This is not really news, but we felt, that it is important to many HSB followers out there to really identify with the musicians in the bands you like. So we decided, to announce Chris Bass, who helped us out on drums during the last years already, as an official band member from now on! This means the band you´ll see on stage in future and on our upcoming VETO-Tour will be the same HSB line up that was around since quite some time already. Here are a few words from drummer Matthias:
as some of you might have noticed, due to some problems with my lower back, I haven’t been playing any shows with HSB in a while.
People keep on asking me, about my current situation and when I’ll be back.
First of all, I’m pleased to say that I’m without any problems for quite a while.
I’m full of hope that things are going to stay that way, if I take better care of myself than I did, before my time off.
Unfortunately it’s been a very long break and it literally took me years without constant playing or rehearsing.
That’s the reason why we couldn’t set a date for my restart with HSB. We simply didn’t know when I would be able to make it through a whole tour, physically.
To be back for good, I would need to trust my abilities to give my best every night, simply because you guys deserve it.
Well, people say that the drums are the foundation of every band and especially a band like HSB needs some continuity on this position. Unfortunately, with my unsure condition, it got just harder and harder.
Although it was a very tough decision, it’s the best, if HSB gets someone, who can be 100% available and take the position behind the drum set.
Christian Bass, who had been touring and playing with the guys for a while already, just burned down his old drums and took the drummer’s stool in HSB.
I wish him and the boys just the best!
I wanna thank everyone who supported HSB and me during the last 15, 16 or even 17 years. You don’t hear stories like this every day and it’s still unbelieveable what we achieved all together.
Well, I will continue to play drums and we’ll see what the future holds for me. I won’t disappear and you might run into me at some show.
We’ll meet again anyway.
Thank you for everything!
Of course Matthias will remain an important part of HSB in many departments, we´re a bunch of friends and not some soulless music company! So welcome Chris but don´t write off Matthias!