Pride & Joy Records announce the signing of German hard Rock band
LAZARUS DREAM! Their debut album "Alive" is set for release on November
With an artistry and groove that is never less than inspiring and
absorbing, new German Hard Rock project LAZARUS DREAM featuring
multi-instrumentalist Markus Pfeffer and powerhouse vocalist Carsten
Lizard Schulz gives a pleasure as immense and deep as the sounds and
abilities which pour from their album "Alive".
Carsten Lizard-Schulz delivers a powerful, emotion filled performance
and makes this an album full of incredibly poignant vocals listeners
worldwide are used to get delivered from him and appreciate on
critically appraised albums by EVIDENCE ONE, DOMAIN, DEAD END HEROES and
MIDNITE CLUB, to name only a few.
Markus Pfeffer used to be a member of internationally praised German AOR
band SCARLETT in the early nineties and delivers riffing and fret board
acrobatics you rarely get to hear him play on albums by his main band
WINTERLAND, which used to top the German Amazon Download charts in late
2010. On the LAZARUS DREAM album, he not only plays guitar, but also
bass and keys.
The powerhouse drumming by Markus Kullmann (SINNER, VOODOO CIRCLE, Glenn
Hughes) not only completes the hearing pleasure but also adds an
incredible groove which lifts the songs to a new level. More musical
guests featured are percussionist Thomas Rieder, flute player Sabrina
Roth and Thomas Nitschke on Hammond and synths.
The album was mastered by Markus Teske at Bazement Studios (VANDEN PLAS,
SAGA, MOB RULES,…)
More information and a video for the first single "Wings Of An Eagle"
will follow at this space soon.
Hi there, I’m proud as f’’k to have put together this little jam for Brian
May’s #JamWithBri project. I managed to bring together a bunch of friends to
hammer down QUEENs “Hammer To Fall”! Enjoy and share
It sure has been a while, and since this corona
bullshit has us all by the balls, I also could manage to get to the studio to
work, but finally, here’s some news for you all out there:
LAZARUS DREAM Back in 1999, I was working with a sensational German
guitarist named Markus Pfeffer on a more Prog Metal kind of project, think Fates
Warning, Queensryche, that sort of thing. Unfortunately, apart from a couple
demo tracks, we couldn’t get anything off the ground. Guess what, all these
years later, Markus contacted me again, and we’re already on the midst of
recording the debut – more than 20 years later!
OLIVER FUHLHAGE A couple weeks ago, I was invited to join former MOB
RULES guitar player Oliver Fuhlhage on his “Hollywood Rocks” project, where he,
with the help of one Michael Ehré (ULI JON ROTH, PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMY RAY) on
drums has different singers to their versions of his song “Hollywood Rocks”.
Check out mine below:
That’s it for now, more to come for
sure! Stay safe and healthy!!!
FROM THE VOCAL BOOTH
Hi everybody, I’m currently working on several albums at once ranging from
Classic Metal to 80s Hair Metal (or No-more-hair Metal in my case), and from
Prog Rock to Prog Metal. In short, I’m having fun! Details will follow soon.
Hi my friends,
Aside of me working on some yet unnamed, secret project (I
will be going on a completely different direction on this), I had the pleasure
to work again for US guitarist LOU DIBELLO! If you enjoyed his
last album, you will eat this one raw, believe me!
FROM THE VOCAL BOOTH
Finally, I'm back in the studio again. I started working on the
next album for Canadian Rockers HEAVENS FIRE again. Like I did on their "Playing
With Fire" album, I will be writing the record together with guitarist JT Harris
and add some backing vocals.
04.08.2018 - NEWS
been quiet for a while, but I'm happy to present the first
teaser of the upcoming full length debut of MARC JUERS & A BUNCH OF
HEARTBREAKERS, which I had the pleasure to co-produce (and of course do some
backing vocals for). It's more of a singer/songwriter thing with a really
stellar line up, featuring Rob Lamothe, David Reece, James Christian, Ferdy
Doernberg, Tim Pierce, Markus Kullmann...
06.02.2018 - NEWS
FROM THE VOCAL BOOTH
Been a bit quiet lately, I know, but here’s something new to
I’m proud to announce the second single of Canadian
Rockers HEAVENS FIRE “Unbroken”. Last year, I had the pleasure to write their
entire “Playing With Fire” album together with guitar player JT Harris.
Some news from the vocal booth: I’m still working on the first full length
output of German singer/songwriter MARC JUERS, who’s album I am co-producing, as
well as doing some backing vocals here and there. Stay tuned for more info.
31.08.2017 - DEVOID
SIGN TO MELODIC ROCK RECORDS
Hi guys, it is my pleasure to announce the signing of Devoid to
Andrew McNeice's Melodicrock Records!!! Check
out the link below for full info on who is involved and get a first impression,
on what's coming at you!!!
Yes, I AM FINALLY MAKING PROG!!! FULL ON PROG
METAL!!!!! Been waiting for this opportunity for a long, long time....AND I LOVE
Check out the video for ANA - Metal For Charity Project,
feat. a ton of amazing musicians and singers:
27.02.2017 - TOMMY
VITALY LYRIC VIDEO
Check out this brand new lyric video from my dear friend
and guitarist extraordinaire TOMMY VITALY, taken from his upcoming new album
"Indivisible". ...featuring yours truly on leads. You want Metal, you got it!
30.01.2017 - NEW
TOMMY VITALY ALBUM COMING
it is my pleasure to present for the first trailer of the
upcoming new TOMMY VITALY album "Indivisible", with me singing of course! The
album once again features an incredible cast, featuring Fabio Leone (RHAPSODY)
and Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND) amongst others:
Please check this brand new, extensive interview from the
legendary RAINBOW FANCLAN Thanx very much indeed!
...and now for something completely different: A little
while ago, I had the fortune to record for my dear friend Ferdy Doernberg (AXEL
RUDI PELL, ROUGH SILK, ex-ULI JON ROTH), who wrote a wonderful children's
musical based on the life of his pug Helge! My little boy loved it from the
first spin! Check the pic below for its fantastic line up. ...and yes, I do sing
UP NEXT... NEWS FROM THE VOCAL BOOTH
Hi there, been quiet for quite a while, so I guess it’s time to give you an
update on what’s to come over the next few months.
D\VOID “Cup Of Tears”: For quite some time, I wanted to
record a full on Prog Metal record, so when fantastic French guitarist Mael
Saout asked me, if I was interested, I didn’t have to think for a minute. The
album’s currently being mixed. Hope, it’s going to find a fine label to release
and push it.
ETERNAL FLAME tba.: I had the
fortune to contribute some lyrics for one track of this German Neo Classical
act’s upcoming next album.
LOU DIBELLO “Heat Wave”: Sometimes fate takes strange turns. After my dear friend Iain Ashley
Hersey sadly passed away, I got into contact with one of his former students,
awesome US guitarist Lou DiBello. Long story short, I recorded four tracks for
his upcoming new solo album! Great old school Hard Rock, think MONTROSE meets
Ted Nugent! In your face! Featuring the legendary Ross The Boss (ex-MANOWAR) and
bass player extraordinaire Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X).
STINGER “Disadvantaged”: You like Rock’n’Roll? You got
it! Kick ass, in best AC/DC tradition, this German outfit asked me to do one
track for their new charity album. Also featuring amongst others the one and
only Simon Wright (ex-DIO/-AC/DC)! (Matthew Sting, Adrian Seidel, STINGER)
TOMMY VITALY “Indivisible”: Once again, I had
the fortune to sing for my dear friend, guitar master Tommy Vitaly. Once again,
he managed to have an awesome cast of musicians working for him, so watch out
for this Class A release later this year!
“Playing With Fire”: No leads for me here, but I co-wrote
almost the entire album with guitar monster JT Harris! ...ok, did some backing
vocals here and there ;) Disappointed about DOKKEN 2016? Search no more! This is
what Don and his boys should really sound like today!!! (HEAVENS FIRE; Alexis
ANA Metal For Charity Project: Another no-brainer for me, a wonderful all star charity session by Marius
Birkeland Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen, featuring such an amazing cast of
world class musicians, that it’s simply an honour for me, to take part! ...I
even recorded some leads for the bonus DIO cover “Holy Diver” ;) nice, eh?
So, that’s it for now. There might be a few others, which I will
announce as soon as I’m allowed to.
YEAR, NEW MUSIC
Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year everyone! Here's a little teaser
of what's to come in January. I did this one with kick ass German Rockers
For the last few months I was secretly working for Canadian
Rockers HEAVENS FIRE. I had the pleasure to write almost the entire album
together with guitar mastermind JT Harris (and provided some backing vocals of
Check out the new Marc Jürs mini album I did a little guest spot on
It's been quiet for a while, but there's a lot coming pretty
soon, I promise. Meanwhile, I recorded a track for US guitarist LOU DIBELLO.
Cool, classic Hard Rock! More on that soon. 04.05.2016 STUDIO
I recently did some background vocals for German
singer/songwriter Marc Juers. His first EP will also feature the likes of David
Reece (ACCEPT, BANGALORE CHOIR) and the ever amazing Rob Lamothe (RIVERDOGS).
SCRIVNER'S JULY REIGN ALBUM SHOWCASE AT MELODICROCK.COM
Check out Melodicrock Records' exclusive preview showcase of the
upcoming Sheldon Scrivner's - July Reign debut "Here Comes The Flood"! Listen to
each song and pre-order right away!!!
SHELDON SCRIVNER'S JULY REIGN INITIAL DETAILS
I'm glad to announce, SHELDON SCRIVNER'S JULY REIGN will be
out March 23rd on Melodicrock Records! This is Melodic Metal at its best and
something, I'm really proud of. I did the entire album for guitar mastermind
This weeek I did my parts for a great charity project for the
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund put together by Marius Birkeland Danielsen, which
will feature an amazing cast of different musicians. Stay tuned for more info.
06.01.2016 - ORDER
YOUR SIGNED COPY OF "THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPED TURNING" RIGHT HERE
I am pleased to announce you can now order my new solo album direct from the
webstore. All CDs will be personally signed by myself, all for just 15
euros (including worldwide shipping).
I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my dear friend
Iain Ashley Hersey As some of you might know, I did sing for him on several
records, but moreover Iain also was part of the SYNDICATE, as he contributed one
fantastic song, "Into The Blue", to my upcoming album. I'm speechless. I'm
hoping, this song will carry on his heritage forever - his music surely will
live on forever!!!
Sail away brother and say Hi to Ronnie, when you see
17/11/2015 - ONE MORE FROM
"THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPED TURNING"
one more from the CLSS album, written by Alessandro Del Veccio
(VOODOO CIRCLE eg.) and my good self:
14/11/2015 - LISTEN TO ROCKPOSER'S ROULETTE CLSS SPECIAL
WORLD EXCLUSIVE PRE-LISTEN ON "THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPED TURNING" ON FRIDAY 13
NOVEMBER AT 1900HRS GMT
Hi there, The one and only Dan
Mann will be devoting a full ROCKPOSER'S ROULETTE show to my upcoming SYNDICATE
album, playing the entire album (!) as a world exclusive pre-listening - tune in
and don't miss it!!!
28/10/2015 - SHELDON SCRIVNER'S
JULY REIGN PREVIEW
Check out the
first song "Inferno" from the upcoming SHELDON SCRIVNER'S JULY REIGN album
"Here Comes The Flood", out on Melodicrock Records next year! I had the fortune
to do the entire album for guitar mastermind Sheldon Scrivner. "Inferno" will
also be featured on the MRCD13 - Peak Melodic sampler:
03/09/2015 - CARSTEN LIZARD SCHULZ SYNDICATE SIGN TO POWER PROG RECORDS
POWER PROG is proud to announce the signing of one of Germany's premier
voices of rock, Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz. Now the common goal is the release of
his first solo album "The Day The Earth Stopped Turning" under the flag of
"Carsten Lizard Schulz Syndicate" at November 20, 2015 as Double CD, download
card, digital download and stream, which was created with the participation of
some really big names out of the current rock and metal scene.
'Lizard' Schulz is certainly no stranger to the international Rock & Metal scene
and he can look back on a more than 20 years lasting and successful career. As
lead singer and formative element of well known acts like DOMAIN, EVIDENCE ONE,
CODE OF PERFECTION and MIDNITE CLUB in the first decade of the 2000s, he has
influenced the German hard rock scene like only a few other artists. His lead
singing skills can be also enjoyed on more recent albums by DEAD END HEROES,
LAVALLE, RIK PRIEM'S PRIME, FROZEN RAIN and many others and as a guest singer he
can be heard on countless other releases. But Carsten is also a highly
sought-after songwriter. You can listen the works out of his pen on albums by
RUSSELL ALLEN / MAT SINNER, VENGEANCE, GARY JOHN BARDEN etc. ... A real musical
workaholic since years!
A real labor of love is the realization of his
first solo album "The Day The Earth Stopped Turning". A process that took many
years to complete - on the one hand for reasons of time, to the other hand to
present the best possible and identifiable result. As a die-hard fan of the good
old 70s, Carsten's clear intention was to create an adult and classical hard
rock album with the special old-school flair. Under the decisive participation
of his congenial partner Steffen Seeger and with the help and support by dozens
of well-known artists from the last four decades (such as Axel Rudi Pell, Mat
Sinner, Neil Murray, Erik Norlander and lots of others), a classic rock album
has emerged that seeks of his peers in the current world of music and which is
much more than a tribute to the good old days. A man, his friends and their
mission give us an over 80 minutes lasting listening pleasure which brings us
back to the past and to greats like LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW,
WHITESNAKE, URIAH HEEP, NAZARETH, KANSAS, MANFRED MANN ... But hey, definitely
no reheated brew, this is how straight sophisticated classic hard rock should
"The Day The Earth Stopped Turning" tracklist ...
CD1 01. The
Prize Is Shame 02. Head's Blowing A Fuse 03. Black Water Soul 04. Dogs
05. Perfect To Me 06. Into The Blue 07. Soulburn 08. Man In Flames
CD2 09. Last Train To Babylon 10. Lucky Star 11. Song Like Rain
12. Close Your Eyes And Count To Ten 13. Brand New Fire 14. Nothing Left
To Give 15. Postcards From Hell 16. The Teacher
• Produced & engineered by Steffen Seeger & CLS • Mixed & mastered
by Rolf Munkes (www.empire-studios.de) • Main recordings at Seegewerk
Studios, Mannheim/Germany • Artwork design by Stan W. Decker
(www.stanwdartworks.com) • Artwork concept by CLS • Logo design & CD
layout by Götz Morgenschweis • CLS pix by Ralf Mack (www.ralf-mack.com)
Drums: Ramy Ali (Freedom Call / Iron Mask) Markus
Kullmann (Fox / Hartmann /Glenn Hughes / ex-Voodoo Circle)
Thomas "Hutch" Bauer (Mad Max / ex-Evidence One / Frontline) Alex Jansen
(Fox) Henning Saleschke (The Brights) Ilker Ersin (Freedom Call /
Powerworld) Michael "Muelli" Mueller (Jadded Heart) Mat Sinner (Primal
Fear / Voodoo Circle / Sinner) Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake / -Black Sabbath /
-Garry Moore etc.) Paul Logue (Eden's Curse / Dead End Heroes) Volker
Krawczak (Axel Rudi Pell)
Keyboards: Holger Seeger (Dead End Heroes)
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Voodoo Circle / Glenn Hughes / Hardline etc.) Erik
Norlander (Solo artist / Lana Lane / Rocket Scientists)
Wartmann (ex-Evidence One / Unheilig) Oliver Hartmann (Hartmann / Avantasia)
Axel Rudi Pell (Solo artist) Stefan Kahne (The Brights) Guido Stoecker
(Bodyguerra) Matti Filippini (Moonstone Project / Glenn Hughes / Ian Paice)
Kelly Simonz (Solo artist) Rolf Munkes (Empire / Tony Martin / Dead End
Heroes) Tommy Vitaly (Solo artist) Steffen Seeger (Midnite Club) Oliver
"O.G." Guettinger (ex-Czakan / -Backbone Slide) Cede Dupont (Silent Circus /
Downspirit / ex-Freedom Call / ex-Symphorce) Helge Engelke (Fair Warning)
Chris Lyne (Mother Road / ex-Soul Doctor) Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell /
ex-Uli Jon Roth) Thorsten Koehne (Eden's Curse / ex-Hardline) Pete Ahonen
(Burning Point / Stargazery / Ghost Machine)
Had a great time last weekend with Rik Priem's
Prime at the Up The Belgians Fest ar de Kreun. Here' some footage on and off
stage of the event.
11/02/2015- THE CARSTEN LIZARD SCHULZ SYNDICATE: "THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPPED
TURNING" FULL MUSICIAN LIST
The last two weeks have been
the most painful and devastating in my life so far, and it took me quite some
time to finish these liner notes, but thanx to literally dozens of wonderful
...the deed is done! After one year of producing and
recording, half a decade of songwriting (no, I'm not kiddin'!), it is done:
2 CDs, 16 songs, 1 1/2 hours of Classic Rock!
Keep your fingers
crossed, that I will be finding a label crazy enough to release a double solo
album of this mostly unknown little singer from Germany trying to revive the
true Classic Rock spirit of the 70s!
These are the amazing musicians,
that made my dream come true:
Drums: Ramy Ali (FREEDOM CALL / IRON
MASK) Markus Kullmann (FOX / ex-VOODOO CIRCLE / -DESPERADOZ)
Thomas "Hutch" Bauer (EVIDENCE ONE / FRONTLINE) Alex Jansen (FOX) Henning
Saleschke (THE BRIGHTS) Ilker Ersin (FREEDOM CALL / POWERWORLD) Michael
"Muelli" Mueller (JADED HEART) Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR / VOODOO CIRCLE /
SINNER) Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE / -BLACK SABBATH / -GARY MOORE etc.)
Paul Logue (EDEN'S CURSE / DEAD END HEROES) Volker Krawczak (AXEL RUDI PELL)
Keyboards: Holger Seeger (DEAD END HEROES) Alessandro Del Vecchio
(VOODOO CIRCLE / GLENN HUGHES / HARDLINE) Erik Norlander (solo artist / LANA
LANE / ROCKET SCIENTISTS)
Guitars: Joerg Wartmann (ex-EVIDENCE ONE /
UNHEILIG) Oliver Hartmann (HARTMANN / AVANTASIA) Axel Rudi Pell (solo
artist) Stefan Kahne (THE BRIGHTS) Guido Stoecker (BODYGUERRA) Matti
Filippini (MOONSTONE PROJECT / GLENN HUGHES / IAN PAICE) Kelly Simonz (solo
artist) Rolf Munkes (EMPIRE / TONY MARTIN / DEAD END HEROES) Tommy Vitaly
(solo artist) Steffen Seeger (MIDNITE CLUB) Oliver "O.G." Guettinger
(ex-CZAKAN / -BACKBONE SLIDE) Cede Dupont (DOWNSPIRIT / ex-FREEDOM CALL)
Helge Engelke (FAIR WARNING) Chris Lyne (MOTHER ROAD / ex-SOUL DOCTOR)
Ferdy Doernberg (AXEL RUDI PELL / ex-ULI JON ROTH) Thorsten Koehne (EDEN'S
CURSE / ex-HARDLINE) Pete Ahonen (BURNING POINT / STARGAZERY / GHOST