Ingo Schwichtenberg

Michael Kiske about Ingo Schwichtenberg

Michael Kiske commented to Third Eye Cinema: "It had a lot to do with his lifestyle. I remember about the Keeper 2 album, when Kai left, we had this legal court struggle. Sanctuary the management of Iron maiden was trying to get us out of the record deal of Noise records, because they cheated us and stole every penny that we should have made. They were going on court for us. It was almost 2 years in which we could not do anything. We could not go on tour and we could not produce a record. I remember that my previous girlfriend, I have that image in my head that we were out in the nature, in the grass and playing badminton. That was actually what I did reading, watching movies and playing badminton.  I remember that I didn’t see Ingo for a while; I did not see him for a whole year. He was good looking, the Bon Jovi type of guy in his prime. I remember when I saw him again after this year, I was shocked. The way he looked. He looked like 10 years older. Then I thought, what was going on. We all did not know by that time. ..His girlfriend he was living together for some years, left him, he told me me she could not stand it anymore, finding cocaine in his pants. Then we started to discover that he had a serious drug problem. He was drinking a lot anyway. I remember when we recorded the drums for Pink bubbles, he drank about 10 beers. Then he started recording and I said did you notice you drsnk about 10 beers, then he freaked out typical like alcoholics do. He freaked out ‘Michael you are not a Rock’n’ roller. ‘ …We were kind of helpless…When we did the last tour, he was crazy and talking nonsense and sometimes right in the middle of a show he stopped playing the drums. He felt down on the drums and he heard some kind of voices or whatever. It was the situation you could not take that guy on the road anymore. We told him, we give you this year to get clean and then you can come back. But he never got it right. He lost it completely; he was on a suicidal mission. Very sad and I’ve seen this a lot in my surrounding. Especially young people drinking a lot of alcohol, I always hated that…, my father killed himself with alcohol.  My brother is through it as well, not only alcohol, also drugs, he is now out of it. I’m used to that and I always hated it. I never took anything. I never drank, I never smoked, I hate that shit, I think it is not good for you. It is your own enemy, it kills you slowly…Ingo could not handle the situation, not being on tour, sitting at home ,like almost 2 years and having nothing to do..."

 

Official releases
Bootlegs
Drums on Bootlegs: 
Helloween 2011-01-05 - Unreleased Pumpkins Deluxe Box Audio
Helloween 1992-10-05 - Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-10-05 - Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan Video
Helloween 1992-09-29 - Bunka Center, Urawa, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-09-27 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-09-24 - Kyoiku Bunka Hall, Kawasaki, Japan Audio
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Audio
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Version 1 Video
Helloween 1992-08-15 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany Version 2 Video
Helloween 1992-05-14 - Live Music Hall, Köln, Germany Audio
Helloween 1992-05-14 - Live Music Hall, Koln, Germany Video
Helloween 1992-05-12 - Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1992-05-12 - France Interview '92 Video
Helloween 1992-05-12 - Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Video
Helloween 1992-05-10 - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy Audio
Helloween 1992-05-04 - Music Hall, Frankfurt, Germany Audio
Helloween 1992-05-01 - Biskuithall, Bonn, Germany Version 1 Video
Helloween 1992-05-01 - Biskuithall, Bonn, Germany Version 2 Video
Helloween 1992-04-30 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany Audio
Helloween 1989-06-03 - Shiodome Pit, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-06-01 - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-30 - Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-30 - Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-30 - Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-29 - Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-24 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-24 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-23 - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1989-05-11 - Microarena, Springfield, MA, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-05-08 - RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-05-08 - RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York, USA Version 1 Video
Helloween 1989-05-08 - RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York, USA Version 2 Video
Helloween 1989-05-06 - Felt Forum, New York, USA Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-06 - Felt Forum, New York, USA Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1989-05-01 - Syria Mosque Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-04-29 - Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-04-26 - Omnibus, Milwaukee, WI, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-04-24 - Hara Arena, Dayton, USA Audio
Helloween 1989-04-08 - Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, USA Audio
Helloween 1988-11-08 - Hummingbird, Birmingham, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-07 - Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-06 - Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-03 - Royal Concert Center, Nottingham, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-11-01 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Source 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-29 - Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-25 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-25 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-23 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-23 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-20 - Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Audio
Helloween 1988-10-16 - Munsterlandhalle Munster, Germany Audio
Helloween 1988-10-03 - Ishall, Helsinki, Finland Audio
Helloween 1988-10-01 - Scandinavium, Gothemburg, Sweden Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-10-01 - Scandinavium, Gothemburg, Sweden Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-30 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Version 3 Audio
Helloween 1988-09-25 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1988-09-24 - Palais Omnisport de Bercy, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1988-09-22 - Bullring, Barcelona, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-22 - Bullring, Barcelona, Spain Video
Helloween 1988-09-18 - Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-17 - Bullring, Pamplona, Spain Audio
Helloween 1988-09-17 - Bullring, Pamplona, Spain Video
Helloween 1988-09-10 - Arena Festa Dell Unita, Modena, Italy Audio
Helloween 1988-09-04 - Willheim II FC Stadium, Tilburg, Holland Audio
Helloween 1988-08-20 - Castle Donington, Donington Park, UK Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1988-08-20 - Castle Donington, Donington Park, UK Version 1 Video
Helloween 1988-08-20 - Castle Donington, Donington Park, UK Version 2 Video
Helloween 1988-08-20 - Castle Donington, Donington Park, UK Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1988-08-20 - Castle Donington, Donington Park, UK Version 3 Audio
Helloween 1987-11-30 - Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan Audio
Helloween 1987-11-28 - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1987-11-28 - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan Audio
Helloween 1987-10-20 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, USA Video
Helloween 1987-10-20 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, USA Audio
Helloween 1987-10-11 - Harpo's, Detroit, Michigan, USA Audio
Helloween 1987-10-09 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, USA Audio
Helloween 1987-10-02 - Satellite Lounch, Cookstown, NJ, USA Audio
Helloween 1987-09-04 - Pavillion of Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain Audio
Helloween 1987-09-01 - Palacio de los Deportes, Barcelona, Spain Video
Helloween 1987-08-30 - FCP Stadion, Pforzheim, Germany Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1987-08-30 - FCP Stadion, Pforzheim, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1987-08-29 - Messegelande, Nuremberg, Germany Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1987-08-29 - Messegelande, Nuremberg, Germany Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1987-08-26 - Arena de Chionso, Reggio Emilia, Italy Video
Helloween 1987-08-26 - Arena de Chionso, Reggio Emilia, Italy Audio
Helloween 1987-08-23 - Noorderlight, Tilburg, Netherlands Audio
Helloween 1987-08-22 - Sportcsarnok, Miskolc, Hungary Audio
Helloween 1987-08-15 - Ahvenisto Motor Stadium, Häameenlinna, Finland Audio
Helloween 1987-06-28 - MTV Headbanger's Ball TV Video
Helloween 1987-05-09 - Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK Audio
Helloween 1987-04-28 - Tor 3, Düsseldorf, Germany Video
Helloween 1987-04-27 - Zeche Hall, Bochum, Germany Audio
Helloween 1987-04-26 - Aladin, Bremen, Germany Audio
Helloween 1987-04-19 - Locomotive, Paris, France Audio
Helloween 1987-04-14 - Wien Fritz, Switzerland Audio
Helloween 1987-04-10 - Alabamahalle, Munich, Germany Audio
Helloween 1987-04-09 - Kulturhaus, Mannheim Audio
Helloween 1987-04-06 - Knopfs Music Hall, Hamburg, Germany Video
Helloween 1987-04-06 - Knopfs Music Hall, Hamburg, Germany Audio
Helloween 1987-04-05 - Metropol, Berlin, Germany Audio
Helloween 1987-04-04 - Metalmania Festival, Katowice, Poland Version 1 Audio
Helloween 1987-04-04 - Metalmania Festival, Katowice, Poland Version 2 Audio
Helloween 1987-03-29 - JH Zenith, Dendermonde, Belgium Audio
Helloween 1987-03-28 - Noorderligt, Tilburg, Netherlands Audio
Helloween 1987-03-18 - Mehrzweckhalle, Tuttlingen, Germany Source 1 Video
Helloween 1987-03-18 - Mehrzweckhalle, Tuttlingen, Germany Source 2 Video
Helloween 1987-03-17 - Zentrum Zell, Esslingen, Germany Video