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Very Busy

Hello everyone,

Though you may haven’t heard from me in a little while it’s because I’ve been very busy, just the same.
If you allow me an overview of what’s been going on:
Yesterday news came in:
MAD MAX Confirmed For Germany’s WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German melodic rockers MAD MAX have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany.

I’ll also be playing the Firefest in Brittain in Octobre aswell as the Z-rock fest.
Tommorow is the ¬†cd – release party for Wicked Temptation whose debut album “Seeing Ain’t Believing ” I recorded over the course of last summer and autumn. The album is already going through the grapevine on Melodicrock.com for weeks, we’re very happy to say. Moreover, the album will be distributed by Sony Records. Nice one ūüôā
But there is more to ventilate:
Last December my very first band Chinawhite released their 3rd studio album called “Challenges” which I recorded over the course of the last 2 years. It is published and distributed through our own label called Rock Company.
With Cooper Inc. we released last octobre our 2nd studio album called “Pulling the Trigger” brought to the public by CTM and Point Music.
Two weeks ago I recorded the drumtracks for ¬†ex- Accept singer David Reece’s Bangalore Choir new album, which is yet to be titled and finished. However,¬†it is expected to be released soon through Georg Siegl’s Metal Heaven. Melodicrock.com is spreading news about this one, too.
A week ago my website www.hansintzandt.nl  was entirely facelifted. Please check in and have a look around!
Soon my own recording studio in my house will be up and running with a big live room flooded in daylight of 7x7x3 mtr.  and a protools rig.
When I’m not giging or recording I teach drums at the Drummers Institute in D√ľsseldorf, reportedly one of the finest schools in Europe as well as at my own school, The Rhythm Syndicate. On top of that I father as of recently tw√≥ sons ūüôā
On my website and my myspace site: www.myspace.com/hansintzandt you’ll find an overview of my working dates.
Hope to meet and reacqaint at the Frankfurt Messe.
All my best,
Hans in ‘t Zandt

New Release Wicked Temptation

wicked temptationRhine Rock Records presented the fantastic hard rock debut of the German band Wicked Temptation.
Ex-Vengeance drummer Hans in’t Zandt is back on the scene! The drummer who has also played in bands as Terra Nova and Angel Dust is working his drumkit now for Wicked Temptation!
Wicked Temptation is featuring Peter Wagner (ex-Powergod) on guitar, Marc Hermann (ex-Jo Hartmann Band) on bass and Dirk Hackenberg (ex-Salvage, Essex) on vocals. In the Rhein-Ruhr-area Dirk Hackenberg is also known from the cover band Powerstation with ex-Running Wild-guitarist Bernd Aufermann on guitars. The music of Wicked Temptation can be described as hard n’ heavy rock of the 80ies and 90ies, in tradition of icons as Ozzy Osbourne or Dokken.
The debut album called Seein’ Ain’t Believin’ which will be released at Rhine Rock Records/Sony Music on March 14. More info: www.wicked-temptation.de / www.rockpapas.de. You can order this Release and other at info@rockpapas.de.

wicked temptation 2010

Cooper Inc

I’d like to inform you that I’ll be giging with my¬†band¬†Cooper Inc. tomorrow and Friday.

Tomorrow night we have the honour to support the amazing vocalist from Norway Jorn Lande and his band at The Rock Temple in Kerkrade in the south of the Netherlands.

Moreover, Friday night at the famous Spirit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium Cooper Inc. will support ex-Accept and Bangalore Choire singer David Reece.
I’m also very¬†honoured to announce you that I’ll be¬†the sub¬†for Reece’ drummer Stephan Schwarzmann (Accept)on that same night, too. A busy night, just the way I like it… ūüôā

Please feel free to visit Cooper Inc.’s website for info on e.g.
-reviews from all over the globe on Cooper Inc.’s recent release Pulling the Trigger.
-video take out
-audio take out

New Release Chinawhite


Chinawhite have released Challenges!

To listen to it visit Chinawhite. To pick it up (CD or Download) visit Rock Company.

New Release Cooper Inc

Hello everyone,

…and there was much rejoycing!!! ūüôā

coopier inc pulling the triggerWith my band Cooper Inc. we have a new cd out now: Pulling the Trigger.

Reviews are rolling in daily and we recieve a lot of praise. It¬īs not inconceivable it¬†won¬īt be long before we can say “critically acclaimed” :-).
Needless to say we¬īre very happy see the path we chose: to “Inc.” top producer Michael Voss pays off and is a real¬†asset.¬†The record is self financed, however distributed by Point Music and¬†CD BABY,¬†globally.

Please feel free to go to: www.cooperinc-music.com  and then news to read the reviews yourselves or watch live footages of Cooper Inc. on stage supporting Rock Legendaries Toto during the past three summers, then dial in to media.

Site Update

Also the upcoming release of Chinawhite РChallenges is featured.  Listen to it on Myspace.

On the Rockeyez website you can read a report of my trip with Mad Max to Rocklahoma!

Remo Endorsement

…The Remo endorsement deal is concluded. It is great to be on board! Special thanks to Gabriel…


Mad Max Tour

…Upcoming European tour with Mad Max is in the making. Expect us in your neighbourhood around June! I will be using my old Stratovaius red double fade Ayotte set with my 22″ by 19″ bass drum ūüėČ …

Ice-Stix signature model

…For all you hitterz – expect a new signature model from Ice-Stix … They are called Rhythm Syndicate nr 1, 2 and 3!…

ice stix

Zildjian Endorsement

…Along with the Zildjian endorsement came 2 new ride cymbals; a K-ride and a K-custom hybrid. Both 20″…