Saris : Curse of Time
Saris was found in 1981 by Derk Akkermann. Between 1982 and 1983 they toured through Germany and performed successful their progressive rock. During this time their first Single 'Out Of Your Night' was recorded. With a new lead singer 'Martin Gellhaus' and new keyboard player 'Stefan Kremer', Saris recorded the first Album 'Dead End Street' in 1991 and started a tour through Germany. Tired of touring, the bass player and drummer left. The search for a new rhythm section was disappointing, but in May 1998 Achim Schmidt and Lutz Guenther entered the Studio. Bass and drums seemed to be best friends. Inspired of this excellent basic, guitar and keyboards even beat the pants off all the songs before. The new stuff exceeded all expectations. Nearly one year Saris only made sessions and learned to draw their new musical dimensions. But nevertheless they split in 2000 based on private causes. In 2006 Derk Akkermann, Achim Schmidt and Lutz Günther reinvented Saris and began to write new songs. With Lutz's wife Anja and Thomas Hackmann on vocals Saris were completed. All keyboards are done by Derk and Achim. Achim supplied all orchestra arrangements. Thomas is a well known studio artist and worked with many top acts, like Saxon, Rage, Daniele Liverani and others.