… a very busy year.

New releases of seven steps to the green door, Toxic Smile, Cyril, Flaming Row, Damanek are in the pipeline already!

Most exciting for me: I wrote and produced a song for Artrockfestival Reichenbach, called “STAY”, featuring some big names in prog rock scene from bands like Jadis, RPWL, Blind Ego, Collage, Toxic Smile, Flaming Row among others.

The longtrack will be released on CD at the Festival first week of april, and you can download this special benefit project from my bandcamp page:


Just released: new albums of “Project Patchwork” ( did some keys / sax, editing and finally: mixing ) and “The Samurai of Prog” – Archivarium ( keys / sax contributions ).

And I`m contributing for several new productions with compositions, arrangements, mixing or just songs, f.e. Stern Combo Meissen, Southern Empire, just to name a few. I`m looking forward – a lot of work, but so much fun!


Thanks to all of you!

Inside Look – Studio 1 ( 10/17 )

Added some nice instruments and equipment to Regie 1 – inspiring and creative instruments like SeaBoard, Mellotron, virtual analogue synth, modern software and synthesizer / stagepiano classics.

Live gigs 2017

2017 live gigs ( Prog / Art / Jazz concerts only):

04.03.17 seven steps to the green door – Zündstoff XXL,“Saalbau” Iserlohn (DE)
12.03.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Cafe Esprit, Taucha (DE)
01.04.17 seven steps to the green door – Artrockfestival Reichenbach (DE)
02.06.16 w/ Manuel Schmid, Q24, Pirna (DE)
16.06.17 w/ Swing Kon.Action, Summer Swing, Zwickau (DE)
18.06.17 Workshop Concert with Rosie Bans, Schlagwitz (DE)
23.06.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Hofgärtnerei, Altenburg (DE)
15.07.17 w/ Karibow, Night of the Prog Festival, Loreley (DE)
10.08.17 w/ Manuel Schmid & Anna Marlene, Musikfestival Altenburg (DE)
19.08.17 w/ Karibow, Crescendo Festival St.Palais sur mer (FR)
09.09.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Schleckweda (DE)
22.09.17 w/ seven steps to the green door & Karibow, Rind, Rüsselsheim (DE)
29.09.17 seven steps to the green door – a.l.s.o. Kulturcafé, Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE)
30.09.17 seven steps to the green door – Bergkeller Reichenbach (DE)
07.-10.10.17 on Tour mit KariBow (UK):
07.10. Summers End Festival Chepstow, 08.10. The Venue, Selby, 10.10.The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
20.10.17 w/ Andreas Hähle / Manuel Schmid, Lesung & Musik, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )
03.11.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Erfurt (DE )
04.11.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Meuselwitz (DE )
17.11.17 w/ Manuel Schmid, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )
23.12.17 Passage, Swing / Latin / Pop, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )

more dates coming soon…

On tour with Karibow…

After a longer break some real news:

I`m really proud to announce, that I will be part of the live line up of Karobow ( arround Oliver Rüsing ) on upcoming european festival gigs and tour with Southern Empire. Glad to meet old friends again and to be on stage with new ones – and amazing musicians as well. Will be back at Night of the Prog, Crescendo-Festival and Summers End, where I had the fun to play with seven steps to the green door last year.

There are 2 german gigs with ssttgd as well next time:

04.03. Iserlohn, Zündstoff XXL

01.04. Artrock Restival Reichenbach

The new album of DAMANEK ( with Guy Manning, Sean Timms, Dan Mash and amazing guests ) is nearly finished. It will be released soon.

I`m also working on new stuff with CYRIL, ssttgd and Toxic Smile. Stay tuned!

Visit my facebookpage , to be the first for any details! 🙂


Toxic Smile`s FAREWELL after almost 20 years of band history:

German progrock/metal band “Toxic Smile” arround Marek Arnold presents the 8th release: the concept song “Farewell” features an amazing storybook and for the first time since Orchestral DVD “…in classic extension” a string ensemble. The album was mainly produced / edited and partly recorded at B`side-music and mixed at Overlodge Rec. studios.

Check the trailer and (pre)order at our label page

current studio productions / releases…

In the studios of b´side-music I finished last tracks for the 4th release of  “seven steps to the green door” called FETISH.

There iwill be also a first music video for a song of the album – stay in touch!


Beside that I`m working on next outputs of Cyril and Toxic Smile , until the recordings of Keys / Sax  for second part of  “Flaming Row” – Trilogy will start later that year.

Debut album of “United Progressive Fraternity” already got great reviews –

check :


next releases:

seven steps to the green door “FETISH” ( aug/sept 2015 )

Cyril “……..” ( autumn 2015 )

Toxic Smile “Farewell”  ( autumn 2015 )

Flaming Row ” Mirage Pt.2.” ( early 2016 )