Since the most of us are very huge Star Wars Fans we made a video for our new limited shirt!
Get them here: www.beyondtheblack-shop.com
May the force be with you!!
We are absolutely happy to announce that we will return to you that soon for having a blast at Winter Masters of Rock 2017!
Cu soon :)
BEAST IN BLACK!
In 2015, Anton Kabanen left his former band BATTLE BEAST, but only to unleash another monstrous metal act unto the world, and we are more than happy to have his BEAST IN BLACK alongside KOBRA AND THE LOTUS as special guests. So up the horns and see you on the road!
Get your stuff here: www.beyondtheblack-shop.com
If you're interested how it was over there, please stay tuned! We're currently working on a short road movie about this stunning trip!
There are tickets left in the shops - regular ones as well as the special "Black Tickets" - but better be fast to get them if you are as excited as we are to embark on this tour! We also look forward to our special guest Kobra and the Lotus, so this is package is guaranteed to heat you up this winter!
Tickets for Chris', Jonas', Kai's und Tobi's home match available here:
We hope to cu you soon !!!
Rescheduled to 2018! We're on, too!
This one needs almost no explanation, as we are the confirmed support act for the legendary Aerosmith on June 2nd in the Tauron Arena Krakow. It feels unbelievable to support these gemstones of Rock, and we cannot wait to hit the stage in Poland!
In August we will actually be back in Poland to participate in the Czad Festival! Alongside bands like Alestorm, Billy Talent, The Offspring, Epica and many others we have the honour to rock this amazing festival!
In October it's time for a holiday! A Full Metal Holiday that is, as the Wacken Crew will have a great festival for one week on Mallorca! It's sun, fun and Heavy Metal, so what more could you ask for? Hope to see you there!
So that's it for now, stay tuned for the next announcements!
BEYOND THE BLACK
After finishing our headline tour in Russia and our visit to Wales' Hammerfest recently we also need to say a big "thank you" to everyone who came out to the shows! It was such a blast and feels surreal that we finally manage to hit the international stages, which would be impossible without the support of you awesome people! So thanks to each and everyone of you, and we cannot wait to see you all again!
Normal tickets and Black Tickets are avaible on www.eventim.de
we are back from the European Tour with Powerwolf and Epica! At this point, we want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you for coming out to the shows; it is an amazing feeling to see that the metal scene is alive and well all over Europe!
We also have some great news that we want to share with you:
For the first time in the band's history we will be touring and Russia! On March 17th in St. Petersburg and March 18th in Moscow, so are you guys ready for this? Because we are, and we cannot wait to celebrate two wonderful evenings with you guys!
METAL HAMMER PARADISE
On November 10th and 11th we will partake in Metal Hammer Paradise, a great indoor festival that takes place in northern Germany! We will play alongside Bands like Kreator, Paradise Lost, Powerwolf and many more! Hope to see as many of you there as possible!
In December we will finally be back with our own headline tour in 9 German cities! You can also buy a special tickets with exclusive merch and a signed tourpass. Normal tickets and Black Tickets are avaible on www.eventim.de
As you can see, we were quite busy besides touring and are very proud and happy about everything that happened the last couple of weeks. We hope you are as excited as we are and too meet you all on the road!
Best to you all,
Friends and Fans in Russia! Here is a quick check-in from our european Tour with Powerwolf and Epica to give you these great news: we are coming to your country! These two headline shows are for YOU, and we cannot wait to visit your beautiful country and celebrate with all of our russian fans for the first time EVER! You can order your tickets here:
The Grand Finale in the Grand City. Mercedes-Benz-Arena, a big and modern location in what is Germany's most vibrant city. We are on our way early and...no. I cannot write that blog entry in the typical manner I did before. There is much more to it than meets the eye. I will elaborate, but for that, I need to take you back to a couple of months ago...
It was in august of 2016 when my life changed, before I even knew it. It was when I heard that Beyond The Black were searching for new Band members. It was when I decided to apply as Bass player. It came back to me the day before today when I was walking through Berlin, through the city lights that were blurred by the rain, through all the busy faces of this big and vibrant city. I remember the day of the audition, I remember the sleepless nights before and after, remember how I walked parts of my way in Berlin to make sure I would find the audition in time; I remember checking every detail to be as prepared as humanly possible, to know that it would not be my mistake if did not get chosen - and I remember seeing the Mercedes-Benz-Arena where we play tonight, which was then so close, yet so far away.
Now, a couple of months later, I sit in the backstage area of that said Arena, wearing my stage outfit, listening to some ambient music and typing these words. I sit here, with a new outlook on so many things it scares me at times. As a teenager, I always dreamt of this happening; as a young adult, I began to chase that dream. And now I sit here, the chase is over, the dream is no longer
a dream, but my reality, wide awake. Noone watches me as I write these words, everyone is sort of busy; tuning guitars, warming up, chatting with friends and family, or just enjoying a minute of silence. The last show of this tour, this year. And I feel like I came full circle - the surreal feeling I had before leaving home is back. Everything is so close now. So real. Surreal.
I cannot wait for the show to start. To hit the stage with my new friends in Beyond The Black, and warm up the crowd that is waiting for the iconic Scorpions. Berlin. December 2nd, 2016 - the end of a road at the beginning of my journey.
So how was the show? You probably know by now - it was AWESOME! A big and enthusiastic crowd, quite some of our fans were there, and the show went really, really well. It leaves a bittersweet feeling in me to know that this is it for the year. As we leave the Arena, it still feels so close, but yet so distant.
So this is it, Ladies and Gentlemen; the last blog entry. It has been a great experience, not only the tour, but also to write my thoughts and experiences down for you! I hope to see you on the road sometimes, and if you are interested, find me on Facebook under my real Name "Stefan Herkenhoff" to keep in touch! I try to write a blog regularly and started to write some short stories, so maybe you find something you like!
Until then, Mr. Cat and I say goodbye and take care!
Hamburg travel and show at Barclaycard-Arena
Travels are long and boring. Indeed, this travel in particular is THAT boring that nothing happened I could write about, so sorry that there was no blog yesterday! We were on the highway for around 6 hours and besides watching movies and listening to movies there is nothing to report. I took a picture of our Bus and Mr. Cat at a highway rest, though:
So let's skip the boredom and head straight for the awesome! Hamburg, lovely pearl of the north, we are here to rock! Barclaycard Arena it is, quite a beautiful location!
After another great lunch on this tour, we start setting up and prepare ourselves how we always do - some warming up, tea, meditation... Scratch that, tonight is BEER TIME! Even more so, as Mikkey Dee himself visits us to chat and invite us for a little after show party, which we thankfully accept. We took a picture before because we felt that the picture afterwards might not be as charming ;)
The show went well - people seemed pretty excited to see the Scorpions and who would blame them? We slowly realize that there is only one more show to go: Berlin, the capital, the big city, the never sleeping metropolis. Two days off await us before the grand final and though with a bittersweet feeling we cannot wait to rock one last time with the mighty Scorpions!
I'm off for two days, I'll keep you updated if something good happens, but don't expect too much until Saturday! ;)
I hinted at the beauty of the Festhalle yesterday, but I actually never saw it in real life. Needless to say, we were pretty much blown away by what we saw, and even more so as the management confirmed that the Festhalle was SOLD OUT! This will be quite a sight to behold! I tried to capture the amazing dome of the concert hall, but pictures cannot do it justice. See for yourself!
Words cannot describe the amazing view we had from the stage. and since I actually really am at loss for words, see for yourself again:
Showtime. The crowd is awesome! We feel very welcome, have quite a lot people singing, cheering and having a great time! And not only them, we all feel incredibly good on stage tonight. I am pretty amazed to see some icelandic flags, and the group of vikings is really celebrating with us! Gotta love this enthusiasm, but what you gotta love even more is when you meet them in your hotel later! Great group of guys, and we will try to come over to your beautiful island as soon as possible!
So the night ends as the day began - and we will see what tomorrow holds when we travel to Hamburg.
See you there!
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