Band-Bio From the beginnning
In 2001 he was joined by Michael Greilinger (bass) and Christian Specker (drums). At first it was only for the recordings, just to see how it is working together for the already written songs. But then they knew shortly that this is really working out. VS recorded in 5 days and released the debut cd on Psychedoomelic Records in 2002. The rerelease of the demo with two extra songs in 2004 and a split 7” with Conans Iron Kind (US) via Psychedoomelic Records and Game Two Records (US).
End December 2006, Voodooshock will enter studio for an upcoming release in 2007 on Exile On Mainstream Records.
Uwe Groebel Guitar/Vocals
Started playing guitar with the age of 14.Heros were Steve Vai and Hendrix. The first band he founded was NAEVUS from 1991 to 1999. He played guitars and did the vocals. At the beginning it was more like a slow death-metal band in the veins of Anathema/ My Dying Bride/ Asphyx and developed more and more into this rock/doom thing, very much influenced by Black Sabbath and the likes. They recorded three demos through the years and with the last demo “Autumn Sun” in 1996 they signed a deal with Lee Dorrians’ Rise Above Records, UK. The debut recording was recorded in 1997 and released in 1998. In 1999 Rise Above and Music For Nations let them go due to lack of money (that’s what MFN said…) and the band split in may 1999. Two other guys from NAEVUS, Mathias Straub plays in Sacred Steel, Oliver Grosshans plays in My Darkest Hate.
Personal Favourites/ bands
1. Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium and The Carnival Bizarre
More to be added…
Ingmar Petersen Bass guitar
more info soon
Claus-Peter Hamisch drums
Michael Greilinger (Bass guitar on s/t and parts onVoodoom EP)
At the sweet and innocent age of 14 years, Michael Greilinger got an accoustic guitar and taught himself three chords. That was just enough to play the bass in a couple of high school bands. Things started to get more serious in 1994, when Michael founded "Windfall", the legendary doom band located in the Basle countryside area. Michael played the guitar and also used his charismatic vocal cords, which one either loved or hated. By releasing a single demo casette and playing a couple of excess-fueled gigs, "Windfall" gained a cult status. In true cult manner, the band died a sudden, unexpected death. Michael consequently joined Basle's notorious psychedelic-death-rock outfit "Phased 4°F", where he played lead guitar. In 2000 "Phased 4°F" shrunk themselves, a five-piece became a trio, with Michael as the bass player, and "Phased 4°F" became "Phased". With Michael, the band did a couple of 7"es, 10"es and two albums and played several European tours. In 2002 Michael turned his back on "Phased", as he felt he had to go back to his doomed roots when he had an offer to join "VoodooShock" and record their first album. The rest is history...
Personal Favourites/ bands:
1. Saint Vitus - Hallow's Victim
Christian Specker (Drums on s/t and parts of Voodoom Ep)
Really early he punished moms pans and cans. So at the age of 8 years his dad produced the first drums from out of washing powder cans. First shows he played in crazy and obscure scholl festivities ( sadly there are no recordings of it…). He decided to learn drums at the jazz school for two years. Specki plays in monochrome today.
1. The Beatles