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.
Phil Lawvere was a cover illustrator in Berlin and in the early eighties, when thrash metal was born. While working with Karl-Ulrich Walterbach he created album covers for bands such as Celtic Frost, Rage, Kreator, Vendetta, Death Row, and Helloween.
Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Fantasy Studios (Fantasy Studios is a recording studio in Berkeley, California, at the Zaentz Media Center, known for its recording of award-winning albums such as Journey's Escape and Green Day's Dookie. Built as a private recording studio for artists on the Fantasy Records label in 1971, it was opened to the public in 1980 for recording, mixing and mastering.
During the 1980s at least a dozen of heavy metal albums have been recorded at the "Prairie Sun Recording Studios" in California. Bands who have used this facility include: Chastain, Exodus, Laaz Rockit, Vicious Rumours.
1985 Bonded by Blood, EXODUS (USA)
1985 Mystery of Illusion, Chastain
1985 Soldiers of the Night, Vicious Rumors
1986 Ruler of the Wasteland, Chastain
1987 Kein Schlaf bis Deutschland (EP), Attitude
1987 Know Your Enemy, Lääz Rockit
1987 Reign of Terror, Wild Dogs
1988 Dragon's Kiss, Marty Friedman
1989 Annihilation Principle, Lääz Rockit
1989 Holiday in Cambodja (EP), LAAZ ROCKIT
1989 Passion, Dirty Blonde
1991 Infra Blue, Joey Tafolla