This web-page list people who 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.
Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Producer, sound engineer, sound mixer and bass player with "Mekong Delta" has produced, engineered and mixed many heavy metal band's album. Some of these bands include: Brainfever, Steeler, Fact, Warlock, Living Death, Atlain, Stormwind, Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butchter, Carrie, Invader, Holy Moses, Siren, Target, Kreator, Sacred Chao. Being a producer and sound engineer he has been responsible (influencer) of the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s.
As a musician" Ralph Hubert" using the alias "Björn Eklund" he played bass with the band "Mekong Delta" since 1985 , other bands he performed with are Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project.Ralph Hubert was also co-founder of "Aaarrg Records" in 1986.
Randy Burns is an American Music producer , Sound Engineer , and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert , Agent Steel , Aversion , Bitter End , Chris Poland ( Band ), Crumbsuckers , Dark Age , Dark Angel , DBC , Dead End , Death , Excel , Helstar , Kreator , Leatherwolf , Lizzy Borden , Ludichrist , Megadeth , Morgoth , Mortal Sin , Nuclear Assault , Possessed , Suicidal Tendencies , Uncle Sam , Zoetrope.
Reinhold Mack nicknamed "Mack" and also known as "Wolfgang Mack" a German music producer and Sound Engineer and is best known for his work with bands like "Electric Light Orchestra", Queen, "Deep Purple", Rainbow and others.
Rene Krollmark is from Denmark and was born in 1958. He is also known under the aliases Hank De Wank, Hank Shermann started his musical career as guitar player in 1977 with a band called Brats, this was followed by "Danger Zone", "Mercyful Fate", Fate, Lavina, "Zoser Mez"
Rob "Wacko" Hunter - Drums, Sound Engineer. Drummer with the Speed Metal band "Raven" from 1979 until 1988, and the Thrash Metal band DéTENTE. Since 1981 also active as Sound Engineer and engineered albums for bands like: Overkill, Raven, "At War", M.O.D. and others.
Roberto Falcao is producer and sound engineer of the first King Diamond record "No Presents for Christmas" on later "King Diamond" albums, he is guest playing the keyboards.
Rodney Matthews - a British illustrator and conceptual designer of fantasy and science fiction. He has illustrated at least four dozen of hard rock and heavy metal album covers.
Robin Black ( Producer, Sound Engineer ) active since the mid-1970s as sound engineer and producer for British music bands. He has worked on early albums for the British bands : "Blodwyn Pig" "Black Sabbath" and "Jethro Tull" .
Rodger Bain is a British music producer who has been working with "Tony Hall Enterprises" and "Tuesday Productions", during the early 1970s he has been known for producing music albums for Black Sabbath , Budgie, Judas Priest.
Roger Dean ( real-name: William Roger Dean ) is an English artwork artist, designer and published who has started illustrating album covers in the late 1960s. Most of his artwork was done for the British Prog Rock bands: Asia , Uriah Heep and Yes .
Roger Probert a producer of records for Heavy Metal bands, Loudness, Dead On, Fates Warning, E-X-E.
Note: Ron Nevison is an American record producer and audio engineer and has worked during the 1970s and 1980s on many hard rock and rock albums for bands like: Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Ufo, Kiss , Heart , Ozzy Osbourne , Led Zeppelin and many others.
Ronnie James DIO (1942-2010) , the KING of Heavy Metal with a long career (starting in 1957) being lead singer (vocals) in many different bands. DIO's career in a nutshell: 1957 The Vegas Kings, Ronnie and the Rumblers, 1958-1961 Ronnie and the Redcaps, 1961-1967 Ronnie and the Prophets, 1967-1968 The Electric Elves, 1968-1972 The Elves, 1972-1975 ELF, 1975-1978 Rainbow , 1979-1982 Black Sabbath , 1982-2010 DIO (Band) , 1981-1982 Black Sabbath , 2006-2010 Heaven & Hell.
Ross Friedman aka "Ross The Boss" is mostly known for being founding member and guitarists for the "The Dictators" and "Manowar" bands. In 1984 he used the alias "Ross The Boss" to produce the album "Unlaced" by the "BlackLace" band.
Ross Halfin a British Photographer starting his career in the 1970s photographing many of the punk bands. Later he relocated to the USA and photographed many rock and metal bands from AC/DC to UFO, including "Black Sabbath", Aerosmith, "Iron Maiden" and many others.
Roy Rowland aka "Roy Macaroni" Rowland is a sound engineer, who during the 1980s engineered a dozen important heavy metal albums. Some of the bands he has worked for are: Kreator, Lääz Rockit, Onslaught, Rogue Male, Sabbat, Satan and Testament.
Rudolf Schenker - Founder and Guitarist with the German Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band "Scorpions" since it's formation in 1964. Rudolf is brother of Michael Schenker and Barbara Schenker. He uses guitar made by the German guitar maker Dommenget.
Rudy Lenners - Drums, Producer, Illustrator is from Belgium and was born in 1952. Lenners has been performing with "Scorpions" from 1975 until 1977. He replaced Jürgen Rosenthal and appeared on two Scorpions albums: "In Trance" and "Virgin Killer", he was replaced by Herman Rarebell in 1977. in 1983 Lenners performed with the Belgian band "Key West" and recorded te album "First Invasion". Later during 1985 he played drums with the "Steelover" band.