EXUMER - Possessed By Fire - Thrash metal germany 1986 Harris Johns 12" Vinyl LP Album

  This is the Genuine Disaster Records release "Possessed by Fire" the first/debut studio album by the German thrash metal band Exumer. It was released in 1986 through Disaster Records. The album was produced by Harris Johns at Music Lab Berlin.

EXUMER a Thrash Metal band from Frankfurt, Germany and evolved from “Tartaros" in Exumer during 1985. During the 1980s this band released two official studio albums: “Possessed by Fire” in 1986 and “Rising From The Sea” in 1987.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo Of EXUMER - Possessed By Fire

Essential Album Information For: EXUMER - Possessed By Fire

Music Genre:

Speed/Thrash Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Disaster 10005

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Made in Germany

EXUMER - Possessed By Fire Production & Recording Information


Harris Johns - Producer

Harris Johns is a prominent European music producer renowned for his contributions to the heavy metal and punk genres. With a career spanning several decades, he has worked with numerous iconic bands, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. Born in the late 1950s, Harris Johns developed a passion for music at an early age and pursued his dreams with unwavering determination.


In the late 1970s, Harris Johns emerged as a key figure in the burgeoning heavy metal and punk scene. His unique talent and distinctive approach to music production quickly caught the attention of many prominent bands. With a desire to create powerful and impactful soundscapes, he became known for his ability to capture the raw energy and intensity of these genres.

Throughout his career, Harris Johns has collaborated with a plethora of big-name bands, solidifying his reputation as a go-to producer. His notable works include projects with Helloween, Coroner, Tankard, Sodom, Voivod, Kreator, Exumer, Ratos de Porão, Slime, Daily Terror, and many others. Each album he worked on showcased his exceptional skill in sculpting the sonic landscapes that defined the heavy metal and punk movements.

For over a decade, Harris Johns operated his studio, Music Lab Berlin Studio, which served as the creative hub for many of his productions. In an effort to further his artistic vision, he established Spiderhouse, a recording facility situated in a former guest house in the countryside near Berlin. For ten years, Spiderhouse became a sanctuary where he could channel his creativity and bring forth groundbreaking music.

In 2007, Harris Johns made the decision to reopen the Music Lab Berlin, reestablishing it as a prime destination for bands seeking his expertise in music production. The studio became a hub of creativity and collaboration, attracting both established acts and up-and-coming artists. However, in 2016, Harris Johns decided to step away from the studio, concluding a significant chapter in his illustrious career.

Despite stepping back from the day-to-day operations of Music Lab Berlin, Harris Johns continues to contribute to the music industry. He remains active as a producer and dedicates his time to teaching music production skills. His wealth of knowledge and experience has made him an invaluable resource for aspiring producers and musicians, as he imparts his expertise and nurtures the next generation of talent.

As we reflect upon the 1980s, it becomes evident that Harris Johns' discography during this era stands as a testament to his immense talent. Some of the notable albums he worked on include groundbreaking releases such as:

These albums showcase Harris Johns' ability to capture the essence and intensity of the heavy metal and punk genres, earning him a place in music history.

Harris Johns' impact on the heavy metal and punk scenes cannot be understated. His talent, dedication, and distinctive approach to music production have left an indelible mark on the industry. As he continues to produce and educate, Harris Johns remains a respected and influential figure, shaping the future of music for generations to come.

Tommy Ziegler - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Djamil Mehtieff - Mastering Engineer

Recording Location:

This album was recorded at: Musiclab Studios, Berlin

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Martin Appoldt - Album Cover Design


Buffo Schnädelbach - Photographer

 Uwe "Buffo" Schnädelbach a German Photographer, Editor and Band manager (Tankard). During the 1980s he has photographed a dozen of Heavy Metal bands.


Mem von Stein - Vocals / Bass Guitar

Bernie - Guitars

Ray Mensch - Guitars

Syke Bornetto - Drums

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Possessed By Fire 04:55
  2. Destructive Solution 03:46
  3. Fallen Saint 04:01
  4. A Mortal In Black 04:02
  5. Sorrows Of The Judgement 03:10
  6. Xiron Darkstar 03:11
  7. Reign Of Sadness 03:41
  8. Journey To Oblivion 04:20
  9. Silent Death 05:03

EXUMER - Possessed By Fire High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
Front Cover Photo Of EXUMER - Possessed By Fire


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. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone )

Photo Of The Back Cover EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
Photo of album back cover EXUMER - Possessed By Fire

Note: There is NO barcode on the album back cover.

Close up of Side One EXUMER - Possessed By Fire record's label
Close up of Side One EXUMER - Possessed By Fire

Record Label Details: Disaster Records ( Black and White Label Colour ) Disaster 10005 LC 8604, GEMA