People in Rock music with their first name starting with the letter "M"

  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

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

¨Marc "The Shark" Caro - Founding member of " Abattoir " band.

Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer

Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, - 1982-1986 Vocals and Bass in Destruction

Mark Hanauer

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

  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"

  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

  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

Mark Whitaker is a music producer and sound engineer who has worked with the heavy metal bands: Exodus, Metallica, Laaz Rockit

Markus Grosskopf

  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

  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

  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
  • 1991 Still Want More, Sargant Fury
Martin Birch

  Martin Birch Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Fleetwood Mac and Deep Purple.

 Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.
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 Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.

 Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.

 Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.

 Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.

 Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.

 Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Rainbow. He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Move, and Deep Purple.

 Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.

 Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.

Below is the list of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal albums (in chronological order up to 1990) on which Martin Birch has worked on:

  • 1969 Then Play On, Fleetwood Mac
  • 1970 Deep Purple in Rock, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1970 Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac
  • 1970 Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1970 Wishbone Ash (self-titled), Wishbone Ash
  • 1971 Fireball, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1971 Gemini Suite, Jon Lord
  • 1971 Pilgrimage, Wishbone Ash
  • 1972 Argus, Wishbone Ash
  • 1972 Bare Trees, Fleetwood Mac
  • 1972 Machine Head, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1972 Made in Japan (Live album), Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1973 Mystery to Me, Fleetwood Mac
  • 1973 Penguin, Fleetwood Mac
  • 1973 Who Do We Think We Are, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1974 Burn, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1974 Stormbringer, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1974 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord - First of the Big Bands, Jon Lord
  • 1975 24 Carat, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1975 Come Taste the Band, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Rainbow
  • 1976 Made in Europe (Live), Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1976 Rising, Rainbow
  • 1976 Sarabande, Jon Lord
  • 1977 Last Concert in Japan, Deep Purple (GBR)
  • 1977 Malice in Wonderland, Paice, Ashton & Lord
  • 1977 On Stage, Rainbow
  • 1978 Live at Hammersmith, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Rainbow
  • 1978 Snakebite, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1978 Trouble, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1979 Lovehunter, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1980 Cultösaurus Erectus, Blue Öyster Cult
  • 1980 Heaven and Hell (LP), Black Sabbath (GBR)
  • 1980 Live...In the Heart of the City, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1980 Ready an' Willing, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1981 Come an' Get It, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1981 Fire of Unknown Origin, Blue Öyster Cult
  • 1981 Killers, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1981 Mob Rules (LP), Black Sabbath (GBR)
  • 1982 Assault Attack, Michael Schenker Group
  • 1982 Saints & Sinners, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1982 The Number Of The Beast (LP), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1983 Flight of the Icarus (Picture Disc), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1983 Flight of the Icarus (Single)
  • 1983 Piece of Mind, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1983 The Trooper (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1984 2 Minutes 2 Midnight (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1984 Aces High (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1984 Powerslave, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1984 Slide It In, Whitesnake (GBR)
  • 1985 Live After Death (2LP), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1985 Running Free (Live), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1986 Finyl Vinyl, Rainbow
  • 1986 Somewhere in Time, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1986 Stranger in a Strange Land (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1986 Wasted Years (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1987 Can I Play with Madness (EP), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1988 Seventh Son of the Seventh Son, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1988 The Clairvoyant (PD), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1989 Infinite Dreams (PD), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1990 Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1990 Can I Play With Madness First Ten Years, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1990 Holy Smoke (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1990 No Prayer for the Dying, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1992 Fear Of The Dark, Iron Maiden (GBR)
  • 1992 From Here To Eternity (Single), Iron Maiden (GBR)
Marty Friedman

  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

Masa Itoh, - Producer and Journalist , amongst others he produced "Earthshaker - Fugitive"

Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera,

Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera, See: SEPULTURA

Matt Wallace

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.
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Matthias Jabs

  Matthias Jabs guitarist, and a member of the hard rock band Scorpions. He was born on 25 October 1955, in Hannover, Germany.

 Jabs joined Scorpions in 1978, and quickly established himself as one of the band's signature guitarists. Over the years, he has contributed to many of Scorpions' most famous songs, including "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "Still Loving You," and "Wind of Change." With his distinctive playing style, Jabs has helped Scorpions become one of the biggest and most influential hard rock bands of all time.

 In addition to his work with Scorpions, Jabs has also collaborated with other musicians and released several solo albums. He has been recognized for his musical skills with several awards and honors, including being ranked among the top 100 greatest guitarists of all time by various music magazines and websites.

 Outside of music, Jabs is known for his passion for aviation, and he holds a private pilot's license. He is also a trained helicopter pilot, and has used his skills to support various charitable causes.

 Overall, Matthias Jabs is a highly regarded musician and guitarist, who has left a lasting impact on the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

Max A Havlock

Max A Havlock, . - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)

Max Kobol

Max Kobol, - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)

Max Norman

  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

Mel Sanchez, - Founding member of "Abattoir" band.

Metal Mania

"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

  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

  Michael Kiske - Lead singer with the Germany Speed/Power Metal band "Helloween" from 1986 until 1993.

Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne was guitarist with AXE from the band's early beginning and was killed in a car accident (1984).

Michael Schenker

  Michael Schenker is a well-known guitarist from Germany, gaining fame as guitarists in bands like: Scorpions , UFO , Michael Schenker Group.

 Michael Schenker as well as his solo career and as a founding member of the bands UFO and MSG. Michael joined the Scorpions in 1973 but left to join UFO in 1979, he then re-joined Scorpions in the early 90s but left again. Both Schenker brothers have been considered as important figures in the rock and metal scene. Michael is known for his virtuosic guitar playing and his work in the development of the neoclassical metal genre.

  See also Rudolf Schenker

Michael von Gimbut

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

  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

  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

  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

  • 1985 Helloween (self-titled)(mini-LP), Helloween
  • 1985 Walls of Jericho, Helloween
  • 1986 Judas (EP), Helloween
  • 1987 Future World Picture Disc, Helloween
  • 1987 Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I, Helloween
  • 1987 Ride The Sky (Unofficial), Helloween
  • 1988 Dr Stein, Helloween
  • 1988 I Want Out, Helloween
  • 1988 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, Helloween
  • 1989 Live in the UK, Helloween
  • 1991 Pink Bubbles Go Ape, Helloween
  • 1991 The Best The Rest The Rare, Helloween
Mick Rock

  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.

Heavy Metal bands he has photographed include: Attila, Def Leppard , Doro , Fates Warning, Hallows Eve, Piece Dogs, Riot V, Thin Lizzy, Voivod , Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Mike Fuller

  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

Mike Gonzalez was bass player in the American Heavy Metal band: "Dark Angel".

Mike Sifringer

Mike Sifringer - Guitars - 1982-2017 DESTRUCTION

Mike Stone

  Mike Stone (Full-name: Michael Richard Seth Stone, 1951-2002) an American record producer and engineer who has worked with a wide range of rock and metal bands. He was born on 21 December 1951, in New York City.

 Stone began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York, where he worked on albums by artists such as KISS, Blue Öyster Cult, and Aerosmith. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked at Cherokee Studios, where he became known for his work with bands such as Queen, Van Halen, and Journey. He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.

  Stone is perhaps best known for his work with Queen on their albums "News of the World" and "The Game," which included hits such as "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." He also worked with Journey on their album "Escape," which included the hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."

  In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Stone has also served as a mixer, remixer, and mastering engineer on numerous albums. He has received several Grammy nominations for his work and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of audio engineering.

Mike Turpin

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.

Mikkey Dee

  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

  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

  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".