Tobi is a German guitarist, playing in the Symphonic Metal Band Beyond the Black, which celebrated their live debut on stage at the legendary Wacken Open Air 2014. A few months later they were supporting SAXON on their UK tour. On February 13th 2015 the band released their debut full-length album Songs of Love and Death, which hit the German top 20 album charts, and which was produced by melodic metal maestro Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Edguy, Epica, Kamelot, Rhapsody).
The Band continued to conquer the road. They played their own headliner tour in spring and autumn 2015, and featured at several of Germany's biggest rock & metal-festivals. Momentum is beautiful thing; Beyond The Black supported Queensrÿche in Holland and Within Temptation in Switzerland, and their incredible ascent culminated in them receiving the "Best Debut Album 2015" Metal Hammer Award.
Enough for the year? Hardly. Because between all that stuff, they were working on their second full-length album "Lost in Forever", which was released in February 2016 (G/A/S), entered the German charts at #4 and will soon enjoy a worldwide release.
Fortified yet further with fresh energy, Beyond The Black went on their biggest tour so far in spring 2016, as a special guest on The Scorpions 50thAnniversary World Tour. Further road adventures will come when Beyond The Black join forces with Powerwolf & Epica in January & February 2017, with a US special guest slot slated in Spring 2017. A new full-length album is planned for 2018.