Interview with Claus Lessmann – (Lead/Backing Vocals,Guitar) (Bonfire)

Interview with Claus Lessmann - (Lead/Backing Vocals,Guitar) (Bonfire)...

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Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine

Claus Lessmann, Bonfire, Melodic Rock, Germany hard rock, Bonfire Live, Myglobalmind Magazine by Myglobalmind Webzine on Mixcloud




Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck. Because of a funny coincidence the long lost original recordings from BONFIRE’s appearance at the Wacken Open Air have been discovered. This almost historical piece of music has been sonically updated and will now be released officially.

The German rock legend is releasing the album as a teaser before it’s new studio record ? planned for the end of the year. Of course, there have been some BONFIRE?live records in the past, but on „Live In Wacken“ you can really find different versions of the band’s anthems like „SDI“, „Champion“ or „Ready 4 Reaction“ as well as the song „Wake Up“. An anthem the band hasn’t performed live for quite a long time.

Besides that „Live In Wacken“ offers exclusive bonus tracks. Live versions of the songs „Bells Of Freedom“, „Let Me Be Your Water“ and „Black Night“ from the acclaimed rock opera „The Räuber“ (previously unreleased on CD), the exclusive studio track „Thank You“ and an exciting new version of the ballad „Hold Me Now“ from the last BONFIRE?studio album „Branded“.

„Live In Wacken“ has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rob Halford, Queensryche) and will be released on the 31st of May 2013 on LZ Records/Sony Music.

Track list: 1. Intro/Wake Up (Live), 2. Never Mind (Live), 3. Sweet Obsession (Live), 4. In Zaire (Live), 5. The Stroke (Live), 6. Sword And Stone (Live), 7. SDI (Live), 8. Drum Solo (Live), 9. American Nights (Live), 10. Ready 4 Reaction (Live), 11. Obsessive Prelude (Live), 12. Champion (Live), 13. The Räuber/Bells Of Freedom (Live), 14. Let Me Be Your Water (Live), 15. Black Night (Live), 16. Thank You (Previously Unreleased), 17. Hold Me Now (Extended Mix 2013)

Hard-Rock-Band aus Ingolstadt/Deutschland, die unter dem Namen Bonfire vor 25 Jahren gegründet wurde. Mit ihrem Meisterwerk Branded, das sofort nach der VÖ die Charts enterte, erlebt Bonfire ihren dritten Frühling und brennt stärker und heller denn je zuvor!New Live Album-10/11″Fireworks..still alive”!

Hard rock band from Ingolstadt Germany, who formed under the name of Bonfire 25 years ago and still the fire burns strongly, despite many line up changes through the years, Bonfire are still here and still going strong.

Source: Bonfire FB




Claus Lessmann – Lead Vocals

Hans Ziller – Lead Guitar

Chris “Yps“ Limburg – Rhythm Guitar

Uwe Köhler – Bass

Harry Reischmann – Drums

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