In an ungoing collaboration with Russian band The Grand Astoria, Elmer has pushed his limits both musically and literally. Various tours across Europe on both guitar and bass have been reviewed. In 2013 Elmer joined the band on bass. Which can also be heard on the EP Deathmarch. Later on Elmer took care of the guitar for the tours in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Recordings (see also discography):
Deathmarch EP, 2013
Live at Popcentrale, 2019
Tour dates (see shows)
The Grand Astoria live at POPCENTRALE (official bootleg), recorded at March 9th 2019.
During the first leg of the 10th anniversary tour of The Grand Astoria (RUS), Elmer joined his Russian friends onstage for another tour across Germany, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands for 5 weeks. Accounting for the vast majority of the solo parts on the electric guitar.
This live bootleg has been recorded at the 9th of March 2019 in The Netherlands. The show consisted of two sets with guest drummer Rogier Berben on drums during the second part (track 6#, 7#, 8# and 9#). Elmer can be heard on the left channel. Heavy blues jams guaranteed.
Kamille Sharapodinov - Guitars and vocals (right channel)
Igor Suvorov - Bass
Kostick - Drums
Rogier Berben - Drums 6#, 7#, 8# and 9#
Elmer Meijers - Guitar (left channel)
For support and more information: Music | The Grand Astoria (bandcamp.com)
The Grand Astoria. Deathmarch EP.
October 2013.The 5 songs took form during a 2 month tour across Europe and recorded straight after the tour in Tilburg (NL). On this rare occasion Elmer is performing on bass.
Kamille Sharapodinov - Guitars, synths & lead vocals
Igor Suvorov - Guitars
Rogier Berben - Drums
Danila Danilov - Backing vocals
Elmer Meijers - Bass
Recording and mixing: Lars Spijkervet & quarantaine studio, Tilburg (NL)
Additional recording: House of Composers, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Mastering: Pim Mulders
Artwork: Sophia Miroedova
Music and production by: Kamille Sharapodinov
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