What a difficult week it has been, but we made it thru- more or less unscathed. After finishing our scandinavian shows, we returned to Germany- did a photo shoot, which i think will turn out really well- and the next day played a show in Bielefeld, before heading to the Dour Festival in Belgium where we played with Oomph!, London After Midnight, & KMFDM. It was a very large mainstream festival, with big alternative acts in every genre from techno to harcore, hip-hop and reggae to metal and punk. It was very strange, but the show went really well. From there we went to Holland to play a show in Roderdam. After we finished soundcheck, Rachel and I headed to a local studio to do some work with Dreamside. But I won’t give away any surprises there, yet. We headed back to the club, played the show, and our friends Ronny and Mojca from Clan of Xymox dropped by. Which was really cool…I have not seen them in a year or so. The remix that Ronny did for Fortress is really excellent, and it was nice to be able to thank him personally. From Roderdam we headed to Zillo where we played a very nice billed slot on Sunday. The rains came and went several times, but the weather was perfect when CXS played. But I was worried for a while. The festival was held in Loreley- at a Rhein river area outdoor concert ampitheatre that seats 8,000 people or so… The festival featured bands like SKINNY PUPPY, WITHIN TEMPTATION, ALIEN SEX FIEND, BLUTENGEL, D.A.F., DAS ICH, IN EXTREMO, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, SUICIDE COMMANDO, UMBRA ET IMAGO among many others- We played a very successful show, I was very proud of the band- Fortunately we were able to get our camera crew to the show to shoot some video footage.
So now we have a day off. Chris is sick, Rachel is not feeling too well either. I have lost my voice, and we all have plenty of bruises and road wounds. But I think a day or two off will help;-) Finally got a chance to wash out the molten plastic I call hair! Anyway, Next we head to Berlin. And then we have a few more festivals and its off to wild, wild Eastern Europe. I think we will be ok. Just have to stay focused- touring can be really hard when you get rundown
Sales in the itunes store seem to be going well, but it would be great to make our presence felt by the music industry. I wonder- what if we had all of our fans buy a particular song on a particular day- would we chart??? I think anything is possible- but for now i just want to let all our fans know that it is possible to legally download CXS music. Please check out the store- www.itunes.com
Much love to all our fans- especially all of those who came to Zillo just to see us.