This web-page list people have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engineer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.
Marc Storace , is a singer from Malta, he started singing bands like Stonehenge Union, The Boys. In 1970 he moved from Malta to London. At the end of 1971 he joined the progressive hard rock band TEA and released three studio albums: TEA, The Ship and Tax Exiles. In 1980, Marc recorded and released his first album with Krokus , Metal Rendez-vous. It became Krokus's first big International hit album.
¨Marc "The Shark" Caro - Founding member of " Abattoir " band.
Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, - 1982-1986 Vocals and Bass in Destruction
Mark Hanauer, a well-known photographer and has photographed almost every (known) artist in Rock and Pop. album cover photography for " AXE - Nemesis "
Mark Dodson is a British record producer and sound engineer, who mostly works with artists in the heavy metal genre. He is best known for producing albums by Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as working with dozens of other bands.
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza ( Bass Guitar ) started his musical career in the New Yorkese band "The Dictators" with whom he performed from 1974 until 1978. In 1978 he joins the band "Twisted Sister" with whom he performed until 1988. ( with several reunions at a later stage )
Mark Weiss is an American rock and roll photographer. His most widely recognized photographs capture the look and aesthetic of music and celebrity personalities of the 1980s. His work with renowned publications such as Circus magazine and FACES helped establish Mark "Weissguy" Weiss as a name known for rock photography. He has photographed everyone from the Rolling Stones , KISS , Madonna , to the Wu Tang Clan.Source: Wikipedia
Mark Whitaker is a music producer and sound engineer who has worked with the heavy metal bands: Exodus, Metallica, Laaz Rockit
Markus Grosskopf - Bass player and best known as bassist with the German Speed/Power metal band "Helloween". Markus Grosskopf was founding member and has been with "Helloween" since 1983.
Marsha Zazula ( Executive ) Producer and together with her husband Jon Zazula founder and owner of Megaforce records company. During the 1980s she has produced two dozen of albums for bands like Hades, Overkill, Raven, Anthrax and others.
Martin Becker (Photographer) during the 1980s "Martin Becker" has photographed around two dozen heavy metal bands. These bands include the two Swiss bands: "Coroner" and "Celtic Frost" as well other bands like: "Kreator" , "Rage" , "Running Wild" , "Tankard" and several others.
Time-line (1980s) of Heavy Metal album covers with photos by Martin Becker:
Martin Birch - a British Producer, Sound and Mixing Engineer. In the late 1960s until the end of the 1970s he has worked with British music bands like: "Fleetwood Mac", Rainbow , " Deep Purple " (11 Albums), "Wishbone Ash", Whitesnake , "Jon Lord", " Black Sabbath ". In the 1980s (until 1992) he was dedicated working with "Iron Maiden" (9 Albums) . Martin Birch has used many different nicknames.
Below is the list of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal albums (in chronological order up to 1990) on which Martin Birch has worked on:
Marty Friedman ( full-name: Martin Adam Friedman ) an American Guitarist, Musician and Music Producer. During the 1980s he has performed with the bands Hawaii, Shout, Cacophony and in the 1990s he was lead guitarist with Megadeth.
Masa Itoh, - Producer and Journalist , amongst others he produced "Earthshaker - Fugitive"
Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera, See: SEPULTURA
Matt Wallace is an American record producer. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and has been producing professionally since the early 1980s. He is best known for his work with "Faith No More", Maroon 5, O.A.R., "The Replacements", "Death Angel" and Train.
Matthias Jabs is guitarist with "Scorpions" since 1978. Before joined Scorpions he played ( together with Herman Rarebell ) in the Fargo Rock band from Hannover, Germany.
Max A Havlock, . - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
Max Kobol, - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
Max Norman (aka Max "On Yer Bike" Norman) a British record producer and recording engineer active from 1973. He produced many acclaimed heavy metal releases. Some of the bands he worked with include: 220 Volt, Dead On, Armored Saint , Fates Warning , Grim Reaper, Loudness , Lizzy Borden, Malice, Ozzy Osbourne, Savatage and many others.
Mel Sanchez, - Founding member of "Abattoir" band.
"Metal Mania" a management company for several American Metal bands, including Testament, Anthrax, M.O.D. The company is owned by "Maria Ferrero".
Michael Denner is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann. Michael Denner plays guitar with Brats from 1979-1980, Mercyful Fate from 1981-1996 (with several interruptions.
Michael Kiske - Lead singer with the Germany Speed/Power Metal band "Helloween" from 1986 until 1993.
Michael Osborne was guitarist with AXE from the band's early beginning and was killed in a car accident (1984).
Michael von Gimbut a German photographer who has taken photographs of bands like: Can, Michael Chapman, Scorpions, Supermax, Udo Lindenberg and many others. Some of his works has been used on album covers. Most notably the controversial album covers of "In Trance" and "Virgin Killer" by the Scorpions
Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his productions with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s.Pre-1970 Wagener and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O) performed together in a German band called "Band X", which was a predecessor to Accept. Michael Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept.
Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions
His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , W.A.S.P. , White Lion and many others
Michael Whelan ss one of the most important contemporary science fiction and fantasy artists, and certainly the most popular. His work was a dominant force in the transition of genre book covers away from the surrealism introduced in the 1950s and 1960s back to realism.
Cover art by Michael Whelan has graced many music record albums including Demolition Hammer's Epidemic of Violence, The Jacksons' Victory; Sepultura's Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots; Soulfly's Dark Ages; Obituary's Cause of Death; and every album by the Elric-influenced metal band Cirith Ungol. He painted original works for the covers of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and The Very Best of Meat Loaf albums and several of his older paintings illustrate the liner notes of the former. Recently, he painted the cover art for thrash metal band Evile's album Infected Nations.
Michael Weikath (full-name: Michael Ingo Joachim Weikath) guitarist and founding member of the German Speed/Power Metal band "Helloween" from 1983 until today. This is a list of 1980s albums with Michael Weikath
Mick Rock is a British photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen , David Bowie , Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads , Roxy Music , Crossfade, Thin Lizzy, Mötley Crüe , and Blondie. Often referred to as "The Man Who Shot the Seventies", most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock, in his capacity as Bowie's official photographer.
Mike Fuller is founder of the Fullersound Inc , sound studio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami. Mike Fuller has been responsible for the mastering of many heavy metal albums.
Mike Gonzalez was bass player in the American Heavy Metal band: "Dark Angel".
Mike Sifringer - Guitars - 1982-2017 DESTRUCTION
Mike Stone an English recording engineer and record producer. Stone worked with Queen, Blue Öyster Cult, Foreigner, Journey , Kiss, Asia, Lou Reed, Whitesnake, Joe Walsh and others.
He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.
Mike Turpin, (Bass) - Mike Turpin was bassist in Babyface (1973-1979) and Axe (1979-1984).
Mike Varney - a music producer and founder of "Shrapnel Records", in the rock and heave metal music, known as producer of several W.A.S.P albums.
Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou alias Mikkey Dee started his long career in 1985 with King Diamond, switched to Dokken in 1990, followed by Motorhead and Scorpions today.
Miles Copeland (real-name Miles Axe Copeland III) is an American music producer from the UK and was founder of BTM Records, Illegal Records, I.R.S. Records, Ark 21 Records and many of its sub-labels and subsidiaries.
Monte Conner is a former Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in December 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot, Trivium and King Diamond.
The bands he has signed, in alphabetical order, are: Amen, Annihilator, Artillery, Atrocity, Atrophy, Believer, Biohazard, Both Worlds, Brujeria, Buzzov-en, Jerry Cantrell, Keith Caputo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, CKY, Coal Chamber, Cynic, Dååth, Death, Deicide, Defiance, DevilDriver, Dirty Americans, Disincarnate, Dommin, Downthesun, Earth Crisis, Exhorder, Fear Factory, Floodgate, Glassjaw, Gojira, Gorguts, Gruntruck, Heathen, Immolation, Kinetic Dissent, Last Crack, Leadfoot, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Murderdolls, Nailbomb, Obituary, Optimum Wound Profile, Pestilence, Porcupine Tree, Powersurge, Realm, Revoker, Rush, Sadus, Sanctity, Sepultura, Shank 456, Skin Chamber, Slipknot, Solitude Aeturnus, Sorrow, Soulfly, Spineshank, Star Star, Stone Sour, Storm Corrosion, Suffocation, Taking Dawn, 36 Crazyfists, Times of Grace, To My Surprise, Toyshop, Treponem Pal, Trivium, Type O Negative, Wednesday 13, Willard, The Workhorse Movement
"Morrisound Recording" is a music recording facility located in Temple Terrace, Florida , owned and operated by the three brothers Laurel, Tim and Jim Morris. The facility has been used for recording dozens of heavy metal albums, in particular albums for "Agent Steel" , "Cannibal Corpse", "Death", "Kreator", "Nasty Savage" and "Sepultura".