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.
¨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 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.
Complete list of albums produced by Marsha Zazula, in chronological order
1984 Born to Metalize (Split), Hades
1984 Live at the Inferno (Live album), Raven
1985 Feel the Fire, OVERKILL (USA)
1985 On and On (Single), Raven
1985 Stay Hard, RAVEN (GBR,USA)
1987 !!!Fuck You!!!, Overkill
1987 Live at Eindhoven (Live album), Testament
1987 The Legacy, Testament
1988 State of Euphoria, Anthrax
1988 The New Order, Testament
1988 Trial by Fire (Single), Testament
1988 Under the Influence, OVERKILL (USA)
1989 Gross Misconduct, M.O.D.
1989 Penikufesin EP, Anthrax
1989 The Years of Decay, Overkill (USA)
1991 Horrorscope, OVERKILL (USA)
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:
1986 Cold Lake, Celtic Frost
1986 Pleasure To Kill, Kreator
1988 Brain Damage, Vendetta
1988 Deception Ignored, Deathrow
1988 Hypertrace, Scanner
1988 Out Of The Dark... Into The Light (Ep), Kreator
1988 Perfect Man, Rage (Deu)
1988 The Morning After, Tankard
1988 V2, V2
1989 Alien (Ep), Tankard
1989 Before The Storm, Domain
1989 Control And Resistance, Watchtower
1989 Death Or Glory, Running Wild
1989 Extreme Aggression, Kreator
1989 No More Color, Coroner
1989 Resurrection Absurd (Ep), Morgoth
1989 Secrets In A Weird World, Rage
1989 Terminal Earth, Scanner
1990 Reflections Of A Shadow, Rage
1991 Still Want More, Sargant Fury
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 albums (in chronological order up to 1990) on which Martin Birch has worked on:
1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Deep Purple
1969 Then Play On, Fleetwood Mac
1970 Deep Purple in Rock, Deep Purple
1970 Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac
1970 Wishbone Ash (self-titled), Wishbone Ash
1971 Fireball, Deep Purple
1971 Gemini Suite, Jon Lord
1971 Pilgrimage, Wishbone Ash
1972 Argus, Wishbone Ash
1972 Bare Trees, Fleetwood Mac
1972 Machine Head, Deep Purple
1972 Made in Japan, Deep Purple
1973 Mystery to Me, Fleetwood Mac
1973 Penguin, Fleetwood Mac
1973 Who Do We Think We Are, Deep Purple
1974 Burn, Deep Purple
1974 Stormbringer, Deep Purple
1974 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord - First of the Big Bands, Jon Lord
1975 Come Taste the Band, Deep Purple
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Rainbow
1976 Made in Europe, Deep Purple
1976 Rising, Rainbow
1976 Sarabande, Jon Lord
1977 Last Concert in Japan, Deep Purple
1977 Malice in Wonderland, Paice, Ashton & Lord
1977 On Stage, Rainbow
1978 Live at Hammersmith, Whitesnake
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Rainbow
1978 Snakebite, Whitesnake
1978 Trouble, Whitesnake
1979 Lovehunter, Whitesnake
1980 Cultösaurus Erectus, Blue Öyster Cult
1980 Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath
1980 Live...In the Heart of the City, Whitesnake
1980 Ready an' Willing, Whitesnake
1981 Come an' Get It, Whitesnake
1981 Fire of Unknown Origin, Blue Öyster Cult
1981 Killers, Iron Maiden
1981 Mob Rules, Black Sabbath
1982 Saints & Sinners, Whitesnake
1982 The Number Of The Beast (12" Maxi), Iron Maiden
1983 Flight of the Icarus (Picture Disc), Iron Maiden
1983 Piece of Mind, Iron Maiden
1984 2 Minutes 2 Midnight, Iron Maiden
1984 Ace High (12" Maxi), Iron Maiden
1984 Powerslave, Iron Maiden
1984 Slide It In, Whitesnake
1985 Live After Death, Iron Maiden
1986 Finyl Vinyl, Rainbow
1986 Somewhere in Time, Iron Maiden
1988 Seventh Son of the Seventh Son, Iron Maiden
1990 No Prayer for the Dying, Iron Maiden
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.
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 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.
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".