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Hoping to check out in the footsteps from the Scorpions before them, German metallic/hard rock-band Axxis was shaped in 1988 by Bernhard Weiss (vocals, guitar), Walter Pietsch (guitar, vocals), Werner Kleinhans (bass), and Richard Michalski (drums). Quickly authorized by EMI’s German subsidiary, Axxis unleashed their amazing Kingdom of the night time debut album the next year, and adopted match with 1990’s II and 1991’s live Gain access to EVERY AREA. Although none of the releases fared everything well beyond their homeland, 1993’s THE BEST Thrill was regarded as something of the band landmark to be their first work recorded in the us (Philadelphia, to become exact). (In addition, it saw the entrance of keyboardist Harry Oellers and, immediately after its saving, the departure of bassist Kleinhans.) Axxis continued undeterred, nevertheless, touring regularly across European countries and saving 1995’s Issues of Success in LA with renowned manufacturer Keith Olsen. 1997’s Voodoo Vibes preceded a protracted layoff punctuated by main musician turnover, as longtime guitarist Pietsch made a decision to stop working and was changed by Guido Wehmeyer. A fresh bass player called Kuno Niemayer was also on-hand by enough time Axxis produced their return with 2000’s Back again to the Kingdom, and, since that time, the band provides released Eye of Darkness in 2001 and Period Machine in 2004.

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