THE HEAVEN AND HELL ORCHESTRA - Milestones of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal in Malheuristic MonokelPop - Style and Sound! ...gloomy compositions by the British orchestra director Charles T. Goodhill from the "City of Satan" - the Berlin of the late Weimar Republic. 20 songs that years later re-wrote the history of Heavy Metal. A collection of the finest heavy metal songs, meticulously rearranged by the pianist Dirk Bewig style "20s Jazz Band"...
THE HEAVEN AND HELL ORCHESTRA should be understood as a "fling". After 20 years of MonokelPop I wanted the music to be different but stay connected to 1920s.
A homage to the idols of my youth. ... I am a storyteller, and this is my new story:
Berlin 1929: The Himmel & Hoelle, a notorious entertainment establishment in decadent West Berlin, celebrated the British jazz musician and composer Charles T. Good Hill and his orchestra. At the time of global depression end of the Weimar Republic, it was a great success. It is rumoured that he had been the head of a secret sectarian cult. Every evening he invited a willing audience into a hidden back room of the establishment, in order to discourage black masses and to beguile his followers with his music. Good Hill was known in occult circles as a master of so-called "heavy music". In their texts, the dark side of the soul, evil in general and Satan, were discussed in particular.
"MEPHISTOPOLIS - The incredible songbook of Charles T. Goodhill"
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
With the CD we hope to be able to encourage our growing fan base to get involved, and in addition to stimulate Promoters interest in hosting events. As a soloist, I have been seen across genres of the gothic revival, Steampunk- and even techno and rock festivals. I'm sure that it would be even greater fun with the Orchestra!
Why would you support this project?
...because we are a fun band! And it would be a shame if we disappeared from the scene, before we've even started, for monetary reasons alone!
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
We'll go into the studio in the winter to finally record our project on CD. Should the Crowdfunding become successful, we will use the money for post-production, the cost in the press shop and the GEMA. The plan is an edition of 1000 copies. If enough money becomes available, we might also create a promotional video.
Who are the people behind the project?
Five professional musicians based in Rock, Classic and Chanson:
Voice: Daniel Malheur Piano: Dirk Bewig (Doors of Perception) Viololine: Agata Gromek Doublebass: Kaspar Loyal (Staatsoper Berlin / Kwiver) Drums: Stoppel Eggert (Selig / James Last)