JADED HEART

Country Germany

Style Melodic Hard Rock

Jaded Heart is a popular German hard rock band formed in 1990 by singer and songwriter Michael Bormann (ex BONFIRE, LETTER-X) and his brother Dirk Bormann (guitar) were in search of suitable companions. The following year Michael Müller (bass, ex THE SYGNET) and former MAD MAX drummer Axel Kruse joined the band, thus JADED HEART was born.

Keyboarder Chris IVo joined the band in 1994, just after the release of the first album “Inside Out” (on Long Island Records). The band hit the road in 1992 as a support act for GLENN HUGHES and MOTHER’S FINEST and soon after Dirk Bormann left the band due to personal problems. From that moment on, JADED HEART started to work with studio musicians taking care for the guitar parts. With their second album “Slaves & Masters” (1997) the guys gained a worldwide reputation. This album stayed in the Japanese import charts TOP TEN for four months! In Germany the band was featured on several national TV appearances with RTL, PRO 7 and many more. After that JADED HEART went out on a big tour with AXXIS and HEAVEN’S GATE that staged more than 40 concerts throughout Europe.

Following their motto “be quick or be dead”, December 1997 saw the release of the third studio-output “Mystery Eyes” on Teichiku Records in Japan. Three months later, the album was available for the German fans.

In June 1998, guitarist Barish Kepic joined the band. Shortly after JADED HEART signed a contract with MTM Music based in Munich, Germany. Their fourth album, simply called “IV”, was produced in the summer of 1999 by BOBBY BARTH (AXE, GUILD OF AGES, BLACKFOOT) in his NEH Studios in Denver, Colorado. With the production of this album in the United States, JADED HEART pushed themselves to the extremes. “IV” is still nowadays regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Melodic Rock of all times.

In February 2001 they released their Best Of album “DIARY 1990-2000” and did a very successful tour with the Swiss Rock legend GOTTHARD all over Germany and Europe. After the tour, Chris IVo left and was replaced by keyboarder, guitarist and singer Henning Wanner. In the same year JADED HEART performed the song “CHAMPION” for the Pay-TV station PREMIERE on the opening ceremony of the Ice-Hockey World Championships. In December the band started working with producer TOMMY NEWTON (VICTORY guitarist) on their fifth album “The Journey Will Never End”. The release took place in April 2002 with great acclaim from press and fans, notwithstanding the slight change in their own style and sound.

Autumn 2003 started with JADED HEART working on new songs for their new long player “Trust” which in a way was a departure compared to the previous album. Mastering is done by Tom Müller in Berlin. “Trust” sees its release in February 2004 with the new label-partner ulfTone Music. In April/May 2004 the band went on their first, big headlining tour throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.

Just back from the road Michael Bormann and the rest of the band decided to part their ways. JADED HEART started their search of a new front-man. And the winner of the tough and seemingly never ending auditions was the Swede JOHAN FAHLBERG (ex-SCUDIERO) who not only beat all his opponents but suits the band vocally and personally the most.  October 10th is the D-Day: the new JADED HEART masterpiece “Helluva Time” will be released worldwide by Frontiers Records (under license from ulfTone Music). Recorded in Duisburg, Rosenheim and Stockholm the long-player is produced by JADED HEART and co-produced by Chris Lausmann (ex-BONFIRE) in his studios in Munich. Mastering is done again by Tom Müller in Berlin. A headliner-tour of JADED HEART is scheduled for April 2006.

March 2006: The ways of guitar-player Barish Kepic and the remaining Jaded Heart musicians Axel Kruse, Henning Wanner, Michael Mueller (bass) and Johan Fahlberg are being separated. The extremely friendly “dIVorce” was agreed by both parties and therefore there will be no unqualified “media-massacre”.

After leaving their label Frontiers Records, where Jaded Heart’s last three albums „Helluva Time“ (2005), „Sinister Mind“ (2007) and „Perfect Insanity“ (2010) were released, the band has found a new home now at the Cologne based label Fastball Music.

“We are very much looking forward to working with Jaded Heart, one of Germany’s finest Rock bands“, says label boss Andreas Bob. The band adds: “We are very proud to have signed with Fastball Music. This will kick the band into a new decade of Rock´n Roll! 2012 will be affected by a new powerful record and a lot of live power! We´re really looking forward to that now.”

– Inside Out [1994]
– Slaves And Masters [1996]
– Mystery Eyes [1998]
– IV [1999]
– The Journey Will Never End [2002]
– Trust [2004]
– Helluva Time [2005]
– Sinister Mind [2007]
– Perfect Insanity [2009]
– Common Destiny [2012]

 

 

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