We had sex to the music of Lake of Tears. Frequently. The Scandinavian band entered my life in the middle of the 90s and is one of the few influences from the period to stay with me. They are part of my musical DNA. If Forever Autumn was a straightforward metal album I would probably add it to my list of the three best metal albums of all times. But it is different. Its style haunted me for so long that it integrated into my music as an explicit influence. And so the song title Lake of Tears was born. … Continue readingLake of Tears – Melancholy
Parts of this instrumental track started out as a kind of study and then merged into this track about seasons. Some parts of it remind me of the track Tristram from the very first Diablo game. … Continue readingSeasons
This song is dedicated to my dear friend Henrich in Cape Town, South Africa. Writing and recording it was a blast. I hope you will enjoy listening as much… … Continue readingHeinrich (…owns a chocolate factory)
Success is relative. And yet our society shares a generalized, very narrow and absolute definition of making it which usually only involves the dimensions of accumulated wealth, social class and fame.Continue readingWhat is success? The definition of making it.
Making it as an artist is simple. Based on my experience in the games industry, as a self-publishing author and as a musician I am writing this series to help other artists achieve success.Continue readingI am going to make it as a musician
The world could do with a lot more love and passion. So why not check out my brand new, second album Love and Passion? Look at this magnificent cover artworkContinue readingLove and Passion for the world
Just when I had pressed down the plunger of the carefully prepared French Press and was about to pour a cup of my freshly ground, cherished Rosetta Asuvim coffee, my Parisian host’sContinue readingChoices
This is an acoustic distillate of my Brütal Metal album Blood and Souls. During writing I was actually surprised by how many beautiful melodies went into the original album that I did not really recognize at the time of its creation. … Continue readingBlood and Souls Acoustic Suite
What those quotations leave us with, though, is this: If you are an artist, you have to give and give and give and never expect anything in return:
You owe the world. No one owes you.
That might sound daunting. At the same time, I think it is liberating.
Go out and rock. Now. … Continue readingYou owe the world