Various bands / musical projects have been enriched by his craft and creativity, such as Shattergraves, Narcoma, Xandria or the legendary Blackseed Boys. As far as his musical taste is concerned, he is a true gourmet: delightful classics such as Cradle of Filth, Dissection, Emperor or Satyricon tickle his palate as well as the exquisite cusine à la Angizia / Arcturus / Bal-Sagoth / Meshuggah while spicy novelties like Dornenreich water his ever hungry mouth not less. Besides those metalline specialties G.G. now and then likes to pinch a bit of extraordinary minstrel's music (e.g.Corvus Corax or Subway to Sally) and has bcome fonder of so-called "classical" music since the beginning of his piano lessons; huge works (like Dvorak's 9th Symphony, the score to "the new Babylon" by Schostakovic or Gubaidulina's cello concerto) and small pieces (Mozart's "fantasia in d-minor", just to name one) alike. His minor interests range from drugless imagination stimulation (reading, fantasy role playing, theater playing and watching) over theory and practice juggeling (mathmatics, physics, computer science) to bringing light into the dark alcoves of this world. Warmhearted greetings to the Auburn circle, the Bielefeld-Werther-soulbond, the indiviuals of the X-collective and the masked kin! Gyrospitath also known as Bejamin Stütten - or just Ben - haunts the sombre alleys of Bielefeld since lifting the coffin and eye lids in July 1980. Thirteen Autumns and some attempts to revive a wooden corpus later, he was gifted his first weapon, a six string blade of azure radiance.
With nothing but his own demands and bitter experience to learn from he soon became privy to the skills of fencing with it. Thus he was able to defend his territory victoriously against plagues from the lands of monotony and the greedy hands of the music business. Here he could count on the reliable help of musical hosts that he allied with through listening and transcribing alike. Most worthy mentioning are the black knights from the Castle of Filth, Dissection, Satyricon and the Amp-errors, my aunt Arcturus, meshuga striders and the Hyperborean Bal-Sagoth. Further essential companions are the devoted Dornenreich dreamers and members of the mysterious Angizia cult.
While movie soundtracks ablaze the warlust again and again, Subway to Sally and Corvus Corax underline the wild feasts after the glorious battles. Besides those musical fights, he embellishes his spare time with handicrafts such as embroidering or knotting tapestries (he's the one pulling the strings), mostly accompanied by radio plays or audio books. Driven by the desire (in violet overture) to make this world more bearable, he cherishes vivid thought interchange with similar souls by word, paper and ASCII code. wailing hails to: Andy, Ponk, Corn, Basti, Spike, Ersan, Bianca, Maureen, Jule, the flames of Angelfire and of course my family Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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