Right at the end year I just finished tracking the drums in the studio for a new full length album. 12 songs in two and a half days! ( it’s so nice to work with pros 🙂
This time ’round the “songwriter suspects” are David Reece, Martin Kronlund, Tommy Denander, Andy Susimihl, Brynn Arens among others.
the album’s due in April 2011.
Martin Kronlund, known for producing bands like FM and Phenomena (and then some) will do the honours for this one, too. It’s gonna be one to watch out for 🙂
A lot of song, a lot of big chorusses, quite some musicianship as well, great diversity stylewise, wrapped in a huge production…. what more do we want, huh?
The drums are again recorded at my good friend Jean-Pierre’s Artsound Studio in Belgium: please feel free to CHECK THAT OUT!!
I’ve attached a couple of pics…
Hans in ‘t Zandt
The crazy times we live in, huh?
In the morning I’m at home in the Netherlands and in the evening I’m playing the Rock at Sea Fest going from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland and back and be back home just in time for tea 😉 ….That was last week….
Yesterday we drove up to Gøtenborg, Sweden where I’m now. Driving thru a snow storm in Denmark where we saw at least five big trucks in the ditch because of the snow. Because I’m writing you it’s probably needless to say we made it. Right?
Tonight, with David Reece’s Bangalore Choir, were gonna rock Gøtenborg, the Back Stage Bar. Talking bout Rock ‘n’ Roll? I get a kick out of this!
All my best,
Hans in ’t Zandt
Hi There People,
check out 2 live videos of Hans´performance with Bangalore Choir at Firefest 2010!
Just a short message from me on the road with Bangalore Choir promoting the recently released album called Cadence the follow up to the quite legendary debut album called: On Target.
We’ve been to Switserland and Germany supporting British rockers UFO, among others. Tomorrow we are playing the famous Firefest in Nottingham in England. The show’s going to be recorded and we hope to get a live record and even if possible a live dvd from it. I’ll keep you posted.
Keep your fingers crossed for us, please. 🙂
All my best,
Hans in ‘t Zandt
Time flies when you’re having fun indeed!!!!
Today, september 24th, a new album with me on drums will see the light of day, hoorah!!!! Permission to shout boisterously???!!! 🙂 …..Permission granted!!!
For today I celebrate another personal milestone aswell as a milstone for David Reece´s Bangalore Choir.
The new Bangalore Choir Album " Cadence" is my twentieth cd production which I can´t help but have to shout to the world!!
In Europe it is released through Georg Siegl’s Metal Heaven.
Quite a number of great reviews have already been written and posted throughout the international rock music community. We are very happy and proud to say that Bangelore Choir: Cadence is very well recieved.
I´ve posted a number of these reviews on my website: www.hansintzandt.nl
For more info you can also go to: www.reeceworld.com
It’s been ten years ago this month that I moved to Los Angeles to study with the greats. Did it help me? " You better, you better, you bet….oo who who "
Thank you all for making this possible!!
Hans in ‘t Zandt
a lot of Bangelore Choirs reviews are coming in. Seems people like it 😉
Read more? Just follow the links:
Hans just sent this message from Wacken where he performed with Mad Max:
just wanted to let you know that the new Mad Max album Welcome America is released. The title was chosen because of the warm welcome we received when we played at the 2009 Rocklahoma fest.
Today two milestones will be met…with immense joy I might add :-)!!! Reason being: Wacken Open Air Germany! I´ll be working with German rockers Mad Max at arguably Germany´s biggest Hard Rock Fest Wacken Open Air. It´s a personal milestone but also one for the band Mad Max…. and there was much rejoicing!
Moreover, Mad Max will perform at the official Wacken Open Air After Party at the Headbanger´s Ballroom at Hamburg´s famous Reeper Bahn, coming Sunday. For more info please go to: www.myspace.com/madmaxmusic
Music ís the Doctor!!!
My best, Hans in ´t Zandt
Label: Metal Heaven / Release Date: 24.09.2010
David Reece was asked to sing on Swedish rockers Gypsy Rose new record “Another World” in 2007 and while there they performed at the “Sweden Rock Festival”. While speaking to his fans he was asked repeatedly about when there would be a new Bangalore Choir record? With the fantastic support from fans worldwide David reached out to guitarist Curt Mitchell and bassist Danny Greenberg asking if they would like to make a new record, both of them eagerly accepted the challenge. Also on this new record are guitarist Andy Susemihl of U.D.O. fame handling songwriting and guitars as well as doing a masterful job on production and Hans in’t Zandt on drums. David Reece comments: ”We knew if we were to make a new record that in order for it to be viable we had to keep some of the old formula that worked so well in the past which we have done! The new record by Bangalore Choir is called “Cadence”- continuing with blistering guitars pounding rhythms and big hooky choruses.”
Bangalore Choir will go on tour in Europe in early October 2010 playing such shows as the H.E.A.T. Festival as well as Firefest in England we also plan to tour the Asian market as well as some U.S. dates. Get ready for Bangalore Choir! New Website at: www.bangalore-choir.com.