Hans Ziller

Tue
30
Apr

BONFIRE Prepare Live Album 'Live On Holy Ground 2018' Out June 14

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Friday, June 14, 2019
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German Hard Rock band BONFIRE for a couple of decades has been one of the busiest touring bands and consistently also is a regular guest at numerous big European Metal festivals. On August 4, 2018 the Ingolstadt based group once again set a highlight performance at the world’s biggest Heavy Metal festival: Wacken Open Air.
 
The show in Wacken was filmed and will now be released on June 14, 2019 as DVD, as CD, as LP and digital under the name “Live On Holy Ground 2018”. The main film offers a superb ‘best of’ journey through time and includes BONFIRE’s own classic hits like „Ready 4 Reaction“, „Sweet Obsession“ and „American Nights“. The DVD version with “Praying 4 A Miracle” (radio edit), “Locomotive Breath” (radio edit), “Sweet Obsession” (2019) and “American Nights” (2019) offers four bonus video clips which are also included on the CD, LP and digital as audio files. The first pressing of all three physical formats comes handsigned by the band.
 
Track Listing:
1.In the Beginning, 2.Ready 4 Reaction, 3.Never Mind, 4.Don't Touch The Light, 5.American Nights, 6.Give it a try, 7.Sword and Stone, 8.SDI, 9.Sweet Obsession, 10.Champion; Bonus Tracks: 11. Praying 4 A Miracle, 12.Locomotive Breath, 13. American Nights (2019), 14. Sweet Obsession (2019)
 
Filmed & recorded live at Wacken Open Air on August 4th, 2018
Mix & Mastering: Tom Müller (Flatliner Studios)
Produced by: Hans Ziller
Additional Recordings by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios
 
BONFIRE are: Hans Ziller – Lead, Rhythm-Guitar, Backing Vocals; Alexx Stahl – Lead Vocals; Ronnie Parkes – Bass, Backing Vocals; Frank Pané- Lead, Rhythm-Guitar, Backing Vocals; André Hilgers – Drums, Percussion
 
Additional Musicians: Tim Breideband, Harry Reischmann – Drums; Paul Morris, Fredrik Bergh, Alessandro DelVecchio – Keyboards; Alessandro DelVecchio, Mike Gerhold – Backing Vocals
 
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

This is What BONFIRE 2017 Will Look Like

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2016
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BONFIRE have released a new publicity photo. In April the next studio-CD will be released worldwide.
 
The band continues their 30th Anniversary tour for the rest of 2016:
 
30th BONFIRE ANNIVERSARY  Tour 2016 "Burnin` TALES `n `PEARLS "
 

23.09. GER - Kiel - Raucherei Support Sons of Sound
24.09. GER - Bartenshagen-Parkentin - Kutscher Festival with T-Rex & Iron Horses
29.09. GER - Nurnberg - Hirsch
30.09. GER - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei  Support: Trance Mission
 
06.10  GER - Milterberg - Beavers Support HEADLESS
07.10. GER - Cologne - MCT-Club Support HEADLESS
08.10. GER - Strabkirchen - Plutonium Club Support HEADLESS
 
13.10. GER - Bielefeld - Forum  Support Sons of Sound
14.10.  GER -  Wiehl - Art - Farm  (very special private concert)
23.10. GER - Bochum - Matrix plus Primal Fear & Support: Snakebite
28.10. GER - Forth - Stadthalle mit Saga & Manfred Mann`s Earthband
29.10. France - Vouziers Festival mit ROCK GODDESS & GRAVE DIGGER
 
04.11. GER - Olching - Legend Lounge
05.11. GER - Bad Friedrichshall - Rockfabrik Support Sons of Sound
09.11. UK - Norwich / The Waterfront
10.11. UK -  Wolverhampton / Wolves Civic Hall
11.11. UK/Wales  HRH - Festival
12.11. GER - Regensburg  - Airport-Obertraubling   
18.11. GER - Rheine - Hypothalamus Club
24.11. NOR - Helsingborg
25.11. NOR - Oslo
26.11. Sweden - Lindkeping
27.11. Sweden - Stockholm
 
01.12. GER - Hamburg - Logo Support Headless (IT)
02.12. GER - Siegburg - Kubana Special Guests MORE (UK) Support Headless (IT)
03.12. BE -  Diest - Moonlight Music Hall Nijverheidslaan 7 Support Headless (IT)
04.12.  NL  - RR Dordrecht  Bibelot - Noordendijk 148 Support Headless (IT)
08.12. GER - Kandel - Bienwaldhalle: Support: Trance Mission &  Headless (IT)
09.12. GER Marlenbach - Music Hall Support Headless (IT)
11.12. GER - Augsburg - Spectrum Support: Support Headless (IT)
27.12. GER - Kaiserslautern - Fruchthalle Support: Trance Mission, Rebellious Spirit
28.12. GER - Neuss - Partytur-Club Support: Snakebite & Rebellious Spirit
29.12. GER - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik Support: Rebellious Spirit
 
 
Mon
12
Jan

BONFIRE Announce New Album/Line-Up/Label/Management and 2015 Tour

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Monday, May 18, 2015
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BONFIRE Announce New Album / New Line-Up / New Label / New Management / and European Tour 2015
 
 
Hans Ziller - founder, guitarist, composer and mastermind of the band BONFIRE and Claus Lessmann (Vocals) have separated after nearly 30 years.

The band has not recorded a new studio album since 2011, although there was many internal calls and talk of recording a new Bonfire CD in 2014, it never materialized. Claus Lessmann just could not or would not start recording a new album and never gave any explanation to the band. So, why should this be the end of a nearly 3 decades-long success story?
 
Quote Hans Ziller
: "I originally formed the band under the name Cacumen in the early 80s, I then brought Claus Lessmann on board eight years later and we changed our name to BONFIRE. I think we simply owe it to our fans to go on. I see no reason to retire just because the lead singer of the band cannot or does not want to sing "and Hans continues:" Bonfire is my life's work, I can look back on the band in a variety of lineups and with many successful years, ECHO - nominations, Golden Record, countless concerts worldwide, more than 1 million records sold, and above all I want to stay loyal to our fans who stayed with us through the years. "
 
Anyone who knows Mastermind Hans Ziller cannot rest his head easy with this. In recent months Bonfire has composed many new songs and the new BONFIRE-Formation has found itself. With a partially new outfit of PAUL MORRIS (ex-Rainbow) for the keyboards.
Ronnie Parkes on the bass (former bassist Uwe Kohler pursues a solo project) . Of course, the familiar face of Bonfire drummer Harry Reischman is still there. A second guitarist is still being sought.
 
And finally the kicker: Ziller QUOTE: "David REECE (ex-Accept) will be the new singer. With David I share not only a total musical agreement, but also a personal friendship. After the many years of the band's internal conflicts, it was also important to me to have musicians around me I can trust and with whom it is fun to be on stage. To just play only the old songs and nothing new, fighting and arguing in the backstage area, is not what I want in my band. It is also dishonest to the fans and makes you sick in the long run and I just don't want that anymore. David Reece is a highly professional and an energetic singer who will revive the classic Bonfire songs.  Old and new members will add a spark to the old Bonfire sound while still remaining loyal to its roots."
 
Currently, the band is in the studio working on the new BONFIRE-album with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio.

The CD will be released in mid-May worldwide by 2015.
 

With new artist management and new concert agency, BONFIRE will go on a European tour in May.
The first BONFIRE shows will be headlining with special guests ELA and BATTLE BEAST also summer festivals abroad have already been confirmed.
 



 
 
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