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: : wolffpack

: : radiation romeos

: : michael schenker dvd

summer 2016

: : rockwolves

spring 2016

: : phantom 5

: : mad max

summer 2015

: : gluexkinder

: : van de forst

: : mad max

: : supremacy

: : michael schenker

: : mickie krause

: : wolfpakk

: : david hanselmann

summer 2014

: : bang your head

january 2015

: : wolfpakk

: : michael schenker

summer 2014

: : bang your head

summer 2014

: : mickie krause

: : mad max

: : michael schenker

: : silver

: : glüxkinder

december 2013

: : rarebell and friends live

november 2013

: : mickie krause

: : michale schenker

: : hermann rarebell

: : linda

: : beggar's jam

october 2013

: : wolfpakk

: : mad max

: : schenker

august 2013

: : mad max interceptor

july 2013

: : wolfpakk

: : mad max/vengeance tour

spring 2013

: : michael schenker

: : herman rarebell

: : linda lulka

: : beggar's jam

: : mickie krause

december 2012

: : hermann rarebell

november 2012

: : michael schenker dvd

july 2012

: : "brand" new studio

march 2012

: : christian tolle

february 2012

: : beggar's bride

: : luley today's tomorrow

january 2012

: : randall amps

december 2011

: : vengeance release 2012

november 2011

: : msg - tour japan

: : madmax / spv

: : vengeance / spv

september 2011

: : gary barden

august 2011

: : wolfpakk

: : on tour with schenker

: : wolfpakk

: : vengeance

: : gary schutt

: : christian tolle

: : beggar's bride

: : gary barden

july 2011

: : on tour with schenker-roth-west

april 2011

: : on tour with schenker

: : king kobra

: : radio zombi

: : kai noll

: : christian tolle

: : wolpakk

: : boyscout

january 2011

: : happy new year

december 2010

: : kipelov

: : classic rock magazine

: : metal hammer

: : strangers in the night

: : wolfpakk

: : king kobra

: : mad max

october 2010

: : gary barden

: : voss and brauner

: : boyscout - making of

: : krause unplugged

september 2010

: : mark schulman dvd

: : holggy begg

: : dio tribute

: : recording in spain

august 2010

: : award

: : wacken

: : mickie krause

: : mark sweeney

: : carrot Top

may 2010

: : top 10 !!!

march 2010

: : mark sweeney

february 2010

: : charts mit bert heerink

: : mark sweeney

january 2010

: : schenker USA-Tour

: : mickie krause

: : russian rockstars

november 2009

: : mickie krause unplugged

: : schenker/barden/voss live USA

october 2009
: : mad max re-issue

september 2009

: : michael schenker

: : video bert heerink

: : tv mickie krause

july 2009

: : voices of rock 09

: : bert heerink

may 2009

: : madmax videotrailer

: : cochise, karibuni, trommelfloh

: : frellichtbühne tecklenburg

: : paul shortino

: : studio inauguration / mallorca

april 2009

: : mad max in USA

: : iMusic

: : pauk shortino

: : cooper inc.

: : dorkas kiefer

february 2009

: : jaded heart

: : beggar's bride

: : crush, zac, begg & a friend

: : schenker/barden

december 2008

: : beggar's bride

: : crush, zac, begg

: : msg

: : shortino

november 2008

: : vengeance

october 2008

: : metal christmas album

: : paul shortino

september 2008

: : video on youtube

: : fender guitars

: : axel rudi pell / mad max

: : schenker_barden_voss

august 2008

: : pearl

july 2008

: : summer greetings

may 2008

: : mad max, tecklenburg

april 2008

: : mad max, vengeance, al & chris

march 2008

: : mickie krause / vorwärts wettringen

: : marc schulman (pink)

: : schenker / msg

february 2008

: : al und chris

: : becker entertainment-system

: : mad max - jos zoomer

january 2008

: : die erfindung

: : paul sabu us-release

: : jaded heart

december 2007

: : schenker, barden, msg

: : mad max

november 2007

: : vengeance tour

: : karibuni

: : rick parfitt

october 2007

: : sae alumni award

: : dorkas kiefer

: : mad max, joelynn turner

: : jaded heart new album

september 2007

: : vengeance live album

august 2007

: : gary barden

july 2007

: : mickie krause

: : voices of rock

: : new recording system

: : al & chris

: : new young 'pearl'

june 2007

: : paul sabu

: : paul sabu, mr. nilsson, mickie krause

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october 20th 2005

Michael Schenker Fest

Kürzlich verkündete Nuclear Blast stolz die Veröffentlichung der ersten MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST-Platte.
Gemeinsam mit Produzent Michael Voss-Schoen wurden just die Aufnahmen für das
brandneue Studioalbum abgeschlossen, das am 02. März 2018 unter dem Titel »Resurrection« erscheinen wird.
Zu hören sind darauf, neben Michael Schenker und den drei M.S.G.-Sängern Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet und Robin McAuley,
auch Doogie White (Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK) sowie die Instrumentalisten Steve Mann (Gitarre, Keyboards),
Ted McKenna (Schlagzeug) und Chris Glen (Bass).
Als Gäste sind auf »Resurrection« zudem Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay sowie Michael Voss-Schoen vertreten.

http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/label/music/band/about/4811142.michael-schenker-fest.html Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muXDOxQz4fw&index=1&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4NHyAmg0ZZqs2KfNjpHKTp Video Warrior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2VtSdZHKbE&index=2&list=PLB4brr7vf-P4NHyAmg0ZZqs2KfNjpHKTp Album Resurrection erscheint am 02.März 2018

Michael Voss performing the Songs from his Youth!

Michael Voss well known Producer (Michael Schenker,Wolfpack,Phantom 5) and artist (Mad Max,Casanova) working since decades ´In the Name of Rock´ is about to reveal his favorite Tunes from his Childhood.
The Tracksthat made him the Musician that he is now.
On this so called ´Record´ you can hear the Influences and Vibes that still can be found in his Work nowadays.
This Album is a pure labor of love and all Instruments been played by Voss.
This strictly limited Edition will contain 300 hand signed Copies with a bonus Gift.
The Output is dedicated to the loving Memory of his Dad who passed away in November 2017.
All in All it is very personal and an intimite Collection of Songs.
The only Guest-Starring Performances on Piano and Memotron played by his longtime Friends ´Axel Urban´ and ´Holggy Begg´.

It´s Time to lean back and listen to the Music...

01.Rock Me Baby-David Cassidy
02.Days Gone Down-Gerry Rafferty
03.God Only Knows-The Beach Boys
04.What Now My Love-Agnetha Faeltskog
05.Remember Yesterday-John Miles
06.I'm Not In Love-10cc
07.Stagger Lee-P.J.Proby
08.When You Walk In The Room-Paul Nicholas
09.I'm A Believer-The Monkees
10.Wild Wild Angels-Smokie
11.While You See A Chance-Stevie Winwood
12.If You Go Away-Terry Jacks

Here we go.
Now you can order directly the new Michael Voss album ´Remember Yesterday´.Strictly limited to 300 copies only.
Please contact:


the following payments are allowed:


The price is €12,50.
Shipping will be handled by DHL (registered post).
Extra charge for delivery will be €3,60 in Germany, all other countries €6,40 plus €0,40 for packaging

The Album will be send out on 21.01.2018 on Michaels birthday.

Keep rocking, buy and enjoy…


check it out!


Wolfpakk: The melodic metal allstar project releases new album on April 28th!

It's time for the fourth installment of WOLFPAKK, the melodic metal allstar project led by Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker).
Once again the two experienced musicians have gathered a pack of "guest wolves" to refine the 11 new songs which will be featured on "Wolves Reign" (release: April 28).
Among the 26 guests are:
Biff Byford (Saxon), George Lynch (Dokken), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Harnell (TNT), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia), Timo Somers (Delain), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Michael Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen), just to name a few.


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of RADIATION ROMEOS self-titled debut album on June 2, 2017!
Radiation Romeos is a new band formed by the amazing singer Parramore “Perry” McCarty, best known for being the frontman of legendary US metal act Warrior and famed Billy Idoll guitarist Steve Stevens' solo project, Atomic Playboys (in fact, the inspiration for the name Radiation Romeos came from a line in the song “Atomic Playboys").
Musically, the band moves in a melodic hard rock direction with solid, metallic edges thanks to the production of Michael Voss (Phantom 5, Casanova, Michael Schenker), who also contributed to the songwriting. In the studio, Parramore sang all vocals with Dag Heyne handling guitars, Jogi Spittka on bass, and Gereon Homann laying down the drum work with gusto!
Perry says: “Radiation Romeos started when producer Michael Voss contacted me in San Diego through Facebook. A few days later we had the record agreement with Frontiers, so the RADIATION ROMEOS album was soon under way. Our goal was to write great melodic rock songs. The album “spans the globe” from the title track, power rockin’ RADIATION ROMEOS to some songs with a bit more grit like CASTAWAYS. All the way to a beautiful ballad, LIKE AN ARROW. Something for everyone, if you will… The recording was so much fun and exciting for me. I couldn’t wait to get up the following day to work on the next song! Michael is a wonderfully professional person with endless talent and the musicians super cool guys and top players!”
Parramore McCarty's career in music started when Robbin Crosby of RATT gave him his start singing in cover bands. His first major label album was “Fighting For the Earth” on Virgin Records in 1985 for the legendary heavy metal band Warrior. Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys followed in 1989 on Warner Bros. Records. Then hereturned to Warrior and also started gigging in the LA area with Metal Freqs and Monster Traxx.
Radiation Romeos will take no prisoners with their exciting mixture of muscular rock anthems and killer melodic songs!

Album tracklisting:
1. Radiation Romeos
2. Ocean Drive
3. Bad Bad Company
4. Mystic Mountain
5. Like An Arrow
6. Promised Land
7. Castaways
8. Ghost Town
9. Til The End Of Time
10. On The Tight Rope
11. Monstertraxx
Parramore McCarty - vocals
Dag Heyne - guitars
Jogi Spittka - bass
Gereon Homann – drums

Produced by Michael Voss

Billboard USA

#52 in den Hard Music Charts
#192 in den Indie Charts
Album Charts UK

On #7

On #20

Deutschland Album Charts

Deutschland DVD-Bluray Charts:

Steamhammer/SPV Pressemeldung

September 09th, 2016 ROCK WOLVES -
New rock trio featuring members of Scorpions, Mad Max & H-Blockx -
- First single and video will be released today -
- Debut album scheduled for release October 28th, 2016 -

ROCK WOLVES feat. Herman Rarebell, Michael Voss and Stephan ' Gudze' Hinz, release their debut single "Rock For The Nations" today in digital format.
The song is taken from the forthcoming album "Rock Wolves" out on October 28th.
They also release the video for the single today.

You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlsTfkafe0A
Herman Rarebell: "Rock for the nations is better than war for the nations!!!
Rock Wolves bring the nations good rock music!!!
See you soon at our concerts!!!"
"Rock Wolves" will be released worldwide (ex Japan) as digi, LP and download on October 28th,2016 through Steamhammer/SPV.

1. Rock For The Nations 3:46
2. Surround By Fools 4:03
3. Out Of Time 3:31
4. What About Love 3:28
5. The Blame Game 3:19
6. Riding Shotgun 3:26
7. Nothings Gonna Bring Me Down 3:05
8. The Lion Is Loose 3.33
9. I Need Your Love 3:33
10. Lay With Me 3:30
11. Inside Out 3:09 (iTunes exclusive bonus track) __________________________________________



- New rock trio featuring members of Scorpions, Mad Max & H-Blockx -
- First single will be released September 09th, 2016 -
- Debut album scheduled for release October 28th, 2016 -

Rumours were flying thick and fast for a while, but now it` s official:
Steamhammer/SPV have signed the new all-star trio Rock Wolves for the world ex Japan.
The name stands for Herman Rarebell, Michael Voss and Stephan "Gudze" Hinz, three of the most renowned German rock musicians of the past forty years.
Their CVs feature eminent acts such as the Scorpions, MSG, H-Blockx, Casanova and Mad Max.
Their first single ´Rock For The Nations` is due out on September 09th, to be followed by the debut album on October 28th. Drummer Herman Rarebell describes his new bands material as "classic rock music, powerful but not too heavy" .

You can see the first teaser here: https://youtu.be/ejAOG3FFXqo

As the former Scorpions drummer, Herman Rarebell was instrumental in recording classics such as Lovedrive, Blackout and Crazy World between 1977 and 1996, and looks back at a successful stint as the manager of his own recording company Monaco Records.
At the moment he is a member of guitar legend Michael Schenker`s current group Temple Of Rock, where Rarebell met Michael Voss, among others. Since the 1980s, Voss has caused a stir with acts such as Mad Max and Casanova, has worked with Michael Schenker and is also involved in Temple Of Rock as a vocalist, songwriter and producer.
The third Rock Wolves member is Stephan "Gudze" Hinz, founder member and bassist of H-Blockx and hence a representative of the 1990s rock generation. So here we have three illustrious names, three decades, and three artistic careers with similar but by no means congruent influences.
The material of the upcoming Rock Wolves album was produced by Michael Voss at Münsters Kidroom Studio and at the Principal Studios in Senden. Twelve songs, among them a cover version of American hit writer Jim Vallance` s ´What About Love`, which was a Billboard Charts topper for American band Heart in 1983. A video to support the lead single ´Rock For The Nations` was shot near Hanover in mid-June and will also be released on September 09th.


+++++ BREAKING NEWS +++++

We´re happy to announce that our friends of Mad Max will join us on our Whisky Fingers Tour in March!!!
This will be a killer tour and we can´t wait to hit the road!

08.03.2016 D-München/Garage Deluxe
09.03.2016 D-Augsburg/Spectrum
10.03.2016 D-Mannheim/7er
11.03.2016 D-Burgrieden/Riffelhof
12.03.2016 D-Bochum/Matrix
13.03.2016 D-Hamburg/Rock Cafe


PHANTOM 5 is the new band put together by former BONFIRE singer Claus Lessmann, together with producer and guitar player Michael Voss (CASANOVA, MICHAEL SCHENKER, MAD MAX).
They have enlisted a sort of who s who of German Classic and Melodic Hard Rock with a lineup completed with Robby Boebel (from Frontline), Axel Kruse (from Jaded Heart) and Francis Buchholz (from Scorpions).
Born as Supremacy, this new German Melodic Rock alliance, with five real aces on the pitch could not disappoint.
So after the name change into Phantom 5, the new album started to take shape.
According to Michael Voss: For me it sounds like we did a follow up to the famous Bonfire ´Fireworks album with a touch of Frontline meets Jaded Heart groove & it is a driving monster with huge walls of guitars, powerful soaking drums and fine catchy melodies& we took a trip back into the world of the eighties!!!
Claus Lessmann adds: I am very proud of being part of a very fine piece of melodic rock and I hope that many people will like and love it the same way we do. Everything came together very naturally and I had the feeling, that our flow of creativity never seemed to run dry, just like it should be. After the more than painful situation with Bonfire, it was exactly the right thing, at the right time to do for me and it just felt and feels so damn right! And indeed it's been a long time since we've heard a Melodic Hard Rock record THIS GOOD coming from Germany!
Think Bonfire's Point Blank , Casanova's debut album, Frontline's Heroes, or Fair Warning's debut record and you get an idea of how this is going to hit you. Get ready to push the play button very often. This record has everything you'd expect and more & enjoy!

Claus Lessmann and Michael Voss will exclusively appear at the Frontiers Rock Festival in the Acoustic Night reserved for VIP tickets purchasers on April 22nd. All info are available here: www.frontiersrockfestival.com

PHANTOM 5 tracklisting includes: All The Way; Blue Dog; Someday; Don´t Touch The Night; Renegade; Flying High; Since You´Re Gone; They Won´T Come Back; Frontline; We Both Had Our Time; Why. Sing Along (Bonus Track Digital Version) PHANTOM 5 Claus Lessmann  lead vocals Michael Voss  guitars and vocals Robby Boebel  guitars Francis Buchholz  bass guitar Axel Kruse  drums


hi folks, sorry for the long delay,
summer keeps me busy.
i´ve been working on several very exciting projects as there were to mention:

full album production of the pop duo ´glüxkinder´ in collaboration with herzenswünsche. http://www.gluexkinder-band.de

full album production of new country artist ´van de forst´.
some great tunes in collaboration with international songwriters.

full album production ´mad max´ best of.
we did rerecordings of the first three roadrunner albums.
the album comes out via spv music august 28th and is entitled ´thunder. storm and passion´.

full album production with ´supremacy´ is in the swing.
featuring claus lessmann, axel kruse, francis buchholz, robby böbel and me.
a so called german melodic rock line up.
released via frontiers and supposed to hit the shops sometime next year.

Full album production of michael schenker´s ´spirit on a mission´ album. http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

full album live remixes of ´mickie krause´ unplugged alive from the 2014 x-mas shows.

ep production of ´beggar´s jam´ is in the woods and we will need one more session to complete it.

full album production of ´wolfpakk´ fourth album which session started right off last week. www.wolfpakk.net

last but final...several tracks for the mighty ´david hanselmann´for his upcoming album. http://www.davidhanselmann.de

puuuh...some more news in the pipe..but too early to drop the news...please stay tuned..

all the best

january 2015

Hey folks here we go again...
It's gonna be a busy one:


The two alpha wolves Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss continue their journey on February 27th when WOLFPAKK's third album "Rise Of The Animal" will be released. For the follower to Wolfpakkì (2011) and Cry Wolfì (2013) again many high-class musicians contributed to make this a very special album once again.

Guest vocalists and musicians are a.o.:

Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween)
Marc Storace (Krokus)
Don Dokken (Dokken)
Andi Deris (Helloween)
Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
John Norum (Europe)
Axel Rudi Pell
Al Barrow (Magnum)
Bob Daisley (ex-Black Sabbath)
Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC)
Simon Philips (ex-Toto).


01. Riders Of The Storm
02. Sock It To Me
03. Monkey On Your Back
04. Highlands
05. Black Wolf
06. Somewhere Beyond
07. Running Out Of Time
08. Grizzly Man
09. High Roller
10. Rise Of The Animal
11. Universe

Michael Schenker

Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker releases a new studio album entitled "Spirit On A Mission" in the UK on Monday 23rd March. Released by in-akustik, the album of all-new material features Schenker's Temple of Rockband - ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), ex-Rainbowís Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay(guitar, keyboards).
The new album features twelve 12 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenkerís distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, the same rhythm section that originally performed together on the Scorpions 1979 album Lovedrive.

Spirit On A Mission†is a rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock.

The new album was recorded at Kidroom Studios, Muenster, Germany; the same studio where 2013's Bridge The Gap album was recorded. The album was produced by Michael Voss and Michael Schenker, and engineered by Voss.

summer news

hi my friends..

just came back from the bang your head festival:::
live inti with uwe lerch,enjoy,,,

mad max: thunder storm and passion

summer news

Hi all out there!
This summer keeps me going busy in my pool with the following items:

1.mickie krause-new album,6 tracks recorded mixed and mastered.hit the charts on #27.

2.mad max-great chance to play one of the biggest european heavy metal festivals-bang your head.a best of programm to 30th anniversary.

3.michael schenker-right after having received the golden metal hammer ucon awaed we start recordings for the new album with the great line up:schenker/white/buchholz/rarebell/findlay

4.silver-after a break of 10 years a comeback with 10 new tracks all written by broon (ex-sisters of mercy), more info to follow.

5.nashville songwriting sessions together with my production partner chris lausmann for an entire album.co wrtings with billy falcon (bonjovi), jeff franzel (chuck wicks) in the style of lady antebellum meets florida giorgia line

6.glüxkinders-single production of the amazing german pop song 'alles auf null', perfectly tailored for radio plays.

7.freilichtspiele tecklenburg-another wonderful kids musical 'robin hood' was crafted by hillebrecht/beuleke and recorded and mixed in the pool.watch it now!it's playin.

8.unbreakable-signed a deal with us based label dark star records and will promote them with their new singer this summer.

Enjoy their brandnew video:

9.beggar´s jam-new album in progress.a wonderful mix of covers and own songs by our acoustic trash duo.tour supporting
herman rarebells´acoustic fever in october to follow:

and finally: a visit from new york city...us artist andrea pappas to duet with the uprising country voice ´van deforest´...more details soon...


That's it so far.keep rocking michael

december 2013

Herman Rarebell & Friends live trailer @SWR/Baden Baden

Njoy my friends

november 2013

Hi folks, We are getting closer to xmas))) Here are the bits kidroom's involved in.

Out now on EMI/Electrola: Mickie Krause live DVD Mix and Master

Out now on Inakustik:
Michael Schenker-Bridge the Gap Production plus Lead Vocals and cowrite on Japan Edition's track ' Rollin'.

Out on a-minor records via H'art: Beggar's Jam-One for the Road

In the works:
Completing Linda Lulka's new Album for an renown international record label.

Live DVD with Herman Rarebell and friends.

Have urself a great autumn, Michael

october 2013

Wolfpakk- Cry Wolf CD Posted Media / Reviews:

New Noise Magazine: http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-wolfpakk-cry-wolf/
Dangerdog: http://www.dangerdog.com/2013-music-reviews/wolfpakk-cry-wolf.php
Metal Kaoz: http://www.metalkaoz.com/album-reviews/11184-wolfpakk-cry-wolf.html
Metal As Fuck: http://metalasfuck.net/zine/reviews/2013/wolfpakk-cry-wolf-afm-records
Metal Covenant: http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/cry_wolf.htm
Metal Express: http://www.metalexpressradio.com/menu.php?main=reviews&id=3967
Lords of Metal: http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/reviews/view/id/25227
About.com: http://heavymetal.about.com/od/cdreviews/tp/New-Heavy-Metal-Album-Reviews-September-24-2013.01.htm
Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/weekly-injection-new-releases-metallica-dream-theater-today-924
Metal Sucks: http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/09/24/sht-that-comes-out-today-september-24-2013/
My Global Mind: http://myglobalmind.com/2013/09/16/interview-mark-sweeney-wolfpakk/
Metal Underground: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=93039
Decibel Geek Show: http://dbgeekshow.blogspot.com/2013/09/wolfpakk.html
The May Fair mall: http://www.themayfairmallzine.com/cdrev6/wolfpakk2013.html
Metal Mark: http://metalmark.blogspot.com/2013/09/wolfpakk-cry-wolf.html
Dead Rhetoric: http://www.deadrhetoric.com/news/wolfpakk-to-release-cry-wolf-in-august/
Bravewords: http://www.deadrhetoric.com/news/wolfpakk-to-release-cry-wolf-in-august/
Hardrock Nights: http://hardrocknights.com/home/15501
Heavy Paradise: http://heavyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/09/wolfpakk-cry-wolf-2013.html
Metal Rules: http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2013/09/13/wolfpakk-cold-winter-video-clip-feat-amanda-somerville/
Metal As Fuck: http://metalasfuck.net/zine/news/2013/wolfpakk-returning-album-number-two


With "Bring On The Night"
the german hard rock outfit MAD MAX release the second snippet from the new album "Interceptor":

You can listen to the snippet here:

One of Germany' s most prominent and consistent hard rock bands have just announced their next major coup:
on 28 October 2013 (Germany: 25 October 2013, USA/Canada: 5 November 2013) Mad Max will be releasing their new album Interceptor, not just its title but also its cover artwork, created by Thomas Ewerhard, alluding to Mel Gibson's legendary desert car in the movie classic Mad Max.
The four musicians, Michael Voss (vocals, lead guitar), Jürgen Breforth (guitar), Roland Bergmann (bass) and Axel Kruse (drums), promise "full throttle from start to finish" and sum up the direction of their new record in just two words: "It rocks!"

01.Save Me
03.Sons Of Anarchy
04.Rock All Your Life
05.Five Minute Warning
06.Bring On The Night
07.Streets Of Tokyo
08.Show No Mercy
10.Turn It Down

The November tour with Vengeance is unfortunately cancelled for now because the guitar player of Mad Max Jürgen Breforth has to undergo an eye surgery. New dates will be released as soon as possible!


Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a brand new studio album entitled
Bridge The Gap in the UK on Monday December 2nd. Released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker's band Temple of Rock which consists of ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow's Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).
The new album features 13 hard-hitting, adrenalin fuelled melodic rock'n'roll songs that showcase Schenker's distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz appeared on the same album together since the Scorpions' 1979 Lovedrive.
Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase.
Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.
Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.
The album was recorded from January to March 2013 at Kidroom Studios, Germany and was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss, and engineered by Voss.
"Michael and I had talked about recording an album together after the tour of 2012,"says Doogie White.
"We never spoke about it again until January 2013 when he sent me seven ideas he had been working on." "Last October I started writing the music for the new album," adds Schenker.
"I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics. I laid down some arrangements at Michael Voss's studio.
There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process.
I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16. I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic.
It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now.
I'm back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."
"Never having really written with Michael before, apart from When the Devil Knows You're Dead (from 2011's Temple of Rock album), I didn't know how flexible he would be writing wise," recalls Doogie.
"I laid down some vocal tracks as ideas and when Michael heard them we were off and running.
Within two weeks we were in the studio laying down tracks."
Schenker admits that when he wrote this album, he tried to get a balance between songs that are heavy, fast and melodic, complimented by his signature guitar solos.
"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That's why the album's called Bridge The Gap.
With Wayne playing 7-string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds.
Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album. I am inspired from within. It's infinite like a kaleidoscope."
"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock'n'roll for quite a while. Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump.
We're connecting the past with the present. We're bridging the gap." Schenker remains philosophical about the name of the new album.
He believes the name reflects what is going on in the fast-moving world around him. "Everything that is currently going on in this world is showing that people are desperate for change.
We need to bridge the gap of poverty. There are too many innocent people getting killed in terrorist attacks. We need to leave all of this chaos behind us. We have to be strong.
We have to continue moving forward, working together in a balanced way."
Schenker is amazed how melodic the new album turned out, but he still insists the songs still feature a bit of darkness as well.
"I came up with the name of the album, before I even started writing. When Doogie started writing the lyrics to the new songs he had something to go by.
I guess Bridges Burned is a new song that is something of a word play on Bridge The Gap. I love this song. Doogie's singing is excellent on this."
"Horizons is a really powerful and exciting track from the new album," says Schenker."I love the energy and Doogie's great vocal lines."
"Neptune Rising is a song I wrote in the studio. It's about Wayne Findlay. He reminds me of a Neptune with his crazy hair and beard. One day I had this vision of seeing him with the Trident coming out of the ocean.
Wayne loves water and the undersea world.
So, I suggested that we design a guitar that looks like a Trident.
The guitar is almost completed and will be called Trident and will be seen on our next tour." "Because You Lied is completely of the wall.
I love everything about it. I had a real blast playing the guitar solo.
In general, on the new album I have injected each song with a new wave of lead guitar playing. It had a lot of fun making the entire album.
Francis and Herman - the original Scorpions rhythm section of Rock You Like A Hurricane seriously rock on the new album."

"Bridge The Gap" - Track Listing:
1. Neptune Rising
2. Where The Wild Winds Blow
3. Horizons
4. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
5. Rock'n'roll Symphony
6. To Live For The King
7. Land Of Thunder
8. Temple Of The Holy
9. Shine On
10. Bridges We Have Burned
11. Because You Lied
12. Black Moon Rising
13. Dance For The Piper
14. Faith (Vocals: Don Dokken) (Bonus Track).
All songs produced by: Michael Schenker and Michael Voss;
All songs are written by: Music - Michael Schenker, Lyrics - Doogie White; Except: 'Neptune Rising' (Michael Schenker), Bonus track "Faith" appears on the Special Edition, featuring Don Dokken (vocals).

August 2013


Eine der wichtigsten und konstantesten deutschen Hard Rock-Bands kündigt den nächsten großen Wurf an:
Am 25. Oktober 2013 (Europa: 28. Oktober 2013, USA/Kanada: 5. November 2013) veröffentlichen Mad Max ihr neues Album Interceptor und verweisen damit nicht nur namentlich sondern auch bezüglich des Albumcovers, welches von Thomas Ewerhard kreiert wurde, auf das legendäre Wüstenmobil von Mel Gibson im Kinoklassiker Mad Max.
Die vier Musiker Michael Voss (Gesang, Lead - Gitarre), Jürgen Breforth (Gitarre), Roland Bergmann (Bass) und Axel Kruse (Schlagzeug) versprechen Vollgas von Anfang bis Ende und fassen die Marschrichtung der neuen Scheibe mit drei knappen Worten zusammen: Das Ding rockt!
Oder wie es Gitarrist Jürgen Breforth formuliert: Anstatt wie so manch andere Rockgruppe immer seichter und balladesker zu werden, haben wir den entgegengesetzten Weg eingeschlagen und liefern hier pure Energie.

Produziert hat Interceptor erneut Frontmann Michael Voss in seinem Münsteraner ´Kidpool`-Studio, die Drum-Aufnahmen gingen in den renommierten ´Principal Studios` in Senden über die Bühne.
Gemastert wurde die Scheibe in den Münchner ´MSM Studios`, in denen auch schon Gotthard ihre Werke veredeln ließen.
Breforth: Wir haben uns diesmal bewusst mehr Output von außen gegönnt, ohne es allerdings zu übertreiben. Zehn neue Songs gibt es auf Interceptor zu bestaunen, darunter mit ´Turn It Down` den obligatorischen Coversong von The Sweet.
Das kennen die Fans von uns, deswegen müssen wir da jetzt beinhart durch , witzelt Breforth, der auch gleichzeitig die Termine der Herbsttour mit Vengeance bekanntgibt:


july 2013


Musix, Rock it! and Rocks present:

06.11.2013 (D) HAMBURG / Ballroom Hamburg www.ballroomhamburg.com
07.11.2013 (D) OSNABRÜCK / Bastard Club www.bastardclub.de
08.11.2013 (CH) PRATTELN / Rock Power Festival www.z-7.ch
09.11.2013 (NL) TILBURG / Caffé Extase www.cafeextase.nl
10.11.2013 (D) FRANKFURT / Zoom www.zoomfrankfurt.de
11.11.2013 (D) NÜRNBERG / Rockfabrik www.rockfabrik.de
12.11.2013 (D) AUGSBURG / Spectrum Club www.spectrum-club.de
13.11.2013 (D) ESSEN / Turock www.turock.de

Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany) 04627/183838 www.metaltix.com

In August 2011, Wolfpakk, the allstar-project led by Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanova) was releasing its debut, simply titled "Wolfpakk" .
Now, two years after, Sweeney and Voss unleash the successor, Cry Wolf.
Again the two leaders managed to gather many high-class guest musicians and vocalists, to record Wolfpakk's second longplayer.
Cry Wolf will be released on August 30.

spring 2013

hi mates...sorry for the long delay)))...
been quiet busy and just returned form a great brasil tour with mad max. finished recordings of the following projects:

01.) michael schenker-bridge the gap album michael schenker,doogie white,herman rarebell,francis buchholz,wayne findlay/out in october

02.) herman rarebell´s acoustic fever album best of herman written scorpions unplugged songs re recorded and arranged with mighty performances from famous international musicians
...more info 2 come soon

03.linda lulka´s first solo album featuring guest performances for mark schulman (pink) on drums and pascal kravetz (maffay) on hammond organ

04.beggars jam feat. mister casablanca album unplugges re recordings of my fave casanova tracks supported by my buddy holggy begg on short info:

the two-man orchestra:
beggar´s jam - michael voss (ex-casanova, mad max) & holggy begg (beggar s bride, crush-zac-begg) -
presenting some of their favorite songs from their current album ( beggar s jam feat. mr.casablanca ) and tunes out of their collaboration within beggar s bride.
voss (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion)
begg (back vocals, mellotron, percussion, harmonium, autoharp)


next on my list will be the maestro mickie krause for whom i´m mixing the new live dvd...

so keep on rokkin and talk soon michael

hi guys,am proud to work together in 2013 with herman rarebell on different music productions and will be
power supplied by the glitterking `michael winkler!!

find more about him:

merry xmas and happy holiday)))))

Inakustik has set a December 3 release date for Michael Schenker's"Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe"
that will be made available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as a limited deluxe edition containing all three formats.
This essential live rock'n'roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, and at London's High Voltagefestival in 2011.

Schenker sees his music as a building block in the construction of the Temple Of Rock.
"The Temple is almost finished," explains Michael.
"The foundation was laid in the '60s by LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE andBLACK SABBATH.
The walls were then built by UFO and others in the '70s. By the '80s, it was further reinforced by the likes of the SCORPIONS, and many more influential rock bands."
The Tilburg gig, recorded May 2012, features Schenker (lead guitar),Doogie White (vocals; RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TANK),Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findley(rhythm guitar, keyboards).
London's 2011 High Voltage festival featuresMichael Voss (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (SCORPIONS), who plays rhythm guitar on "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Hanging On" and"Doctor Doctor", UFO's Pete Way, who plays bass guitar on "Doctor Doctor", and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Doogie White, who both sing on "Doctor Doctor".

"Live In Tilburg" track listing:
01. Into The Arena
02. Armed And Ready
03. Lovedrive
04. Another Piece Of Meat
05. Hanging On
06. Cry For The Nations
07. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
08. Coast To Coast
09. Assault Attack
10. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
11. Lights Out
12. On And On
13. Let It Roll
14. Shoot Shoot
15. Rock You Like A Hurricane
16. Rock Bottom
17. Holiday
18. Blackout
19. Doctor Doctor "Live At High Voltage"

track listing:
01. Armed And Ready
02. Another Piece Of Meat
03. Rock You Like A Hurricane (ft. Rudolph Schenker)
04. Hanging On (ft. Rudolph Schenker)
05. Doctor Doctor (ft. Rudolph Schenker)

Formats and special features: CD Edition - 2 Disc
* Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert
* Recording (extracts) from London's 2011
* High Voltage Festival DVD Edition - 1 Disc
* Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert
* Recording (extracts) from London's 2011
* High Voltage Festival
* Bonus-Footage Before The Show (Tilburg)
* Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, dts, Stereo Blu-ray Edition - 1 Disc
* Recording from 2012's Tilburg, Netherlands concert
* Recording (extracts) from London's 2011
* High Voltage Festival
* Bonus-Footage Before The Show (Tilburg)
* Bonus-Footage Sound check (Tilburg)
* Audio: DTS HD Master, Stereo Limited Deluxe Edition - 4 Discs
* Includes 2 CDs, 1 Blu-ray, 1 Bonus DVD.
Bonus DVD includes the following content: - Brighton Rehearsal - Doogie's Video Impressions

july 2012 And another Chapter will be opened.
After my old Studio burned down to the ground in april ,
i am back after a lot of work, pain and hope to launch my brandnew KidPoolStudio!
Indeed i'm sitting down on the ground of a swimming pool and feel so grateful being given the chance finding a new home in this awesome location.
A big thanx goes to all my helping hands without their power i wouldn't have succeeded.
Leo,Sebastian,Melados Computer,Juergen,Uli,Gretel Reinhold,Christoph & Julia!!
And the entire Voss family!!!
Check out the pics as well.

click the pic for more

See u soon and be prepared for some more cracking news soon!

april 2012

Greetings from the Axel Rudi Pell/Mad Max Tour !
Thanx for the passionate support.

This one goes out for you,best michael

march 2012

The third C.T.P. / Christian Tolle Project CD titled The Higher They Climb is finished!
Christian Tolle and me co-produced 12 tracks between summer and winter 2011 with a very pleasing outcome:
Performed with an incredible amount of energy the album contains a powerful mixture of hard hitting Heavy Rock tracks, catchy hooklines and some of the best voices in the genre:
David Reece (Ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir), Leon Goewie (Vengeance), Paul Shortino (King Kobra, Ex-Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt) and myself (Michael Schenker, Casanova, Mad Max).
Also a few friends joined Christian on the guitar:
L.A. guitar wizard Michael Landau, Ben Granfelt (Ex-Wishbone Ash, BGB), Andy Susemihl and Morris Adriaens do a guitar solo each and give the record a special flavour.
The album will be released 30th of March via FASTBALL Music.


february 2012

Luley - Today's Tomorrow / Klaus Luley's career consists of numerous highlights.

Way back in the early 80's of the last century he was the frontman of German based RCA recording artists Tokyo and put out three superb Melodic Rock albums.
After the demise of the band he formed the band Craaft together with Reinhold Besser and Franz Keil.
Switching to CBS Records they had a huge impact in touring with bands such as Queen, Marillion, Gary Moore, Level 42, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Meat Loaf.
Albums like their mighty debut 'Craaft' or ´Second honeymoon´ are still sought after in every rock collection.
Furthermore the experienced singer/songwriter has penned for many artists amongst Meat Loaf and been in the studio singing sessions with Donna Summer, Jennifer Rush or Giorgio Moroder.
After meeting Producer Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) two years ago, they have been planning to record a full new album calledToday's Tomorrow with Luley's songs to showcase his abilities.
The new label home was provided by Georg Siegl of AOR Heaven who always has been a fan of Luley and gave the whole project the kick off.

Luley are: Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards: Klaus Luley; Drums: Chris Elbers (Gary Barden); Bass: Matthias Rethmann (LeeZ, Silver, Michael Schenker).

BEGGAR'S BRIDE - From The Wardrobe Of My Soul - 24th of February, 2012.
The fifth album of BEGGAR'S BRIDE, called 'From The Wardrobe Of My Soul', stays true to the concept of the acoustic road movie.
Mastermind Holggy Begg has succeeded in producing another great record which can more than hold its own when compared to its successful predecessor 'On A Trip To L.A.'.
The brand new disk continues the chosen path of reflecting a single coherent and passionate story in a musical and lyrical song cycle. In fact, its capability to produce complex concept albums turns out to be one of the most distinguishing characteristics of BEGGAR'S BRIDE.
And, like before, the band has managed to preserve the musical spirit of the 60's and the 70's in their songs, without caring too much about current fashions and trends.
The dramatic content of the album digs deeper than in previous records however.
If one could label ''On A Trip To L.A.' an imaginative travelogue, 'From The Wardrobe Of My Soul' explores the emotional and mental condition of broken dreams and moral disorientation.
The record transport the listener into a 64 minutes uninterrupted journey into the borderline existence of a troubled soul.
The story Meet Joey, generally called 'Sugar', a worn out and disillusioned rock-singer, who through his self-pitying and egomaniac behavior, has managed to isolate himself from the world around him.
His life hits rock bottom as he gets fired by his band and divorced by his wife.
Joey falls into a spiral of cynicism and abuse.
Standing on the brink of the void he manages to pull himself back and chooses life through the affirmation of music and love.
The band Once again Holggy Begg has managed to collect a respectable number of guest musicians.
Of course, his close friend and collaborator Michael Voss (Michael Schenker Band) is present as a co-writer, singer and lead-guitar player.
The Italian poet Rosa E. Haas has also returned, writing most of the lyrics, and can now be considered a permanent member of the band.
The fourth long time collaborator is Fritz Schneider, who plays acoustic guitar. -
Furthermore: On drums, Mark Schulman (P!nk, Foreigner, Billy Idol), Don Airey (Deep Purple) on organ, piano and moog - and on Sax, Molly Duncan (ex-Average White Band).
With guests like canadian singer Sass Jordan, Gary Barden (MSG) and more.
'From The Wardrobe Of My Soul' shows an equal measure of thoughtful deliberation and heart.
Without bowing to any commercial calculation, the album can be considered a 'catharsis in the guise of rock music'. A strong statement against consumer pulp, sound-the-same music and creative barrenness, 'From The Wardrobe Of My Soul' is music that hits where it hurts, handcrafted and full of energy.

january 2012

Hi folks,
iam really proud to join from now on the Randall Roster and play their amazing Guitar Amps,

Randall Website

december 2011


Die holländische Hard Rock Legende VENGEANCE veröffentlicht ihr neues Studioalbum "Crystal Eye" am 24. Februar 2012 über SPV / Steamhammer.
Das Album wird erhältlich sein als Limited Edition Digi-Pak incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, Standard Jewel Version und Download.


1. Me And You 04:02
2. Bad To The Bone 04:51
3. Barbeque 03:31
4. Shock Me Now 03:28
5. Five Knuckle Shuffle 04:10
6. Desperate Women 04:03
7. Whole Lotta Metal 04:11
8. Promise Me 03:43
9. Crystal Eye 06:13
10. Missing 04:51
11. Jans End Piece 01:16
12. Paint This Town 03:25 (bonus track)
13. Barbeque  radio edit 03:35 (bonus track)


1. Me And You 04:02
2. Bad To The Bone 04:51
3. Barbeque 03:31
4. Shock Me Now 03:28
5. Five Knuckle Shuffle 04:10
6. Desperate Women 04:03
7. Whole Lotta Metal 04:11
8. Promise Me 03:43
9. Crystal Eye 06:13
10. Missing 04:51
11. Jans End Piece 01:16


november 2011



Michael Schenker-Guitars
Herman Rarebell-Drums
Elliott Rubinson -Bass
Wayne Findlay-Keys/Gt
Michael Voss-Lead Vocals,Gt

- New studio album and tour 2012 -

25 years after the release of the legendary "Night Of Passion" album, german hard rock band MAD MAX return with the original line-up and will release their new studio album "Another Night Of Passion" by the end of March 2012.
Michael Voss (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars), Jürgen Breforth (Rhythm Guitars), Roland Bergmann (Bass, Vocals) and Axel Kruse (Drums) captured the spirit of 1987 and deliver their masterpiece worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer.
The album was recorded at the Kidroom-Studios which are owned by Michael Voss and where also albums from Michael Schenker, Vengeance and Gary Barden were produced.
The cover artwork was designed by the belgian artist Eric Philippe (Rhapsody, TNT) and the photos were shot by the famous german based photographer Martin Huch (Duesenberg Guitars).

Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer): "I saw the band back in 1987 where they supported Stryper and they blew me away. "Night Of Passion" is a hard rock gem and I´m sure that also "Another Night Of Passion" will not disappoint any fan who likes classic melodic hard rock."
Jürgen Breforth (Guitarist Mad Max): "Exactly 27 years ago we were close to sign a deal with SPV/Steamhammer and I´m totally glad that we could fix this now in 2011.
With SPV on our side, the new studio album and the original line-up we are ready to burn the stage again!"
And the band will prove that in April/May 2012 because they are confirmed as the special guest on the


"Circle Of The Oath"-Tour 2012 AXEL RUDI PELL special guest: MAD MAX
20.04. D-Hannover - Capitol
21.04. NL-Weert - De Bosuil
22.04. GB-London - Underworld
24.04. D-Langen - Neue Stadthalle Langen
25.04. D-Saarbrücken - Garage
27.04. D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
28.04. D-Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle
29.04. CH-Pratteln - Z7
01.05. D-Erfurt - HsD
02.05. D-Berlin - Columbia Club
04.05. D-Bochum - Zeche
05.05. D-Bochum - Zeche

Ticket-Hotline Germany: METALTIX +49-(0)4627/183838, www.metaltix.de
Touragency: Continental Concerts

MAD MAX released 9 studio albums since 1982 and toured through whole Europe with bands like Uriah Heep, Stryper, Yngwie Malmsteen and Pretty Maids.
Highlight of their career was the special guest slot on the sold out Deep Purple/Alice Cooper tour in 2006.
They also played on many festivals for example two times at the prestigious "Rocklahoma Festival" in the USA as well as on the "Rock Of Ages Festival" and "Wacken Open Air" in Germany.

Photo from left to right:
Roland Bergmann (Mad Max), Axel Kruse (Mad Max), Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer), Michael Voss (Mad Max), Jürgen Breforth (Mad Max)


SPV - News

All-Star Line Up - feat. singer Leon Goewie with Chris Slade (ex- AC/DC) Keri Kelli (ex- Alice Cooper) & Chris Glen (ex- MSG)

Release Date: February, 27th 2012

Dutch rock legend Vengeance is back with a musical bang:
almost three years after their most recent studio album "Soul Collector", their latest recording "Crystal Eye" is ready for release and is set to delight all fans of the band's straightforward, timeless hard rock.
Vocalist Leon Goewie promises eleven haunting new songs which forge an arch between the group's glorious past documented by the return of the legendary band logo from the cult recordings "We Have Ways To Make You Rock" and "Take It Or Leave It" and their future-oriented present.

"Crystal Eye" will be out on 27 February 2012 (Germany: 24 February, USA/Canada: early March) on Steamhammer/SPV.
Goewie comments the worldwide collaboration with the german Hanover based label enthusiastically: 'We are proud that we have signed with SPV/Steamhammer. We finally found our home and together we have many ways to make the fans rock!'
Olly Hahn, A&R at Steamhammer/SPV, is equally delighted: 'I was always a fan of the band and now they are part of the SPV family, which is fantastic.
The new album rocks big time and will bring a huge smile on the face of every fan! The album's sensational all-star cast is just as spectacular as the new material:
alongside original vocalist Leon Goewie, "Crystal Eye" features drummer Chris Slade (ex- AC/DC), guitarist Keri Kelli (ex- Alice Cooper), bassist Chris Glen (ex- Michael Schenker Group), and guest guitarist Timo Somers (son of Vengeance guitarist Jan Somers, who sadly passed away in January 2011).
More than ever before, this is a band which consists of friends, comments Goewie, whose excellent reputation as an exceptional vocalist made this impressive line-up possible:
Goewie, Slade, Glen and Kelli also form the nucleus of AC/DC cover band Chris Slade`s Steel Circle who rock the popular clubs whenever their time allows it. "Crystal Eye" was produced by Michael Voss, who composed most of the songs in collaboration with Goewie.
The title track was penned by former Vengeance guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One), and Tony Martin (ex- Black Sabbath) contributed 'Whole Lotta Metal' tailor-made for Goewie and Vengeance.
The album closes with the instrumental 'Jan`s End Piece' which features the last guitar solos recorded by Jan Somers before his unexpected death.
'I' ve listened to the new tracks a couple of times now and consider this the most professional album I've ever done,' says Goewie proudly, adding: 
The fun and humour which are typical of Vengeance are all there on "Crystal Eye", but in addition, the material is perceptibly more serious, which I feel really suits Vengeance mark 2012. Goewie & Co. will schedule a tour featuring their illustrious album line-up for March/April 2012.

from left to right: Leon Goewie (Singer Vengeance), Dorinda Smid (Management Vengeance), Olly Hahn (A&R SPV/Steamhammer), Richel Hilgerdenaar (Personal Assistant Vengeance)



september 2011

Escape Music have announced details of their next release due October 21 - Gary John Barden's new solo album Eleventh Hour.
1- Baghdad
2- Fallen By The Wayside
3- Child Of Sorrow
4- What You Wanna Do
5- We Are Dead
6- All In
7- Blackmail
8- Shine A Light On Me
9- Easy Does It
10- Before The Eyes Of The World
11- Don't Take Me For A Loser.
Produced by: Michael Voss / Recorded and Mixed at Kidroom Recording Studios.

Gary Barden belongs to THE voice of British hard rock.
The first time Barden appeared in the scene was as part of the newly formed MSG (Michael Schenker Group) founded by the former Scorpions guitarist of the same name.
Their first collaboration resulted in the highly acclaimed album The Michael Schenker Group which was released in 1980.
Besides the great songs and the great guitar output Barden's voice was one of the reasons why this album became a huge success and allowed the band to hit the road in Europe, Japan and the USA.
Their second album MSG saw the light of day in 1981 and followed an even more melodic direction than its predecessor.
After the following world tour Barden was informed that he was no longer part of the band and replacement was found soon in ex-Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet.
Chrysalis, however, released a live disc recorded in Japan by the original MSG entitled One Night At Budokan.
Searching for a new band, Barden started to write some songs with the late Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore which later on ended up on Moore's Corridor of Power release.
Their working period was short and so was the collaboration between Bonnet and Schenker.
Bonnet sang on the 1982 record Assault Attack but Barden was back with MSG for some live appearances including Reading Festival in the same year and the 1983 record Built to Destroy.
The label's pressure to steer more into a commercial direction made the band quit business in 1984.
Barden moved on and found a new home in the business together with ex-Thin Lizzy six-string Brian Robertson and the band Statetrooper, who put out their highly acclaimed self-titled debut album in 1987 and played a couple of live shows in the following months.
Statetrooper was reissued on CD by Escape Music(ESM095).
After a long break Barden returned to the scene with Praying Mantis' The Power of Ten and the live album Captured Alive in Tokyo City (1996).
In 2000, Barden hit the road again for a couple of live shows with Company Of Snakes and founded the band Silver together with Michael Voss (Casanova) and Bernie Tormé (Ian Gillan).
Statetrooper finally re-united in 2004 and put out the classy new record The Calling.
The Escape Music album Past & Present (ESM106) marked the first solo album by Gary Barden and offered a very personal collection of new, exciting interpretations of some all-time MSG classics, a selection of songs that both suited Gary Barden and MSG fans! With his long time pal Michael Voss (Casanova, Bonfire) and a couple of friends he went back to the roots to perform his bluesy smoky songs that will touch your soul and are exemplified on the release Agony and the Xtasy (ESM128).
In 2007 the more rockier Love and War (ESM161) was released by Escape Music and it has been a long anticipated wait for the next chapter.
Gary now presents us with Eleventh Hour which features 11 tracks of hard rock brilliance.
These new songs are fresh and exciting and Gary has poured his heart and soul into them.
Once again Michael Voss is ever present and the end result is just perfect.
This is a hard hitting rock album that highlights what a great singer Gary is, his contribution to the British rock scene is just legendary.


august 2011

hi folks...

enjoy the new single "miss claustrophobia" taken from the upcoming
album´temple of rock´!
released on inakustik music 23rd of september written by schenker/voss

michael schenker-guitars
michael voss-vocals
herman rarebell-drums
pete way-bass
wayne findlay-keys


hi mates,
the wolfpakk album on afm records comes out august 26th.
here is the videoclip to ´reptiles kiss´!!



hi mates,just came back from a sold out our with herr schenker in uk.
footage on this topic can be found here:

back at the desk now.

find attached artwork of new superproject of mister sweeney and me.
out in september on afm records.more info:

upcoming studioevents will contain:
-new beggar´s bride album mixdown and mastering by msm´s doc stickel
-new vengeance album in the works (5 tracks finished)
-new gary schutt album (mv vocals on mc cartney song ´jet´)
-new christian tolle album ´ctp´ in recording process
-new gary barden album mastered and gonna be released soon by escape music

and out in late september leadvocals and songriting on worlwide release of
new michael schenker´s temple of rock album on inakustik.


july 2011

Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West have announced that they are combining their collective powers and hitting the road together under the moniker 3 Guitar Heroes.
Manager Bob Ringe was the mastermind behind the union, and there are some very special surprises up their collective sleeves for this excursion.
Following sets by each of these legends, the evening will climax with a jam of all 3 Heroes on stage together, with special guests earmarked to join them in most markets.
On the plans for this excursion Leslie West shared, I am honored to be a part of the 3 Guitar Heroes Tour with Uli Roth and Michael Schenker.
My manager Bob and I have been discussing a run like this for ages, and when the opportunity came up I hopped on board.
That s right the guy who just had his leg amputated. These guys are monster players and this should be a lot of fun.
Michael Schenker offers, It is very exciting to be part of a tour that has very deeply rooted connections with two guitarists that have been at their best since the start of their careers.
When I was around 14 years-old, I saw a guy on stage playing amazing guitar. It was Uli, and he was around my age.
Three years later while with the Scorpions, I chose to join UFO and found the best possible replacement in Uli.
I knew my brother Rudolf and Klaus were in good hands. When I was 16 years old, Leslie West was one of my favorite guitarists.
He had just recorded "Theme for an Imaginary Western" with Mountain, a song featuring one of my all time favorite lead-breaks on it.
Looking back, Leslie is the last guitarist I ever copied seeing that from when I was 17 on, I went completely my own way.
So, here we are after all these years on stage together, celebrating the phenomenon Rock Guitar.

The 3 Guitar Heroes Tour Dates:
10/06 Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
10/08 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
10.09 Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
10/12 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
10/13 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
10/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/16 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre At Westbury
10/19 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
10/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
10/21 Cincinnati, OH Bogart' s
10/22 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
10/26 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
10/27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/04 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/11 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

Additional Dates Will Be Announced Shortly& More on the guitar heros:
Michael Schenker is a German rock legend.
He was a founding member of the Scorpions, and the lead guitarist for UFO prior to launching a highly successful solo career.
He is a historical figure in the history of metal guitar, and was honored on November 10, 2010 in London with the Marshall '11 award, a tribute to those who represent rock 'n' excess and livin on the edge.
Schenker is one of the most notorious figures in rock, and enters 2011 with health, an eye for the future, and a legend that precedes him.
Schenker will release Temple of Rock this Fall via Inakustik Records.
The 14-track album features an all star band accompanying the guitarist and an introduction spoken by William Shatner.
Alongside the core band of Schenker, Michael Voss (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Pete Way (Bass), and Wayne Findley (Keyboards), more than a dozen special guests make appearances.

April 2011

The guitar legend announced as support on Black Country Communion tour

Michael Schenker and his band will support Black Country Communion on their forthcoming UK tour.
Schenker, who plays High Voltage in July, will be the special guest at all five of BCC's UK tour dates

Here's the dates:

SAT, 23/07/2011, Venue Cymru, Llandudno TUE,
26/07/2011, O2 Academy, Leeds WED,
27/07/2011, O2 Academy, Newcastle FRI,
29/07/2011, O2 Academy, Glasgow SAT,
30/07/2011, Academy, Manchester hope to see you all out there,cheers

hi folks,
been a while,spring is in the air and i keep working on very interesting projects.

1.michael schenker-new album production.nearly ready and a masterpiece.
will keep you informed.
album will be released by inakustik late summer.

2.king kobra-did the mix and mastering.
out:today via frontiers records

3.radioz-spanish rockers on their way to the top.
in the midst of recordings.
next week local drum recording with dani saiz at sacramento studios alicante.

4.beggar´s bride-upcoming new release with a great line up.
more info to come.

5.kai noll-german tv actor records whole album with a mixture between german and english lyrics.
watch out.

6.christian tolle project-just kicked off and has great cast of characters plus fresh inspiring rock riffs

7.wolfpakk-nearly shopped to a maojor player record company

8.boyscout-here comes the video of the single i produced for boyscout..njoy

guess that´s it for now))))

cheers and ttys


January 2011


wish you all a happy new year 2011 out there.thanx for sticking with me.
best wishes and enjoy the current interview in my leading hometown newspaper.


December 2010

KIPELOV mixdown..am hard mixing on the upcoming album of the legendary russian heavy rockers))))

Ho ho ho--- all you rockers out there.
i wish you a merry xmas and a happy new year.
If you have a chance get to hold of the new issue of:
i been caught in the act during the 2010 awards last month in the roundhouse!

Furthermore here is a feature called 'rueckspiegel' in the newest german metalhammer fullpage in color!!
great promo.
thnx frank.

Bandwise i got the new project: Strangers in the night coming up.
Feat.michael schenker,herman rarebell & pete way.
Enjoy the video we shot during rehearsals in brighton. More activities are expected 2011! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C4kWDLzHLE

Wolfpakk is a new album i produced with my mate mark sweeney with a huge amount of helping hands!
log in for: www.wolfpakk.net

King Kobra album is finished and delivered to frontiers records.
shall come out feb/march.

Mad Max goes to the movies... Funny,eh??)) More to come soon, Cheers MV

October 2010

Barden, Gary
Rock 'n' Roll My Soul

The English singer and songwriter Gary Barden is famous as a singer in the Michael Schenker Group,
as well as for his collaborations with Michael Schenker.
Together they have penned several of the greatest songs made since the 80s, with Michael Schenker composing the music and Gary Barden providing the lyrics.
Both during and in between his collaborations with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden also worked with various other bands such as Praying Mantis, Statetrooper and Silver and also as a solo artist.
Rock 'n' Roll My Soul shows a very different side of Gary Barden. Songs which have shaped his career, given it a direction or which kick-started it back when he was a teenager.
The recordings are his tribute to his idols and to the immortal songs of the time.
The producer Michael Voss and Gary Barden have poured their soul into capturing the distinctive atmosphere and beauty of the music, breathing new life into the compositions of these tremendous songwriters.
Rock 'n' Roll My Soul reflects the emotions and impressions which Gary Barden soaked up in his youth.

Gary Barden on Rock 'n' Roll My Soul: My love for these songs will never die.

Enjoy these songs from a long bygone, but truly wonderful, time.
You will hear how broad my musical influences are.
There are a few surprises in store.
Joining the ranks on Rock 'n' Roll My Soul:
Don Airey, Wayne Findlay, Steffi Stephan, Ferdy Doernberg, Matthias Rethmann, Barend Courbois and Molly Duncan.

Tracklisting: 1. Oh Well 2. I'm Just A Singer 3. Never Before 4. When A Blind Man Cries 5. Let's Work Together 6. Why Did You Do It 7. I'm A Man 8. Stay With Me 9. Travellin' Band 10. The Long And Winding Road 11. Zeit macht nur vor dem Teufel halt 12. Rock 'n' Roll My Soul

Michael Voss & Brauner Microphones Endorsement:

dear friends and music lovers,
proudly i can announce that i am part of the brauner microphones family now.
dirk brauner invited me as artist and endorser to join the magic of the worlds finest microphones.
i am really honored and overwhelmed to add these incredible instruments or as i call them
´ears´ to my studio-equipment.



making of boyscout single:

blood red rose
@kidroom studios)))...at home

click here for the video

Mickie Krause Unplugged 2010

Nach dem sensationellen Erfolg der Unplugged Tour im letzten Jahr,
haben Mickie Krause und Gitarrist Vossi entschieden, auch 2010 unplugged auf Tour zu gehen.
Wer die Konzerte im kleineren Rahmen im letzten Jahr verpasst hat, sollte die Gelegenheit nutzen,
Krause unplugged zu erleben.
Diese Konzerte sind in keinster Weise mit den eher üblichen Discotheken- und Zeltfestauftritten zu vergleichen.
In gemütlicher Liveatmosphäre performt Mickie nicht nur die bekannten Kracher
(10 nackte Friseusen, Geh doch Zuhause, Finger im Po,& ) sondern auch Songs seines aktuellen Albums Entscheidung auf Mallorca .
Wer also wissen möchte, wie die alten Kracher und die neuen songs live und
nur mit Gitarrenverstärkung klingen, sollte die Unpluggedtour mit Mickie Krause und Vossi nicht verpassen!

16.11. Nieheim Sackmuseum www.sackmuseum.de und 02574 953723
17.11. Hamburg Seeterrassen 21h www.schlagersahne.de
18.11. Rheine Tholi www.tholi-rheine.de
24.11.Schauenburg-Elgershausen Elgerhaus 2030h
15.12. Kutenholz Festhalle 21h www.festhalle-kutenholz.de Einlass in Kutenholz ab 19h deutsch/spanisches Buffet mit Mickie Krause(Eintritt und Buffet 25,50 Euro) Eintritt ohne Buffet ab 2045h VVK 10 Euro AK 14 Euro

September 2010

just back from spain, recording RadioZ.

click for download

Hymn to Ronnie

Worldwide free download

Those who have already heard the song, calls it The Ultimate tribute ever.
Mike Tramp, former frontman of White Lion and Freak of Nature.
Have together with his Rock 'n' Roll Circuz band, created a beautiful tribute of epic proportion,
to the late Ronnie James Dio. The song clocking in at almost 9 minutes long,
takes you through a magical journey of RJD's life, and you will be left breathless at the end.
The track will premier September 27th on Eddie Trunks satellite Radio show in USA and Canada.
And immediately following the broadcast, fans will be able to download the 9 minute track from
www.eddietrunk.com exclusively for the following week.
There after Mike Tramp permits anyone to place the song on their website for free download.
The song and Download-Player will be available from www.miketramp.com
Tramp wrote and recorded the song while recording his new album 2nd Act, with his rock 'n' roll circus, due out next year.
Tramps says that the song always needed to stand by it self and never felt that he could include it in any form for commercial album.
This song belongs to all of Ronnie's fans, it's not just a tribute, it's a Hymn, something much more sacred to fit the man with the true voice of rock 'n' roll.
Tramp got to tour with Dio in 1993 and speaks of Ronnie as a gentle man who wouldn' t hurt a fly and who spoke from the heart and made you feel welcome in his company.
Tramp is an enormous Rainbow fan because of Ronnie James Dio and the same goes for Sabbath.
Ronnie brought so much melody to heavy metal, it was a great change.
Tramp says that with Ronnie gone, so is the space and throne he occupied, and no one can and will replace him or even fill his shoes.
Now let' s keep his rock 'n' roll alive, always.

Ronnie R.I.P. Notes:
Written by: Mike Tramp
Performed by: Mike Tramp & The Rock 'n' Roll Circuz
Keyboards by: Tony Carey original Rainbow keyboard player (the Dio years)
Recorded at Medley Studios Copenhagen, Denmark by: Soren Andersen
Mixed by: Michael Voss, at Kidroom-Music, Germany.
Free download from www.eddietrunk.com September 27th
Check out www.miketramp.com for further news

the new album of swiss singer songwriter holggy begg is out:

beggar´s bride:on a trip to la

it´s a book musical and features great performances of the following guestartists:
Aino Laos (Christopher Cross, Die Happy)
Dorkas Kiefer (Udo Lindenberg)
Ela (ex-Valeries Garten)
Gary Barden (MSG Group, Silver)
Marc Storace (Krokus)
Jan Loechel
Pearl Martin Huch (Songdogs, Kunze)
Bertram Engel (Maffay, Bruce Springsteen)
John Coughlan (ex-Status Quo)
Don Airey (Deep Purple)
Matthias Rethmann (Lee Z, Silver)

great production, superb songs njoy ))) michael

summer´s gone))),
so in comes the summer´s rain...once more..haha...
the new drum dvd ´a day in the recording studio´of legendary drummer
´Mark Schulman´(Pink,Cher,Foreigner,etc.) is out.
i´m on there with my production of artist:beggar´s bride.
songtitle:summer rain.
marky shows in about twenty minutes time how he played on
the track and gives you a view behind the scenes.
coolio..check it out you heavy hitters:


August 2010

hi folks,

i am honored to get an award for the world-kid´s-music-album of josefine kronfli & pit budde:
tadias the album was recorded, mixed and mastered at kidroomstudios 2010


hi mates, time to rock again,

just come back from the Wacken Open Air 2010.the biggest metal-fest in europe with 75.000 people attending it.

still in the middle of heavy metal production with my pal Mark Sweeney...songs are written and sounding very impressive!!

famous party rocker Mickie Krause got a new album out:

entscheidung auf mallorca

hitting the german album charts at #70!!!
did the live mixings plus a lil more )))


4.) been remixing the opening hymn for his new show of american top comedian Carrot Top Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HEALLYEAH),
Paul Shortino (QUIET RIOT, ROUGH CUTT), Ira Black (VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN, METAL CHURCH) and Tyler Burgess (bassist for SHORTINO band)

have recorded a cover version of the classic song "Send In The Clowns", to be used as the new opening for comedian Carrot Top's stage show at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The music for the track which was popularized by Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand and written by Stephen Soundheim was laid down at Hit Track Studio in Las Vegas.


...some more in the can, so stay tuned



hi mates,uuu..what a hot summer this year.haha...

just got back from alicante and thought it might be a nice idea to write
down some news.
on these following projects i´ve been involved or still working on:

1.) nashville-songwriting session:
with van preston (steel magnolia)

2.) madmax:
welcome america (aminor records)

3.) beggar´s bride:
a trip to la (aminor records),upcoming studio album

4.) gary john barden:
new upcoming studio album (inakustik)

5.) msg:live in japan dvd
new upcoming live dvd (inakustik)

...much more to come...
cheers n bye for now


The Dutch singer Bert Heerink,
best known as the former singer from the 80 s rock band Vandenberg, entered the Dutch top 10 this week with the hit single Panic Attack , written by Russ Ballard.
The single is the openings track from the in September 2009 world wide released album Better Yet from Heerink. It is the remarkable third career for the 57 years young singer.
After the great worldwide tours with Vandenberg ( Burning Heart, Different > Worlds.)
Bert Heerink became very successful in the 90s as solo artist in the Netherlands after singing the tunes for a beer commercial. His following solo album even became gold.
The release of the latest album last September means a renewed English international singing career.
The album itself was already successful in the Japanese charts and another track All Fired Up had been adopted by the famous Dutch TT Circuit as the seasons tune for this year before the single Panic Attack now became a hit.
The fact that Bert Heerink is touring with his band to promote the album is a certain reason for the unexpected success.
The single will soon be released in Germany as well and may well be the successor off the popular song Shame on you from the album Voices of Rock 2, one of the best sold rock albums in Germany last year.

hola mates,
hope all is fine out there.
been involved in several projets at the moment.
finished the yearly kid´s musical for tecklenburg freilichtspiele with producer extraordinaere klaus hillebrecht these days.
this time it is: ´michel aus loenneberga´
further been in the last bits and bobs of the new gary barden solo album that sees the light of day after the summer break.
gary recorded his favorite tracks out of his youth that made him how he is nowadays.it is a full album full of cover versions and a great line up of guest musicians.
last but not least these following acts with my contribution just being released:
shining light (mix and mastering)
hungryheart (mastering)
edge of forever (mastering)
mark sweeney (production)

that´s it for today.stay tuned, michael

march 2010

Mark Sweeney releases his second solo-record since 2007.
All In impressively reveals the sound of rock for 2010. The 12 titles on the new record were produced by rock-icon Michael Voss and others including, but not limited to: Rosenstolz, Michael Schenker, Udo Lindenberg, Doro Pesch, Casanova.
The songs are both modern and rock; the ballads stretch very deep. Mark Sweeney was able to get some top-class musicians for his new project. American singer Robin Beck (First Time) joins Mark for a duet.
Bruce Kulick's (Ex-Kiss) astonishing contribution confirms that he's one of the world's greatest guitarists.
Living legend Stefan Kaufmann (Ex-Accept/U.D.O.) demonstrates with his guitar playing that he is far from being too old to rock and roll! Drummer Jörg Michael's first rate performance showcases his talent and flair.
Moreover, Offspring singer Pearl is likely to raise comparisons with Mariah Carey - what a great voice! In 1995, the charismatic shouter joined the band Cherry Pie, and hit the road with cover tunes.
Cherry Pie's repertoire ranged from Bon Jovi to Metallica. Doing countless gigs, national and interna tional, Sweeney gained further attention and established himself as a rock singer. After a TV-show on the German channel Pro 7, his band got a record deal in 1998 and Cherry Pie became Crystal Ball.
With a new name and the same extraordinary musicians, the band rocked on, dropping cover songs while writing their own original material. Another record followed; it was released in Europe and Asia.
Crystal Ball was signed by the world's leading hard rock/metal label, Nuclear Blast (Nightwish etc.). Crystal Ball released three albums with this label and performed approximately 500 shows throughout 10 countries. European tours with Pretty Maids, Dokken, Doro, U.D.O., Axxis and Swiss colleagues from Krokus and Gotthard followed. Crystal Ball led their first European headliner tour with label mates, Thunderstone at the end of 2005. With recognition and merit from good reviews, countless radio and TV-appearances, airplay-charts in Japan, hitting the charts in Switzerland, top rankings in famous magazines and several Album of the Month awards, Mark Sweeney became a demanded producer and executive producer while contributing to several other records as background-singer.
Mark made himself a name as a guest singer when he toured with the ex-KISS member Bruce Kulick. The boys, meanwhile, a four-man band, got the attention from the smashing label AFM, who in 2007 released their successful album Secrets . That same year, Mark Sweeney released his first solo record Slow Food with Pie Music Records. Mark showed another side of him and surprised the listeners with soothing and emotional songs.
The critiques on this album were astonishing, noteworthy and magnificent. Mark Sweeney does it again for 2010 with All In.

Track listing: 1. Line Of Fire 2. Why Do You Hate Me 3. Still Alive 4. Gimme A Sign 5. Leave It All Behind 6. Sinner 7. Another Day 8. Stare At The Sun 9. Too Late 10. Moments 11. Chance 12. Demons (Bonus Track).


february 2010

Dear friends,

My Production of the ´Russ Ballard´written Track Panic Attack and sung by legendary Vandenberg-Singer ´Bert Heerink´, sticks in Dutch Charts.
Bert is on tour at the moment and supporting ´John Waite´ on a couple of shows.

Please take a look on the site www.dutchcharts.nl and you will find Bert on #51!!!!!!

here ist the video featuring me on guitars again:

cheers michael


and here we go again.
proudly i can announce the release of the single ´line of fire´ taken as kick-off out from the upcoming album of swiss premier rock singer ´mark sweeney´(crystal ball), on may 28th.
the track was written by swedish universal music songwriterteam


who wrote amongst others for:paul stanley, desmond child, tina turner, cher, etc.
you can expect a stick in your ears hit single...haha...

distribution via:
Switzerland: nonstop music
austria & Germany: alive
all others: twilight

more info:


p.s.:hope mark sets up a release party in luzern )))))

Dear friends
and here comes Bert again.
In the current issue of the japanese Burrn! Magazine!
from march the album...Better yet ...debuts at rank #43 of the import charts.

cheers michael

Dear friends, My Production of the ´Russ Ballard´ written Track Panic Attack and sung by legendary Vandenberg-Singer ´Bert Heerink´, entered the Dutch Charts today.
Please take a look on the site www.dutchcharts.nl and you will find Bert on #89!!!!!!
here ist the video featuring me on guitars again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Fm42YHoi8

cheers michael

january 2010

hi mates,

back from the states.yeehaw.
just had a great december playing some german acoustic shows with my friend mickie krause,
followed by lining up with michael schenker to play a winter´s acoustic tour through sunny california.
now i am back at the desk and doing the mixes for the forthcoming album of russian superstar band ´kipelov´.
yeah work got me finally back.who is interested in some us-tour stories.find attached the links:

MSG-USA:::Tour Weblog
Vossi goes America

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Part 4

hope you like it,
stay tuned,

november 2009

Mickie Voss meets Mickie Krause

In erster Linie kennt man Mickie Krause mit seinem Halbplaybackprogramm!
Manchmal holt er auch zur Verstärkung seine Band ran, um die Hütte abzureißen.
Doch jetzt besteht die Gelegenheit, Mickie Krause UNPLUGGED live und hautnah zu erleben!
Mit dem Gitarristen Vossi präsentiert Mickie alle Hits der letzten 10 Jahre im neuen Gewand.
In gemütlicher Unplugged-Liveatmosphäre performt Mickie Songs wie Reiss die Hütte ab, Geh doch Zuhause und Laudato Si zur Gitarre seines Kumpels.
Mit Überraschungen ist selbstverständlich während des Konzertes zu rechnen!

Achtung: Aufgrund der kleinen Locations ist das Kartenkontingent begrenzt. Wer also wissen möchte, wie Songs wie die 10 nackten Friseusen live und nur mit Gitarrenverstärkung klingen, sollte die Weihnachtsause mit Mickie Krause nicht verpassen!

Mo,14.12. Rheine, Tholi www.tholi-rheine.de
Di,15.12. Nieheim, Sackmuseum Karten unter (05274-953723) oder www.sackmuseum.de
Mi,16.12. Münster, Prinzipalsaal www.schaf.ms

MAD MAX Re - Release Trailer:

Hi mates,
after a great show debut in the ´hardrock cafe cologne´ i can proudly announce the upcoming us dates that lead michael, gary and me to the following places.

MSG Schenker/Barden Acoustic Project "Gipsy Lady"Acoustic US Tour 2009/2010:

DEC 26 2009 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA USA
DEC 27 2009 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA USA
DEC 29 2009 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA USA
DEC 30 2009 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA USA
DEC 31 2009 Orange Blossum Junction Exeter, CA USA
JAN 01 2010 Avalon Nightclub Fairfax, CA USA
JAN 02 2010 19 Broadway Pleasenton, CA USA
JAN 03 2010 Tommy T's Pleasenton, CA USA

october 2009

Mad Max debuted on the German metal scene in 1982, delivering a brilliant combination of hard rock and heavy metal.
Throughout the years the band managed to record eight full-length albums and one EP, with each release proving their amazing musical skills.
This exclusive set of re-released early Mad Max albums Mad Max ,Rollin Thunder, Stormchild and Night of Passion brings back one of the most underrated German rock legends ever to walk the face of this planet...

read more

september 2009

Dear friends & musiclovers,
after the well received live recorded kick-off gig in newcastle supporting the ´scorpions´ in newcastle last year, i can proudly announce the first ´schenker/barden acoustic project´ german show in germany, at cologne´s hard rock cafe,october 12th 2009.
We will introduce you into our new album: gipsy lady (in akustik)

line up:
michael schenker-guitars
gary barden-vocals
michael voss-guitars & backingvocals
kai luennemann-drums, percussion, keys & bvocals

and lots of more...stay tuned... hope to see you all out there at october 12th@hardrock cafe cologne.

all the best michael

Drehe diesen sonntag im rahmen des TT Circuit in Assen (races of the champions) das neue video des ´russ ballard´ written tracks ´panic attack´ mit der holländischen rock legende ´bert heerink´(vandenberg).
Zugleich hab ich das album sowie diese singleauskopplung auch noch produziert.
da werde ich fender-tele-stromgitarre spielen.

TV zeit am mittwoch: rtl2 dreht mit ´mickie krause´ den promi-troedel-trupp.
ich werd ihn bei zwei unplugged tracks live auf meiner ´guild´ begleiten.
den genauen sendetermin gebe ich euch noch durch.

july 2009

Hi dudes,
just got back from america where we played the rocklahoma festival with madmax.
What an awesome trip!! Will tell you all about later and post some pics.
Right back in europe things getting started again with the following two main projetcs:

1.) Voices Of Rock - High & Mighty - Released August 28 - After their highly acclaimed debut album Voices of Rock MMVII Germany based producers Chris Lausmann (Bonfire, Jaded Heart) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) did it again.
The award winning team of Lausmann & Voss ('SAE alumni' award for the best procuction 2007) decided to move on and write new gems in the vein of traditional Melodic Rock.
On this album, you won't find any compromises - no-one will jump onto a trendy train here.
The astonishing line-up of international top score singers as Dan Reed, Robin Beck, James Christian, Gary Barden, to name a few, built the starring on album number one and gave the songs all written by Lausmann/Voss their trade.
The new effort is called High & Mighty and combines catchy melodies with a raunchy driven sound at the finest.
The new album was recorded during the last year in Chris' and Michael's studios and being mastered by Munich's sound wizard Christoph Stickel at MSM-mastering studios. The limited first edition digi-pack will include the bonus track "Maniac" sung by Michael Voss.
Track list:
01. Tony Martin - Into the Light,
02. Bert Heerink - Shame On You,
03. Joe Lynn Turner  Tonight,
04. Paul Shortino - Rock Me,
05. Rob Rock - Remember Me,
06. Mitch Malloy - Lay You Down To Rest,
07. Tony Mills - In The Heart Of The Young,
08. David Reece - Dirty Games,
09. Paul Sabu - Down The Drain,
10. Torben Schmidt - Only 4 Ever,
11. Michael Voss  Maniac * (* = bonus track, ltd. first edition, not on promo).

WebLink: www.myspace.com/voicesofrock.

2.) Bert Heerink - ex-Vandenberg singer with solo album on September 25 / After nearly 20 years of not singing Melodic Rock music, the ´Voice of Vandenberg´ is back with a Bang!
Vandenberg, featuring the guitar hero of the same name, recorded it's debut album in April 1982 in the studio of former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
At it's release in October the band is touted as the next big thing in Hard Rock.
Vandenberg even scores a hit in the US with the song ´Burning Heart´. ´Burning Heart´ also shot to the top of the Dutch charts.
The band toured the US supporting Ozzy Osbourne and the UK supporting the Michael Schenker Group.
December sees the release of Vandenberg's second album ´Heading For A Storm´.
The band toured the US supporting Kiss and also rocked in Japan.
Under the supervision of Jaap Eggermont the band recorded its third album in 1985: ´Alibi´.
Because Phil Carson left Atlantic Records the album did not get enough support of the record company. In 2009 the legendary Dutch vocalist supreme offers a fresh breeze of rock music on his brand new album entitled:... Better Yet!
The songs have all been written by renown top-players at the head of their game:
Harry Hess (Harem Scarem), Bob Daisley (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Gary Moore), Russ Ballard (Kiss, Rainbow), Jeff Silbar (Bette Midler, John Cougar), John Young (Bonnie Tyler, Paul Rodgers), Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Carlton/Engel (Robert Palmer, Bruce Springsteen, New Legend), Lausmann/Voss (Voices of Rock).
Teaming up with German top notch Producer Michael Voss (Mad Max, MSG), the album weeps and rocks you through the bone. Catchy hook lines and the passionate vocals of Bert draw you under his spell. This gives evidence that rock and roll is still alive and kicking! When life's been good...getting...better yet.


may 2009





Ciao ciao, Summer is coming...diesmal auf deutsch.
Bei diesen tollen projekten durfte ich mitmischen:

1.Cochise Rolltreppe Rückwärts (album mastering) Musikrichtung: Polit Rock / Deutsch Rock VÖ: 11.05.2009 (Sireena Records) http://www.myspace.com/cochiserauchzeichen

2.Karibuni Panda, Orca & Känguru (album recording) Musikrichtung: Weltmusik für Kinder Label: Ökotopia (just released)

3.Trommelfloh Kuschelbagger (album overdubs, guitars) Musikrichtung: Musik für Kinder Label:Wartenberg (just released)

4.Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg Dschungelbuch (recording, mix & mastering) Musikrichtung : Kindermusical Text von Radulf Beuleke | Musik von Klaus Hillebrecht

Shortino - Chasing My Dream (Released June 26):
US singer Paul Shortino is well-known for his huge back catalogue which includes a couple of Hard Rock classic releases with his bands Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot but also from him as a solo artist.
Shortino's newest collaboration is an album with world reknown producer Michael Voss (Casanova, Silver). Shortino adds, The new tracks are amazing.
I have a renewed inspiration to write and record music that comes from within.
I am looking forward to touring and performing the new material for all the fans. We have a smokin' hot band that can really deliver and put on a show.
Quite honestly, I can't wait.


Tracklist (and previews):
1. Remember You,
2. To The Cross,
3. Prelude Missing,
4. Missing,
5. Nocturnal,
6. Side FX,
7. Alone They Ride,
8. Chasing Your Dream,
9. Great Dreamer,
10. Take My Heart And Run,
11. Promises,
12. Plan Of Attack (Bonus Track, not on promo CD).
Paul Shortino - Vocals, Michael Voss - Guitars, Roland Bergmann (Mad Max) - Bass On: Great Dreamer, Alone They Ride, Missing, Take My Heart And Run, Michael Mueller (Jaded Heart) - Bass On: Sunshine Of Your Love, Remember You, Side Fx, To The Cross, Johnny Douglas (K2) - Lead Guitars On Plan Of Attack, Ralf Heyne (Doc Heyne, Biss) - All Guitars On Great Dreamer. WebLink: www.paulshortino.com.

...and again.
Just got back from mallorca we my friend ´toni torrens´ inaugurated his new studio complex called ´tonite recording studio´.
Kidroom Music and a minor records will work closely together with this wonderful recording studio in the future on several projects.
so if you fancy a great relaxed athmosphere on this wonderful island...hey..here we go..make it happen... Soak in the sun..))))

april 2009

Dear friends,

After 25 years of waiting it finally comes around.
Mad Max touch the northamerican ground..
Hope to see you all there,


Rocklahoma, the premier eighties music festival in the United States, is being held July 9th - 12th in Pryor, Oklahoma.
Organizers have issued the following update:

Rocklahoma, the premier eighties music festival continues to go global, as international members of the band community will be performing.
Rocklahoma features attendance from all over the world, selling tickets throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America and now for the first time, bands coming from all over the world.
In addition to the already announced GYPSY PISTOLEROS from England, Rocklahoma will now feature two bands - BAI BANG and REBEL STATE - from Sweden, two bands from Germany - MAD MAX and BONFIRE, VOUGAN from Brazil and ANJ from Russia.
Juergen Breforth of Mad Max had this to say, ' We are absolutely honored and proud to celebrate our 25th band anniversary at ROCKLAHOMA 2009! This will be our very first U.S. show ever and there is no better place than Rocklahoma! For us this is a dream come true! America, here we come!'
The Third Annual Rocklahoma will have over ninety bands on four stages. More bands are to be announced in the upcoming future. On the three side stages, Rocklahoma has partnered with Retrospect Records to showcase additional bands of the eighties.
Signed on to appear at the 3rd Annual Rocklahoma is Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Overkill, Metal Church, Leatherwolf, Great White, Vixen, Saxon, Hurricane Alice, Helix, Danger Danger, Warrant, Night Ranger, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nelson, KEEL, KIX, Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures, LA Guns, Britny Fox, Faster Pussycat, Lillian Axe, Dirty Penny, Legendary Scorpions Drummer Herman Rarebell and Friends, Bonfire. Also appearing will be Icon, Big Cock, Baton Rouge, Lord Tracy, featuring ex-Pantera vocalist Terry Glaze, Silent Rage, Warrior, Pair-a-Dice, Julliet, Wild Street, Vougan Rocklahoma is one of the largest Rock Festivals in North America with attendance coming from all fifty states and six out of seven continents.
Both Playboy and Rolling Stone in 2008 called Rocklahoma one of the top festivals that should not be missed.


Here are some news that may sound interesting.
Just got back from the music fair in frankfurt.was a great experience where
I had the chance to meet alot of friends and my endorsers of fender.
Finally shot a videotrailer for the upcoming madmax tour for 'iMusic tv'.

The brandnew 'shortino' album has been mixed and i'm gonna rush to munich based
mastering guru 'doc stickel' to spice up the sound of this amazing record to
the highest level.

And again herr 'maxim wartenberg' alias trommelfloh jumped into my studio to record a couple of great trax for his upcoming album.

By the end of this month the new album of the dutch/german rock band 'cooper inc.' will be ready to go as well.
Superb prog meets uniques pop/rock styles.

Furthermore the album of german actress 'dorkas kiefer' as 'the cats pyjamas' is available as album now.
I cowrote a couple of tunes and the album is real classy.miaaaaaaauuuuuuuu...

So stay tuned..

All the best

february 2009

1.jaded heart (frontiers records):
-after recording drums just started engineering guitars and bass

2.beggar's bride (a-minor/point music):
-finished the wonderful new album 'rockin' the pumpkin' mastered the analog way by 'doctor' stickel at msm mastering,munich...awesome

3.crush,zac,begg & a friend (a-minor/point music):
-in the end of the vocal section with a big bang surprise...watch out

4.schenker/barden acoustic project (inakustik):
-produced with herr schenker the new acoustic album...read below

New acoustic based album shows another side to this amazing guitarist.
Almost one year after his phenomenal comeback album In The Midst Of Beauty and follow-up tour, the first album from the Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project is here. Long-term collaborator, Gary Barden's vocals give the cleverly arranged songs just the touch of soul they need for full impact. He wrote the lyrics virtually off the top of his head. And with Michael Voss, Schenker has an experienced producer, a second guitarist as well as a background vocalist on board, who delivers an outstanding performance as usual. Kai Luennemann on percussion completes the team. With such a distinctive, soft sound from Michael Schenker's guitar, this album distinguishes itself easily. In this way, using a flamenco guitar with castanets in "Dance Lady Gipsy" conjures up a hot-blooded gipsy dancing before your eyes, while the fiddle and flutes in "Fight For Freedom" transport you to beautiful Ireland. All in all, the new album from Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project is more than an acoustic album, it demonstrates all Michael Schenker's expertise as a guitarist and songwriter. Just listen and enjoy.

Track Listing/Features:
Dance Lady Gipsy
All Of My Life
Fight For Freedom
El Grande
Starting Over
Can't Live On Life Alone
Another Melody
Travelled So Far
Night Of The Stare
The Journey

More news to come: shortino,voices of rock,trommelfoh,cooper inc.

All the best

December 2008

Hihi hiho,

Xmas time is coming.dear lovers of rock music.i wanna wish you merry xmas and a happy new year.
These are the productions i am involved in at the moment.

BEGGAR'S BRIDE (aminor records/point music distribution):
Full brandnew album production with exciting new modulated
Sample tron sounds.very stylish in the vain of the british sixties heroes 'the moody blues'.
Release spring

CRUSH,ZAC,BEGG & A FRIEND (aminor records/point music distribution):
Full brandnew album introducing a new bandmember.too early now to mention now.
But feels great.in the vibe of 'the clash meets oasis with a touch of new model army'.
Release spring

Just finished together with the legendary mastering god from munich 'christoph doc stickel' (msm studios) the entire output in its beauty.
The album features ten songs from the instrumental 'thank you 4' album with new orchestration and vocals.
Lean back and enjoy.
Release spring

SHORTINO (aorheaven/soulfood):
Yeehaw.quiet in the middle of putting the songs together. The ex-Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt singer is at the top of the game
and you can expect a full amount of a smashing,well balanced rock output.
Release spring

All the best and talk to you soon in january,

November 2008

Released January 23 are the following 2 releases from AOR Heaven / Metal
Heaven Vengeance is THE brand for honest Dutch hard rock.
With recognizable riffs and melodic guitar power Vengeance continues
bringing (inter)national fans in exaltation.
And after 25 years the number of fans is still growing.
Vengeance means Classic Heavy Rock in optima forma.
Band members Erik Stout (drums), Jan Somers (guitar), Timo Somers (guitar), Barend Courbois (bass) and frontman extraordinaire
Leon Goewie are beaming themselves up far into rockin heaven.
In the 80s Vengeance, have released classic albums like We Have Ways To
Make You Rock,Take It Or Leave It and Arabia and launched the career of Arjen "Ayreon" Lucassen and producer Oscar Holleman.
1997 saw the release of the album Back From Flight 19, produced by Arjen Lucassen and with good old Jan Somers and Peter Peer Verschuren on guitars plus and nr. 1 bass player Barend Courbois and Paul Thissen on drums.
From 1997 till 2001 Vengeance was constantly on tour.
At the end of 2005 Barend Courbois, Leon Goewie and good friend German producer, singer and guitarist Michael Voss (Mad Max, Bonfire) recorded in collaboration with several guest musicians (Accept, Ayreon, Sinner, Sleeze Beez, Paul Sabu, Casanova and Warlock) the magnificent (loved by critics and fans worldwide) come-back album Back In The Ring.
At the end of December 2007 the Dutch Hard Rockers released their first live album Same, Same...But Different, and on in January 2009, the new album Soul Collector will follow.
On this record, which again was produced by Michael Voss, they prove that Vengeance is still one of the best live rock bands in Europe.

Track List: 01. Cross In The Rain, 02. Wait Until The Sun Goes Down, 03. Soul Collector, 04. Samurai, 05. What The Hell Is Going On, 06. , 07. I Never Felt That Way Before, 08. Dance Dance Dance, 09. Rock And Roll Band, 10. So Many Times, 11. Lean On Me.


October 2008


Itís the ultimate antidote to too much turkey and unwrapping another pair of socks. We Wish You A Metal Christmas and a Headbanging New Year is a line up of hard rock and heavy metalís finest giving their own unique twist to Christmas classics old and new. This is definitely not an album for the faint hearted. Featuring all brand new studio recordings from stars such as Alice Cooper, Lemmy Kilmister, Ronnie James Dio, Dave Grohl, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi and more this is Christmas as youíve never heard it before!

I took part in the recording of Michael Schenker¥s guitar parts for O Chrismas tree which has Doro on vocals, Tony Franklin on Bass and Frank Banali on Drums


1) We Wish You A Merry Xmas
Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse, Ray Luzier
4) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright
5) Little Drummer Boy
dUg Pinnick, George Lynch, Billy Sheehan, Simon Phillips
6) Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Tim ìRipperî Owens, Steve Morse, Juan Garcia, Marco Mendoza, Vinny Appice
7) Silent Night
Chuck Billy, Scott Ian, Jon Donais, Chris Wyse, John Tempesta
8) Silver Bells
Geoff Tate, Carlos Cavazo, James Lomenzo, Ray Luzier
9) Deck the Halls
Oni Logan, Craig Goldy, Tony Franklin, John Tempesta
10) Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer
Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan, Greg Bissonette
11) Rockiní Around the Xmas Tree
Joe Lynn Turner, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright
12) Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Marco Mendoza, Kenny Aronoff

US RELEASE DATE 10/14/08 (eagle records)



Producer Michael Voss has signed on with AOR Heaven to produce the forthcoming album by veteran rocker, Paul Shortino.
Paul Shortino's musical career includes Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot, The Cutt and portraying Duke Fame in the infamous cult classic movie hit, This Is Spinal Tap.
Paul has toured the world extensively throughout his career, always finding great success with his German fans. Going forward, Paul opted to develop projects on his own, often mixing it up with a veritable hard rock who's who of virtuoso players. Venturing into a diverse array of endeavors suited Shortino, and it's the career model he's stayed with up to the present. The new project with Michael stems from my inclusion on the upcoming album release Voices of Rock. Georg Siegl of AOR Heaven offered me a solo deal. I knew I had to jump on board. I am excited to be working with Michael and AOR Heaven, said Shortino.
The album will be released in 2009.


September 2008

Dear friends,
The video to 'here we are' is online on youtube now.


hope you will enjoy and we will see us all on tour in jan/feb as support of 'axel rudi pell'...

All the best

Within the scope of the 'Schenker/Barden' acoustic show in newcastle as supporting the Scorpions (oct.12th), Michael Voss officially joins the 'Fender' team as endorser and proudly picks up his new guild acoustic guitars in duesseldorf.
it has always been a dream to play these wonderful guitars and you will find michael laying down his bits and bob on his telecaster american deluxe on the current 'madmax' release: here we are...

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Stay tuned for more...

Dear music lovers...
Here we are...and the dates...

"The Skull Crown Tour"

Special guest: MAD MAX


presented by ROCK HARD, ROCK IT, MUSIX, MusicBuyMail.eu, Metal.de

25.01.2009 (D) WüRZBURG / Posthalle
26.01.2009 (D) BERLIN / Columbia Club
27.01.2009 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
29.01.2009 (D) MüNCHEN / Backstage
30.01.2009 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
31.01.2009 (D) ANDERNACH / JuZ Live Club
02.02.2009 (NL) UDEN / De Pul
03.02.2009 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
04.02.2009 (D) LUDWIGSBURG / Rockfabrik
06.02.2009 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
07.02.2009 (D) BOCHUM / Zeche

Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany)
04627/18 38 38


Dear music lovers,
proudly i can announce, to contribute guitars and vocals for the 'schenker/barden' acoustic division performing as a support act for the
'Scorpions' 12th of october at carlington academy, newcastle.
Stay tuned for some more.


August 2008

Dear partners out there,

Here is some news i'd like to lay into your hands:

German based Producer 'Michael Voss' (Mad Max, Casanova) working for Universal Publishing as author and producer
finished recordings of sixteen year old female 'a-minor records' recording artist 'Pearl'.
The music can be described as a fresh breeze of rock and pop music that crosses modern style with old school.
This promising debut of Bruce Springsteen and Patty Smith written classic 'Because the night' is now available for downloaded on i tunes.
A helping hand on the production laid 'Mark Schulman' (Pink, Foreigner) on drums and 'Pascal Kravetz' (Jimmy Barnes, Bruce Springsteen) on hammond organ.
Have a taste of the sound sample.

because the night.mp3




July 2008

Summer Greetings
Don't think I'm away... just hiding in the shadows...
No ..to be honest. been pretty busy with the following projects:

1. Freilichspiele Tecklenburg
New kid's musical 'cinderalla' penned by Klaus Hillebrecht (music/production) and Radulf Bauleke (lyrics) again.

2. Karibuni
New album featuring Josephine Kronfli & Pit Budde.

3. Vengeance
Still in the rolling process for their 25th anniversary album.

4. Mad Max
Photo shootings & video production of the first single.

5. Schenker / Barden (acoustic)
In the middle of the 'making of' ...

6. Voices Of Rock
Songwriting and collection the singers for the upcoming album

So, lots of bits n bobs to do....
Cheers mates

may 2008

here comes the sun...great weather all over europe!!
Just came back from hamburg where ´mad max´ played unplugged at the headbangers ballroom.

Special guest was herr gary barden of ´msg´ which whom i am working an a brandnew top secret output.
The current msg album went after just one week being released straight into the german media control charts at #78.
thanks mates.

If you ever come to hamburg visit the ´strand pauli´ too..
what a great trip.
inmidst of hamburgs port to find an oasis like this...

Moreover ´klaus hillebrecht´ & radulf beuleke´ and the entire tecklenburg freilichtspiele crew entered the studio to record their final cuts of kid´s musical 2008, ´cinderella´.


Watch out more to come: vengeance-karibuni-mad max-pearl-al & Chris

Cheers Michael

april 2008

Dear music lovers,

Been a busy april so far.
gotta say i'm sorry for late feedback.
Still in the midst of recording the 25th anniversary album of dutch rockers 'vengeance'.

End of the month will be mastering date for upcoming and long awaited 25th anniversary of 'mad max' album at msm studios, munich.
We did some amazing photoshotz with hannover based star maestro 'martin huch'.
you will be surprized.

The new 'beggar's bride' album unwired undercover will be featured with one song in the newest issue of 'rocks'magazine.
the sampler contains my leadvocals...woaw..great tune called 'persiflage'.

Last but not least 'al&chris' made it to the top of 'foxwahn' internet radio charts.
well done boys...

That's it for now..bye michael

march 2008

Vorwärts Wettringen und Mickie Krause gemeinsam im Studio.

„Eins und zwei und drei und...“ Michael Voss zählt vor, und Vorwärts Wettringen..."

zum Zeitungsbericht

´Mark Schulman´ (Pink, Cher, Foreigner) performs ´Because the Night´ of upcoming a minor recording artist ´Pearl´on his recent world-wide drum seminar workshop tour!
You will hear him on the final single mixes as well.
production credits will be by ´kidroom music´.


Just in right in time, before the ´Frankfurt Music Convention´ (12.-15.03.08) Michael Schenker nipped into our studio to record
the playalongs he is using on his worskshops on the convention.

Furthermore the new album 'In The Midst Of Beauty' Pushed Back To May - Mar. 5, 2008

According to CDUniverse and Amazon.com, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) new album, "In the Midst of Beauty", will be released on May 13 via Inakustic GMBH.

We are proud to announce that the genesis of this output found ist place in our studio.
cheers mates...

"In the Midst of Beauty" track listing:

01. City Lights
02. Competition
03. I Want You
04. End Of The Line
05. Summerdays
06. Night To Remember
07. Wings Of Emotion
08. Come Closer
09. Cross Of Crosses
10. Nana
11. The One
12. This Time

The CD features returning MSG singer Gary Barden, drummer Simon Phillips (THE WHO, TOTO), bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) and keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE).

february 2008

Hi folks,

Just finished two trax (feuer und flamme, immer wenn du gehst) of german pop duo ´al & chris´.
My songwriting partner on this recordings been ´jan loechel´ of sunwatermusic, who was responsible for a numerous hit record productions lately.

amongst: christina stuermer, sasha, reamonn, pohlmann,etc...

We try to get the boys on the road at the moment and looking
out for a record deal as well.all went pretty well during the recordings and sounds really promising...let´s go out and do some fishing...haha...


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Proudly announcement:

The ´becker vision pro´ is in the shops right now!!
It is a multi media player for mobile entertainment,
accompanies you on all your travelling affairs (car, plane,etc).
Built by famous german company becker,
this is a real innovation on the multi media market nowadays.
Kidroom music was in charge of the whole sound design of the new model ´vision pro 7985´.


MAD MAX - Official Press Release - February 6th, 2008

MAD MAX welcomes dutch drum legend JOS ZOOMER (VANDENBERG)!

Due to the fact that MAD MAX original drummer AXEL KRUSE shares his drum talents with german band JADED HEART there will be lots of overlapping live dates in the upcoming months.
JADED HEART will start touring Europe in march as "special guests" of THE POODLES.
MAD MAX is also confirmed for several shows in Italy and other European
. AXEL KRUSE will concentrate on the shows with JADED HEART while MAD MAX is proud to welcome on board dutch drum legend JOS ZOOMER.

Jos is co-founder and drummer from the very first moment of the legendary dutch hardrockband VANDENBERG fronted by guitar hero ADRIAN VANDENBERG (WHITESNAKE).
JOS ZOOMER toured all around the world with VANDENBERG and even supported KISS in the 80ies.
So MAD MAX is thrilled and thankful to have such a great guy helping us out in the next months!

january 2008

Happy nu year to you all out there.
Here is something you can really sink your teeth into..
Young german rock band ´die erfindung´ joins my studio to record some promising stuff.
dennis,felix and tico are all together 33 years old..
so expect a rock sensation..
Find more info under:

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New York, NY—(January 3 2008) --Locomotive Records.

On February 12, 2008, will release the next chapter of Paul Sabu's long and illustrious career.
The Southern Californian has written, produced and played for such artists as David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Shania Twain, John Waite and W.A.S.P.
He has also worked on such feature film and television soundtracks as Baywatch, Beverly Hills 90210, Sex And The City, To Die For, Natural Born Killers and Assault Of The Killer Bimbos.
Strange Messiah features singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/arranger Sabu with bassist Matthias Rethmann, drummer Gereon Homann, and four guitarists: Michael Voss, Ralf Heyne, Thorsten Koehne and Angel G. Schleifer (Vinnie Appice co-wrote one track, Jack Of All Trades). The result is an AOR Dream.
From the power ballads to the stadium anthems to the melodic hard rock drive, producer Michael Voss has embraced the vision to go back to Sabu's roots of recording the drums in a huge room and slamming the sound spectrum to the "big-is-better" level, much like in the Led Zeppelin era.
The live feel of the album is refreshing in an early Van Halen mode while pushing the modern envelope.

Jaded Heart are set for a US release of their last studio release -
New York, NY (January 7, 2008)
It's been 14 years and counting for Germany's Jaded Heart!
Jaded Heart is ready to conquer the world in 2008!
Sinister Mind, originally released Oct. '07, will now be re-released February 12, 2008, when Locomotive Records steps up to the plate and belts this baby out of the ballpark.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by the three-headed hydra of Michael Voss (Mad Max, Voices Of Rock), Chris Lausmann (Bonfire) and Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69), Sinister Mind runs the gamut from Hard Rock professionalism to Power Metal to Trad, oftentimes in the course of one song!
Jaded Heart actually started in 1990 when The Brothers Bormann (Michael and Dirk) jammed with current rhythm section Muller and Kruse.
The '94 Inside Out debut had Chris Ivo on keys (and was followed by 1997's Slaves & Monsters and 1998's Mystery Eyes). 1999's IV featured guitarist Barish Kepic.
Ivo left in '01, replaced by multi-instrumentalist Wanner.
The Journey Will Never End (2002), Trust (2004) and Helluva Time (2005) followed.
At this point, both Bormanns were out of the band and current singer Fahlberg brought the team to new heights.
Now, with longtime friend/guitarist Ostros, the band is better than ever. Melodic. Strong. Compositionally intense. Sinister Mind is bound to win new fans.

december 2007

Dear friends,

This december keeps me working on some real blasting topics.
As you may have noticed already,´Gary Barden´ and ´Michael Schenker´ teaming up again to start with a brandnew new ´MSG´record after nearly 25 years recording break.
The genesis took part in our studio, where we could see the eve of the new-creation, and did some pre production.

The studioalbum ´In the Midst of Beauty´ will be performed by:

Michael Schenker-guitars
Gary Barden-vocals
Don Airey-keys
Neil Murray-bass

A major world tour will follow in april 08.

Furthermore we celebrate the 25th anniversary album of my band ´Mad Max´.
This keeps me away from the streets and writing some great new material.

So stay tuned for some more incredible news in 2008...
A merry xmas and a happy new year ...

november 2007

VENGEANCE is about to kick-off a fantastic year in the huge career of the band.
The Dutch hard rockers will celebrate their 25th anniversary and will do this together with their fans!

Their new live CD, "Same/Same… But Different", will be launched on November 23 through Metal Heaven and will be followed with the official kick-off of the 25th Anniversary Tour at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 4.
The official live CD presentation will take place December 12 at the 013 in Tilburg, Holland with an incredible live show.
The fans can expect a unique year filled with an amazing amount of live shows, great special events and activities — and, on top of that, the release of the new studio album.

Vengeance is:
Leon Goewie -- Vocals
Jan Somers -- Guitars
Peter Bourbon -- Guitars
Barend Courbois -- Bass
Hans in 't Zandt -- Drums

For tourdates check there website regularly !

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Karibuni-Pit Budde& Josefine Kronfli

´Gute Nacht, Kinder - in aller Welt ´

Wiegenlieder gibt es überall auf der Welt, bei allen Völkern und in allen Ländern. Die Mutter oder der Vater hält das Kind im Arm und singt es in den Schlaf.
Dieses Bild vermittelt eine "Urharmonie", die enge Bindung der Eltern zum Kind, aber auch die kaum erklärbare Wirkung der Musik auf das Wohlbefinden von Babys, Kindern und Erwachsenen.
Für die CD haben Pit Budde und Josephine Kronfli Schlaflieder aus vielen Teilen der Welt gesammelt, sie ruhig und harmonievoll fürs Kinderzimmer arrangiert.
Alle Lieder werden in der Originalsprache und der deutschen Übertragung gesungen.
Es sind Lieder aus so verschiedenen Ländern wie Indien und der Mongolei, aus Äthiopien und dem Kongo, aus Frankreich und England, dem Libanon und der Türkei, es sind Wiegenlieder der Indianer Nordamerikas und der Völker Südamerikas.
Eines verbindet alle Lieder:
Es ist der Wunsch, das Kind möge friedlich und ohne Sorgen einschlafen und sich auf den neuen Tag freuen.
Gute-Nacht-Geschichten aus verschiedenen Kontinenten ergänzen die Lieder und runden den Tonträger zu einem internationalen Einschlaferlebnis ab.
Tonmeisterung für die Produktion Kidroom Music im wunderschönen bunten Jovel Tonstudio.

It was the first concert michael ever attended.
1978 –can´t stand the heat tour-muenster-muensterlandhalle...
Now after 29 years of fandome it happened finally in siegen@siegerlandhalle.
First song ´caroline´ feat. Rick on the main opening riff...incredible...unforgettable and burnt into the depth of the soul...
Herr voss finally met his guitar hero ´rick parfitt´ of legendary british rock institiution ´status quo´.
it was a long wait but as you can see it was a pleasure at the meet 'n greet in the twinkling of their eyes...

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october 2007

German Producer´s ´Chris Lausmann´(SAE, MS Productions) and ´Michael Voss´(Kidroom Music, A minor Records) are these years winners of the ´SAE Alumni Award 2007´ that went in to the third round, in the catagory:

Best Music Production

With a taste of their album `Voices of Rock 2007`(Aor Heaven) that featured both on songwriting, engineering,editing and consulting and moreover brought artsists like:Dan Reed, Robin Beck or Jean Beauvoir, just to name a few, for this unique international worldwide cooperatiting recording, together;

they convinced the jury:

Ralph Quick (Producer/Engineer: H-Blockx, Die Happy, Subway to Sally,etc)
Hans-Martin Buff (Engineer of Peppermint Park Studios, Prince)
Ulli Schiller (SAE Institute Frankfurt, Hans Harz, John Scofield)

seen from the angle of:

Sound (Single Signals,Complete Mixdown)
Compression/Dynamic/Depth/Ambience (Room) & FX


A Big Thanks goes to all Artists and Music lovers
who still believe in the unbroken magic and the gift of ´creating music´.

Finally the new my space site of The Cat's sPyjamas featuring recording artist and actress ´Dorkas Kiefer´ is online.

watch out for:

The two soundbites ´naked´and ´good times´being penned by Dorkas/Kidroom and finally turned out great...
have a listen

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Hi mates, just got back from the mad max acoustic tour with ´pink cream 69´ and ´freedom call´.
What a great experience.
A big thanx to all the fans we met out there.
Moreover here is a pic of my long time fave singer mister ´joelynn turner´ (rainbow,deep purple) whom i met on the united forces of rock festival in stuttgart.
Okay back to the desk.
Bless you

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Hi mates,

the new album of german melodic rockers´jaded heart´will be out on october 19th.
Hope you dig it.
Read bio for more info

Fourteen years of band history quickly told?
That's impossible!
But in the case of the outstanding melodic rockers JADED HEART from Germany it's worth giving it a try!
In 1990 singer and songwriter Michael Bormann (ex BONFIRE,
and his brother Dirk Bormann (guitar) were in search of suitable companions.
The following year Michael Müller (bass, ex THE SYGNET) and
former MAD MAX drummer Axel Kruse joined the band, thus JADED HEART was born.

In the beginning of 2007 JADED HEART started the production of their new album “SINISTER MIND” which will be released worldwide on the 19th of October.
“SINISTER MIND“ will be recorded, mixed and mastered by top
producers Michael Voss (Mad Max, Voices Of Rock), Chris Lausmann
(ex-Bonfire, Voices Of Rock) and Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69)

The new album “SINISTER MIND“ will be featuring more musical varieties than ever, so JADED HEART will definitely win many more fans.
Of course, JADED HEART will be touring again the streets of Europe by bringing this new record to the fans by playing live again.


september 2007

Vengeance join the Metal Heaven roster and will start this new collaboration with a live CD entitled Same / Same...But Different.
The material on this album was recorded at various shows during their latest tours together with Axel Rudi Pell and Sinner.

Track list:
01. Take It Or Leave It
02. Back In The Ring
03. No Mercy
04. May Heaven Strike Me Down
05. Dream World
06. Take Me To The Limit
07. Bad Boy For Love
08. She Is The Woman
09. Rock 'n Roll Shower
10. Arabia

A release is planned for November 23rd, 2007.

Sound clips:

Back In The Ring
May Heaven Strike Me Down
Take It Or Leave It





august 2007


Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the brand new album by the well loved artist Gary John Barden. The new album is Love and War and is due for release October 22.

Gary Barden is to the voice of British hard rock. The first time Barden appeared in the scene was as part of the newly formed MSG (Michael Schenker Group) founded by the former Scorpions guitarist of the same name. Their first collaboration resulted in the highly acclaimed album The Michael Schenker Group which was released in 1980. Besides the great songs and the great guitar output Barden's voice was one of the reasons why this album became a huge success and allowed the band to hit the road in Europe, Japan and the USA.
The album Past & Present (ESM106) marked the first solo album by Gary Barden and offered a very personal collection of new, exciting interpretations of some all-time MSG classics, a selection of songs that both suited Gary Barden and MSG fans! With his long time pal Michael Voss (Casanova, Bonfire) and a couple of friends he went back to the roots to perform his bluesy smoky songs that will touch your soul and are exemplified on the release Agony and the Xtasy.
So here we are in 2007 and Gary has made an album that surpasses them all, this album really ROCKS, check out the opener Creatures of the Night for a driving riff backed up with Gary's unmistakable lead vocals. This is more like the quality we should expect from Gary, not forgetting the input from Michael Voss, who has a pedigree that needs no introduction at all. All these songs are absolute killers, take the cleverness of The Last Samurai and the oriental slant to Dragon's Fire and you will just be amazed at the sheer power of this release. This is truly a great British rock album and is not hard to see why Gary has been involved with so many of the the UK's major talent.
A very powerful rock album.

Track Listing: Creatures Of The Night / Unchain Me / When The Lovin´ Dies / You / The Last Samurai / Dragon's Fire / Voices In The Rain / Love Lost / Burn On The Flame / Déjà Vu / In Love & War.

I am pleased to present a full length MP3 preview for melodicrock.com readers.

Download: Gary Barden - Unchain Me (.wma file).


july 2007

AOR Heaven's 20.07.2007 release Voices Of Rock MMXII is currently receiving outstanding feedback from the press all over Europe.

Here come some of the results:

Rock It! (D) - soundcheck #1 / album of the month; review 9/10
Break Out (D) - over the top/ album of the month
Rockantenne (D) - heavy rotation/ presentation of the album
rocksensation.de (D) - album of the month
Melodic Rock Station - album of the month
Munich's Hardest Hits (D) - album of the week (week 29)
metalroxx.com (D) - 9/ 10 points
hallofmetal.com (E) - 9/10 points
metal-dreams.com (E) - 9,25/ 10 points
metal-symphony.com (E) - 4,5/ 5 points
myrevelations.de (D) - 12/ 15 points
sleaze-metal.com (D) - 9/ 10 points
laestada.com (E) - 9,5/ 10 points
metalearth.de (D) - 4,5/ 5 points.

Voices Of Rock new at Myspace:

mickie krause
After two successful weeks in the official german media control single charts with his smash hit ´finger in po-mexico´, the new album of german pop party prince is in the can and gonna be released on emimusic 27th of july.
This cd features three tracks ´hohe tannen,hejo (spann den wagen an),laudato si (lagerfeuer version) that have been handled by kidroom music.
Mickie sings his fave tunes of old traditionals...
So oil your voice and sing with him...


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VOICES OF ROCK release 20th of july.

Dear friends and music lovers.
See the banner below and enjoy the release of our masterpiece album´MMVII´.
Chris lausmann and me wanna thank everybody who lend a helping hand to make this baby come true.
Digital radio station ´rockantenne bayern´ will present and feature the album next week exclusively as ´album of the week´.
Again a round of applause to the artists and all true believers.
rock on!!!


Hi folks: here are the july news.

Finally I started to dive into the technology of the new century...haha.
Means we upgraded our system with a apple macintosh g5 (2x2,5 ghz) and switched into logic audio pro 7.
You will find me these days with my head in the books to learn the bits and bobs.

Furthermore I am on the way to record with my mobile unit songs for newcomer artists: al&chris
They will deliver some great german pop-music stuff.
looking forward to that.


And something very special is upcoming as well.
Together with old time pal and producer ´holggy begg´ I teamed up again and believe it or not:
we discovered a ´pearl´.
Means a 15 year old female rising, shining star who we will feature in the future and help building up her career.
Stay tuned for more...

june 2007


Paul Sabu returns to the scene with his brand new output entitled Strange Messiah - another crunchy Hard Rock effort in typical Sabu style. Singer, song-writer and guitarist Paul Sabu is best known for his work with his band Only Child plus contributions for other artists such as David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Little Caesar, Lee Aaron, Madonna, Malice, Robbie Neville, Silent Rage, The Nelsons, Shania Twain, John Waite and more.
Most recently, the readers of Kerrang magazine have voted Paul Sabu as second best AOR vocalist of all time.

Here, you can listen to some soundclips in advance:

Strange Messiah,
Dangerous Behaviour
Piece Of My Heart.

Strange Messiah will hit the stores on August 31st in Europe via AOR Heaven.

Paul Sabu (g., v.)
Matthias Rethmann (b, Lee Z)
Gereon Homann (dr., Eat the Gun)
Michael Voss (add. guit., Mad Max, Casanova)
Ralf Heyne (lead g., Biss)
Thorsten Koehne (lead g., Demon Drive)
Angel G.Schleifer (lead g., Bonfire, Pretty Maids)


Hola muchachos,

This month really kept me busy with working on several items.

The final mix and mastering of the new album of the los angeles recording artist ´paul sabu´ was completed and will be released on ´aor heaven´ in august.
Expect great hooks and ultimate rock power.
stay tuned for more...

The young talented band ´mr.nilsson´ spend some time recording in our rooms and came out with a huge surprise.

Last but not least I contributed three songs to the exceptional new mickie krause´s album ´mundorgel´, going to be released via ´emimusic´ in a couple of weeks.

Last note:
The ´voices of rock´album will be released 20th of july and additionally powered by germanwide radiostation ´rockantenne bayern´,
where we will be album of the week as well.

may 2007


MAD MAX is proud and happy to be part of the PINK CREAM 69 / FREEDOM CALL – Tour 2007 with the following dates:

october 3rd 2007      Bochum (D)     Zeche 
october 4th 2007      Memmingen (D)      Kaminwerk 
october 5th 2007      Aschaffenburg (D)     Colos - Saal 
october 6th 2007      Winterthur (CH)     Gaswerk 
october 7th 2007      Nürnberg (D)     Hirsch 
october 8th 2007      Fulda (D)     Kreuz 

We would like to thank the participating bands and BOTTOM ROW Management for giving us the opportunity for "A very special acoustical performance"”!
PINK CREAM 69 and FREEDOM CALL will play a full electric set and MAD MAX will open the show with a BEST-OF acoustic set and a few surprises!

The new album of famous international recording artist ´ATB´ enters german charts on #18.
Laid down the bass for ´feel alive´.
Enjoy and get on the dance floor!!


For a soundsnippet:


A cool exclusive for MelodicRock readers today - the unveiling of the final track listing and cover art for the upcoming Voices Of Rock project, due for release from AOR Heaven in Europe July 20 and in Japan via Marquee in late August.
The final track listing for Voices Of Rock MMVII goes like this:
01. James Christian / Voodoo Woman;
02. Jean Beauvoir / Wild Thing;
03. Terry Brock / Nightingale;
04. Dan Reed / Over And Done;
05. Johnny Gioeli / Phoenix Rising;
06. Harry Hess / Irresistible;
07. Göran Edman / China In Your Hands;
08. Robin Beck / Underloved;
09. Steve Overland / Slip Away;
10. Gary Barden / Love Is Blind;
11. Michael Voss / Maniac (Japanese bonus track).

Zwei von Deutschlands führenden Melodic Rock–Produzenten haben sich für AOR HEAVEN zusammengetan, um das VOICE OF ROCK-Projekt in Angriff zu nehmen: Chris Lausmann (BONFIRE, JADED HEART, FRONTLINE) und Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA).
Sie haben nicht nur alle Songs komponiert und produziert, sondern eine Mannschaft von legendären Stimmen aus allen Teilen der Welt um sich versammelt. Internationaler und hochkarätiger kann man ein Album kaum besetzen:

To create the VOICES OF ROCK for AOR HEAVEN, two of Germanys leading Melodic Rock producers and songwriters joined forces: Chris Lausmann (BONFIRE, JADED HEART, FRONTLINE) and Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA).
Besides writing and producing all the songs the most fascinating challenge for Lausmann/Voss was to put together a team of legendary voices from all over the world.
The final result is an international high class album full of outstanding performances:

Featured vocalists - one song each:
James Christian (HOUSE OF LORDS)
Gary Barden (MSG)
Robin Beck
Steve Overland (FM/SHADOWMAN)
Bertram Engel - drums
Angel G. Schleifer (ex BONFIRE) - lead guitars
Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE) - lead guitars


may has come, the sun shines and fills the studio with light.
Before the upcoming musical season of european´s biggest open air theatre ´tecklenburg freilichtspiele´ the crew around composer
´klaus hillebrecht´ and author/managing director ´radulf beuleke´
nipped in and created the kid´s musical ´robin hood´,
which release party will be held on 27th of may and runs through the whole summer section.
Find more details under:

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april 2007

´mad max ´ back in uk after 20 years!
The first ever thunderground festival is happening august 18 at nottingham rock city in the UK.
The line-up is: Wig Wam, The Poodles, Brother Firetribe, Mad Max and Human Zoo.
the prices are £22 per ticket - if you get them from www.thundergroundfestival.com there is no postage or booking fee.
The gig is over 14's only, doors at 1pm and every band will be playing a full set!

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Hi folks,

Right with the springtime comes a lot of work.
Sorry for being late this time.

Worldmusic for kids artists´karibuni´ feat. pit budde and josephine kronfli knocked down the album production filled with great tunes of international, traditional sleeping lullabies.

Moreover german premium hardrockers ´jaded heart´ recorded and cut some cool drum parts for their upcoming album, released in autumn by frontiers records.

Just finished the brand new album from american songwriting legend ´paul sabu´, as well.
Mastering was done by the amazing vince sorg at principal studios.
Starring as players on the album:
matt rethmann (silver,lee z)-bass
gereon homann (eat the gun)-drums
angel schleifer (pretty maids,bonfire)-lead and slide guitars
Album will be released by ´mtm music´.

Last but not least... kept on being busy writing songs for a new album with ´gary barden´ (msg,praying mantis) in london..
Not named yet... so better watch out...

Bye bye for now

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march 2007

We're happy to announce that "White Sands" is now officially released in Japan! Besides that we're proud to present our very first fullsize add in the legendary BURRN! magazine! Our "In White" acoustic EP entered the japanese "import - single - charts" at position no. 6!

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february 2007

Dear friends and partners,

After a real exhausting ´mad max´european tour as support of ´axel rudi pell´(that ended much too fast) i am finally back at my desk and ready and willing again.
The new mad max album ´white sands´ will be released end of this month via aor heaven.
Just finished the mastering of the new ´beggar´s bride´ at msm mastering with ´christoph stickel´ in munich.

Surprisingly an old friend of world fame, who changed the world music industry ´charly steinberg´ nipped in to have some small talk.
What a pleasure to meet one of the real inventors and originators of nowadays music software programs.

Will do some recordings for an all star project intitiated by my old pal ´chris lausmann´ (bonfire).
he came up with some great music and we´ll gonna fill it up with wonderful melodies.
As a chief mastermind and teaching pro of the ´sae recording engineer school´, he will give you a huge sound for these hard-rocking tracks..
be prepared for some more.

All good things come to an end, so the mixing stage of the new ´paul sabu´ cd is reached. so look out for more info as well.

That´s it for now..
Have a stellar day

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January 2007

´mickie krause´ hits the german media control charts at #37.
On the single will be three kidroom mixed live versions.hola

1.     Kumbaja (Single Remix)
2.     Laudato Si (DJ Version - ohne Intro)
3.     Kumbaja (Megamix)
4.     Du bist zu blöd um aus dem Bush zu winken (Live Riu Palace 2006)
5.     Laudato Si (Live Band Version - Alando 2006)
6.     Oh wie ist das schön (Live Alando mit Band 2006)
7.     Laudato Si (Extended Version)
8.     Schau immer, dass Dein Mädel...

Welcome to 2007.
It all starts very busy again.
Drum legend ´john coghlan´ (ex-status quo) joins the upcoming second album of swiss songwriter holggy begg (beggar´s bride).
Recordingwise it was like back in the good old days.
hearing the tune/learning the tune.
Pals mat rethman (bass) and jan richter (guitars) teamed up and played the tracks without a net:: live.
This creates a rehearsal atmosphere within a miked living room...(:-)))
Be ready for some more...

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December 2006

Hello friends,

Here are the tourdates for the upcoming tour:

MAD MAX as special guest of AXEL RUDI PELL

30.01.2007    (D)    FULDA    /    Kreuz
31.01.2007    (D)    AUGSBURG    / Spectrum
02.02.2007    (E)    MADRID    /    Heineken
03.02.2007    (E)    BERGARA    /    Jam
04.02.2007    (E)    BARCELONA    /    Razzmatazz 2
06.02.2007    (CH)   ZÜRICH    /    Rohstofflager
07.02.2007    (D)    HEIDELBERG    /    Halle 02
08.02.2007    (GB)   LONDON    /    Mean Fiddler
09.02.2007    (NL)   HELMOND    /    Plato

November 2006


Es gibt von Mapex eine neue Kampagne,
zusammen mit unserem Endorser Dirk Brand.

Auf der Website wird die Saturn Serie von Mapex
vorgestellt, es gibt Play Alongs und Solos von
Dirk, auch zum Download.

Außerdem kann man an einem Gewinnspiel
teilnehmen und eine private Masterclass mit
Dirk & Snare
, ein Saturn Drumset und andere Preise gewinnen.
Die Aufnahmen wurden unter der Anleitung von Michi Voss im Jovel Tonstudio durchgeführt.


With a look on the cover, one might be forced to say: “They are back, strong like a lion.“
Or – to say it with the currently so much popular soccer language: One more for the guys, please! It's extended time.

After the self-titled debut album in 2002, “Joker In The Deck” in 2003 and “Face Off” in 2005, guitar hero Ralf “Doc” Heyne on “X-tension” with Carsten Witte on drums, Lars Bilke on bass guitar and of course KROKUS frontman Marc Storace on vocals has managed to keep his winning team.

As always, an album under the BISS banner also 'only' contains the typical BISS sound! “X-tension” rocks the house down!
This definitely goes for the very heavy cover version of the HEART classic “Barracuda” and the track “Blood on Sand” which is co-written by Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER).
Marc Storace's performance once again is high class and puts a stamp onto the sound of these tracks.

The album was once again produced by Michael Voss (MAD MAX, SILVER) at Jovel Recording Studios in Münster, Germany.


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Special guitar amp miking.

Just a quick hello from the ´mad max´ follow up full album guitar recordings.
We created a wall of sound in using a mesa boogie rectifier (lend by old pal tinte of h-blockx) thru´ randall cabinet run with evoice speakers, and a marshall 2000double lead with using just one speaker
placed in the middle of the room miked with:

Neumann 363 tube mike
Neumann u87
E voice e 20

All basic rhythm guitars are played thru the rectifier and marshall...
The rectifier is very warm and big distorted.
The marshall via the special speaker miking delivers a warm vintage tone.
In the mix it is huuuuuuuge...if well balanced
If you copy it...be careful with the mike phasing..


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Hi there,

Here is some good stuff to warm your hearts in the wintertime and slipping smoothly into 2007.
just started working with my good old los angeles based friend ´Paul Sabu´ on a new album.

Sabu's much sought-after albums still hold his reputation true as Album-Oriented Rock King.
Heartbreak (1985) is one of those rare albums which is now re-released with 3 bonus tracks.
In the November 14, 2005 Kerrang Poll ... Paul Sabu holds 2 of the greatest AOR Albums of all time.
Paul Sabu has produced, mixed, written songs and performed with such artists as:

Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Little Caesar, Lee Aaron, Shania Twain, Motels, Only Child,
John Waite, Robbie Neville, Malice, Wasp, Little America, The Nelsons, Tattoo Rodeo, Silent Rage,
Elvira, Teri Tims and Madonna.

His film and TV credits include “Accused”, “Ghoulies II”, “Trick or Treat”, “Ghost Town”, “To Die For”, “Twin Sitters”, “Hard Rock Zombies”, “American Drive-In”, “Million Dollar Mystery”, “Vice Versa”, The Heights, all rock songs for “WKRP in Cincinnati”, “Sex and the City”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Baywatch”, “Diving In”, Meatballs 4”, “Assault of the Killer Bimbos”, and the list goes on.
So you better stay tuned for some good music in 2007.


Oktober 2006

sProudly I got to announce we (Mad Max) are ready and willing to play the wonderful dean flying v...very special...
The advert will appear in the next issue of "Guitar" (11/06) and again in "Gitarre&Bass" (12/06).

I hope you all like it as much as we do.


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This time we nip in for some cool heavy swing jazz.
German actor´s and musicians ´jogi kaiser´ and ´kai noll´ recorded some amazing, awesome long forgotten jewels from the past.
So stay tuned for more info and cool swingy tunes...

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Number one in the hits for kids ´wdr5-lilipuz charts´.
The entire album ´peace for kids´ was recorded and engineered in the jovel studios.
The whole brand new album with songs dealing about peace will to be released soon on ökotopia publishing.
all the best for josephine kronfli, pit budde and the complete team.



Famous german session drummer ´dirk brand´ entered the jovel-studio to record his brand new ´mapex´ drum kit and introduce it to customers.
This work will contribute the jazz kit, the bonham kit and the fusion kit.
He plays along with some great songs and additionally gives you single sound samples.
Watch out for more.

September 2006

POPKOMM 2006 Berlin
Hi guys out there.
just came back from the music convention and met loads of friends and partners.
The biz was completely coming from all over the world and we had wonderful minutes of conversation or just brief encounters.
´music´ is still alive and kickin´so keep on moving.
here are some pics with friends.

1 Holger Kermer - KS Management Switzerland
2 John Dryland - Cargo Distribution UK
3 Peter Ruechel - WDR Rockpalast Founder/Guru
4 Urs Middelhauve - Universal (Music marketing Manager)
5 Wolfgang Fritsch - Actor´s Agency Spielkind

Holger Kermer John Dryland Peter Ruechel
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Urs Middelhauve Wolfgang Fritsch

MTM Music announce a new compilation 10th Anniversary
On the occasion of MTM´s 10th anniversary we will continue the yearly tradition to produce a MTM compilation by releasing a special double-CD.
Part 1 exclusively features new titles or titles not released yet of artists like Aina, Fate, Laos, Silver, Deacon Street, AOR (feat. Fergie Frederikson), Vengeance and more.
The second CD is a bonus CD contains a selection of songs of MTM-artists, which have been particularly successful within the last years. The double CD is a ltd.ed. - as long as stock remains. The release of "10th Anniversary" is scheduled on MTM Music in October 13.

Final Tracklist As Follows:
CD 1:
01. Zeno “Stand Of Illusion” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Runway To The Gods");
02. Alannah Myles / Jeff Healey “I Can't Stand The Rain” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Tribute To Tina Turner");
03. Fate “Sweet Angel” (Unreleased - Recent Album "V");
04. Dan Lucas “Love Hurts” (Unreleased);
05. Vengeance “Down Down Down” Unreleased - Recent Album "Back In The Ring");
06. AOR “Desperate Dreams” (Unreleased - Recent Album "L.A. Attraction");
07. Shiva “The Cameleon” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "The Curse Of The Gift");
08. Brett Walker “Give Me Back Tomorrow” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Spirit Junky");
09. Relapsed “Hardest Part Of Goodbye” (Unreleased - Current Album "Into A Former State")
10. Martin Briley “I Don't Think She Misses Me At All” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album “It Comes In Waves”);
11. Jani Lane “Lay Your Hands On Me” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Tribute To Bon Jovi");
12. Shades Of Grey “If You Say” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Century");
13. Aina “No Pleasure Without The Pain” (Unreleased - Recent Album "Living In A Boy's World");
14. Rain “Insobriety” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Stronger");
15. Robert Louden “Temptation” (Unreleased - Forthcoming Album "Robert Louden");
16. Silver “Prescious” (Unreleased - Recent Album "Gold").

CD 2: Additional Bonus CD Best Of MTM Music
01. Tower City “Talking To Sarah” (Taken From The Album A Little Bit Of Fire“);
02. Cita “Silent Soldiers” (Taken From The Album “Relapse Of Reason”);
03. Dare “Some Day” (Taken From The Album “Calm Before The Storm”);
04. Sahara Snow / Rick Springfield “Heaven” (Taken From The Album “Sahara Snow”);
05. Axe “Life In The Furnace” (Taken From The Album Album “Axe Five”);
06. Danger Danger “Goin' Goin' Gone” Taken From The Album “Four The Hard Way”);
07. Harlan Cage “Dearborn Station” (Taken From The Album “Double Medication Tuesday”);
08. Steelhouse Lane “Son Of A Loaded Gun” (Taken From The Album Slaves Of The New World”);
09. Hughes Turner Project “You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll” (Taken From The Album “HTP”);
10. TNT “Give Me A Sign” (Taken From The Album “My Religion”);
11. Jaded Heart “Live And Let Die” (Taken From The Album “Jaded Heart - Iv”);
12. Tony Martin “Surely Love Is Dead” (Taken From The Album “Scream”);
13. Vengeance “Back In The Ring” (Taken From The Album “Back In The Ring”);
14. Fate “Everything About You” (Taken From The Album “Fate V”);
15. Warrant “Dirty Jack” (Taken From The Album “Born Again”).


MTM MUSIC announces the release of BEGGARS BRIDE "Boulevard Of Broken Hearts"!

Holggy Begg, Swiss producer, singer and songwriter, hits the spotlight for the first time with his project BEGGARS BRIDE. Before this, he worked on productions such as the recent solo album by ONI LOGAN. “Boulevard of Broken Hearts" tells 12 short and autobiographic stories, dealing with the here and now, days gone by, expectations, longings, disappointments, hopes and new beginnings.

Famed producer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASANOVA) as well as guest musicians such as MARC STORACE (Krokus), AINO LAOS (ex-Laos), GARY BARDEN (ex-MSG, Silver), ELA (ex-Valerie’s Garten), DORKAS KIEFER and YAN make BEGGARS BRIDE a real treat for all those who enjoy high quality melodic rock and AOR.

Liner notes, lyrics and track-by-track commentaries in the CDs booklet deliver interesting and en-tertaining background information about the process of making the album. The music of BEGGARS BRIDE unfolds its impact in a pleasantly rocking and melodic way – coming straight from the heart. BEGGARS BRIDE – a great insider tip!

Fritz Schneider - Acoustic Guitar
Holggy Begg - Lead Vocals, Accoustic & Electric Guitar
Jolene Van Ar - Drums, Vocals
Matt Bride - Bass
Michael Bride - Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Additional singer:

The release of "Boulevard Of Broken Hearts" is scheduled on MTM MUSIC in October 13, 2006.

august 2006

MAD MAX in der Originalbesetzung mit Michael Voss (Vocals, Guitars), Jürgen Breforth (Guitars), Axel Kruse (Drums) und Roland Bergmann (Bass, Vocals).

Mit der 6 Track–EP mit dem Titel „In White“ schlagen MAD MAX ein neues Kapitel der Bandgeschichte auf.
„In White“
präsentiert die MAD MAX Songs in ausschließlich akustischer Instrumentierung und mit sehr emotionalen Arrangements.
Melodic Rock mit christlichen Texten!
Alte und neue Fans werden begeistert sein!
Cover, Booklet und Fotos sind von Nigel Skeet, der auch das Artwork für die aktuelle STRYPER DVD gestaltet hat.
Seine Live–Premiere feiert „In White“ beim UNITED FORCES OF ROCK Part 2 Festival am 1.Oktober 2006 in der ROCKFABRIK in Ludwigsburg!

Mehr Informationen und Tourdates

Angespornt und beflügelt von einem bislang brillanten Jahr 2006, schlagen MAD MAX mit der am 29.09.2006 erscheinenden 6 Track–EP mit dem Titel „ In White“ ein neues Kapitel der Bandgeschichte auf.
„In White“ präsentiert 6 MAD MAX Songs in ausschließlich akustischer Instrumentierung und mit sehr emotionalen Arrangements.
Folgende Stücke sind enthalten:
01.To Hell And Back Again, 02.Open The Eyes Of My Heart , 03.Hello Father,
04.Bad Day In Heaven, 05.Lonely Is The Hunter, 06.Reprise

Coverartwork und Graphic Design stammen vom in den USA/Los Angeles beheimateten Künstler `Nigel Skeet`, der auch an die neue `Stryper` Live-DVD hand anlegte.

Mad Max – In White (EP)
Out: 29.09.2006
AOR Heaven/ Point Music

Mickie Krause entert die media control album charts mit seinem longplayer ´wie blei in den regalen´ (emimusic) von null auf 56.
Involviert waren kidroom music in mixing & songwriting.


july 2006

München, msm - Mastering 22.Juli 2006

Michael und Juergen in den legendären msm - Mastering Studios in München mit Mastering Engineer Christoph Stickel beim mastern der neuen MAD MAX - EP.
In diesen heiligen Hallen wurden u. a. auch schon Alben von XAVIER NAIDOO, GOTTHARDT, REAMON, SEAL und STING gemastert!

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june 2006

cause of the studio movement, the old phone-line does not work any more.

´til i got a new phone-line in the new studio please use only following number:

+49 (0)172 2755299

bang your head open air

I just came back from the ´bang your head´ open air where i as producer accompanied my dutch artists ´vengeance´ who played a great come back show and held a big release party in front of more than 10.000 people.
It was great to see the band´s return after all these years welcomed by the fans with a warm round of applause.
Good to have you ´back in the ring´.
furthermore i had the chance to talk to a lotta nice people in the ´artist village´ and got to admit it´s a well balanced great organised festival.
thanx to horst, jagger and his entire crew.
See some cool backstage shots of foreigner´s ´mick jones and dokken´s ´jeff pilsen´.
moreover the vengeance boys with finest rock magazine ´rock hard´
cult editor ´goetz kuehnemund´.
rock on


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Mickie Ksrause chartet

Mickie Krause´s ´laudato si´ steigt in die Media control Charts von null auf 74 ein.
kidroom music ist auf der Single als Mixmeister des bonus Trax ´reiss
die Hütte ab´dabei.


kidroom live mix für emi recording artist ´mickie Krause ´reiss die hütte ab´ aus dem RIU Palace

Vom Pfadfinder zum Partyprediger: Mickie Krause hatte schon immer eine Mission.
Der gebürtige Westfale mit der wuchtigen Stimme, landesweit beliebt und berüchtigt für seine derben musikalischen Späße, hat für seinen neuesten Streich den berühmten Sonnengesang des Heiligen Franz von Assisi in die Mangel genommen: „Laudato Si“ – Sei gepriesen.
Die etwas andere Dankeslitanei des Mickie Krause könnte erzkonservativen Pfaffen schlaflose Nächte bereiten, allen anderen sei „Laudato Si“ fortan musikalisches Manna für fröhlich durchzwitscherte Nächte – bis der erste Vogel singt respektive, frei nach Franz von Assisi, spricht.
Damit nicht genug, bietet die 30-minütige (!) CD-Maxi auch musikalisches Kanonenfutter für Bombenstimmung während der Fußball-WM:
„Oh wie ist das schön“ mit zünftigen Ballermann-Beats und das witzige „Schade, schade, Holland ist dabei“, ein Loblied auf die Vorzüge unseres Nachbarlandes – solange sie nicht den Fußballplatz betreten.
In dieser Form gehört Mickie Krause aufjeden Fall in die erste Angriffsformation unter den musikalischen Stimmungsmachern der Nation.
Quelle: Emi Electrola
VÖ: 26.05.2006

may 2006

Warner Music veröffentlicht einmalige Compilation mit Duetten.
Im Mai wird Deutschlands Kult-Rocker Udo Lindenberg 60.

Warner Music gratuliert aus diesem Anlass mit einem ganz speziellen Produkt:
Erstmalig erscheinen auf der CD „Damenwahl“ die schönsten seiner Duette aus über 30Jahren Karriere.
Darunter Songs mit Nena, Yvonne Catterfeld, Nina Hagen,
Annette Humpe, Marlene Dietrich, Esther Ofarim und Ellen ten Damme

Besondere Perle ist das erste deutsch-chinesische Duett der Popmusik, aufgenommen 2005 in Shanghai und Münster.
Bei Shows in China lernte Udo Lindenberg die Sängerin und Moderatorin Kelly Cha kennen.
Beide lagen nicht nur musikalisch bald auf einer Wellenlänge.
Eigens für diese CD produziertensie gemeinsam mit Panikorchester-Bassist Steffi Stephan den Lindenberg-Klassiker „Ich schwöre“ als Duett.
Der Track wurde im Jovelstudio aufgenommen und von mir tonmeisterhaft endveredelt.

Alle Songs wurden für das Album digital-remastered.
Konzipiert wurde die CD von Michels Music Consulting, die seit Jahren Udo Songs und unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen bearbeiten und veröffentlichen.
Ein 16-seitigesBooklet erzählt Geschichten zu den einzelnen Duetten und bietet neueInformationen.
Selten gezeigte Bilder des Kult-Rockers, runden ein hochwertiges Produkt ab, das nicht nur bei Lindenberg-Fans keinesfalls in der Sammlung fehlen sollte.

„Udo Lindenberg - Damenwahl“ erscheint am 12. Mai 2006 bei Warner Music und hat über eine Stunde Spielzeit.

vengeance are 'back in the ring':

Press-feedback so far:

"A terrific comeback album, rocking even more than their cornerstone ARABIA!" (Metal Hammer)
"Finally, a comeback making sense and packed with fun! The Dutch rockers didn't forget anything. Back in the ring - back with a vengeance" (Rock Hard)
"The comeback of the year" (Break Out)
"VENGEANCE are back in the spotlight with a fresh 'Rock 'n' roll shower'." (Heavy)


the month of may you will find me at the following places.
hope to see you on tour.
god bless ya

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april 2006

here is some collaboration stuff from the outskirts.
wiss desert rocker ´begg´ visits the roxx studios of old accept drummer ´stefan kaufmann´based near cologne to record some vocals for the new album of ´beggars´bride´.
For this occasion ´marc storace´ of krokus flew in (zurich/cologne) for a couple of hours to deliver two smashing performances.
More to come...
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Former lynch mob vocalist oni logan has finally released his long talked about solo album.
Stranger in a foreign land is available now thanks to a special distribution deal with NL distrubuton in munich.
The deal sees the album available to online purchasers via Music Buy Mail.
The album sees logan in new musical territory - a mix of stripped back pop/rock and westcoast with even a touch of country thrown in.


When Will You Hear Me . The Long Road . Bring Back The Days . Stranger In A Foreign Land . Blue Jean . The Monster In The Sea . Walking Through A Winterland . Damaged . My Part Of Town . I Remember Hollywood . Foolish Minds.

the band lineup for this album:

Oni Logan - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, and Harp;
Bekka Bramlett (Faith Hill, ex-Fleetwood Mac) - 2nd Lead and Backup Vocals, and Tambourine;
Michael Voss (Casanova) - all Electric Guitars;
Don Airey (Deep Purple) - Keyboards;
Steffi Stephan (Udo Lindenberg) - Bass Guitar;
Bertram Engel (Peter Maffay, ex-Robert Palmer) - Drums;
Franziska Urton, Matthias Rethman, and Max Teschner - Additional Violin, Fretless Bass, and Fender Rhodes Piano;
Martin Huch (Carl Carlton Band) - Pedal and Lap Steel, and Dobro Guitars;
Nippy Noya (Stan Getz, Billy Cobham) - Percussion;
Steve Lukather (Toto) - Lead Guitar on The Monster In The Sea.

`rock it`readers´s poll 2005:

I am proud to announce that the readers of german rock magazine ´rock it´ voted in their brandnew issue as the following for ´kidroom productions´:

Album of the year
1.silver-gold (mtm music)#53
2.biss-face off (aorheaven)#56

Best song on ´rock it´ cd:
Pyromania-biss #8

Thanx for all the fans out there


march 2006

dorkas news:
Next to the progression in the songwriting process, the first handy soap ´mittendrin-berlin rockt´ is to launch in germany.
´dorkas´ is appearing as special guest and plays herself.
Next to well known stars like ´ben´and ´gülcan´ this is a story that combines fiction with reality playing in real time.
2.500 pictures being shot will portrait the turbulent life of young people making their way in berlin, dealing with: heartache, emotion, success, friendships and intrigues.
´mittendrin-berlin rockt´ is available for all customers who own a mobile.
These who hold an abo will receive 10 pictures of the story per day.


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´Beggar´s bride´ is a new project featuring swiss desert rock singer/songwriter ´begg´.
For this he has invited a couple of friends to perform on his album.
Yesterday  british born wonderwoman ´aino laos´ nipped in to contribute some beautiful lead vocals on the track ´you were my sunshine´.
It is a rare rock-performance cause ´aino´ makes her moves nowadays more in the musical direction.
Stay tuned for more...

Hi folks.
Here are some great shots from the ´deep purple/alice cooper´tour.
Finally i met my fave producer ´roger glover´ and the ultimate drummer ´eric singer´ from the american rock legend
have fun with it

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gary barden: the agony and xtasy
the new, second solo album by ex MSG/ Silver singer ´gary barden´ will once again deliver 10 fine hard rock tunes to you.
the band this time consists of drummer bertram engel (jimmy barnes, bruce springsteen) and bassist/ guitarist michael voss (casanova, silver) whereas michael schenker (g., MSG), tommy denander (g., radioactive), steve morris (g., heartland, shadowman), axel kruse (dr., jaded heart) and martin huch (g., carl carlton, oni logan) additionally guest on various tracks.
release date 14th of april, escape music


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tv and movie actress ´dorkas kiefer´ recorded some new promising stuff in the vein of ´carla bruni, nora jones´.
The tunes are stripped down to the bone and will feature the best vocal performance of ´dorkas´ ever.
Just a few guitars, rhodes, and a big-dry-smooth voxsound make it to an intimate happening.
The name of the project will be revealed soon.so stay tuned.
...to be continued


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february 2006

´mad max´ just came back from a wonderful support tour with legendary mates of ´alice cooper´ and ´deep purple´.
It has been a tremendous trip leading to the cities of kiel, nuernberg, stuttgart, erfurt and mannheim.
All shows been sold out and the tour was honoured with a ´sold out´ award.
We were able to reach about 55.000 thousand fans to spread the word of ´white rock´.

For more info:

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qDutch Metal band VENGEANCE was snapped up by CBS Records after company A&R men witnessed their debut gig in 1983. The group had formed earlier that year following guitarist Arjen Lucassen's departure from the ranks of BODINE. Lucassen was joined in the first incarnation of VENGEANCE by vocalist Leon Goewie, second guitarist Oscar Hollmann, bassist Jan Bijlsma and drummer Matt Oligschlager. The group released their self-titled debut album in July 1984, folllowing it up with the quite stunning 'We Have Ways To Make You Rock' album a year later. This second album found new drummer John Snels in the band.

Hollmann had departed by the third album, 1987's more groove laden 'Take It Or Leave It', and was superseded by Peter Verschurren. The band added another guitarist, Jan Somers, prior to recording 'Arabia' in 1988. Although successful in mainland Europe, VENGEANCE limited themselves to a couple of club dates in Britain to promote 'Arabia' in 1989 and Leon Goewie left in 1990 to be replaced with British vocalist IAN PARRY, formerly a member of AIRRACE.

Parry's work with VENGEANCE didn't pass unnoticed as the compilation album, 'The Last Teardrops 1984-1992', features six songs recorded with the singer. 1994's Japanese only 'The Last Of The Fallen Heroes' also included some of the material recorded with Parry. It was during 1994 that the group eventually called it a day and Ian went on to release three solo albums, whilst Leon Goewie - the man he replaced - turned up fronting German outfit CORACKO. By 1995 this group had evolved into STONEWASHED.

During 1997 a resurrected VENGEANCE offered the world a brand new album, 'Back From Flight 19' (a reference to the squadron of US planes that had disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle), which saw a return to the ranks for Goewie alongside Somers and Verschuren, complemented with new faces Barend Courbois on bass guitar, Roland Bakker on keyboards and drummer Paul Thissen.

VENGEANCE is now back with a “in your face rock album”. The band feat. Leon Goewie, Barend Courbois, Michael Eurich (WARLOCK, CASANOVA), Michael Voss (SILVER, CASANOVA, MAD MAX) and as a very special guest founding member Arjen Lucassen on guitar and Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR) for background vocals! The band will perform the BANG YOUR HEAD Festival in June this year, feat. Arjen Lucassen!


01. Back In The Ring
02. No Mercy
03. Mind Over Matter
04. Captain Moonlight
05. Holy Water
06. Bad Attitude
07. Had Enough
08. Now And Then
09. Cowboy Song
10. Rip It Off


Leon Goewie - Vocals
Barend Courbois - Bass
Hans In’T Zandt - Drums
Peter “Slash” Bourbon - Guitars
Michael Voss – additional Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals (SILVER, CASANOVA)
Michael Eurich – Drums on “Rip It Off” (WARLOCK, CASANOVA)
Wolf Hoffmann - Lead Guitars on “Mind Over Matter”
Arjen Lucassen - Lead Guitars on “Captain Moonlight”
Mat Sinner - Backing Vocals

Produced by myself Michael Voss.

The release date is scheduled for April 2006 on MTM Music.

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january 2006

Old friends
Old pal ´wolf hoffmann´ lead guitarist of famous german metal band ´accept´ visited the ´kidroom´ from far away america.
now based in nashville/tennessee he nipped in for some nice talk and a strong hot coffee, but without cookies.
Let´s see what will happen...keep you informed.

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mad max – germanys one and only christian rockband
with a europeanwide record deal will release their brandnew album
´night of white rock´ in january 2006 on ´aor heaven´ (www.aorheaven.com).

mad max recorded 11 all new tracks in the original line-up
of the famous ´night of passion´ album with:

michael voss (lead vocals, guitars),
juergen breforth (guitars),
roland bergmann (bass, vocals)
axel kruse (drums).


december 2005

Aor heaven recording artists ´mad max´ signed a deal with
dean guitars / blue guitars.
Mastermind ralf schluewe offered the boys one of the companies´
hardest hitters: the flying ´v´ classic vintage.
The adverts in the magazines (gitarre & bass,..) will start by the beginning of next year simultaneously to their release of their comeback album ´night of white rock´.

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kickoff for demoproduction with singer songwriter ´leela´ from
she made it the whole way and we can expect some real intense songs
full of passion and density.
Gonna be a rocky one...
see in the picture artist leela and producer holger kermer (k&s management,switzerland)

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In these cold days, movie artist ´li hagman´ shopped in to record the title song of the very successful ´zdf´ television series ´soko wismar´ in a brandnew single version.
´Li´ is playing the character of ´leena vitanen´ in the series and loves jazz music.
Born in stockholm she could be seen in tv hits like ´wilsberg´ or us action movie ´boat trip´.
Under the guidance of songwriter, producer ´steffi stephan´ the recordings went smoothly rolling on and her voice feels very distinctive and touchy.
Watch out

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november 2005

Here is the news about the chinese and german musician friendship.
´udo lindenberg´ the famous german rock vocalist entered the studio to lay hands on his new single opus ´ich schwoere´.
It is a first time collaboration with chinesefemale smash super star ´kelly´.
The tune is a remake of the old ´lindenberg´ cult hit and was produced by ´steffi stephan´.

Here is what ´kidroom´stands for:
Living in muenster the legendary ´trommelfloh´ and his producer ´mat rethman´ shopped in to do the mastering of the highly acclaimed new kid´s musical ´jack´, going to be released in winter this year.
It is a story about:
Pirates, sharks and frienships...

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I am very proud to announce to be a part of the production as guest singer of swedish guitar wizzard ´tommy denander´ (radioactive).
His new album ´taken´ will be released
via mtm music in november and features
musicians besides of me, like:

Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Bobby Kimball (Toto),
Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Steve Lukather (Toto), Neal Schon (Journey),
Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting), John "jr" Robinson (Quincy Jones),
Andreas Carlsson (BonJovi, Def Leppard),
Greg Phillinganes (Eric Clapton, Toto), Bruce Kulick(Kiss),
Yngwie J Malmsteen, Steve George (Mr Mister), Gary Barden (MSG),
Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Jim Peterik (Survivor),
Philip Bardowell (UnrulyChild), Robin Beck,
James Christian (House Of Lords),
Michael Landau (Richard Marx, Chicago),
Dean Parks (James Bond theme, David Foster),
Michael Thompson (Shania Twain, Faith Hill),
Bruce Gaitsch (Madonna, PeterCetera), Abe Laboriel (Pages, Michael Jackson), Tom Keane (Chicago),
Tom Saviano (Peter Criss, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles),
David Diggs (TheBrother Johnson), Vinny Heter (Fergie Frederiksen), Hussain Jiffry (MichaelBolton), Michael Voss (Silver), Thomas Vikström (Talk Of The Town), Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart), Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn's Dream), ChrisCatena, Peter Friestadt (LA Project) and Frederic Slama (AOR)

october 20th 2005

Just finished the production of the new ´gary barden´ album that is coming out next year on escape music (uk).
Believe it or not: in the days of communicating via email mister michael schenker himself (ufo, msg) was a welcome guest to lay down some great lead guitar work on gary ´s album.
This is the first working collaboration since the last album 1984 and shaking hand since the fabulous ´g3´ tour in 1998.

Since the 26th of september the 5th and brand new ´silver´ album called ´gold´ has been released.
It features great performed tracks written by ´broon´ (ex-sisters of mercy) via mtm music.

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A hell of fun was the weekend to spend with dance floor top 40 music-kings ´6 for fun´.
We recorded a 10 track live unit that features the spirit of the seventies and eighties ...
booking will be done by skymusic, emsdetten

Finally the new website in brand new design is launched.

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