Ab sofort ohne Håkon Gebhardt

irgendwie traurige Nachricht nicht vorenthalten. Håkon Gebhardt, kurz Geb, ist nicht mehr länger Schlagzeuger von Motorpsycho. "He feels his involvement with Motorpsycho has reached its natural conclusion, and prefers to continue his work with HGH and the various other projects he has been involved in since the last Motorpsycho album and proper tour in 2002. There is no animosity between Geb and the band, we are still the best of friends, and Motorpsycho wishes him all the best in his new musical pursuits", heißt es in einem Statement so freundlich, wie auch wenig aussagekräftig, obwohl man eben genau bei Motorpsycho davon ausgehen darf, dass dem auch wirklich so ist: in beiderseitigem Einverständnis. Motorpsycho verliert damit auf jeden Fall einen nicht geringe Teil seiner Seele. Wer Geb einmal hat "das Schlagzeugspiel leben" sehen, weiß was ich meine.

"Hans Magnus ‚Snah‘ Ryan and Bent Sæther fully intend to keep on being Motorpsychos, and are currently hard at work writing new material. No replacement for Geb is yet confirmed", heißt es weiter. Außerdem: "When the motorpsycho system is running, it is an all-absorbing process for everyone. When the time came to start working on material for the next album, Geb found that his heart wasn’t in it, that he didn’t have the energy required, and decided to leave. Being the gentleman he is, he recognised his inability to fully commit to the band and did the right thing. Over the last years he’s found other outlets for his creativity that are closer to what he really wants to do in music, and I know he feels – like we do – that if you’re not 100% dedicated, you might as well leave it alone. Snah and I respect, understand and under the circumstances agree to his decision: any band needs to fire on all plugs to work, everything else is just a waste of time for everyone. We will obviously miss him, though. He was very important in shaping Motorpsycho as we know it over the last 14 years, and whoever replaces him has some enormous shoes to fill.

Motorpsycho has no touring commitments to fulfill at the moment, and it’s impossible to set an E.T.A. on the next Motorpsycho album right now. We have to get our heads around this before anything can happen. It’ll take some time, but we have full confidence in our ability to keep the band going and to do it right. Both Snah and I feel that Motorpsycho still is a valid creative force and will dedicate all our energy to keeping it that way. Gebhardt will tour Germany with HGH in April. Bent.

Keine Ahnung an welcher Verzweigung im weltweiten Netz die folgende Newsletter-Nachricht verloren ging, aber auch ein paar Tage nach der offiziellen Bekanntgabe wollen wir euch folgende, irgendwie traurige Nachricht nicht vorenthalten. Håkon Gebhardt, kurz Geb, ist nicht mehr länger Schlagzeuger von Motorpsycho. "He feels his involvement with Motorpsycho has reached its natural conclusion, and prefers to continue his work with HGH and the various other projects he has been involved in since the last Motorpsycho album and proper tour in 2002. There is no animosity between Geb and the band, we are still the best of friends, and Motorpsycho wishes him all the best in his new musical pursuits", heißt es in einem Statement so freundlich, wie auch wenig aussagekräftig, obwohl man eben genau bei Motorpsycho davon ausgehen darf, dass dem auch wirklich so ist: in beiderseitigem Einverständnis. Motorpsycho verliert damit auf jeden Fall einen nicht geringe Teil seiner Seele. Wer Geb einmal hat "das Schlagzeugspiel leben" sehen, weiß was ich meine.nn"Hans Magnus ‚Snah‘ Ryan and Bent Sæther fully intend to keep on being Motorpsychos, and are currently hard at work writing new material. No replacement for Geb is yet confirmed", heißt es weiter. Außerdem: "When the motorpsycho system is running, it is an all-absorbing process for everyone. When the time came to start working on material for the next album, Geb found that his heart wasn’t in it, that he didn’t have the energy required, and decided to leave. Being the gentleman he is, he recognised his inability to fully commit to the band and did the right thing. Over the last years he’s found other outlets for his creativity that are closer to what he really wants to do in music, and I know he feels – like we do – that if you’re not 100% dedicated, you might as well leave it alone. Snah and I respect, understand and under the circumstances agree to his decision: any band needs to fire on all plugs to work, everything else is just a waste of time for everyone. We will obviously miss him, though. He was very important in shaping Motorpsycho as we know it over the last 14 years, and whoever replaces him has some enormous shoes to fill.nnMotorpsycho has no touring commitments to fulfill at the moment, and it’s impossible to set an E.T.A. on the next Motorpsycho album right now. We have to get our heads around this before anything can happen. It’ll take some time, but we have full confidence in our ability to keep the band going and to do it right. Both Snah and I feel that Motorpsycho still is a valid creative force and will dedicate all our energy to keeping it that way. Gebhardt will tour Germany with HGH in April. Bent.

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