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November 2008

The release party for our debut album will take place in the famous Ballroom Hamburg on December 19th. Joining us on stage are DeafCon 5 and Accid Reign. Tickets are available via the bands or the club for 6€ (VK) or AK 8€. Expect a special show with both Tjark and Paco on guitar and more;)

October 2008

We'd like to introduce you to Paco Gomez, the man with the spanish eyes and the guitar :)

September 2008

Great news: The album is finally done!!! Order it via this page!!!

Sad news: Tjark has left the band again but remains as a good friend!!!

March 2008

Time for an update: Ben left the band. All the best to you!! Tjark returned to the band and is now rockin' with us again.

More news: Soon we'll enter the LSD-Studio in Lübeck (GER) to record our first full length album. Detailed Info coming soon ...

Next gig: We'll be playing the Headbanger's Ballroom (HH) April 23rd together with Jon Oliva's Pain.

January 2008

Live dates updated. Next gig: 19.01.2008, HH - Knust with Trespassing & Accid Reign. Check onstage section for details.
2ND SIGHT are from Hamburg, Germany and were founded in January 2005. All members were already involved in local bands before (f. ex. Arctic Fields, Paradigm Shift and Storm Of Sorrows) and so we started composing very soon.

Our style is quite a mixture of melodic metal and rock music with the focus on being special and not comparable to anyone. We always try to be catchy as well as sophisticated in our songs and present those in a high energy stage performance.

The first two gigs were done as Sons Of Cain but that name did not really fit to our musical identity and therefore we decided to change into 2nd Sight.

With that new name and after several gigs in and near Hamburg founding member Tjark wanted to set his focus more on his death metal band SOS and left 2nd Sight in January 2007. The following year Ben Baecker stepped in and did some gigs with us before he had to move to Osnabrück. In that difficult situation Tjark decided to rejoin the band in early 2008 for the pre-production and recording of our debut album and for some live appearances.

In early October, only a few days after the album was done, Paco Gomez joined the band as our new and hopefully permanent guitar player.


Current line-up:

SBo – guitar
Paco Gomez – guitar
Ingo Merten – bass
Alex Tabisz – drums
Rüdiger Beissert – voice

Former band mates:

Tjark Eisfeld – guitar
Ben Baecker – guitar
SBo       Paco       Ingo       Alex       Rüdiger

SBo

Guitar

Influences:

Blackmore, Reale, Friedman, Murray

Hobbies:

Music, Sports


“I started playing classical guitar in my youth, short after I turned into the electrical guitar and heavier music. From the very beginning I played with Christopher, the drummer of Rüdiger’s and my longtime band Fallacy (later Paradigm Shift).

Our music at that time was a quite complicated mixture of classical Thrash Metal (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Riot) and the stuff (progressive-) metal bands played in the 80's (Iron Maiden, Fates Warning, etc.).

 

In 2003 we decided to close the chapter Paradigm Shift. Now, to me 2nd Sight is the attempt to create music with new guys, that possesses melodic and harmonic freedom and reaches the listeners, but at the same time stays interesting from a musical point as well.”

Personal top ten:

1. Slayer – “Seasons In The Abyss”
2. Jethro Tull – “Minstrel In The Gallery”
3. Riot – “The Privilege Of Power”
4. Fates Warning – “The Spectre Within”
5. Genesis – “Selling England By The Pound”
6. Pink Floyd – “Atom Heart Mother”
7. Running Wild – “Death Or Glory”
8. Iron Maiden – “Powerslave”
9. Dream Theater – “When Dream And Day Unite”
10. Megadeth – “Rust In Peace”
SBo       Paco       Ingo       Alex       Rüdiger

Paco Gomez

Guitar

Influences:

Yngwie, Gilbert, Petrucci, Romeo, Cereijo, Uoho

Hobbies:

Music, Going out, Learning new things

 

“I started playing guitar 12 years ago in order to impress girls. That didn't work at all, however I learned a really awesome hobby.

From the beginning I played pop and all that sort of things that daddy's girls love, but when I grew up older and stop being a child, I start turning into heavier and more complex music. When you are 16, you are learning guitar and you watch a Yngwie Malsmteen video, you definitely want to be like him!!

My first band, "Deskozierto" was a joint adventure between friends with different influences but an incredible passion for rock. We tried to merge spanish reinvidicative rock with the metal trash stuff that we listened at that moment. It was a great experience and quite a lot of fun.

 

In 2004 we decided to finish with Deskozierto and evolve into a more complex music. After a few attemps, Liquid Shadow was founded with the idea of creating powerful and nice music and we focused on progressive metal. Unfortunately I had to leave the band but, fortunately, they are still active producing good stuff.

For me 2nd Sight is the opportunity to play again good music at the highest level.”


Personal top ten:

1. Metallica – “Fade To Black”
2. Mr. Big – “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”
3. Skid Row – “Wasted Time”
4. Yngwie – “Fire And Ice”
5. Extremoduro – “So Payaso”
6. Dream Theater – “Home”
7. Pantera – “Cemetery Gates”
8. MacAlpyne/Lynch – “Tears Of Sahara”
9. Symphony X – “The Odyssey”
10. KSE – “My Last Serenade”
SBo       Paco       Ingo       Alex       Rüdiger

Ingo Merten

Bass (sometimes also guitar & keys)

Influences:

Helloween, Running Wild, Rush, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater

Hobbies:

Music, watching movies, hanging around with friends, drinking and everything else being important

“Once upon a time, when I was eight years old and decaying in a Franconian hick town in southern Germany, my parents made me play the hooter, a circumstance that for my part almost ruined any interest in music. Many years later, right in the middle of the eighties, when synthie pop finally subsided and I had gradually discovered metal, I realized that I was different from all those little guitar players.
I was fascinated by the low frequencies itching in the stomach and I was unable to play the guitar with my chubby fingers anyway. So it was bound to happen that I bought my first bass guitar when I was 16 years old.

After my first attempt to form a metal band called Mega-lomania had totally failed, I joined the Kreissägen (circular saws), where I learned a lot about fun punk, indie, silly jokes and childish behaviour.

 

Years later, when I had finally managed to flee to the regional capital Würzburg, I could elevate my experience with a rock band called best before: and the progressive metal band Timesphere.
After another change of place to Karlsruhe – also in the south of Germany – I brushed up my stage acting with the black metal band Vindsval, the predecessor of a grotesque splatter theater band, now called Le Grand Guignol. I also kept in touch with progressive rock as a member of the band Sphaeron. In 2004 I was ready to go to Hamburg and join 2nd Sight.

Beneath those artists mentioned above who especially moulded my style of bass-playing I was also influenced by progressive rock, jazz and even hip-hop from Hamburg.”

Favourite top ten:

1. Genesis – “Selling England By The Pound”
2. Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side Of The Moon”
3. Led Zeppelin – “Houses Of The Holy”
4. Rush – “Permanent Waves”
5. Iron Maiden – “The Number Of The Beast”
6. Helloween – “Keeper Pt. I & II”
7. Running Wild – “Port Royal" & "Death Or Glory”
8. Dream Theater – “When Dream And Day Unite”
9. Queensrÿche – “Empire”
10. Opeth – “Blackwater Park”
SBo       Paco       Ingo       Alex       Rüdiger

Alex Tabisz

Drums

Influences:

Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Stratovarius, Metallica, Pantera

Hobbies:

Music

“I started playing drums in the early nineties, only jamming around with a few people in the beginning which soon led to be my first band called Up Send Minded. After this band split up I joined Arctic Fields and recorded two E.P.`s with 'em. I was involved in some projects as well at that time.

In Summer 2008 I joined Scottish metal act Alestorm as a session drummer for their festival season and played the Wacken Open Air, Graspop, the Metal Camp and other big festivals in Europe.

Since January 2005 I play drums in 2nd Sight.”

 

Favourite top ten:

1. Iron Maiden – “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ”
2. Manowar – “Kings Of Metal”
3. Helloween – “Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I + II”
4. Machine Head – “Burn My Eyes ”
5. Pantera – everything
6. Stratovarius – “Visions”
7. Kamelot – “Karma”
8. Edguy – “Mandrake”
9. Nightwish – “Wishmaster”
10. Dream Theater – “Images & Words”
SBo       Paco       Ingo       Alex       Rüdiger

Rüdiger Beissert

Voice, guitar, keys

Influences:

Life itself

Hobbies:

Music, sports, going out


“I started playing keyboards at the age of 14 switching to the guitar very soon for I really was into Metallica and Megadeth and wanted to play those songs.

About two years later I met SBo and we started our first band Fallacy, which emerged into Paradigm Shift a few years later. Unfortunately we never got a proper vocalist so I placed myself behind the mic.

 

With the founding of 2nd Sight I decided to concentrate completely on vocals. My main influences are based in the classical rock and metal scene including Bruce Dickinson, John Arch, Geoff Tate and Dio as well as Klaus Meine and Kai Hansen.

But I also have to mention Lou Gramm, Steve Perry, Meat Loaf and Dan McCafferty to name just a few …”


Favourite top ten:

1. Metallica – “Master / Justice”
2. Megadeth – everything
3. Iron Maiden – everything
4. Helloween – “Walls Of Jericho”
5. Fates Warning – “Awaken The Guardian”
6. Queensrÿche – “Operation Mindcrime”
7. Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
8. Slayer – “Seasons In The Abyss”
9. Kreator – “Coma Of Souls” / “Extreme Aggressions”
10. Death – “Symbolic”

"Second Sight" - 2008

1. Second Sight
2. Machine Messiah
3. Famous Last Words
4. Everlasting Flame
5. Soulchaser
6. Vital Signs

 

7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Bleeding
9. Saber Rider
10. Out Of Sight
11. In Memoriam
12. The Televangelist

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Live dates (future/2008)

19.12.2008 Ballroom; HH: Releaseparty with DeafCon 5 & Accid Reign

Live dates (past)

23.04.2008 Ballroom, HH: with Jon Oliva`s Pain
19.01.2008 Knust, HH: with Trespassing & Accid Reign
14.12.2007 Rock 'n' Roll Warehouse - "Crime city night"
01.12.2007 Ateliergemeinschaft Bleichenstraße
27.07.2007 Ballroom, HH
04.05.2007 Ballroom, HH: with Mercenary
25.01.2007 Knust, HH: with Trespassing & Accid Reign
16.10.2006 Norderstedt
01.07.2006 Logo, HH: with Accid Reign & Cash on Delivery
05.05.2006 Startloch, HH: with Accid Reign
31.03.2006 Ballroom, HH: with Black Hawk & Stone Cold Black
03.02.2006 Knust, HH: with Trespassing, Madric & Zero Illusion
24.11.2005 Logo, HH: with Seismic Tremor
30.09.2005 Burgtor, Lübeck
20.07.2005 Marx/Markthalle, HH 14.05.2005 Ballroom, HH

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