This web-page list people have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engieer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.
Adrian Smith - Guitarist with the British Heavy Metal band "Iron Maiden" . Adrian Smith" started his musical career in the Urchin band and performed with "Iron Maiden" from 1980 until Today with several breaks in between.
Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.
Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"
ALGY WARD is a British musician (vocals, bass) and music record producer, active since the late 1970s. Algy Ward is mainly known for his performans in "Tank" and "Warfare".
Alfie Falckenbach was founder of the Belgian record company " Mausoleum Records " and was in the 1980's responsible for the creations of many European and in particular Belgian Heavy Metal bands. For these productions he worked frequently together with " Leo Felsenstein " and "Stonne Holmgren "
Alex Solca is a photographer with several decades of experience in photographing Heavy Metal bands, these bands include Journey, Dio, Alice Cooper, Fates Warning, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Vasco Rossi, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Blades, Jeff Scott Soto, Danzig, Lee Rocker, Reo Speedwagon, Machine Head,Tower of Power, B'Z, Skinlab, Gotthard, Dave Weckl, Kyuss, Christopher Cross, to name just a few.
A list in chronological order of albums with photography by Alex Solca:1987 Into the Pandemonium, Celtic Frost
1987 R.I.P., Coroner
1988 A Distant Thunder, Helstar
1988 Even the Score, Rhett Forrester
1988 Punishment for Decadence, Coroner
1988 Socialized Hate, Atrophy
1989 Annihilation of Civilization - Evildead
1989 Annihilation Principle, Lääz Rockit
1989 Attack of the Neon Shark, Alex Masi
1989 Conspiracy, King Diamond
1989 Holiday in Cambodja, LAAZ ROCKIT
1989 Rise Above (EP) - Evildead
1990 The Eye, King Diamond
1990 Violent by Nature, Atrophy
1991 Decade of Aggression (Live album), Slayer
Lääz Rockit - Holiday in Cambodia (Single)
Andreas Kisser, (Lead Guitar) - Andreas Kisser joined the Brazilian Thrash Metal band SEPULTURAin February 1987. Andreas has been recording every album with them, since. Andreas has also been performing as a guest with many other bands, notably with Biohazard, Ratos de Porão, Scorpions.
Andy De Ganahl, - sound engineer on the album "AXE - Nemesis" , "AXE - Offering". Andy de Ganahl as a sound he has engineered albums for bands like: AXE, Blackfoot, Flock of Seagulls, Molly Hatchett, Pat Travers.
Anders Allhage mostly known under the alias: " Andy LaRocque " and is best known as guitarist with King Diamond. He started his musical career in the Swedish "Swedish Beauty" aka "Swedish Erotica" and E.F. Band he moved in 1985-1986 to play with the "King Diamond" band.
Axel Thubeauville (Essen, Germany) and owner of Metallian Music has been producing Hard Rock / Heavy Metal bands since 1983. Some of the groups include Brainfever, Living Death, Fact, Steeler, Warlock, Atlain, Breaker, Overdose, Mad Butcher, Carrie, Chainsaw, and many others. - Axel was also founder of the "Earthshaker Records". Axel Thubeauville. He also co-founded Aaarrg Records with Ralf Hubert and later formed his own Shark Records. Various old Earthshaker releases are now being re-released by Alex' new label Rusty Diamond. Bands released on the Earthshaker records label include: Carrie. Steeler , Living Death, Steeltower, Atlain, Fact. Axel Thubeauville has been working often together with Ralph "Ralf" Hubert.