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The comeback oft he Hard’n Heavy Band MASS around Regensburg’s Cult – Rocker Günther V. Radny.
Their Fans had to wait more then 30 long Years
The 1973 founded international line-up (Germany, Swiss, USA) played in their prime time all over Europe about 180 gig’s in club‘s and on festival’s each year. They sold over 200.000 albums and were also part in radio playlists all over the continent. The 1979 released album „Slaughter House“ broke in to the Top 5 of the greek album charts. And a few year’s later, due to a survey of a famous Hard Rock Magazine they climbed up to rank 4 of the best german Metal Bands after Scorpions, Accept and Warlock. But fate doesn’t care about glory or fame. Just like so many musicians in their time, they had to pay the price for excessive Rock’n Roll Lifestyle. This was the end of the Band in 1987.
Many years past before Günther was even thinking about a reformation of the Band after the Hard Rock Label SPV released 4 of 8 successful MASS Alben on CD as Rare Classic Series. As even as in 2016 the in insider circles highly respected Tom „Warrior“ Fischer (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Tryptichon) quoted the 1980 released MASS LP Angel Power as one oft he most important albums at this time in his special of „Deaf Forever Mag“ has the call for a comeback got louder and Günther knew the time is right now.
Because of medical reasons the original line-up wasn’t able to perform. So Günther acted and formed a new line-up in January 2017 with Matthias „Wauxl“ Pfaller on vocals, Hannes Heid on guitar, Andy Gmeinwieser on drums and Clemens Matejka on organ.Completing the MASS sound with organ was a long desired wish from Günther. So he is not just starting a copy but creates a new chapter of the former most famous South – German Metal Band MASS.
40 Years after beginning one thing remains and so stays like from first day on the first rule and their highest maxime
„MASS only plays for the audience – Hard Rock total!“