Axel Mackenrott

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Axel Mackenrott
Born (1969-09-06) 6 September 1969 (age 47)
Hamburg, Germany
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, power metal, classical music
Occupation(s) Keyboardist
Instruments keyboards
Labels AFM Records
Associated acts Masterplan, Beautiful Sin, Gamma Ray, Megadeth

Axel Mackenrott (6 September 1969 in Hamburg, Germany) is the keyboard player for the heavy metal band Masterplan.

Axel began playing at around 11 years of age with piano lessons, and went on to eventually acquire a Bachelor of Arts in musical sciences. In his early career he played in many small-time bands and cover bands, before he was invited to play keyboards on tour with Gamma Ray. His career began to gather momentum when he was brought into the power metal supergroup Masterplan, shortly after the recordings for their debut album were completed.

In 2005 Axel also joined Beautiful Sin, the side project of his Masterplan bandmate Uli Kusch, and he performed as a guest musician on Megadeth's 2007 album United Abominations.

On Masterplan 2010 album Time to Be King, Axel had a major contribution being one of the main three songwriters along with guitarist Roland Grapow and singer Jørn Lande.

On Masterplan 2013 album Novum Initium, Axel and Roland Grapow remained the only members from the original line-up of Masterplan, fixing the partnership as the main songwriters of the band.

Discography[edit]

Masterplan[edit]

Beautiful Sin[edit]

Aussenborder "Niemand da" ( 2007 )

Gamma Ray[edit]

Megadeth[edit]

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