News: New Tour, New Album, Big Festivals, and some needed changes!


A lot has being going on in the Purpendicular camp of late and the Band has being keeping busy despite just a hat full of shows this summer.
The Band have already performed at Paaspop festival in Holland and recently Graspop Belgium which is probably the biggest Festivals in Europe.
On the Bill was major Artists such as Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeath, Judas Priest, Marylyn Manson and many many more.
The Band round up the festival period in Bree Belgium mainstage with Uriah Heep, and then at the Parkbhne open air Berlin in September.Berlin PB

The Band have also announced they are heavily working on a new album to be released worldwide on Fastball Music Label Germany in early 2019.

Shows with Ian Paice will commence in December 2018 from the 11th till 16th mainly in Germany in some top locations (See tourdates for details), and a bigger more extensive tour is just about to be confirmed for 2019 in five or six different countries.

Some slight changes to the line up have been made with founding member Joe Doblhofer returning on Guitar alongside crowd favourite, Malte Frederik Burkert on Bass after the collapse of Sainted Sinners after just a handful of shows.malte PD 2018
Ian Paice is a huge admirer of Joe and Malte as they toured in 2008 till present, together earning endless praise from the legendary drummer.joe PD 2018

Joe was reinstated back to the band after ex Guitarist Valerio Dossini was instantly fired after Three very serious breaches of contract back in March 2018 (apart from a contracted Paaspop show).

Unfortunately one of them breaches disgracefully and embarrassingly involved Ian Paice, putting the legendary Drummer in an uncomfortable situation, not to mention failing to turn up for a contracted show in January, claiming it was ‘too far’!.
Mr Dossini later released a statement that was pretty far from the truth of what actually happened, revealing that he had ‘left’ the Band and was ‘tired’ at the young age of 23!. A disappointing end for one with such promising talent.


Also released in early March 2018, was young French Drummer Thibault Flahaut who failed to make any progress live, and had problems performing in the Studio, prompting the Band to use an external player for the previous Album.
Unfortunately the same occurance appreared when he made a ‘statement’ he had ‘left’ the band.

Purpendicular will be touring extensively in 2018/ 2019 with a very strong line up.


New Album reaches German top 20 & Ian Paice European Tour announced 2018!

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As the Touring gets underway for the latter part of 2017, it has been a relatively successful summer for Purpendicular.
The Album ‘Venus to Volcanus reaching the Official German Metal Rock Charts peaking at number 20 and staying in the top 30 for 10 weeks was not expected by anyone, thanks to the fantastic work of new Record Label Fastball Music Germany.

On top of this the Purpendicular Management have announced a brand new Ian Paice Tour in no least than 5 different Countries for 2017/2018. The Band will again produce a top line up performing Tracks from Venus to Volcanus and Purple classics.

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The Band have plans to promote the Album deep into 2018, before announcing plans for their third Album.

During the Summer the Band completed Shows with the legendary Europe, UFO, and Living Colour at City Rock Eindhoven and Leeuwarden rock 2


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Please check the Bands Tour schedule for 2017/2018 and don’t miss it!.

A Meet & Greet will be available after each live Show where the Album Venus to Volcanus can be purchased and singed by the Band.CRL 2



Purpendiculars new Album Venus to Volcanus released Today!!!

Venus to Volcanus

Purpendiculars new Album Venus to Volcanus was released today Worldwide through Fastball Music Germany and distributed by Soulfood.
The Album has fared better in the media than its predecessor, this is the thing#1 (2015).
Please go to the Official Purpendicular facebook site for latest reviews, updates and News on the release.

New Album completed – Venus to Volcanus featuring IAN PAICE & TONY CAREY

Purpendicular have completed the Recordings of their brand new Album titled Venus to Volcanus.

The Album features some very Special Guests includingIAN PAICE (DEEP PURPLE) and TONY CAREY (ex RAINBOW).

The Album will be released on FASTBALL MUSIC RECORDS Germany on the 14th of April 2017, and distributed Worldwide by SOULFOOD.

The Record was Engineered and produced by Herbert Bucher and co produced and Mastered by assistant Oli Klammt at KAY MASTERING STUDIOS.

Track listing is as follows

1. Bullet

2. Moving

3. I can’t win them all

4. Absence

5. Wonderful

6. End of pain

7. We both go down

8. Evil Tongue

9. Troubleman

10.Earth Sand

11.No restpd_cover_draft_03a

Due to time restrictions unfortunately, previously announced guest Stophi Kgler did not feature on the Record.

The Band will Tour the Album starting this Year in many European Countries, January February and March the Band will Tour with Ian Paice (Deep Purple) in France Germany UK and Holland.

Pre Orders will commence as soon as as we get Informations.

Purpendicular Sign Worldwide Licencing Deal with Fastball-Music Germany for new Album ”VENUS TO VOLCANUS”



Purpendicular are absolutely delighted to finally sign a Worldwide Licencing Deal with top German Independant Label Fastball-Music.

The Distributors will be through Soul Food Europe and the rest of the World.
The brand new Album titled ‘Venus to Volcanus’ will be released Worldwide on the 14th of April 2017 and will feature some outstanding Musicians.

More to follow….

Paice & Purpendicular to Rock the UK, New Album, New Label, New Tour 2017!

Ian Paice with Purpendicular Backstage Ludwigsburg Germany

United Kingdom

Its a very busy period for Purpendicular as the Recordings for the new Album have begun with some outstanding Guest players.

The Recordings are taking place at Master Arts Studios Ulm and the Record is being Produced by Vocalist Robby Thomas Walsh and Co Producer Herbert Bucher (ex Bobby Kimbal of Toto).

The Albums Artwork, and Name will be revealed along with the Bands new Label and Distributors at the end of this Month.

In support of the New Record, the Band will embark on a heavy European Tour throughout the Year of 2017 including a Massive UK Date in January.

All new Merchandise for the 2017 Album release will be available at all shows and through the Website with Paypal orders from January onwards.

A brand new European Tour with Ian Paice (Deep Purple) on Drums will also be announced later this Month for 2017 also in support of the brand new Album. The Band with Ian are expected to take in Five different Countries in what will be the biggest Tour with the Legendary Drummer to date!

Watch this space for much more infos as of when we get it!




Here is a Live clip from the blistering Show with Ian Paice (Deep Purple) in Ludwigsburg Germany!

Standybe for a European Tour announcement with Ian Paice featuring Purpendicular in Four different Countries in 2017!

Smoke on the Water!

Live @ Culture Club Wilhering Linz Austria 2016

Live in Austira

Ian Paice Confirmed, New Album & Line up News!


Purpendicular have started preproduction on their Second Album in Germany.
The Album will be Produced by Robby Thomas Walsh and Guest Guitarist Herb Bucher.
It will Feature 11 Tracks and will be released in early 2017!
Special Guests include the wonderful talents of Stophi Koegler (Ian Paice, Joe Lynn Turner, Billy Sheehan) on Hammond Organs and Keyboards, and Darin Vasilev Guitars (Jon Lord).
It will be released Worldwide on a new Label soon to be announced and it is reported the Album is much Heavier than its predecessor.

Meanwhile Ian Paice is confirmed for November with the first Show pencilled in for the 3rd at the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg Germany.poster_ip_pd2-page-001

The Band have started Touring again kicking off in Linz Austria Live in Austira

The New line up will be confirmed later this Month after the Band underwent a complete and much needed revamp.

Robby Thomas Walsh co founder on the Subject,
“We needed to have people who wanted to be here and people that don’t take it for granted or get complacent, and sadly that was the case, we had one Guy who didn’t want to play over 25 Shows and then take Holidays on top when Shows were confirmed, then we had another who didn’t give a fuck if he was 3 Hours late for Shows.
One of them Shows ended up in the Band being Moved till last on the Bill and only allowed to perform for 35 minutes at Bospop Festival Holland in front of 10,000 People! absolutely disgraceful.Plus nobody wanted to make a Second Album, even the first was Nightmare with only 2 of us capable of Making it. Thats why It took 3 Years!
So when People pay in to see Purpendicular, this operation was no longer an option and people got Fired, Our Audience Work hard for their Money during the Week and I wont tolerate them being treated like that!
It is a huge relief now it’s over and it looks like now we can move on and give the Audience 100% which is my personaly priority Live and in the Studio”

Herbert Bucher (Co Producer for New Album and Guest Guitarist)
Purpendicular needed new guys in a long Time, nobody cared anymore, and if I was in the Band I would do anything for it! They did not deserve to be in Purpendicular

Highway Star Live in Austria

Purpendicular Official EPK ‘tHis is the tHing#1′ Featuring IAN PAICE (DEEP PURPLE)

At last the long awaited Electronic Press Kit has arrived filled with most of the Songs from Purpendiculars debut Album ‘tHis is the tHing#1′, Released in October 2015.

In this Fifteen Minute Documentary, the Band discusses making the Album, Touring and in general the Music Business.
There is Interviews with IAN PAICE (DEEP PURPLE) who discusses how Talented the Band are when Touring with them and also his performance in the Studio on the Track Somebody Done it.
Also Interviews with, Robby Thomas Walsh Vocalist, Malte Frederik Burkert Bass, Spanish Promoter Robert Mills and ex Purpendicular Guitarist Frank PanĂª.

A very Special Thanks to Volker Thiele!

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