The band performed at the 2008 edition of the Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany.
In 2009, Panzerballett recorded two Zappa medleys (and the Simpsons theme), and released it their "Hart Genossen - von Abba bis Zappa" album.
The picture on the right is taken from the Panzerballett website.
the band's myspace corner:
(2005, cd, ger, bad land records blr 666400))
|panzerballett: live at backstage munich 2006
(2007, dvd, ger, silverwolf productions 00002)
|panzerballett: stärke stücke
(2008, cd, ger, act)
(2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|panzerballett: hart genossen
von abba bis zappa
(2009, cd, ger, act) - incl. two zappa medleys
|panzerballett: tank goodness
(2012, cd, ger, gentle art of music) - feat. randy brecker, mattias ia eklundh
live at theatron munich 2013
(2013, dvd, ger, gentle art of music) - feat. mattias ia eklundh
(2015, cd, ger, gentle art of music)
x-mas death jazz
(2017, cd, ger, gentle art of music) - feat. mattias 'ia' eklundh, mike keneally
(2020, cd, ger, gentle art of music) - feat. morgan agren, marco minnemann
2008 07 30, Jan Zehrfeld was kind enough to answer a couple of questions
will be opening the Zappanale Festival on Saturday, day 2 of the festival. Did
you know about the Zappanale festival before you got invited? Do you like
playing at festivals?
Zehrfeld / Panzerballet: Yes, we knew about the Zappanale. Martin,
our second guitarist, is a die-hard fan of Zappa and was there in 2003. We love
to play anywhere, though the soundwise most difficult locations are jazz clubs.
Generally, every show with a "jazz audience" (which we are confronted
with most often) divides it into four groups:
a) "Leaving because of being blown away"
b) "Staying though being blown away"
c) "Staying because of being blown away"
But the question is not if we will turn it down. The question is: can the audience cope with it?
I listened to some of the samples that are on your website, and I was very
impressed. The samples are much too short
but I did hear a lot of Zappa and Weather Report in it.
Who is Panzerballet's musically influenced by?
Zehrfeld / Panzerballet: Meshuggah, Planet X, Tribal Tech,
Mats/Morgan, ... to scratch the surface.
A number of the
bands that are playing at the Zappanale festival will be playing the music of
Would it be possible for you to play in a band where you would play someone else's compositions, or do you (as a band) prefer to play your own compositions.