Metalholics nominated what they consider the best Hard-Rock and Metal-releases of 2016. Out of over 1000 contestants they chose 50 productions worth reviewing.
The winning album has been Avatar´s Feathers and Flesh, which has been produced and recorded by Sylvia Massy here @ Castle Studios. The final vocals have been done in Finland, the pipe organ in Gothenburg and some secret sounds in a submarine´s torpedo launch tube @ a swedish harbour.
We congratulate Sylvia, Johannes John Jonas & Henrik from Avatar, and Peter Junge (engineering) for this great achievement !
Nov 11-13 we had another great time at the 2nd recording workshop with producer/engineer/writer Sylvia Massy. She introduced some great and weird recording techniques out of her new book Recording Unhinged, which has just been released last summer and is already leading the sales charts for its genre @ amazon.de
The amazing Shoegaze/noise Band Hella Comet from Graz served as our Guineepigs for the Production, Sylvia chose their song Midsummer Heat from their latest album for a remix.
Sylvia has just released her new Book “Recording Unhinged” , so we asked her about doing another recording workshop and she agreed. So i am glad to announce that November 11.-13. 2016 we will host another rec ws here at the castle.
Watch Sylvia produce and engineer 2 Songs with the fabulous shoegaze / noise band Hella Comet …Read More
the weekend between august 7 and 9th has been very exciting over here …
a very nice crowd of 9 european recording engineers have been our guests, waiting to experience a recording workshop with Sylvia Massy, radiant beeing, reverend of church divine and one of the finest music producers living on planet earth. Sylvia did an amazing job producing 2 great songs with the swedish band Next Stop Horizon. She introduced the workshop members to some of her exceptional recording techniques. She treated a cymbal with vinegar, coffee…Read More
the amazing american producer Sylvia Massy has been our guest at the Castle Studios. She did recordings for a classical project including Morgan O´Shaugnessey from Los Angeles on viola and Jakub Tchorzewski from Venice, who greatly enjoyed playing our powerfull Bösendorfer grand piano. The repertoire included pieces from Beethoven, Schostakowich and Strawinski.
After this we had the pleasure to record 12 songs for “Nyckelharpa” which Morgan composed and played himself.
Sylvia is soon finishing her new book called Read More
An extraordinary day is over. If things continue this way, 2015 will be the best concert year at the castle!
Sunday evening Marcel Brell , his bandmembers Georg Kostron and David Eibl, everyone really likeable ( very likeable guys), present a firstclass concert. Marcel’s german lyrics are honest, clever and inspiring. In his own words “ Today our relationship starts and we have to be honest with each other.” Exactly! You had the feeling, a friend is talking about his life, his feelings and you totally know what he is talking about. Truly beautiful!
Last but not least there was the…Read More
By Hanna Schneider
The Festival is now over. This is an event that we have planned for now for over a year and have been looking forward to very much. We are proud of our friends, of you and everyone else that helped make the festival what it has become; fantastic!
To all the bands thank you: For your music, your enthusiasm, your open hearts and your friendship.
Thank you Florian, Paul, Felix and Franz from Piano Project. We will see each other again soon.
Thank you Carmen, Judith, Dennis, Maik and Willi from Lingby. Please let us know when your new…Read More