HOA FB CROWDBack from a great weekend in the North of Germany for Headbangers Open Air, the biggest and definitely coolest garden party in the world. With friends and fans attending literally from all over the globe. Very cool to be rocking out on stage and seeing friends from the USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Bosnia, Sweden, and of course Belgium, all rocking out front row.



HOA PLATThe Headbangers Open Air Festival show, in Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany, is coming soon. A great outdoor festival with Armored Saint, Saced Reich, Ross The Boss, Q5, Angel Witch, Holy Moses, Vardis, Bonfire, Trespass, Tytan and many more… OSTROGOTH will be on stage on Friday, July 29th, for a 60-minute set, from from 16:40 till 17:40, to be followed by a meet and greet & signing session, that same evening, at 20:30. Set the garden on fire!

FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://veranstalter.wix.com/h-o-a
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/533387880147611/




Deaf Forever July-August 2016Check out the new July-August issue from DEAF FOREVER magazine in Germany, with a 20-page special about European Metal in the period 1979-1983, including a ful page OSTROGOTH interview with Mario ‘Grizzly’ Pauwels, about the early years of the band, and a review of the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP.
On sale now, at all stores where you can buy music magazines (at least in Germany) or online here:


Ostrogoth Band 2016

Founding member Mario ‘Grizzly’ Pauwels (drums) and long time band members Dario Frodo (guitars), Josey Hindrix (vocals) and Stripe (bass) welcome guitarist TOM TAS into their ranks.
Tom is a 34-year old, hard working, professional musician, who has already been performing for several years with his other bands 23 Acez, Quantum Fantay and Neo-Prophet.
After the summer, Tom will also be joining the band in the studio, to start recording Ostrogoth’s next full length studio album, scheduled for release, late fall 2017.
Tom Tas: “Being a big Ostrogoth fan myself, for many years now, it’s an honour for me to be invited to play with these legendary Belgian Metal warriors, and I am greatly looking forward to join the band both on stage and in the studio”.
Come and see the new line-up during the upcoming summer festival shows in Belgium, Germany and France.
Picture by photographer Hans Van Hoof, May 2016.
From left to right: Tom Tas, Dario Frodo, Mario Pauwels, Stripe, Josey Hindrix.



One year ago, today, WhiteShark lost his battle to cancer. A good moment to remember, not only Whiteshark, but also Pierke and Sphinx, Ostrogoth’s two other six stringers who are no longer amongst us.
Jean-Pierre ‘Pierke” Dekeghel was Ostrogoth’s very first guitarist from 1980 to 1981. Pre-Full Moon’s Eyes.
Hans ‘Sphinx’ Vandekerckhove replaced Pierke in 1981 and was in the band for the classic recordings ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’, ‘Ecstacy and Danger’ and ‘Too Hot’.
Rudy ‘WhiteShark’ Vercruyssse joined in 1982 and was the only guitarist present for all the band’s recordings, from 1983′s ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ until the last recordings for ‘Last Tribe Standing’, late 2014.
Gone, but not forgotten. \m/

QUEEN OF DESIRE (Official Bootleg Video)

It’s been a while since we posted something from our own video archives… and this one has a story behind it.
Here’s a 1-cam video shoot from the song ‘Queen of Desire’, recorded 5 months ago at the Heavy Sound Festival. Ostrogoth were supposed to play Heavy Sound, back in 2014. But we had to cancel the show, due to WhiteShark undergoing surgery. In 2015 Ostrogoth was back with a vengeance… but unfortunately without Sharky. When WhiteShark passed away earlier this year, the band decided for future concerts not to play the guitar intro to ‘Queen of Desire’ live, but to use the original guitar intro from the song, so that WhiteShark would still be part of the shows. After all, this was his signature song.
Enjoy ‘Queen of Desire’, recorded live at the Heavy Sound Festival, Summer 2015.




Of course we were very curious to hear what the press thought of ‘Last Tribe Standing’ and the resurrection of Ostrogoth. So we are very pleased that the reviews are all particularly favorable. Click here to read the interviews for the ‘Last Tribe Standing’ campaign and several album reviews in Dutch, English, German and French…. Enjoy the read: http://www.ostrogothofficial.com/last-tribe-standing-press-reviews/


Finally, the wait is over! ‘Last Tribe Standing’ was released on January 23rd, 2015, both on CD and vinyl, through Belgian cult label Empire Records. ‘Last Tribe Standing’ is the first official Ostrogoth release since 1987 and contains 4 new studio recordings and 4 live tracks recorded in the summer of 2014.

Ostrogoth promo pic by Hans Van Hoof 2014

At first the idea was to release a 4-track EP with new material, just like we did back in 1983 with our ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ debut. Not a full album, just an EP with four killer songs. But a few days before we entered the studio to record the new tracks, we were listening to the tapes of some summer festival shows we had recorded earlier that year, solely for our own archives. The recordings were raw and 100% live, but the tapes sounded so good, it would’ve been a shame not to use them. So grew the idea to release two EP’s, back to back. With the four new songs on the A-side of the vinyl version and on the B-side the four songs from the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP, in a 2014 live version, the way the current line-up plays these songs today. Old and new gathered in one.”

‘Last Tribe Standing’ was produced by guitarist Dario Frodo and mixing engineer Pete Mush and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Amaranthe, Evergrey, Pretty Maids). The artwork for ‘Last Tribe Standing’ was created by the talented Velio Josto from Italy.
As a tribute to the early days the band decided to reuse the original logo that was only featured on the 1983 debut ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’.

Recording Line-up
Mario ‘Grizzly’ Pauwels – Drums
Rudy ‘Whiteshark’ Vercruysse – Guitars
Dario Frodo – Guitars & backing vocals
Josey Hindrix – Lead & backing vocals
Stripe – Bass & backing vocals


1. No Risk Taken (5.49)
2. Clouds (4.00)
3. Retun To The Heroes Museum (4.43)
4. Last Tribe Standing (6.25)
5. Heroes Museum (Live) (4.17)
6. Full Moon’s Eyes (Live) (4.41)
7. Paris By Night (Live) (6.12)
8. Rock Fever (Live) (4.30)

Total playing time: 40.40

Album credits
No Risk Taken (music: Frodo / lyrics: Frodo)
Clouds (music: Frodo, Vercruysse / lyrics: Hindrix)
Retun To The Heroes Museum (music: Frodo / lyrics: Frodo, Hindrix)
Last Tribe Standing (music: Frodo, Vercruysse, Pauwels / lyrics: Hindrix)
All studiotracks arranged by Pauwels/Vercruysse/Frodo/Hindrix

Recorded & mixed at Mushroom Studios, Belgium, September 2014
Live tracks recorded on the 2014 Summer Festival Tour
Engineered and mixed by Pete Mush
Produced by Pete Mush & Dario Frodo
Mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Denmark, October 2014 (www.jacobhansen.com) / Artwork by Velio Josto  (www.facebook.com/veliojosto)


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