Jörg Michael

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Jörg Michael
Jörg Michael - Ilosaarirock 2009.jpg
Background information
Born (1963-03-27) 27 March 1963 (age 55)
Dortmund, Germany
GenresPower metal, thrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Drummer
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1984 – present
Associated actsStratovarius, Mekong Delta, Rage, Saxon, X-Mas Project, Tom Angelripper, Axel Rudi Pell, Headhunter, Grave Digger, Beto Vázquez Infinity, Running Wild, Kaledon, Heavatar

Jörg Michael (born 27 March 1963 in Dortmund) is a German drummer, who is known for playing with numerous for numerous groups, including power metal band Stratovarius, who he played for from 1995 until 2011.[1] He has also been a member of Mekong Delta, Rage and many more heavy metal bands.

Biography[edit]

Michael left Stratovarius in 2011 for "personal reasons".[2] Around the same time he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer,[2][3] from which he later made a full recovery.[4]

He is currently a member of Heavatar, a German power metal band founded in 2013.[5]

Michael is considered to be one of the must important and influential power metal drummers.

Discography[edit]

Avenger
  • Prayers of Steel (1984)
  • Depraved to Black (EP, 1985)
Rage
Der Riss
  • They All Do What Their Image Says (EP, 1986)
100 Names
  • 100 Names (1986)
The Raymen
  • Going Down to Death Valley (1986)
  • The Rebel Years (best-of) (1995)
Metal Sword
  • Metal Sword (1986)
Mekong Delta
  • Mekong Delta (1986)
  • The Music of Erich Zann (1988)
  • Toccata (1989)
  • Principle of Doubt (1989)
  • Dances of Death (1990)
  • Classics (1993)
X-Mas Project
  • X-Mas Project (1986)
Tom Angelripper
  • Ein Schöner Tag (1995)
Axel Rudi Pell
Laos
  • Laos (1989)
  • We Want It (EP, 1990)
  • More than a Feeling (EP, 1993)
  • Come Tomorrow (EP, 1993)
Headhunter
  • Parody of Life (1990)
  • A Bizarre Gardening Accident (1993)
  • Rebirth (1994)
  • Parasite Of Society (2008)
Schwarzarbeit
  • Third Album' (1990)
Grave Digger
Running Wild
Glenmore
  • For the Sake of Truth (1994)
House of Spirits
  • Turn of the Tide (1994)
  • Psychosphere (1999)
Unleashed Power
  • Mindfailure (1997)
  • Absorbed (EP, 1999)
Andreas Butler
  • Achterbahn Fahrn (1995)
Stratovarius
Avec Avalon
  • Mystic Places (1997)
Die Herzensbrecher
  • Seid Glücklich Und Mehret Euch (1998)
Andy & The Traceelords
  • Pussy! (1998)
Beto Vázquez Infinity
Saxon
Kaledon
  • Chapter 3: The Way of the light (2005)
Devil's Train
  • Devil's Train (2012)
  • Devil's Train 2 (2015)
Heavatar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jörg Michael Biography". Metalship. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Drummer Jörg Michael Leaves Stratovarius". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  3. ^ "Stratovarius' Drummer Issues Update About His Battle With Cancer". Noisecreep. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  4. ^ "Stratovarius: por onde anda o ex-baterista Jorg Michael?" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  5. ^ "Heavatar". Laut.de. Retrieved 2013-02-24.