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MAD MAX Turn '35' On August 10

Friday, August 10, 2018
- New album 35 out August 10 -
- First single and video today -
The first single ‘Beat Of The Heart’ stands out among the eleven songs on the forthcoming album 35 for a number of reasons. One the one hand the track could be described as the 2018 successor of Mad Max’s most important hit ‘Night Of Passion’, and on the other hand the band members have made their longstanding dream come true with the video that supports the song. “For once in the history of Mad Max, we wanted to shoot a video that has the look and the cinematic quality of a real little motion picture. Thanks to the support of our sponsor Hubert Teichmann, we got that opportunity at last.”
By way of explanation: Hubert Teichmann, among other things the owner of the private “Staudenbahn” railway line near Augsburg, has been a staunch patron of the arts for a number of years – again the term “idealism” comes to mind! – and supplied the financial means that enabled Mad Max to shoot a video clip in Berlin with a number of actors, among them leading man Vinzenz Kiefer (The Baader Meinhof Complex, the action/crime drama series Alarm für Cobra 11, Jason Bourne) and director/screenwriter Oliver Betke.
35 will be released as CD DigiPak version, limited vinyl version, download and stream on August 10th 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer.
1. The Hutch  01:07 (Intro)
2. Running To Paradise  4:25
3. Beat Of The Heart  3:30
4. D.A.M.N.  4:45
5. Snowdance  4:13
6. Thirty 5  4:02
7. Already Gone  3:44
8. False Freedom  4:50
9. Goodbye To You  4:18
10. Rocky Road  6:32
11. Paris Is Burning  04:08 (Bonus Track)





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Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) and two of his bandmates from Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, Herman Rarebell (ex Scorpions) and Doogie White (ex Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow) are interviewed on this week's show. All 3 members choose songs from their current album 'Spirit On A Mission', along with tracks from previous bands.
First up, Michael tells fans what they can expect from the setlist on the band's UK tour in January 2016 (full dates at ), and also discusses the band's forthcoming third album, and his longterm vision for Temple of Rock. You'll also hear Michael's choice of a classic Scorpions song.

Doogie White then celebrates the 20th anniversary of the album he recorded with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, 'Stranger In Us All', choosing 2 songs and looking back on how he came to join the band, giving an insight into the writing, recording and tour for the album. Doogie also pays tribute to original Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio, and chooses 2 of his favourite songs from Ronnie's tenure with the band.
The Temple of Rock triple threat concludes with drummer Herman Rarebell, who begins the first in a series of 7 interviews covering the newly released remastered reissues of 8 classic Scorpions albums on SPV Records. Herman tells how he came to join the band in 1977 and shares his memories of the recording and tours for the 'Taken By Force' and 'Tokyo Tapes' albums and Uli Jon Roth's departure from the group. Herman also selects two songs from each record.
The show concludes with quickfire interviews with bands who have released some of Rich's favourite albums of 2016; Michael Voss talks about Mad Max's 'Thunder Storm and Passion' collection of re-recorded 80s classics, Joseph Tholl from exciting new Metal band Black Trip discusses their album 'Shadowline', Grave Digger mainman Chris Boltendahl looks at their newly re-recorded compilation of 80s classics 'Exhumation-The Early Years', and heartland Rocker Melissa Etheridge drops in for a chat about her live cd/dvd/blu ray 'A Little Bit of Me - Live In LA'
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MAD MAX To Release Best Of Album August 28

Friday, August 28, 2015

MAD MAX will release the new album "Thunder, Storm and Passion" via Steamhammer / SPV shortly. The release dates are:

Europe: August 28
USA + Canada: September 4
The album comes as a high class digipac and contains 12 re-recorded classis on CD 1 and a bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2014€. The complete tracklisting can be found below.
As a new member of the band we welcome Mr. Thomas "Hutch" Bauer" on bass guitar!
From left to right: Michael Voss (guit, vox), Axel Kruse (dr). Thomas 'Hutch' Bauer (bass). Jurgen Breforth (guit)
It all began in 1982 when the ´New Wave of Britsish Heavy Metal´ stormed in from Great Britain all over Europe. This was the starting point for the passionate and young German band from Muenster. Heavy Metal music was the rule, and sending the first demos ever to the recently founded company ´Roadrunner Records´ made them get one of their first signings. Mad Max were in good company: Bands like Metallica, King Diamond or Lee Aaron were signed to the nowadays very highly acclaimed metal label as well.
The deal ran over three albums, and suddenly the band started touring intensively with bands as Pretty Maids, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uriah Heep or Stryper and playing the legendary „Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven. Then, in the beginning of the new century, Mad Max signed to SPV and played huge international festivals like Rocklahoma, Wacken, Bang your Head or Rock of Ages, followed by two European Tours as support for Axel Rudi Pell.
Going back to their roots and their very successful period from 1984-87 and they are now bringing out a best of Album:


CD 1 (Re-Recorded Classics)

1. Fly Fly Away 04:33

2. Losing You 04:08

3. Rollin`Thunder 04:24

4. Thoughts Of A Dying Man 05:58

5. Never Say Never 03:16

6. Lonely Is The Hunter 05:40

7. Stormchild 03:46

8. Heroes Die Lonely 03:37

9. Burning The Stage 05:35

10. Wait For The Night 04:21

11. Night Of Passion 03:52

12. Hearts On Fire 03:45

CD 2 (Bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2014€)

1. Burning The Stage 05:23

2. Night Of Passion 03:53

3. Rolling Thunder 05:03

4. Wait For The Night 04:40

5. Lonely Is The Hunter 06:24

6. Never Say Never 03:52

7. Thoughts Of A Dying Man 06:19

8. Fox On The Run 06:25

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New Bass Player For MAD MAX

Friday, January 30, 2015
German melodic hard rockers MAD MAX have announced a new bass player. His name is Thomas "Hutch" Bauer (ex-Evidence One, Frontline)
The band now plans to record our "Best Of" album for SPV/Steamhammer. Release planned for April/May 2015, followed by some summer festivals (Sweden Rock etc...) and touring in autumn 2015.

DEF LEPPARD Among 19 New Acts Announced For SRF 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another 19 acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival!

We at the Sweden Rock Festival are happy to announce another 19 acts that have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place in Solvesborg in southern Sweden June 3rd to 6th.

Def Leppard are returning to Sweden Rock after seven years, and this time their setlist will be completely focused on their best known tracks. And considering that these Brits are one of the best-selling hard rock bands of all time, there are plenty of hits to choose from.

Five Finger Death Punch made a big impression on the main stage audience at Sweden Rock 2013 and have been one of the most requested acts since then. Now they will be back for what will be their only Swedish show next summer.

Meshuggah are making their long overdue Sweden Rock debut, Opeth will play their only Swedish concert next summer at Sweden Rock, Airbourne and Manfred Mann's Earth Band are making much anticipated comebacks and Exodus will arrive with legendary vocalist Steve Souza back by the microphone. Evergrey will be playing twice - an electric show on the Wednesday and an aoustic set two days later.

Jon English got plenty of attention and acknowledgement when his last Sweden Rock appearance was broadcast on national Swedish radio. This summer he returns for a more intimate performance at a smaller stage. Kaipa was one of the leading Swedish progressive acts in the 70's - for Sweden Rock, their classic line-up is reforming to play the group's early material under the name Kaipa Da Capo. The Swiss band Samael will be performing their classic black/industrial metal hybrid "Ceremony of Opposites" in its entirety.

Also added to the festival line-up are Lillasyster, Mad Max, Tony Carey, Avatar, Electric Mary, Hazy/Dizzy andThe Order Of Israfel.

In October, it was announced that, among several others, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Toto, Backyard Babies,HammerFall, D-A-D and Dark Tranquillity will be performing at next year's Sweden Rock Festival.

For the full list of confirmed acts and biographies on all of them, please visit Another 50 acts will be announced during this winter.

BEGGAR'S JAM (Feat. Michael Voss) Launch New Video

Friday, August 1, 2014
Over the past 2 years, MICHAEL VOSS and HOLGGY BEGG have created an alternative semi-accoustic two man orchestra live project called BEGGAR'S JAM, based in Switzerland: St. Gallen/Locarno.
The band tours Europe playing at music festivals, in big halls, clubs, local bars and more. From Malaga to Berlin they continue to rock audiences with a unique combination of original songs and selected classic cover.
In the 1980s Michael Voss had great success singing and playing guitar with bands such as Mad Max, Bonfire and Casanova. He is also well known for producing a variety of musicians including Silver, Michael Schenker, Herman Rarebell, Mickie Krause – to name a few. Together with Holggy Begg (Beggar's Bride, Crush-Zac-Begg, Noll), the two men have collaborated for 15 years on projects with musicians like Don Airey, Gary Barden, Mark Schulman, Molly Duncan and Dorkas Kiefer.
Together, MICHAEL VOSS and HOLGGY BEGG rock the stage and are truly a tour de force in the tradition of classic Rock'n Roll. Voss & Begg were also band members of Herman Rarebell's «Acoustic Fever» (Herman Rarebell – noted drummer and songwriter for the Scorpions from 1977-1997). Playing live as 'special guest' for Herman as well – as on the upcoming European tour, starting in October 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
studio releases: Label: A-Minor Records (LC 16144), Switzerland Distribution: H'ART, Germany Digital: itunes, amazon etc.
First Set, 2012 / feat. Mr. Casablanca, 2013 / one for the road, 2013 / 2nd Set, 2014
management: CH-9008 St. Gallen – Switzerland
facebook: BeggarsBride
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