CARRIE - Secrets heavy metaL germany 12" LP VINYL Album

 "CARRIE - Secrets" is the first (debut) and only full length album released by the German Heavy Metal band: Carrie

  Matrix/Stamper codes:

  Side A: ES 4016 A Digital Mastering by SNB
Side B: ES 4016 B Digital Mastering by SNB


High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "CARRIE - Secrets"

Summary: Carrie's "Secrets" is a dynamic 12" LP vinyl album from the German heavy metal scene. The band lineup includes Uwe Starck, Steffi Melz on keyboards, Annelen Middendorf as lead vocalist, Oliver Hermanns and Wilfried Schneider on guitars, and Joergen Slavin. With tracks like "The Show Is Over", "Heroes Never Return", and "Just for One Night", "Secrets" delivers a blend of energetic riffs, powerful vocals, and anthemic melodies that rock the nation.

Music Genre:

  German Heavy Metal 

Production information:

The album: "CARRIE - Secrets" was produced by: Ralph Hubert for Y.U.P. Music GMBH, Axel Thubeauville, and Peter G Stiens

Axel Thubeauville is a prominent figure in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music. Born in Essen, Germany, Axel's passion for music and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish himself as a key player in the industry. Since 1983, he has been producing and promoting numerous influential bands, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

Axel's journey began with the founding of Metallian Music, a record label dedicated to showcasing Hard Rock and Heavy Metal talent. Under his guidance, Metallian Music became a breeding ground for aspiring musicians, allowing them to express their creativity and gain recognition in the fiercely competitive music scene. Some of the notable bands that Axel worked with through Metallian Music include Brainfever, Living Death, Fact, Steeler, Warlock, Atlain, Breaker, Overdose, Mad Butcher, Carrie, Chainsaw, and many others. The label's roster was a testament to Axel's discerning taste and his ability to spot emerging talent.


Not content with just one record label, Axel Thubeauville went on to found Earthshaker Records, which further solidified his position as a visionary in the industry. Earthshaker Records became renowned for its commitment to nurturing groundbreaking acts and providing a platform for them to release their music. Bands such as Carrie , Steeler, Living Death, Steeltower , Atlain , and Fact found a home on the Earthshaker Records label, gaining exposure and amassing loyal fan bases.

Axel's partnership with Ralph "Ralf" Hubert, another influential figure in the metal scene, was instrumental in shaping his career. Together, they co-founded Aaarrg Records, a label that showcased some of the most prominent German metal acts of the time. This collaboration further strengthened Axel's network and reputation within the music industry.

Following his successful tenure with Earthshaker Records and Aaarrg Records, Axel decided to embark on a new venture by establishing his own label, Shark Records. This endeavor allowed him to continue his passion for promoting Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands, while also granting him the freedom to explore new musical avenues.

In recent years, Axel Thubeauville has expanded his musical endeavors with Rusty Diamond, his newest label. Rusty Diamond focuses on re-releasing classic Earthshaker records, ensuring that the legacy of these influential bands lives on for new generations of listeners to enjoy.

Throughout his career, Axel Thubeauville has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal community. His contributions as a producer and label owner have not only launched the careers of numerous bands but also played a significant role in shaping the sound and direction of the genre. Axel's keen ear for talent, his dedication to preserving the integrity of the music, and his collaborative spirit with industry peers like Ralf Hubert have solidified his status as a true icon in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Ralph Hubert during January-February 1986

Ralph "Ralf" Hubert

In the world of heavy metal history, certain individuals emerge as true architects of the genre's sonic landscape. One such luminary is Ralph "Ralf" Hubert, a versatile talent whose impact on heavy metal, both as a producer and a musician, remains indelible. Known for his pivotal role in shaping the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s, Hubert's multifaceted career spans across production, sound engineering, bass playing, and co-founding a record label.


Ralph Hubert's journey into the realm of heavy metal began as a producer, sound engineer, and sound mixer. His adept skills were employed in crafting the albums of numerous iconic bands, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the metal scene during the genre's golden era. Bands such as Brainfever, Steeler, Fact , Warlock , and Living Death , among others, bear the imprint of Hubert's production prowess. His influence extended to an extensive roster, including Atlain , Stormwind , Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butcher, Carrie , Invader, Holy Moses , Siren, Target, Kreator, and Sacred Chao.

It was during this era that Hubert's touch became synonymous with the Teutonic Metal sound, a subgenre characterized by its raw intensity, powerful riffing, and uncompromising attitude. As a producer and sound engineer, Hubert played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic identity of the 1980s metal scene, leaving an indelible mark that resonates to this day.

Beyond his contributions behind the mixing console, Ralph Hubert also showcased his musical prowess as a bass player. Under the alias "Björn Eklund," he held down the low end with the influential band "Mekong Delta" from 1985 onwards. This collaboration allowed him to express his musicality and contribute to the band's unique sound. His bass-playing finesse further extended to other projects, including Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project, showcasing his versatility as a musician.

Not content with merely influencing the musical landscape, Ralph Hubert ventured into the realm of entrepreneurship. In 1986, he co-founded "Aaarrg Records," a label that played a significant role in amplifying the voices of emerging metal acts. This endeavor solidified Hubert's status as not just a contributor to the metal scene but also as a catalyst for its growth and evolution.

Andre Chapelier - Sound Engineer

This album was recorded at: Y.U.P. Studio 1. Mastered at Studio Pauler by Günther Pauler himself

Album Front cover : Rainer Maria Grossens

Album Back cover Photo: Hucky Heppke

Husky Heppke a photographer who has during the 1980s taken photos of a half a dozen Heavy Metal bands for their album covers, these bands include: Atlain, Darxon, Fact Faithfull Breath and Living Death.

Record Label Information:

  Earthshaker ES 4016

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1986 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CARRIE - Secrets
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Uwe Starck
  • Steffi Melz (F) - Keyboards
  • Annelen Middendorf (F) - Lead Vocals
  • Oliver Hermanns - Guitars
  • Wilfried Schneider - Guitars
  • Joergen Slavin
Complete Track-listing of the album "CARRIE - Secrets"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CARRIE - Secrets" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. The Show Is Over 03:44
  2. The Assassin 02:26
  3. Heroes Never Return 04:17
  4. Dance the Wire 02:10
  5. Got to Sort Myself Out 05:15
  6. My Own Way 02:52
  7. Secret Place to Hide 04:46
  8. Carrie 03:51
  9. Just for One Night 04:46
  10. We Rock the Nation 03:36


High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "CARRIE - Secrets"

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "CARRIE - Secrets"

Black and White photo of the Carrie-band on the back cover of the Carrie album 

Black and White photo of the Carrie-band on the back cover of the Carrie album 

Close-up photo of the White EarthShaker Record Label 

Close-up photo of the White EarthShaker Record Label 

Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.