27. September 2019 20:00
It was one of those ice cold nights in january 2015 when Claudia got a phone call well past midnight from a certain Gerhard Kollmann, guitarist, telling her, he´s in a Metal band with his daughter Lisa on drums and that they were urgently seeking for a vocalist. A first rehearsal in the former „Little Stage“ was soon arranged and after about twentyfive seconds we three were more that convinced that we had to make music together and that it had to be metal, there was and still is no other way. After some naming and renaming we chose mainly for phonetic reasons RAPTOR 200, „200“ stands for 200 bpm, as it turned out during the first rehearsals – this pace suits us very well. The next few weeks saw us constantly establishing the characteristic RAPTOR 200-style, fast, direct, straightforeward, reminding the former light-heartedness of Heavy Metal. Compared with that it was quite tedious to find the right bass player. Mike Klement, who also produced our first demo-recordings in 2016, see raptor200.bandcamp.com, seemed to be the right one. Although we all still like these recordings very much, Mike and RAPTOR 200 decided to quit. So we remembered that bass player Gerald Ulbert we met at a music-workshop we attended. The man was mainly noticed by tons of equipment he had with him using it in an impressive way. Maybe we had to talk him a little bit into this, but finally he joined the band in 2017.