Axxis


Axxis
Marco Wriedt (Guitar [since 2007]), Alex Landenburg (Drums [since 2008]), Bernhard Weiss (Vocals [since 1988]), Rob Schomaker (Bass [since 2003] Regicide (GER), Trinity (GER), Cyberya), Harry Oellers (Keyboard [since 1990]), Kuno Niemeyer (Bass [1998-2007]), Richard Michaelski (Drums [1988-2004]), Kerstin "Lakonia" Bischof (Vocals, Back Vocals [2004-2006] session member), Walter Pietsch (Guitar [1988-1998]), Andrè Hilgers (Drums [2003-2008] Nuclear Blast Allstars, Empire (GER), Asmodina,The Sygnet, Razorback, Silent Force, Rage (GER), ex-Noisehunter, ex-Vanize), Guido Wehmeyer (Guitar [1999-2006] Wyvern), Werner Kleinhaus (Bass [1988-1993]), Markus Gfeller (Bass [1993-1998])

In 1988 after sending in only one demo song Axxis were signed to EMI Electrola.

The debut album "Kingdom Of The Night", 1989 which was already released in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and the USA sold 100000 times immediately. It became the best ever selling debut album by a Hard Rock band in Germany in 1989.

"Axxis II" marked a similar huge success in 1990, followed by the authentic and energetic live release "Access All Areas" a year later. The ambitious "The Big Thrill" became a best seller in 1993.

They are one of Germany´s Rock bands that have written history and they still do: 2014 Westfalian Hard Rockers AXXIS will become 25 years old. Exactly 25 years ago their successful album "Kingdom Of The Night" has been released, which is until now one of the most important national Rock Albums.

It's date of release was on Feb. 28th 1989.

Exactly on that day again, 25 years later, "Kingdom Of The Night", part 2 will be released. For some days it has been decided that the album will consist of two CDs even.

Both CDs will be available separately and will be devided into a black album containing the more heavier, darker stuff and a white album full of ballads and more quiet songs. No doubt, AXXIS have been experiencing different sorts of changes on the music market during their 25 years lastig career.

Even though they have always presented themselves full of variety and authentical at the same time. Their albums have been heavy, soft, enrichened with female vocals and even added with German lyrics during the years.

But the spirit these guys have has always been the same in the core. "When we were working on "Kingdom Of The Night" all these feelings from back then have become alive in us again and things were very clear immediately" singer Bernhard Weiß explains.

"Ideas and creative inputs just flew out of us and it was obvious that we could not put all that on one single album only. Due to the different songs, ballads such as "Stay Don ´t Leave Me" and heavy stuff we decided to split both albums in different moods.

Both albums don ´t match to modern trends, but both are Axxis-melody-like and completely stand for itself." "Kingdom Of The Night II" is the first AXXIS studio album for five years and the first one which will be released on the band´s own label Phonotraxx. And of course, it is the first one that will be released as two CDs.

"In the end 25 years of AXXIS are nothing that can be put on one record only" the band says. "Of course we didn´t try to copy ourselves.

We just have the feeling that we made alive what has been living in between 1989 and 2009." [ go on: www.axxis.de].

http://www.axxis.de booking: nikolas.krofta@bottomrow.com

http://www.axxis.de booking: nikolas.krofta@bottomrow.com


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