Axxis

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Axxis
Masters of Rock 2007 - Axxis - 05.jpg
Axxis concert on Masters of Rock 2007 festival.
Background information
Origin Dortmund, Germany
Genres Power metal, heavy metal, electronic rock, hard rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Phonotraxx
AFM Records
Massacre Records
EMI
Harvest
Website Official site
Members Bernhard Weiß
Harry Oellers
Rob Schomaker
Marco Wriedt
Dirk Brand

Axxis is a German hard rock band that was founded in 1988. Their debut album, "Kingdom of the Night", became the best-selling debut album ever by a hard rock band in Germany in 1989.

Biography[edit]

Axxis' musical roots lie within the traditional heavy rock of the 70s and 80s including influences of 90s electronic music. Bernhard's unique vocal style is another characteristic trademark of the band. Axxis' major ambition is "to be a pure Rock n' Roll band".

Members[edit]

  • Bernhard Weiß - vocals (1988–present)
  • Harry Oellers - keyboard (1988–present)
  • Rob Schomaker - bass (2004–present)
  • Marco Wriedt - guitars (2007–present)
  • Dirk Brand - drums (2012–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Guido Wehmeyer - guitars (1998–2006)
  • Werner Kleinhaus - bass (1988–1993)
  • Walter Pietsch - guitars (1988–1998)
  • Markus Gfeller - bass (1993–1998)
  • Richard Michaelski - drums (1988–2004)
  • Kuno Niemeyer - bass (1998–2004)
  • André Hilgers - drums (2004–2008)
  • Alex Landenburg - drums (2008–2011)

Albums[edit]

DVD's[edit]

  • 20 Years of Axxis (2011)

Live[edit]

Best Of[edit]

External links[edit]