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Rough Silk

Formed: 1989
From: Hanover, Germany
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Rough Silk News

Below is our complete Rough Silk news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Rough Silk Confirmed For Building A Force Fest

Germany's Rough Silk have announced they will perform at the Building A Force Festival in Bad Rappenau (Germany) on April 10th, 2010. More information on the Building A Force Festival can be found at this location. The other currently confirmed bands for the festival include: Brainstorm, Fleschcrawl, Lanfear, Serenity, The Prophecy23, Thy Bleeding Skies, Icon Clan, and The Past Alive.

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Rough Silk Posts "Reborn To Wait" Music Video

German metallers Rough Silk have posted a new music video online for the song "Reborn To Wait," which comes from the album "A New Beginning." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Rough Silk To Reunite For 20th Anniversary

German metal band Rough Silk is planning to reunite for their 20th band anniversary and release a new album. Mastermind Ferdy Doernberg teamed up with André Hort (bass), Mike Mandel (guitars) and Alex Wenn (drums), who are young and hungry musicians from the Hanover area, to bring fresh blood and enthusiasm into the band and most important to bring back more metal into ROUGH SILK's sound again. The new line-up and album will start a new era for the band, hence their choice of names for the new album: "A New Beginning." Additionally, all Rough Silk albums will be re-released this summer, remixed and remastered and featuring bonus tracks.

You can check out the new era and listen to tracks like the straight forward "Reborn To Wait" and the heavy but melodic "Temple Of Evil" on the band's Myspace player.

"A New Beginning" will be released on March 23, 2009.

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Founding Rough Silk Guitarist Dies

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Unfortunately I have some very sad news. Hilmer Staacke, the original guitar player of ROUGH SILK died yesterday He had asthma from birth and unfortunately didn't survive the last episode. I don't know any details yet. Ralf [Schwertner, ex-bassist] just called me and informed me about Hilmer's death.

"I'm in L.A. at the moment and ironically playing four shows with Hilmer's favorite guitar player, Warren DeMartini from RATT. I'm shocked at the moment and really don't know what to write. Hilmer, Ralf and I went to school together and founded ROUGH SILK. Hilmer leaves his wife and his four-year-old daughter behind.

"I'll be back in Germany on Monday and write some more news then."

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