The circle is closed. Due to a lack of performance opportunities for his band VOODOO KISS, Achim Ostertag founded the Summer Breeze Festival in Abtsgmünd more than 20 years ago. The festival grew into one of the most popular metal festivals in Europe, but the band was buried without a sound in 2000.
But now, as part of the 25th anniversary of the SUMMER BREEZE Open Air, the band has reunited and will play an official reunion show in Dinkelsbühl in August 2022. But that’s not all. What began over 20 years ago will be completed this year: The self-titled debut album is set to see the light of day on 19.08.2022 via Reaper Entertainment.
Three members of the original line-up will be on board: Martin Beuther (guitar), Klaus Wieland (bass) and Achim Ostertag (drums). As vocalist, VOODOO KISS have brought on board Gerrit Mutz (Sacred Steel, Dawn Of Winter), a well-known original from the southern German metal scene.
The debut album was recorded in May 2022 at jaM’in Studio in Schwäbisch Gmünd and produced by the band themselves.
The iconic cover artwork was penned by Sebastian Jerke.
The band comments: “After a “short” break of just 22 years, our self-titled debut album will finally be released in August 2022. We are totally thrilled to finally hold this classics in our hands in perfect quality and yes, we are also really proud of it! The proverbial cherry on top of the cake is that the cover artwork comes from an artist we have admired for years for his work: Sebastian Jerke hit the bull’s eye and created the perfect cover for our album!“
Current line-up, 2022:
Gerrit Mutz – vocals
Martin Beuther – guitar
Klaus Wieland – bass
Achim Ostertag – Drums
The track list reads as follows:
1. The Beauty And The Beast
2. The Killer
3. Nice Guys
4. The Prisoner
5. Bat An Eye
6. The Eagle in the Sky
7. No Time
8. Thousand Steps of Goodbeye