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Chroming Rose


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Senden, Germany (1985 – 1999)

Chroming Rose from Senden, Germany, power metal forged in 1985, brought together vocalist ‘Wotan’, guitarist Matze Mende, bassist Harry Steiner and drummer Tino Mende. In 1987 ‘Wotan’ was superseded by ‘Orä’and the group stabilised for a couple of years before adding second guitarist S.C. Wuller in 1989 and ditched ‘Orä’ in favour of Gerd Salwski. In 1990 guitarist Matze Mende was the next casualty, departing after the release of the debut album Louis XIV for EMI, and his position was taken by Rikki Rieger.

From 1989 to 1994 Chroming Rose caused a sensation with three international successful CDs, released by EMI, Louis XIV, Garden Of Eden, Pressure. The result were great live-tours through Europe and even Japan and the United States. The band played together with well known acts like Gotthard, Mr. Big, Saxon, Extreme & White Lion.

The band toured as support to Pink Cream 69 and U.D.O. during 1990 and opened for Saxon’s German tour the following year; 1991 also seeing the emergence of sophomore effort Garden Of Eden which, like the debut, was produced by Tommy Hansen. The 1992 Pressure album would be produced by Flemming ‘Razz’ Rasmussen.

In 1992 the band undertook its first headline tour of Japan prior to a double headliner of Germany with Swedes Treat. A 1993 German headline tour saw Brazilians Viper supporting. Ex-Chroming Rose’s guitarist Uwe Hormann would found Tarot’s Myst.

With the new singer Tom Reiners a new age began:


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  • KosTeT72RUS


    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ObscureSolstice

    Great german band!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • penigra

    Amazing Band

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • stratocamo

    yeah, heavy birthday....

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • pennywise6

    What about a reunion, guys ? ;-) [2] :) totally underrated band!

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AngelWitch757

    Awesome band !

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • carlos_galvan

    Louis XIV

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BartJoJoS

    What about a reunion, guys ? ;-)

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    Nice European power metal. Having known only Louis XIV's title-track, I check out the debut album now. Nice helloweenish work!

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • cobmaniac

    I love Garden and Louis....the top albums in power/speed!!!! :)

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • banan3k

    Yeah, 'Insight' is nice to hear 'cause it's more hard rock than metal, maybe that's why... but I think heavy metal is what they play best - 'Garden of Eden' or 'Louis XIV'...

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Shemhamphorash

    plus their other albums aren't really that good... I, personally, can't stand them (lol)... the only audible one is "Insight", which is actually pretty 'calm' and nice to hear...

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Shemhamphorash

    their best album (1992 - Pressure) is not listed in the "Top albums" section... that sucks...

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • banan3k

    Great, powerful music.. love this band! 'Time Will Never Change' - their best track ever!! /\m/\

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Vagar

    I completely agree!

    27 Jun 2008 Reply
  • El_Badulake

    One of the greatest german bands!

    1 May 2008 Reply
  • AlexboyCO

    Great thrash - like the Helloween sound.

    20 Apr 2008 Reply
  • cobmaniac

    old CR was great... my cult of my younges 10 years in history :)

    16 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Samstagsmann

    Simply love their last album - Insight. It's totally different and that it makes it so special. Really a pity that these guys never made anything in the direction they took on Insight. Great band!

    14 Mar 2008 Reply
  • DreamingAlaska

    Still there are no fans here...

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
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