Melodic Intrumental Heavy Rock – that’s the best way to describe the music of Black 7. Rooted in the 80s and 90s of rock and metal, a musical language of its own was developed.
Black 7 is a project by Lars Totzke, a guitarist and songwriter from Hannover. After many years of musical abstinence, 14 songs were released on his first own album „Look Inside“. An instrumental album in which the guitar is the leading instrument and guides through the songs. It’s like a musical journey in which fast parts alternate with calm passages. All songs are written, produced and arranged by Lars Totzke.
Influenced by bands and artists such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Sevendust, Dream Theater, Slipknot and Korn but also Satriani, Gary Moore, Al di Meola and Paco de Lucia, Lars Totzke’s music is heavy and rock as well as orchestral and sometimes quiet.
The musical journey began at the age of 18. After a few years Lars played in a metal band before he founded his own band Madrigal in Hanover in the mid-90s. A mixture of metal and progressive rock. After a few local releases and live concerts, the band split up and Lars then played in an acoustic trio (2 guitars and vocals) until around 2005. After that there were no more publications. With the new project a new beginning should be set for further publications and soon also live concerts.