catch GLANVILLE live on the following dates starting this week, with GALACTIC SUPERLORS on the bill:
02.10.18 DE Darmstadt – HoffART Theater
03.10.18 DE Berlin – Toast Hawaii
04.10.18 DE Hamburg – Bar227
05.10.18 DE Leipzig – Black Label
06.10.18 CH Pratteln – Up In Smoke
12.10.18 DE Köln – Museum
13.10.18 DE Heidelberg – Beatfabrik
||“When meeting Superlords drummer Carsten for the first time, sharing a cigarette at Desertfest Berlin, I immediately noticed that both of us are slightly crazy in a very similar way. And of course we found out that our respective bands also had something in common – fucking heavy metal! Over the years, we have grown to be good friends, and both our bands have become great teams, but still, nobody has ever heard of either one. So we decided to organize a DIY tour under the name “Your New Favourite Metal Bands You’ve Never Heard Of.” We are really looking forward to deliver some serious heavy metal together, real rock music on real stages, without playbacks, modelling amps or macbooks.” – René Hofmann, vocalist of Glanville
About GLANVILLE’s band members:
René Hofmann (vocals) starts singing in 2000, and has been active as the singer and guitarist of the fusion rock band WIGHT as well as a music producer in Darmstadt since 2008. Experienced as a touring musician and FOH sound engineer across all of Europe.
Philipp Michel (lead guitar) has been guitarist and songwriter for THE EARWIX since 2009 and touring member of MILKING THE GOATMACHINE since 2009. Experienced as a touring musician across all of Europe.
Peter-Philipp Schierhorn (bass) has been the bass player for fusion rock band WIGHT and singer and guitarist for black metal trio FALLEN TYRANT since 2008. Experienced as a touring musician across all of Europe.
Thomas Hoffmann (drums) originally hails from Namibia, but has been living in Germany since 2008, where he was active as the drummer for stoner rock band BUSHFIRE from 2009 to 2014. Experienced as a touring musician across all of Europe.
Chris West (rhythm guitar) is a music producer and multi-instrumentalist from St. Albans, England. He co-founded TRIPPY WICKED and STUBB in 2006, acting primarily as a drummer and producer. Bass player of psychedelic rock band LANDSKAP since 2015. Experienced as a touring musician across all of Europe.
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