Wallenstein – Blitzkrieg
Genre: Symphonic Rock
The provoking band name (from a German point of view) was changed later by Dollase for legal reasons, because the name were already used by an English rock band. They decided on "Wallenstein", a notorious character of the Thirty Years War.
Just before the end of 1971, "Wallenstein" produced the first four music themes at Studio Dierks in Stommeln, near Cologne. This record was called “Blitzkrieg” according to the former band name.
The opening track "Lunatic" has the energy of High Tide crossed with the complexity of the finest Italian classical rock. Not unlike Mythos' Stephan Kaske, Jürgen Dollase had a similarly strong accented Peter Hammill style of singing, which lead to "Wallenstein" often being quoted as a German classical twist on 'Van Der Graaf Generator'.
But there was more to "Wallenstein" than that!
- The Theme
- Manhatten Project
- Bill Barone - Guitars, Vocals
- Harald Grosskopf - Drums, Percussion
- Jürgen Dollase - Keyboards, Vocals
- Jerry Berkers - Bass, Vocals