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Our style is quite a mixture of melodic metal and rock music with the focus on being special and not comparable to anyone. We always try to be catchy as well as sophisticated in our songs and present those in a high energy stage performance.
The first two gigs were done as Sons Of Cain but that name did not really fit to our musical identity and therefore we decided to change into 2nd Sight.
In early October, only a few days after the album was done, Paco Gomez joined the band but moved back to Spain a few months later.
I started playing keyboards at the age of 14 switching to the guitar very soon for I really was into Metallica and Megadeth and wanted to play those songs.
About two years later I met SBo and we started our first band Fallacy, which emerged into Paradigm Shift a few years later. Unfortunately we never got a proper vocalist so I placed myself behind the mic.
With the founding of 2nd Sight I decided to concentrate completely on vocals. My main influences are based in the classical rock and metal scene including Bruce Dickinson, John Arch, Geoff Tate and Dio as well as Klaus Meine and Kai Hansen.
But I also have to mention Lou Gramm, Steve Perry, Meat Loaf and Dan McCafferty to name just a few I also sing in a cover band called Metal Meltdown.
I started playing classical guitar in my youth, short after I turned into the electrical guitar and heavier music. From the very beginning I played with Christopher, the drummer of Rüdigers and my longtime band Fallacy (later Paradigm Shift).
Our music at that time was a quite complicated mixture of classical Thrash Metal (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Riot) and the stuff (progressive-) metal bands played in the 80's (Iron Maiden, Fates Warning, etc.).
In 2003 we decided to close the chapter Paradigm Shift. Now, to me 2nd Sight is the attempt to create music with new guys, that possesses melodic and harmonic freedom and reaches the listeners, but at the same time stays interesting from a musical point as well.
The vacancy lasted for a few months when Rüdiger and SBo asked me if I would help out playing the guitar for a gig. So I learned the songs and we played together at the marX in Hamburg. It turned out good and according to the fun it is to play with 2nd-Sight, I decided to help out for some more gigs until they will have found a new full member for playing the guitar. I´m looking forward the next gigs!
I started playing electric guitar at the age of 15 years and short after that I started with bass guitar. The reason for that was that I was a huge fan of Metallica and Megadeth and I wanted to play that music by myself.
Short after the turn of the millennium I met Rüdiger and Stellan of the band Paradigm Shift who were searching for a bass player. Thenceforth I played in Paradigm Shift till the band has dissolved in the year 2003. After that I played over the years guitar and bass in many other bands.
In the year 2008 I founded together with Hannes the thrash metal band Beyond The Pale where I'm composer and guitarist. Kolja is also playing there since 2009. Hannes and Kolja are also helping out on the guitar and drums in 2nd Sight at the moment.
For the first time I helped out in 2nd Sight for one gig in the year 2006 because Ingo the bass player to that time had no time to play there. Ingo left the band finally in 2009 so Stellan and Rüdiger were asking me if I would like to play in 2nd Sight. Since that time I am playing there as permanent bass player.
I am very happy to have the two bands 2nd Sight and Beyond The Pale with very different styles so it's varied and I can play both instruments guitar and bass.
I started playing drums in the early nineties, only jamming around with a few people in the beginning which soon led to be my first band called Up Send Minded. After this band split up I joined Arctic Fields and recorded two E.P.`s with 'em. I was involved in some projects as well at that time.
In Summer 2008 I joined Scottish metal act Alestorm as a session drummer for their festival season and played the Wacken Open Air, Graspop, the Metal Camp and other big festivals in Europe.
Since January 2005 I play drums in 2nd Sight.
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