18.12.2014   New Obscura album in progress. A little bird told me...


New Obscura album in progress. A little bird told me that this tune that Sebastian Lanser is working on also feature quite a lot of fretless guitar ;-)


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@[454352467969700:274:Sebastian Lanser] working on drum arrangements for the upcoming Obscura album. More news coming soon. @[27291461960:274:Meinl Cymbals]

16.12.2014  Shooting a new music-video this weekend!


Shooting a new music-video this weekend!

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Tom Geldschläger

Happy to announce that I will be shooting a new music video this weekend, as promo for the upcoming new Fountainhead cd "Reverse Engineering". Martin Bahre will once again handle production, editing & filming duties. These amazing musicians will perform with me in the video: Jacob Schmidt ( Defeated Sanity official ) on bass, Björn Schellinger ( Requital ) on drums and Daniel Galmarini ( In Legend ) on keyboards.

12.12.2014   Here´s a first glimpse into the lyrics of the new...


Here´s a first glimpse into the lyrics of the new Fountainhead record for you guys - this is from a song called "999":

"the silver lining´s hidden meaning
our naked eyes have never known,
there´s a name we gave this feeling
of sine waves coming crashing down,
bringing death by digital distortion
of the self-denying everything
is fine as long as we keep dreaming
of things designed to never let us stop"

09.12.2014   Another tune/video from last friday´s gig: Hannes Grossmann + Linus...


Another tune/video from last friday´s gig: Hannes Grossmann + Linus Klausenitzer + Christian Muenzner - Official Site + yours truly playing "The Tell-Tale Heart" off Chris´ first solo album "Timewarp".


Christian Muenzner Beyond The Wall Of Sleep live. The Tell-Tale Heart

Recorded on December 5th, 2014. At The Pitcher, Düsseldorf, Germany. Please feel free to share the vdo. Stay metal \m/

08.12.2014   Here´s some footage from last gig of the year, Christian...


Here´s some footage from last gig of the year, Christian Muenzner - Official Site and band playing "The Gunslinger" in Düsseldorf for the first time ever. One rehearsal, only a couple of days to prepare, horrible-stage sound, borrowed gear, full-on improv-solos with the occasional bum-note... but you know what? It was soooo much fun playing with these guys, that I didn´t care one bit about any of that and just enjoyed the moment.


Christian Muenzner. Beyond The Wall Of Sleep live in Düsseldorf, Germany. December 5th, 2014.

Christian Muenzner. Beyond The Wall Of Sleep live in Düsseldorf, Germany. December 5th, 2014.

05.12.2014   Tonight: on stage with Christian Muenzner - Official Site´s band...


Tonight: on stage with Christian Muenzner - Official Site´s band @ Pitcher - Rock'n'Roll Headquarter Düsseldorf, setlist includes neoclassical, fusion & deathmetal-inspired pieces off Christian´s 2 solo albums and even a ballad ;-) Adrian Weiss (Guitarist) and his band are sharing the stage with us.


Beyond The Wall Of Sleep, by Christian Muenzner

11 track album

04.12.2014   Rehearsing today for Christian Muenzner - Official Site´s first ever...


Rehearsing today for Christian Muenzner - Official Site´s first ever solo show on friday @ Pitcher - Rock'n'Roll Headquarter Düsseldorf. Hannes Grossmann on drums, Linus Klausenitzer on bass, yours truly on second guitar. \m/

01.12.2014   Produced & mixed, feat. guest fretless guitar by Fountainhead. The...


Produced & mixed, feat. guest fretless guitar by Fountainhead. The Astronaut's Return


The Astronaut's Return - From Beyond the Veil
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http://www.theastronautsreturn.com/ https://theastronautsreturn.bandcamp/... https://www.facebook.com/theastronaut... Written & arranged by Guido Nerger Produ...

28.11.2014   In a last-minute addition, Doug Gorkoff (currently playing with my...


In a last-minute addition, Doug Gorkoff (currently playing with my former bandmates The Living) just laid down cello for the track "A Perfect Union" off the new Fountainhead record. Glad to have him (and engineer Dave Spidel, who´s running the session) on board!

25.11.2014  As promised, here´s another episode of "Fountainhead´s mixing-tricks". This mont...


As promised, here´s another episode of "Fountainhead´s mixing-tricks". This month we´ll look at how I incorporated and controlled ambience and field-recordings in my recent mix for o graceful musing's burden´s new album in order to give the recordings more depth and space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8fiwpHUndA&index=1&list=UUataELRNhqTkp2_9qfeHc4g

24.11.2014   Update: I´ll start mixing the new Fountainhead record in december...


Update: I´ll start mixing the new Fountainhead record in december and have been preparing another music-video that we plan to shoot dec. 20th. But I´m still undecided about which song to choose - should I choose the catchiest and shortest tune WITH vocals for maximum crossover-potential and possibly gaining a new audience? Or, like "Fear Is The Enemy", an instrumental tune with lots and lots of notes, which will probably satisfy fans of the last record but severely limits the amount of potential listeners? Your opinions are welcome. :)

18.11.2014   "Fear is the enemy" just hit 15.000 views! <3 thanks,...


"Fear is the enemy" just hit 15.000 views! ♥ thanks, guys! Lesser known facts about the song: 1) i wrote and recorded the demo for the song when i was 18, so it took exactly 10 years for it to be released. 2) despite being the only real 'metal' tune on the record, i included it because the odd rhythms represent the severe heart-arhythmia i was battling at the time, fitting neatly into the wider theme of overcoming fear that the record had. 3) the line-up in the video is not the recording line-up. On the recording you hear Jacob schmidt (Defeated Sanity official) on bass, Charly zeleny (ex-Blotted Science) on drums and Jimmy Pitts Music on keys.


Fountainhead - Fear Is The Enemy OFFICIAL VIDEO

This is the official video single for the new FOUNTAINHEAD EP "Fear Is The Enemy", available december 2012 from http://www.thefountainhead.de/ http://thefount...

17.11.2014   o graceful musing's burden just posted this video-teaser for their...


o graceful musing's burden just posted this video-teaser for their upcoming new album, which I mixed for them recently. Very cool band and super-nice people, so check it out! They play kind of a mix between ambient post-rock and proggy black-metal.


o graceful musing's burden - album teaser
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o graceful musing's burden our new album is coming soon - winter 2014

15.11.2014   Had a great time today at The Holy Grail Guitar...


Had a great time today at The Holy Grail Guitar Show with the Soultool team. Berlin now has its own guitar trade show right at my doorstep, how cool is that? hope to be back next year with Soultool´s upcoming new F-head fretless model...


11.11.2014   Next gig - Christian Muenzner - Official Site, Hannes Grossmann,...


Next gig - Christian Muenzner - Official Site, Hannes Grossmann, Linus Klausenitzer and yours truly performing songs off Chris´ 2 solo albums on december 5th. See you there?



04.11.2014  First photo of the new Obscura line-up.


First photo of the new Obscura line-up.


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Steffen Kummerer - lead guitars & vocals Tom Geldschläger - lead guitars Linus Klausenitzer - bass Sebastian Lanser - drums photo by Sylwia Makris

31.10.2014   Recording vocals with Requital at the moment, whose new EP...


Recording vocals with Requital at the moment, whose new EP I´m producing, engineering, mixing and mastering. And if you´re into bands like Morbid Angel, Gorguts or Ulcerate, you will LOVE what we´ve been cooking up, trust me.... Expect sound clips and another mixing-tutorial video very soon! Btw: this is my first production where I used the Kemper Amps Profiler on all guitar and bass tracks.


29.10.2014   NEW VIDEO! While mixing o graceful musing's burden´s new album...


NEW VIDEO! While mixing o graceful musing's burden´s new album 2 weeks ago, I finally started filming for the tutorial-video series I´ve been meaning to do for a long time now. Mixing-technique is the one non-guitar subject I get asked about the most , so I thought it´s about time I give you guys a bit of insight into how I work. Video #1 deals with a the removal of bleed from drum-recordings, using only automated filters. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VxvowRrF3Y&list=UUataELRNhqTkp2_9qfeHc4g


28.10.2014   On a special show on december 5th, I´ll be joining...


On a special show on december 5th, I´ll be joining Christian Muenzner - Official Site´s band (Hannes Grossmann on drums, Linus Klausenitzer on bass) on 2nd guitar, playing material from his 2 solo albums. We´ll be sharing the bill with the terrific Adrian Weiss (Guitarist) and his band. Can´t fucking wait!


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I am proud and eager to announce the following event I have been planning and anticipating for a long time: On Friday, December 5th 2014 former Obscura- and Necrophagist- guitar wizard Christian Münzner will play his first solo concert with his live band in Düsseldorfs Rock´n Roll headquarters "The Pitcher". My instrumental trio - the Adrian Weiss Band - with Lars Zehner (drums) and Marcel Willnat (bass) has the great honor to support him! This is Christian´s live line-up: Hannes Grossmann on drums Linus Klausnitzer on bass and Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger on guitar So don´t miss out on this instrumental highlight that at the same time will be the official "Easy Game" - Release - Party! In addition I am also glad to announce the live premiere of "Guitar Comics" - another instrumental act you won´t want to miss! Check out and get Chrstian Muenzner´s solo albums here: http://christianmuenzner.bandcamp.com/ And if you haven´t yet, get a listen to my albums here: http://adrianweiss.bandcamp.com/ — mit Christian Münzner.