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Arthur Brown: The God of Hellfire

Gunnar Sauermann delves into the illustrious career of the legendary English rock singer and songwriter, Arthur Brown. Best known for his theatrical performances and powerful operatic voice, Brown has left an indelible mark on the music world as a pioneer of shock rock and progressive rock.

From his iconic bands like the Crazy World of Arthur Brown to his dynamic solo career, Brown has captivated audiences with his wild stage persona and groundbreaking concepts. Gunnar will explore Brown's journey through the music industry, highlighting his collaborations with music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Frank Zappa, and his influence on heavy metal music.

Central to the discussion will be Brown's chart-topping single "Fire," which skyrocketed him to fame in 1968, earning him the moniker "The God of Hellfire." With top-ten success on both sides of the Atlantic, Brown's impact on the music scene has been immeasurable.

Furthermore, we will hear more about Brown's recent endeavors, including his unique collaborations with Cleopatra Records and Prophecy Records, as well as the launch of his new theatrical show "A Human Perspective," which has received great reviews.


Don't miss this rare opportunity to gain insights into the remarkable career of Arthur Brown from the man himself, in an engaging and dynamic discussion that promises to be as fiery as the man known as "The God of Hellfire."

Friday 29. March 12:00 - Central Park

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Mod: Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer, DE)

Gunnar Sauermann is well known in the dark music scene as a freelancer for Metal Hammer Germany, for which he has been writing since 2001. His focus has been on the Norwegian and other Nordic black metal scenes as well as on bands from Britain and Romania. He joined Season of Mist in 2008 and worked eight years in France and two more from the Netherlands as head of promotion for the renowned French label. In 2018, Gunnar was offered a position as senior press officer of the Wacken Open Air and moved to Hamburg. Two years later, he returned to promotion, as head of the department of the acclaimed German label Prophecy Productions and others under the umbrella of SPKR Media. In another life, the dedicated European from Germany has studied iron age and early medieval archaeology, and comparative linguistics with a focus on Celtic and Germanic languages at the universities of Marburg and Dublin. When Gunnar is not at work or reporting from studios and festivals across Europe, he can often be found visiting friends or going fishing in Bergen, Norway.

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