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17th February 2012

mad max

The original classic line up of celebrated 80s hard rockers Mad Max, from Munster in Germany, have reunited after 25 years to record and release 'Another Night Of Passion' - the true follow up to 1987s legendary 'Night Of Passion' - on Steamhammer / SPV on March 26th.

'Another Night Of Passion' will be released in both standard jewel case format and as a limited edition, high class 2 CD digipak with a bonus, 11 track 'Official Bootleg – Live In Berlin' disc. In April, Mad Max will set off on tour as special guests on Axel Rudi Pell's European tour, thundering in to the UK to play London's Camden Underworld on April 22nd.

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Mad Max had already won over a huge following all around Continental Europe and Japan by 1987, when they found themselves on the verge of their American breakthrough. Everything was ready back then, with a renowned producer lined up to tweak the band's hugely acclaimed 'Night Of Passion' album for the American market, a US concert booking agency on board and, major interest being shown in the band by the American rock press.

But the unfathomable business policy of the band's Dutch record company stood in the way of the leap across the Atlantic; Mad Max never made it over to the US market and a dream was shattered - along with the legendary line up.

Now Michael Voss, Jürgen Breforth, Roland Bergmann and Axel Kruse have reunited to turn the wheel of history back 25 years and write and record the follow-up, 'Another Night Of Passion', a completely fresh, awesome album containing 11glorious, brand new, anthemic, groove-laden classic hard rock compositions.

Michael Voss, who is also an accomplished producer in his own right, notes that: "It's a real 2012 album when it comes to production and sound quality; our vision was of something really new but with the classic vibe".

Guitarist Jürgen Breforth explains that: "The new record could have been a direct successor to 'Night Of Passion' in terms of its stylistic direction – no ballads, no keyboards, just purebred rock songs – naturally in a contemporary sonic guise".


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