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In 1988 after sending in only one demo song AXXIS were signed to EMI Electrola. The debut album “Kingdom of the Night”, 1989 which was already released in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and the USA sold 100 000 copies immediately. It became the best selling debut album by a Hard Rock band in Germany in 1989. “Axxis II” marked a similar huge success in 1990, followed by the authentic and energetic live release “Access All Areas” a year later. The ambitious “The Big Thrill” became a best seller in 1993.

This album was a big turning point in the career of this five-piece band. Produced by Joey Balin and recorded in Philadelphia, it was the first international production by AXXIS.

In the following years AXXIS had traveled thousands of miles. One if the most impressive destinations was Japan, where Bernhard Weiss and guitarist Walter Pietsch performed a couple of acoustic live shows due to the release of the Japanese only CD “Profile”. The band became known worldwide!

The album “Matters Of Survival” was produced in Los Angeles in 1995, the city of angels which is uncritically praised as a Metal capitol by some, a city where glamor, violence and homelessness live together very closely. An impression, which was responsible for the choice of the album title.

With Keith Olsen (FLEETWOOD MAC, WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, SCORPIONS) the band had a producer who had already worked in the biz since 25 years.


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  • Karaouq16

    awesome band, love their style

    4 May 1:56am Reply
  • DMV94

    Por que no esta disponible la emisora??

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LisVlas


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  • Shadow19231

    These guys are amazing!

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Axxis

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new albums 4/5.

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Wizz21

    FINALLY back to the roots, fuck yeah!

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Jason_Kountou

    The new two albums coming out sound more hard-rockish than power metal (Axxis pretty much haven't been hard-rock since Time Machine), but they're also fun as heck. Plus it's Axxis! And two albums in the same day! D

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • stupidPity

    It feels like it has been ages since I listened to these guys! Who else wants a new album?

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Exsinners

    Talisman the best.....

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -tales of glory island- INCREDIBLE (҉´҉・҉ω҉・҉`҉)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • moonmadness-

    Doom Of Destiny is quickly becoming one of my favorite power metal albums of all time.

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Roseace

    Just saw them live, one of the best concerts I have been in so far!

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Roseace

    Im actually going to see this band live, I cant believe it, so happy! Anyone knows which songs do they usually play live? I can imagine it, but still

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Great covers!!

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Yoknapatawpha1

    well, the new reDISCOvered release may piss many hard-core fans off, but I gotta' say there are some of the best covers EVER on this release! Truly a side of the band that I've not heard. I like it.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Cokefloyd

    NA-NA--- NA-NA-NA

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Miksu-70

    I really like the debut by Axxis. Then there was a long time when they did albums that were not so special to me. Then Paradise In Flames was released and was I positively surprised. That sure is an excellent album. Doom Of Destiny is good too. :) Paradise In Flames really was and still is a phenomenal album!

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    "Utopia is a bit disappointing. And all that stuff before Time Machine is neither hard nor heavy. Paradise In Flames / Doom of Destiny are the best!" I couldn't agree More!!!!!!!

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    BVB <3

    14 May 2012 Reply
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