New ‘Mad Max’ Studio Album And ‘Circle Of The Oath’ Tour In 2012


25 years after the release of the legendary Night Of Passion album, german hard rock band Mad Max return with the original line-up and will release their new studio album Another Night Of Passion by the end of March 2012. And the band will support Axel Rudi Pell on the Circle Of The Oath tour, which begins March 20th in Hanover [Germany]. Tourdates are listed below.

Michael Voss [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars], Jürgen Breforth [Rhythm Guitars], Roland Bergmann [Bass, Vocals] and Axel Kruse [Drums] captured the spirit of 1987 and deliver their masterpiece worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer. 

The album was recorded at the Kidroom-Studios which are owned by Michael Voss and where also albums from Michael Schenker, Vengeance and Gary Barden were produced. The cover artwork was designed by the belgian artist Eric Philippe [Rhapsody, TNT] and the photos were shot by the famous german based photographer Martin Huch [Duesenberg Guitars].

Olly Hahn [A&R Steamhammer]: “I saw the band back in 1987 where they supported Stryper and they blew me away. Night Of Passion is a hard rock gem and I´m sure that also Another Night Of Passion will not disappoint any fan who likes classic melodic hard rock.”

Jürgen Breforth [Guitarist Mad Max] : “Exactly 27 years ago we were close to sign a deal with SPV/Steamhammer and I´m totally glad that we could fix this now in 2011. With SPV on our side, the new studio album and the original line-up we are ready to burn the stage again!”

And the band will prove that in April/May 2012 because they are confirmed as the special guest on the

 “Circle Of The Oath”-Tour 2012
Axel Rudi Pell
with special guest: Mad Max

20.04. D-Hannover – Capitol
21.04. NL-Weert – De Bosuil
22.04. GB-London – Underworld
24.04. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle Langen
25.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
27.04. D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
28.04. D-Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
29.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7
01.05. D-Erfurt – HsD
02.05. D-Berlin – Columbia Club
04.05. D-Bochum – Zeche
05.05. D-Bochum – Zeche

Mad Max released 9 studio albums since 1982 and toured through whole Europe with bands like Uriah Heep, Stryper, Yngwie Malmsteen and Pretty Maids. Highlight of their career was the special guest slot on the sold out Deep Purple/Alice Cooper tour in 2006. They also played on many festivals for example two times at the prestigious Rocklahoma Festival in the USA as well as on the Rock Of Ages Festival, Brainstorm Festival in the Netherlands and Wacken Open Air in Germany.

Photo (left to right):  Roland Bergmann [Mad Max], Axel Kruse [Mad Max], Olly Hahn [A&R, Steamhammer], Michael Voss [Mad Max], Jürgen Breforth [Mad Max].

Below the music video for Big Wheel the song is taken from their latest and ninth studio album Welcome America [2010].

Related articles:
Interview with Mad Max [October 2009]
Mad Max at Wacken Open Air 2010 [Juli 2010]
‘Mad Max’ Signs With ‘SPV/Steamhammer’ [Nov. 2011] 

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