Music video and live concert in Lebanon

Linus Klausenitzer performed with Kaoteon in Beirut: A legendary Lebanese metal band that celebrated their comeback on stage after 9 years.

„In only 3 days we recorded a music video and played a live show with only 1 rehearsal together. Nevertheless they took time to show me their old culture and delicious food. Thanks Kaoteon you for inviting me, to the emotional crowd in Lebanon and all the amazing people that I met during this trip.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

If you are interested in booking Linus Klausenitzer for bass recordings or live concerts, get in touch.

Bass lessons at Low End University – membership coupon

Linus Klausenitzer is guest instructor at Low End University:

Low End University is the online bass school founded by educator and bassist Mark Michell best known for his musical work with Scale the Summit, Tetrafusion and his educational work. Low End University provides a custom learning experience for every student with our ever-growing lesson video library and archive of application licks, downloadable PDF transcriptions, bass-less play-along tracks, interactive features, members’ forum, and more.

Linus Klausenitzer’s first lesson is online now. You can use the coupon code ‚LINUSBASS‘ and see it with a free 30 day trial (+other courses of Mark Michell and other guest instructors like 7 string bassist Jeff Hughell from Six Feet Under and Ex-Brain Drill).


New Endorsements | Sommer Cable and Steinberg

„I have been playing Sommer Cable for many years. I have read a lot of laboratory tests about instrument cables. Their cables are always on the top of the rankings for transmitting the best signal. Those objective tests just validate my personal opinion and my experiences about the quality of Sommer Cables.
The story about Steinberg is similar. I have been using their products since my very early days as a musician. Since I studied media IT myself I am very critical about the usability of software. My favorite Steinberg product „Cubase“ is intuitive and in my opinion the best DAW on the market.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

Live Session Gigs for April 2017 | Lebanon, Mexico and Germany

Session bass live gigs announcement for April 2017:
With the Melodic-Death/Black-Metal Band Thulcandra:
7th of April – Aurich, Germany – Schlachtfest 2017
13th of April – Monterrey
14th of April – Guadajajara
15th of April – Mexico City CDMX
16th of April – Merida

In Lebanon with  KAOTEON:
29th of April – Beirut Metal Fest 2017

Bayern 2 „Zündfunk“

German radio station ‚Bayern 2′(1/2 million listeners per day) visited Linus Klausenitzer in his homestudio talking about Obscura, his studio session work and the role of metal in Germany.
You can listen to the show at the radio station’s website.

German Bass Masterclass at

Linus Klausenitzer will be guest at to present a bass masterclass about Modern Metal Bass-Concepts.

Ob für die Technical Death Metal Band Obscura oder Alkaloid. Linus Klausenitzer konnte sich binnen weniger Jahre in der vorderste Reihe der deutschen Metal Bassisten etablieren. Wir freuen uns, euch am Mittwoch, den 08.02.2017 ab 19:00 Uhr seine Modern Metal Concepts in einer Liveübertragung kostenlos vorstellen zu können. Einfach kostenlosen Testaccount anlegen unter und los gehts!


2017 & new interviews

„This year was again very special and exciting. Thank you so much for being part of it!
I wish you all a happy 2017!“

– Linus Klausenitzer

The year 2016 for Linus Klausenitzer:

  • 55 gigs (Almost every country in Europe, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico,…)
  • Release of a couple of albums including „Akroasis“ by Obscura, „The Fire Within“ by Eternity’s End and „The Crypts of Sleep“ by Hannes Grossmann
  • Guest appearances on several albums including „Tæther“ by The Ritual Aura and Fountainhead’s „Reverse Engineering“
  • Recorded 3 more albums and several guest appearances as session bass player
  • Author of my first bass book
  • 3 Music Videos
  • 2 Bass Playthrough Videos
  • 3 digital bass workshops
  • Nomination for the best player 2016 by Loudwire

new interviews:

Obscura | Bass Playthrough Video: „Akroasis“

“When I thought about recording another playthrough, I decided for the title track of our new album Akroasis.
As it is a very atmospheric song, the bass lines are probably the easiest one to play on the whole album.
This way I hope to motivate people to try playing the song themselves and to pay more attention to phrasing on bass.
In this video I play my fretless Ibanez BTB7 that people ask me about very often. I recorded 90% of the album with this bass.” – Linus Klausenitzer

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA are poised to return with fifty-two minutes of their most expansive, dynamic, and innovative music to date! This is the official title track ‚Akroasis‘ bass playthrough by Linus Klausenitzer. He plays his fretless version of an Ibanez BTB7 (7 string).

‚Akroasis‘ is out now via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital. Purchase at
Bass tablature book including this song – availabe at

Nomination for Best Bass Player in 2016 – Loudwire Music Awards

For his work on Obscura’s newest album „Akroasis“ bassist Linus Klausenitzer is now nominated for Best Bassist of the Year by Loudwire!

„It’s an absolute honor to be nominated for the Loudwire Music Awards 2016 – in a row with bass players that inspired me a lot in my career as well as bassists which play in the biggest rock bands of the world: David Ellefson (Megadeth), Martin Mendez (Opeth), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan‘s (Guns N‘ Roses) and many more.“ – Linus Klausenitzer

You can vote for him on (surely the biggest rock/metal website in the world wide web) .

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