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Jörg Michael (born March 27, 1963) is a German drummer. He is well known for his time in the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius, the German thrash metal band Headhunter, and several other bands.
Most of the bands Michael has played with are in the power metal genre. The first album he recorded was Prayers of Steel with Avenger (the band would later change their name to Rage). By the mid-80s he was no longer attached to a single band but concentrated on working as a studio session drummer; hence the long list of bands and albums he has been involved with.
Michael currently uses Kirchhoff Schlagwerk drums made of acrylic, Meinl AMUN/MB20 Series cymbals, DW 5000 Delta Accelerator pedals, and Vic Firth sticks. Previously he used Premier drums primarily and Tama drums on some occasions. A 6.5x14 Ludwig Supraphonic super sensitive snare has been a mainstay. recently, he has been using a bronze Supraphonic(standard strainer)