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The band was formed on 10th of April 2008 at 8 P.M. in Budapest, Hungary.
Crossholder are a classic Heavy Metal band, whose work is based on a conceptual project.
An old project of Guzu’s (Janos Gondosch, the bass player and leader of the band) was gathering dust in his brain and on an age-old home tape from year 1992.He had presented his ideas to the others. Everyone without exception accepted these ideas along with the band name „Crossholder”.
This project is a whole plan which consists of a novel and a musical visual production.
By the end of 2008 Guzu finished his 292 page novel, called „Crossholder – In Captivity of Time”.
Each chapter of the novel (13) begins with the lyrics of a song, and is followed by a concrete chapter. An illustration belongs to each chapter.
At gigs the songs are performed in a way that those who listen to the songs from the beginning till the end can hear and see a related story about Crossholder, who comes to the Middle Ages from the future and establishes the Knights Templar Order.
Only those who come to a „Crossholder” gig can really understand the story!
Already is available in Hungary their debut album call “Crossholder, in Captivity of Time” which was be masterized in New York (“Mastervargas Studios NY.”), is published by “Nail Records” and is promoted by “Hammerworld”.
An interesting moment of the album is that there are no pauses between the songs, only sound effects and battle noises.
First, really moment in the band international career was on 05th of march.2010 when they was the support band for Tim Ripper Owens on his first solo show in Hungary at Crazy Mama Club, Budapest.
Crossholder was the only one Hungarian band, who played on the main stage (first day) on “Metalfest Hungary 2010” (21.05.2010) in the company of bands like Nevermore, Sonata Arctica, Lamb of God etc.
At the one of the biggest Hungarian festival, call “Septemberfest” they are the headliners on the Neo FM Radio Stage in 2010, and in 2011 they was make a big show on the Main stage.
“The Siege of Jerusalem”, English version:
In 2011, they was in a succesfull Thailand tour. They was have five concerts, three in Bangkok and two in Pattaya.
Here you can see the Crossholder music Video, call Miriam:
The intro for Thailand tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWzlc8f7Qwk
After the Thailand tour, the band had concerts in Hungary and Europe.
Hungary: Rockmaraton (Pécs), SzeptEmber Feszt, Szigethalom Fest, Club 202, Crazy Mama Club Budapest etc.
Europe: Switzerland, Ucraine, Romania, Croatia, Czeh Republic.
Another good tour was the East European tour in organization of “Black Diamond Management” with “Thunderbolt”, “Tirana Rockers” and “Crossholder” in Sibiu, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Zagreb (Croatia).
After this tour, Roger Bjelke, leader of “Black Diamond Management” he took the band into his management! The band is very proud for that moment!
In February of 2012 the band was support band for Astral Doors (SWE).
Here are two videos:
Crossholder, in Captivity of time:
The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover):
An interesting story about the band:
At this moment, in Ucraine Crossholder is a well known and liked band.
They was for three times in Ucraine between 2011 and 2012.
First time was 600-700 people on the show (23.08.2011).
Second time the band was make a solo show in front of 2000 people, without any support or other headliner bands. (10.09.2011)
Third time (26. 07. 2012) they was the Headliner band on the first day of “KKKTF Festival”, one of the biggest festivals in Ucraine (Peterfalva) in front of a very big and loud crowd.
Here is a not good quality video, but you can see and heard the feeling of the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_HvAlkXy90
At this moment Crossholder are working on they second story (novel) and concept album call “Crossholder, Storm of Crises”.
The band are proud of they fan base call “Crossholder Army” all over the world (Thailand, Ucraine, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, UK, USA, Croatia etc. and, of course Hungary)!
Here is the Facebook site of “Crossholder Army”:
Last concert of Crossholder was at Crazy Mama Club in Budapest supporting “Tim Ripper Owens”!
Here is a promo video produced by Guzu:
Black diamond Management, Norway:
Limelight Production, Benelux:
My Space: www.myspace.com/crossholderband