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17 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

A musical genius from Liechtenstein Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was an organist and composer from Liechtenstein. He was born on the 17th of March in Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. Rheinberger married his former pupil, the poet and socialite Franziska “Fanny” von Hoffnaass (eight years his senior) in 1867. The couple remained childless, but the marriage was happy. In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was also later […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Bilderbuch

Because Bilderbuch has the perfect amount of craziness and talent they deserve to be my number one of Austria. A lot of Austrian artists tend to be a little bit “crazy” or seem to be “different” to the norm, e.g. “Falco”, “Young Hurn”, “Seiler und Speer”, “Conchita Wurst” and many, many more… In fact, there are probably more “weird” than normal, successful artists in our country. “Bilderbuch” originally was established in 2005, when the four members were approximately 14 and 15 years old –  but more or less became fully internationally known in 2017 with their major hit “Bungalow”. It also was at that time, that one of their other songs, “Maschin”, became really famous as well, although having had […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Carlo Waibel

Carlo Waibel is a German musician. His artist name is Cro. His music is a mix of Rap and Pop music and very popular by German teens. Curious is that nobody knows exactly how he looks like because he is always wearing a panda mask. He does that for privacy reasons, for example, to be able to walk on the streets like anyone else without being recognized. He was born in 1990 in the south-western part of Germany. He first started to produce music when he was 10 years old. After he finished school he started to work as a cartoonist. Time-wise, he continued producing music. In 2011 he had his break through, due to the musician Jan Delay who […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Sido

Paul Hartmut Würdig aka Sido was born on November 30, 1980, in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. The son of a Sintiza and a German has Iranian roots and grew up in East Berlin. After the family’s GDR exit request was approved in 1988, they moved to West-Berlin. The rap career of Sido starts as part of the combo “RoyalTS”, which forms Sido with Bobby Davis aka B-Tight.  His first solo album Maske was published in April 2004 and was a great success, especially with the single “Mein Block” (My Block). In public, Sido only appeared with a shiny skull mask to cover his face which he took off for the first time in 2005. In the following, he turned more […]
9 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Behemoth

Behemoth is a Polish extreme metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground. Until the late 1990s, the band played a traditional black metal style with heathen lyrical content but soon changed to that of occult and Thelemic themes written by their lead vocalist Nergal and Krzysztof Azarewicz. With the 1999 release of Satanica, the band demonstrated their presence in the death metal scene, while retaining their own signature style characterized by the drum work of Inferno, multi-layered vocals and Middle-Eastern influences. Despite Behemoth having been labeled as death metal or thrash metal-influenced, Nergal has mentioned that he does not like the band to be […]