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Country Germany

Style Melodic Hard Rock

image115th Avenue was founded in 1989 in Hamburg as a rock band. On 24-25 August 1990 they played alongside with Axe ‘s Sex, Motoslug, Sacret Season, Skyline and Wizzard as one of the first band’s at the Wacken Open Air in Schleswig-Holstein Wacken, which claims to be today’s biggest metal festival in the world.

5th Avenue had a large following in their hometown Hamburg and managed to sell out the KNUST within 15 minutes. The band played at various festivals and opening for bands such as Katrina and the Waves, Little River Band, Plan B, Saxon, Mama’s Boys and DAD. In 1994 the band signed a recording contract with Dream Circle Records / Polydor. The debut album was recorded in the Goodnight LA ​​studios under the direction of Roger Summers titled “Petting Zoo”. The single “Luka”, a cover version of Suzanne Vega, was released by Polydor, and was well received by many radio stations and was in many charts under the front seats.

5th Avenue played in the early years of the festival’s history several times in Wacken. So they were loaded next to the first Wacken Open Air 1990, at the festival in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995 as a band. Unfortunately in 1996 the band dissolved. Nevertheless, they were playing for the 20th anniversary of the festival on July 30 to 1 August 2009. However, the band played there neither in the original line, yet they played their own compositions. 1994 and 1995 were voted the most popular band in Hamburg Act by the readers of the great Hamburg newspaper “Morgenpost”, and left it such established artists as Blum field and Marius Müller-Westernhagen behind.

On December 2, 2012, the band released a comeback concert at the historic Kaiser Keller. Due to the great response makes the band further including playing as a special guest at the Metal Dayz-in the market hall. On 12 May 2014, the EP “It’s Been a Long Way”, mixed by Dennis Ward released, with the single “Rough Affair”. For the 25th anniversary in Wacken 5th Avenue are also recur at the Wacken Open Air and celebrate themselves their 25th band anniversary with an extensive festival tour.


-It’s Been a Long Way [2014] EP


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