The history of HARTMANN started in 2005 with the debut 'Out in the cold', often reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of rock magazines all over the world. With their successful followers 'Home' (2006), '3' (2009), 'Balance' (2012), the live & acoustic DVD/CD 'Handmade' (2008) and the compilation 'The Best Is Yet To Come' (2013) the band has meanwhile worked out their status as being one of Germany’s best modern hard rock bands that is offering international high-class melodic rock. The band also enjoys the good reputation as an outstanding live band and has been called to tour with rock legends as Toto, The Hooters, Uriah Heep, Edguy, Mother’s Finest, Y&T and others. Their latest album ’Shadows & Silhouettes’ (2016) has been accompanied again with a club tour and many festivals last summer.

Now the forthcoming new album ’Hands On The Wheel’ – way more rough and rocking and than its predecessor - will be released May 18th 2018 on the artist’s label Sonic 11 Records in cooperation with Pride&Joy Music/Soulfood, again co-produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Beyond The Black, Kamelot).

Including the participation of guest musicians as Jimmy Kresic (The Roots, Rock Meets Classic), Karolina Galbavà & Irena Morisakovà (Hans Zimmer), the album will contain the catchy singles/videoclips ’Don’t want back down’ and the very special duet ’Simple man’ feat. Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin, accompanied by a huge promotion-/video-campaign of Germany’s No 1 rock radio station Rockantenne and a special Facebook & online campaign.

Since the late 90’s founder Oliver Hartmann is known as a highly respected singer and guitarist on the international music scene due to four albums with the band At Vance, studio work for hard rock and metal acts as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Helloween or Edguy, as a long time studio and live member of top sellers as Avantasia and as part of 'Rock Meets Classic' that is featuring the big names of the international rock scene: Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Paul Rodgers, Eric Bazilian, Jimi Jamison, Midge Ure, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler and many others.

Besides that Oliver Hartmann is also fronting the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes that climbed up to No 20 of the German charts in 2015 with their acoustic live DVD ’Barefoot To The Moon’ and received outstanding critics world wide.

 

Pride & Music releases:

30.09.2016 - Silhouettes & Shadows

30.09.2016 - Handmade (Deluxe Edition, CD & DVD)

18.05.2018 - Hands On The Wheel

18.05.2018 - Out In The Cold (back catalogue)

18.05.2018 - Balance (back catalogue)

17.04.2020 - 15 Pearls And Gems

17.04.2020 - 3 (re-issue)

Alcyona

Aldaria

AlmaH

Ammouri

Angelwings

Ani Lo. Projekt

Asgard

Asphalt Horsemen

Avenford

Backwood Spirit

Badge

Beneath My Sins

Benegas, Adrian

Berggren, Stefan

Black Majesty

Black Paisley

Bonfire

Bormann, Michael

Born Again

Bridge To Mars

Buckets Rebel Heart

Crusade Of Bards

Crying Steel

Crystal Tears

Danger Zone

Dead Of Night

DeVicious

Domination Black

Dominoe

Echoes

Eigensinn

Elegy Of Madness

Empire

Eternal Dream

Eunomia

Falaschi, Edu

Floating Worlds

Foreign

Free From Sin

Ghostreaper

Glasya

Hartmann

Hellsmoke

Incertain

Innfight

Jet Jaguar

Jimi Anderson Group

KARO

Kings Of Broadway

Last Days Of Eden

Lazarus Dream

Lichtgestalt

Lioncage

Lugnet

Madison

MASS

ONCE

Operus

Orion's Reign

Psyco Drama

Qantice

Re-Machined

REXORIA

Rigoni, Alberto

Sapphire Eyes

Season Of Dreams

Sebastien

Secret Rule

Sede Vacante

Sellitto, Luca

Shadow Breaker

Shadow Tribe

She Bites

Sign X

Soul Secret

Spiral Key

Squealer

Stamina

Starsick System

T.A.N.K

Tainted Nation

Tarchon Fist

Terra Atlantica

The Radio Sun

The Soul Exchange

The Summit

Tina Schüssler

Tragedian

Universe Infinity

Vice

Vivaldi Metal Project

Voodoma

Winter's Verge

 

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