| Michael Bormann|
1979 – present
Hard rock, Heavy metal
| 24 April 1966 (age 49) (1966-04-24) |
Musician, songwriter, record producer
Lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums
Jaded Heart, Charade, Rain, Redrum, solo, The Trophy
Bonfire (1993 – 1994), Bloodbound, Silent Force, Zeno (Since 2005), Jaded Heart (1990 – 2004)
Conspiracy, The Empire of Future, Charade, Live The Best, Infatuator
Urban Breed, Claus Lessmann, Zeno Roth, Mat Sinner, Hans Ziller
Michael Bormann Wikipedia
Michael Bormann is a German vocalist. Since the first recording he had made with a band, he has been involved with several groups as their lead vocalist, having accepted contracts to record his vocals on albums rather than being a full time member of the bands. However, he was a founding and longtime member of Germany's hard rock band, Jaded Heart.
Bormann's first step into the music scene was a high school band that he and his brother Dirk formed called High Voltage. The group changed their name to T.A.X. and then that evolved into Jaded Heart. His first chance at being with a "made band" was in 1993 when Gaby Hauke (Accept fame) called up Bormann to ask if he was interested in joining Bonfire. His time with the band was short lived as the band went their separate ways in 1994. By then, Jaded Heart had released their first album so he was still in the music spotlight. Worth noting, Bormann and ex-Bonfire mate Angel Schleifer reunited three years later as Charade.
Bormann carried on with Jaded Heart while still maintaining involvement in other projects until 2004. After the release of the band's seventh album, the group fired him. He proceeded to continue with his solo career while also being the owner of his own recording studio, RMB Rock-Studios, in Duisburg, Germany. He was nominated for a few categories for the 50th and 51st Grammy Awards in 2008 and 2009. Through the years, Bormann has worked with noted musicians such as J.R. Blackmore (son of Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow), Jochen 'Zeno' Roth (brother of Uli John Roth of Scorpions fame), Jos Zoomer (from Vandenberg) and Anette Blyckert of Alyson Avenue and Nightwish.
In 2013, after working together in the band The Sygnet (from 1997 to 2000), Bormann joined guitarist Alex Beyrodt and drummer André Hilgers in the band Silent Force replacing previous vocalist D.C. Cooper. The first Silent Force album with Bormann as vocalist is called Rising From Ashes and was released in 2013.1979–1987 High Voltage1987–1990 T.A.X.1990–2004 Jaded Heart1990–1993 J.R. Blackmore Group1992 Letter X1993–1994 Bonfire1997–2011 Charade1997–2008 Rain1997–2000 The Sygnet2002–present solo career2002–2004 Biss2003–present Idea2003–2004 20th Century Boys (1-time project with Michael Voss)2005–present Redrum2005–present Zeno2006 Bloodbound2006–present The Trophy2010–present Assignment2013–present Silent Force1983: High Voltage – Scheiß Schule single1984: High Voltage – Believe Me single1985: High Voltage – Without Love single1987: T.A.X. – On The Run1991: German Rock Project - Let Love Conquer The World1992: Letter X – Born into Darkness1993: J.R. Blackmore Group – Still Holding On1994: Jaded Heart – Inside Out1996: Jaded Heart – $laves And Master1998: Charade – Charade1998: Jaded Heart – Mystery Eyes1998: The Sygnet – Children of the Future1999: Jaded Heart – IV2001: Jaded Heart – Diary2001: German Rock Stars – Wings Of Freedom2002: Rain – House of Dreams2002: Michael Bormann – Michael Bormann2002: Jaded Heart – The Journey Will Never End2003: Biss – Joker in the Deck2004: Jaded Heart – Trust2004: 20th Century Boys – Beware of the Rex!2004: Charade – II2006: Michael Bormann – Conspiracy2006: Zeno – Runway to the Gods2006: Rain – Stronger2007: Bloodbound – Book of the Dead2007: Redrum – No Turning Back2008: Michael Bormann – Capture The Moment2009: The Trophy – The Gift of Life2010: Michael Bormann – Different2010: Shining Line – AOR All Star Project2011: J.R. Blackmore – Voices Part I2011: Alyson Avenue - Changes2013: Redrum – Victims of Our Circumstances2013: Powerworld – Cybersteria2013: Assignement – Inside of the machine2013: Silent Force – Rising From Ashes2014: Michael Bormann - Love Is Magic2015: Grindhouse – Chapter One2015: Michael Bormann - Closer