Bass workshop & masterclass, band camp 2024

I will not only play live shows this year, but I will also teach at different events that you can see below. Join me and let’s have some fun together with the bass.
If you can’t attend, feel free to check out my digital bass courses on my shop.

Bavarian Band Camp (29. Jul – 01. Aug)

I will be teaching about bass playing, supporting to work on songs and much more.

Bandcamp Website

Guitar Summit (27. – 29. Sept)

**WORKSHOP | This Is Why less isn’t more! Bass line composing with Linus Klausenitzer

Learn how to create your own distinctive bass lines and take your songs to the next level with the right bass notes. With current material from his bands, as well as his solo album, Linus will perform songs from his repertoire and use examples to show that “less is more” is not always the right approach to emphasize the strengths of a song.

*MASTERCLASS | Metal Bass with Linus Klausenitzer*

Be there when Linus Klausenitzer (Solo, Alkaloid, Obsidious, Ex-Obscura) introduces you to the main aspects of metal bass playing in his masterclass. From techniques and playing styles to the most important sounds – Linus covers everything you need to know as a metal bass player. Linus passes on his experience gained over many years and regular tours on 4 continents in his own bands and as a session bassist (Beyond The Black, Martin Miller, Bernth, Kaoteon, various artists from Pakistan, Lebanon, Australia, USA, etc.).

Guitar Summit Website

Alkaloid – Bach Out Of Bounds

Alkaloid’s ‘Bach Out Of Bounds’ premiered at the Dordrecht Bach Festival, merging metal with Bach’s classical compositions, followed by a concert in Den Haag 4 days later. Led by our singer Morean, the project featured a blend of Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor and new Alkaloid material, performed with violin, viola, cello, accordion, and two female vocalists.

Despite intense preparations and some logistical challenges, the concert was a magical success. A huge thank you goes out to all the amazing special guests and crazy fans who traveled from afar to support the show.

Upcoming “Bach out of bounds” show:
Sun, NOV 10
Alkaloid & Friends: BACH OUT OF BOUNDS
Den Bosch, Netherlands

Special guests: Chrysa Tsaltampasi & Rianne Wilbers, sopranos; Julija Hartig, violin; Oene van Geel, viola; Ketevan Roinishvili, cello; Marieke Hopman, accordion.

Video credits: Thomas Niehof, Lindy Balduk, Andrea Lara

live dates: 2024 update


  • JUN 29: Alkaloid & Friends: BACH OUT OF BOUNDS XL (world premiere, Bachfestival Dordrecht), Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • JUL 4: Alkaloid & Friends: BACH OUT OF BOUNDS XL, Den Haag, Netherlands
  • AUG 6-10: Party.San Open Air 2024, Nottertal-Heilinger Heights, Germany
  • NOV 10: Alkaloid & Friends: BACH OUT OF BOUNDS, Den Bosch, Netherlands



Alkaloid & Obsidious:

Beyond The Black:

  • AUG 7-10: Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
  • AUG 24: Riverside Festival, Aarburg, Switzerland
  • AUG 30: Oelde Open Air, Oelde, Germany
  • AUG 31: Metalacker Festival, Tennenbronn, Germany
  • SEP 6-15: Full Metal Cruise

The Spirit:

  • Jun 8: Chronical Moshers, Mühlteich/Hauptmannsgrün
  • Aug 2: ZappenDuster Festival, Münster
  • Sep 6: Metal Embrace Festival, Barleben
  • Oct 24: Schwarzer Keiler, Stuttgart
  • Oct 25: Soltmann, Leipzig
  • Oct 26: Freihafen, Göttingen
  • Oct 27: Helvete, Oberhausen
  • Nov 2: Schlacht um Otzenhausen Festival, Otzenhausen
  • Dec 6: Metal Marmot Festival (CH), Frutingen

The BackBeat G2

Here’s something for the bassists out there: I’ve teamed up with BackBeat that produce the “BackBeat G2”. BackBeat is mobile subwoofer. In principle, it’s like a speaker without a cone. If you play the A string on your bass, the moving mass will oscillate 55 times a second. You’ll feel this through your body, and your mind will instinctively know you’re playing an A. I made a video where I talk more about it if you are curious:

European Tour With Beyond The Black

In April, I’ll be hitting the road alongside the Symphonic Metal band ‘Beyond The Black’ again: this time for their European ‘Dancing In The Dark’ tour.

After last year’s tour through Australia and New Zealand and a lot of big festival appearances, I am happy to hit the road again with them. They’re simply great people and and I enjoy playing with them. Especially their vocalist Jennifer Haben is an outstanding talent.

I would love to see your faces out there. So check out the tour dates below!

5/4 – Munich, DE
6/4 – Memmingen, DE
7/4 – Brno, CZ
9/4 – Vienna, AT
10/4 – Budapest, HU
12/4 – Geisel Wind, DE
13/4 – Hannover, DE
14/4 – Haarlem, NL
16/4 – Paris, FR
17/4 – Wiesbaden, DE
19/4 – Zürich, CH
20/4 – Stuttgart, DE
21/4 – Saarbrücken, DE
23/4 – Krakow, PL
24/4 – Berlin, DE
26/4 – Antwerpen, BE
27/4 – Oberhausen, DE


Live shows with Alkaloid and Obsidious

I just turned 39 years old. When I look back on my career so far, there were a couple of important milestones. One standout was my nearly decade-long tenure as the bass player for Obscura, a band I dedicated a lot of time to. Touring with them taught me the value of teamwork amidst the inevitable stress. Within Obscura, I formed close bonds with two lineups – one of them with Hannes Grossmann and Christian Münzner. When that lineup disbanded, our bond led us to establish ‘Alkaloid.’

Later in Obscura I composed and toured a lot of years with Rafael Trujillo and Sebastian Lanser. When we all decided to part ways with the band, it felt amiss to abandon our chemistry, prompting the birth of ‘Obsidious.’

Though both bands share similar origins, they’ve cultivated distinct musical identities that I’m immensely proud of.

Now, I’m thrilled to announce that both bands will perform together this year, with three shows scheduled in Germany/Austria in December. It’s a formidable challenge, given the complexity of both bands’ music, but I enjoy challenges.

Live shows with both of my bands

2024 will be a year filled with different live performances! Another highlight for me: Alkaloid will play with classical musicians in the context of a Bach festival.

I hope you out there!

New Remix of “King Of Hearts”

It’s already been 5 months since the release of “Tulpa”. As we mark this milestone, I’m thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. One of the standout tracks from “Tulpa,” the first single “King Of Hearts,” has been given a fresh twist by none other than the talented Javi Perera.

For those who aren’t familiar, Javi is not only singer on the album and vocalist of my band Obsidious: He’s also a producer and a genius when it comes to sound design. He added extra synths, explosions, orchestras, choirs, reverse vocals and cymbals…now it sounds like the song’s on steroids. It’s really interesting to hear the 2 totally different mixing approaches. Right in the beginning you can also hear a piano arrangement from Vanesa Jalife that we added to this version.

Stay tuned for more updates, and check out the “King Of Hearts” remix by Javi Perera:

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