Michael Bormann

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Michael Bormann
Birth nameMichael Bormann
Born (1966-04-24) 24 April 1966 (age 53)
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsLead vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums
Years active1979 – present
Associated actsJaded Heart, Charade, Rain, Redrum, solo, The Trophy

Michael Bormann is a German vocalist. Since the first recording he had made with a band, he has been involved with several groups as their lead vocalist, having accepted contracts to record his vocals on albums rather than being a full-time member of the bands. However, he was a founding and longtime member of Germany's hard rock band, Jaded Heart.


Bormann's first step into the music scene was a high school band that he and his brother Dirk formed called High Voltage. The group changed their name to T.A.X. and then that evolved into Jaded Heart. His first chance at being with a "made band" was in 1993 when Gaby Hauke (Accept fame) called up Bormann to ask if he was interested in joining Bonfire. His time with the band was short lived as the band went their separate ways in 1994. By then, Jaded Heart had released their first album so he was still in the music spotlight. Worth noting, Bormann and ex-Bonfire mate Angel Schleifer reunited three years later as Charade.

Bormann carried on with Jaded Heart while still maintaining involvement in other projects until 2004. After the release of the band's seventh album, the group fired him. He proceeded to continue with his solo career while also being the owner of his own recording studio, RMB Rock-Studios, in Duisburg, Germany. He was nominated for a few categories for the 50th and 51st Grammy Awards in 2008 and 2009. Through the years, Bormann has worked with noted musicians such as J.R. Blackmore (son of Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow), Jochen 'Zeno' Roth (brother of Uli John Roth of Scorpions fame), Jos Zoomer (from Vandenberg) and Anette Blyckert of Alyson Avenue and Nightwish.

In 2013, after working together in the band The Sygnet (from 1997 to 2000), Bormann joined guitarist Alex Beyrodt and drummer André Hilgers in the band Silent Force replacing previous vocalist D.C. Cooper. The first Silent Force album with Bormann as vocalist is called Rising From Ashes and was released in 2013.[1]

Band membership[edit]

1979–1987 High Voltage
1987–1990 T.A.X.
1990–2004 Jaded Heart
1990–1993 J.R. Blackmore Group
1992 Letter X
1993–1994 Bonfire
1997–2011 Charade
1997–2008 Rain
1997–2000 The Sygnet
2002–present solo career
2002–2004 Biss
2003–present Idea
2003–2004 20th Century Boys (1-time project with Michael Voss)
2005–present Redrum
2005–present Zeno
2006 Bloodbound
2006–present The Trophy
2010–present Assignment
2013–present Silent Force


  • 1983: High Voltage – Scheiß Schule single
  • 1984: High Voltage – Believe Me single
  • 1985: High Voltage – Without Love single
  • 1987: T.A.X. – On The Run
  • 1991: German Rock Project - Let Love Conquer The World
  • 1992: Letter X – Born into Darkness
  • 1993: J.R. Blackmore Group – Still Holding On
  • 1994: Jaded Heart – Inside Out
  • 1996: Jaded Heart – $laves And Master
  • 1998: CharadeCharade
  • 1998: Jaded Heart – Mystery Eyes
  • 1998: The Sygnet – Children of the Future
  • 1999: Jaded Heart – IV
  • 2001: Jaded Heart – Diary
  • 2001: German Rock Stars – Wings Of Freedom
  • 2002: Rain – House of Dreams
  • 2002: Michael Bormann – Michael Bormann
  • 2002: Jaded Heart – The Journey Will Never End
  • 2003: Biss – Joker in the Deck
  • 2004: Jaded Heart – Trust
  • 2004: 20th Century BoysBeware of the Rex!
  • 2004: CharadeII
  • 2006: Michael Bormann – Conspiracy
  • 2006: Zeno – Runway to the Gods
  • 2006: Rain – Stronger
  • 2007: BloodboundBook of the Dead
  • 2007: Redrum – No Turning Back
  • 2008: Michael Bormann – Capture The Moment
  • 2009: The Trophy – The Gift of Life
  • 2010: Michael Bormann – Different
  • 2010: Shining Line – AOR All Star Project
  • 2011: J.R. Blackmore – Voices Part I
  • 2011: Alyson Avenue - Changes
  • 2013: Redrum – Victims of Our Circumstances
  • 2013: Powerworld – Cybersteria
  • 2013: Assignment – Inside of the machine
  • 2013: Silent Force – Rising From Ashes
  • 2014: Michael Bormann - Love Is Magic
  • 2015: Grindhouse – Chapter One
  • 2015: Michael Bormann - Closer


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