Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as Bonfire. Counting their predecessor – a group

called Cacumen, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the same line-up – the band has been

around since 1972, has operated under its current moniker since 1986 and released more than two dozen albums. During the

most successful phase of their career, Bonfire counted – alongside the Scorpions and Accept – among Germany’s three

internationally most acclaimed acts, celebrating major success all over Europe and worldwide. Bonfire’s trademarks are and

have always been deeply melodic hard rock songs, driven by captivating guitars, grooving rhythms and haunting vocal

melodies. All the features that came together so perfectly on their most popular releases Fireworks (1987), Point Blank (1989)

and Branded (2011) are present on their current release Temple Of Lies. Thanks to their new vocalist Alexx Stahl, who joined

the fold two years ago, and a first-rate line-up on all instruments, the band’s creativity explodes on Temple Of Lies and is

bound to wow a younger generation of rock music fans, too.

“We were extremely lucky to find Alexx,” offers guitarist Hans Ziller in explanation of the group’s current creative and musical

high. “He’s a team player who looks after his voice in a totally professional way and treats it like the important tool that it is.

He doesn’t smoke and prepares optimally for every show. In addition, Alexx is a really nice guy. Being at the helm of the

band, I couldn’t be happier to have him in the band.” Ziller is just as enthusiastic about his rhythm section consisting of bassist

Ronnie Parkes and drummer Tim Breideband (“they seem to have reinvented the groove”), and of course guitarist Frank

Pané (“one of the most awesome musicians I’ve ever worked with”). Ziller: “With this line-up, we’ll be able to increase the

hardness level of our material whenever we feel like it. Numbers such as ‘Temple Of Lies’ and ‘Stand Or Fall’ wouldn’t have

been possible with previous line-ups.”

 

Band Line-Up:

Alexx Stahl (Vocals), Hans Ziller (Guitar), Frank Pané (Guitar), Ronnie Parkes (Bass), Tim Breideband (Drums)