ZEITEN – Tour 2019 / 20

“Zeiten” – Tour 2019 / 20 – Manuel Schmid & Marek Arnold



feb, 14 – Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Kleine Galerie – Lesung mit Michael Fuchs-Gamböck

march, 22 – Altenburg, Drogeriemarkt Müller, release conzert & signing session

april, 13 – Reichenbach, Neuberinhaus, Artrockfestival

may, 18 – “Frische Priesse”, Priessnitzstrasse 1

may, 31 – Erfurt, DieVino

june, 1 – Dresden, Club Passage

june, 8 – Altenburg, Gaststätte Ost

june, 28 – Lützen, Schloß

june, 29 – Altenburg, Hofgärtnerei

aug, 8 – Altenburg Brauerei ( with Band )

aug, 17 – Genthin, AMIGA tribute

aug, 23 – Berlin, Zimmer 16

sept, 6 – Stünzhain, Kirche

sept, 7 – Lichtentanne, St.Barbara

oct, 18 – Dresden, Weinbergkirche

oct, 20 – Berlin, VereinsKulturHaus Bornholm II

nov, 1 – Berlin, Neu Helgoland, Holger Biege – Abend

nov, 10 – Schmölln, Stadtkirche


march, 14 – Radeburg, Kulturbahnhof


more to be announced soon…



Finally – “Zeiten” – Out now!



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Studio News

Little short update of the working @ B`side-music studio:


Toxic Smile:

as you will know already, after over 20 years of the bands existence we sadly had to announce that Toxic Smile will be retiring from the stage of the rock circus.

This was not an easy decision to make, but its the result of developments which have been going on for many years. Barely any other progressive rock band which started simultaneously to TS has survived as long, and thats why we are very proud and grateful to be some of the few musicians in this genre who were able to live through so many great experiences and wonderful years.

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to all our companions, partners, our label and, most importantly, all of our loyal fans!

Sadly that also means, that there will be no new album of TS anymore.


seven steps to the green door:

working on new album is much harder than we thought 😉 A lot of new characters, a new storyline by amazing George Andrade, who also wrote the lyrics… and musically its not even easy stuff. So – sadly we will need some time, but we are working hard to produce a stunning new album – release will be in 2019.


Most of the recordings are done now, Guy Manning already wrote the lyrics, first vocal recordings are done, too. Release of the third album will be in late 2018.

Manuel Schmid & Marek Arnold:

At the moment I`m working with Manuel on our “common” debut album – there will be only own compositions, some german adaption of my songs with Toxic Smile, new arrangements of CYRIl songs and completely new songs. Release planned for autumn – stay tuned!


And to be noticed:

second album of my band DAMANEK with Guy Manning & Dan Mash (UK) and Sean Timms (Australien) called “In Flight” will be released on 5th of oktober.

Peter Skov`s Video series…

In Episode 6 of his video “series”, Peter Skov made 2 nice and funny videos about my releases with my prog bands, especially introducing seven steps to the green door, Toxic Smile, Flaming Row and DAMANEK, and he also speaks about the amazing work of my mate Sean Timms ( of DAMANEK, Southern Empire and Ex-Unitopia ).



… a very busy year.

New releases of seven steps to the green door, 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…