During Lockdown in 2020/2021/2022 some AXXIS members decided to produce their own music. The reason for these releases is a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is paid out when musicians break new ground and try something different. So, Bernhard Weiss released his "ROCK CHANSONS", Dirk Brand produced his "ANCIENT FUTURE DRUMS" and soon Harry Oellers will be releasing his instrumental music project called "COLORS".
Without the Corona situation, these albums would not have existed. So this time also has something positive. :-)
Listen to their solo projects here:
Harry's first solo album will be released on 11th, March 2022 via Phonotraxx / The Orchard.
Listen to his vision of instrumental music!
Harry: " What can you expect? I‘m personally interested in a wide range of different music styles and so are the songs on my album.
Imagine Alan Parson meets Vangelis and they decided to make Rockmusic under the influence of drugs like Emerson, Lake&Palmer, Tangerine Dream, Judas Priest and Jean-Michel Jarre. In one song bombast, next calm, heavy again then floating, but also NDW is represented.
The different styles were divided up into colored areas for better understanding ! "
Get it for 22,-EUR incl. shipping costs within EUROPE.
Bernhard's first solo album called "ROCK CHANSONS was released via Phonotraxx / Soulfood / The orchard. Release Date : 07th May 2021
- 2x multifunctional scarfs, which can be used as face masks, hats, for motorcycling etc. PLUS,
- 2x silicone bracelets PLUS
- and a golden AXXIS patch 10x10cm that was only available in the GOLD BOX !
Price: 42, -EUR + 4€ shipping within Europe (Germany no shipping costs)
You save 21% !
After the Spanish and French AXXIS Facebook page, we are also looking forward to a Japanese one now that was named:
AXXIS Japan • ア ク シ ス 日本 •
That's really cool! ThanXX!
Now "VIRUS OF A MODERN TIME" from 2006 will be reanimatet.
Due to the corona virus situation worldwide, Bernhard and Harry decided to release a digital EP with 6 songs, which is not a regular AXXIS production.
Bernhard: "When I thought about the play and the songs we wrote for it at the time, I felt like a prophecy had just been fulfilled!"
Harry: "Usually we're in a production for a new AXXIS album. But the situation we're going through right now is so special and fits perfectly to the songs we wrote in 2006. So we spontaneously decided to release the songs digitally as an EP."
Just a small report from the studio. Berny during the production of the "Best of EMI-Years" album.
AXXIS re-recorded everything just to transfer the songs from 1989 into the year 2019. Here is the result: Take a listen an!
30 years in the rock business,
30 years surviving all ups and downs,
30 years many high level albums released ,
for about 30 years the fans are still loyal to the band
and now 30 years of rock music history it's time for a little look back.
With 2 releases AXXIS would like to say thanxx to all who made this possible: YOU!
Bernhard: "We also want to show you how the band has changed in the course of this time, so we had the idea to transport our songs from the EMI years to the year 2019. It was really exciting for us to bring back our memories ..back to life during our recordings. The songs are filled with so many memories from the years 1989 to 1997! "
Harry: "The new recording of the songs was a kind of flashback storm for us and we are curious what makes AXXIS 2019 different from AXXIS in 1989!"
The double CD, the vinyl and a special 500pcs. Limited Gold Box will be released on November 15th, 2019 via Phonotraxx / Soulfood.
Unfortunately we have to postpone the release because of very busy vinyl records pressing plants...sorry!!
The recordings of the Bang your Head Festival 2017, in which AXXIS have performed great, will also be released on August 9th as the band's first Blu-Ray.
Not to mention the tour with VICE, the many festivals and the two anniversary shows.
So, one thing you can really say: AXXIS really give everything for their 30th anniversary :-)
Now you can preorder te BLUE -RAY without any shipping costs within Germany! For other countries we have to add the shipping costs.
A great hoodie, tour shirts, "Monster Hero", new buttons and stickers. NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR MERCHANDISING PAGE
the official lyric video
We're really proud to present our first lyric video. We've recorded the live performance during our show in the Heinz-Hilpert Theater. That was the premiere of MONSTER HERO :-)
So, have fun while watching the video.
The reviews are really cool :-)
Rockit mag 9/10
Crossfire Metal Fanzine 8/10
Metal Hammer 5/7
"MONSTER HERO is definitely one of the best albums in Axxis long history!" Matthias Weckmann (Metal Hammer)!
"Monster Hero" is fantastic through and through!" Markus Wosgien (Rockit)!
CHECK IT OUT !!
AMAZON DIGIBOOK - Vinyl - Download
iTunes Monster Hero songs
Spotify All AXXIS songs - Monster Hero songs
SATURN Digibook - VINYL
MEDIA MARKT DigiBook - VINYL
WELTBILD Digibook - VINYL
EMP: DigiBook - Vinyl
JPC: DigiBook - Vinyl
AXXIS official video clip taken from the album RETROLUTION
The AXXIS video clip of the single "SOMEBODY DIED AT THE PARTY" was released by PHONOTRAXX PUBLISHING !
Recorded by Adrian Doll.
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AXXIS CD "RETROLUTION" is available as a limited vinyl record and a limited DIGIPAC edition.
Label PHONOTRAXX Publishing and distribution SOULFOOD.
You can order the CD für 17,-€ +5€ shipping costs within Europe! If you want to buy the AXXIS book plus RETROLUTION CD it will cost only 40,-€!! In this case we won't add any shipping costs within Europe!
Just write an email to HARRY or press the next buttons.
Label PHONOTRAXX - Distribution SOULFOOD
The year 2017 was an AXXIS year. Their release called "RETROLUTION" entered the German official charts on 36. It's available as limited DIGIPAC and extremly limited VINYL record.
The "RETROLUTION" tour 2017 was very successful. Furthermore AXXIS released their first book called "Eine Nacht im Theater". It's a foto documentation of the show in the Heinz-Hilpert-Theater in 2016 on the occasion of the 675 anniversary of their home town Lünen/Germany. The story around this special day was written by Julia Braun (in German).
Oh yes, 2017 was really a great AXXIS YEAR ! :-)
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Because of the 675 anniversary of Luenen in 2016, the traditional AXXIS sold out show in the venue Lükaz had taken place in the legendary old Heinz-Hilpert-Theater exceptionally .
Because of this very special event AXXIS released a foto dokumentation with the story of Julia Braun called "Eine Nacht im Theater!"
In collaboration with Holger Kliemannel (Edition Roter Drache), Julia Braun (fotos & story) and Jörg Müller (fotos) Bernhard organized and produced the first AXXIS Book. RELEASE DATE : 24th, February 2017!
Order the book here for 25,-€ + 5€ shipping costs within Europe.
If you want to buy the book plus RETROLUTION CD it will cost only 40,-€!! We won't add any shipping costs within Europe!
Just write an email to HARRY or press the next buttons.
What an October 2016.
The AXXIS show in the legendary Heinz-Hilpert Theater, the call of the mayor of Lünen one week later and the future of the LÜKAZ in Lünen after they've kicked Martin Raudszus who is responsible for the success story of this venue.
Here is the reason why the mayor called Bernhard:
Vocalist Bernhard Weiss was rewarded with the culture award for his musical accomplishments and his outstanding work with the local youths in his hometown of Lünen. Setting an example, that not only classical music can be rewarded for their achievements.
Im 2015 AXXIS decided to offer all people on the guestlist to donate a self-chosen amount for the Loveparade foundation called Duisburg 24-7-2010. This foundation helps and supports relatives and victims in a long term.
The result of the AXXIS collection is 700,-€.
THANXX to everybody: All fans, guests, journalists and photographers who donated for this idea. Harry and Bernhard presented the money in May 2016 directly to the foundation in front of the city hall of Duisburg.
Since AXXIS have written their song "21 crosses" regarding the Loveparade tragedy the band is in contact with the relatives and the foundation. In 2014 they have played on the commemoration for the Loveparade tragedy.
Bernhard:" We will never forget this very emotional day when we've plaved in front of all affected parents and people concerned. Till this moment I was not aware of the feedback we've got, how deep our song touched the people. They appreciate this kind of musical memorial for the victims and we - especially as a rockband- are very proud to this very emotional response!"
So, donate again whenever you want: Foundation website
AXXIS are looking forward to cooperation with filmmaker Rene Zimmerman who wants to produce a movie called REBELS OF STEEL (former Seven Devils) - an independent project with an outstanding story and high-class pictures.
Two like- minded artists are working together to create a great movie with atmospheric picture and a powerful story.
Bernhard: "We have seen parts of the film and we're really impressed by the quality and the story: This is what the Ruhr area (our home) needs, an authentic, incredibly exciting and atmospheric cinema movie!
We also working with our own label and our band independently. So this fits perfectly together. To support this great but very expensive project, the REBELS OF STEEL need support by our fans.
This is our first experience with crowdfundig and if you want to see AXXIS music in a great cinema movie support us!"
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