Last spring, it became obvious that the fading (at least as far as the field of music instruments is concerned) Musikmesse fair would have a competitor in the Musicpark. The first edition of the latter event took place between the 1st and the 3rd of November this year at the fairgrounds in Leipzig, Germany.
It is heartwarming that brands such as Yamaha, Sonor, Pearl, Meinl, Zildjian, Sabian, Istanbul Agop, or Schlagwerk not only decided to invest their time and money in supporting the new platform, but also brought in some of their artists, who gave great performances. Those included the likes of Jost Nickel, Gary Wallis (Tom Jones, Mike & The Mechanics), Karl Brazil, Michael Schack, Max Gösswein i Simon Gattringer (the Dreschheads duo), Dirk Brand, or Cherisse Osei (Brian Ferry, Simple Minds).
The Germans from Metal Drum Power were a very interesting exhibitor. The company manufactures drums from stainless steel. We had the opportunity to check out three of the kits they exhibited at Musicpark and we were quite impressed. Take a listen for yourselves…
“We are a company called Metal Drum Power from Germany, an area called Sauerland. These are metal drum kits made of stainless steel. The shell thickness is 6 mm. They sound really fat and amazing. The snare drum sounds really clear, with a lot of snare response. Very smooth, clear and loud.“