The debut album Sounds Of Berlin by the German-British hardrock band Rainium got released in November 2019, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
With Michael Voss, band founder and guitarist Rainer Krenzke has brought on board top-class support for the vocal part and the studio work. And solo and lead guitar plays Brit Jay Parmar, who has made a name for himself with his Dokken and George Lynch tributes.
Why ”Sounds Of Berlin”? Rainer:”The album is a tribute to my hometown and tells my own story. But above all it’s a hardrock album with all the influences of my heroes of the big bands of the eighties and nineties, played here and now.
It rocks very straight and yet very versatile. In Sounds Of Berlin hard guitar riffs meet techno beats, earthy rock numbers meet acoustic guitar sounds. But don’t be fooled - it always goes right to the point! Crank up the volume!”
Rainium is a German-British hardrock band with the German members Rainer Krenzke (guitar), Marco Tardanico (bass), the Brit Jay Parmar (guitar) and featuring the German Michael Voss (vocals) on the Sounds Of Berlin debut album. Michael Voss is known as frontman of Mad Max, Casanovo, ex-Bonfire, band projects like Wolfpakk, Rock Wolves, Phantom 5 and as producer of Michael Schenker.
Solo and lead guitar is played by Brit Jay Parmar, who has made a name for himself with his Dokken and George Lynch tributes and has worked as a tour and studio guitarist with bands such as Eden’s Curse, Iron Knights and The Inner Road.
The line-up settled during the album work. Band founder Rainer Krenzke had been started to work on a bunch of unused song material and ideas that were very personal bouncing around in his head for quite some time. He didn’t had a band at that time and couldn't find a line-up of previous bandmates for that project. After finishing three instrumental demo tracks he went looking for a vocalist, and for someone to write the lyrics and vocals. Many contacts later, he sent the demos to Michael Voss and it came to a first recording session with Michael Voss at his Kidroom Studio.
It crystalized soon to a perfect collaboration between Rainer Krenzke and Michael Voss for the songwriting and studio work. With his musician friends Jay Parmar and Marco Tardanico joining the project during 2017 to 2018 Rainium got founded. This union gives the basement for great hardrock music in a flavour of straight hooks and yet very versatile songs, played with passion here and now.
Michael Voss (featuring) - vocal
Rainer Krenzke - guitar
Jay Parmar - lead guitar
Marco Tardanico - bass
Jan Prummel (session/guest)- drums
Ilo Schnittchen (guest) - vocal on Right Here Right Now
1- ET (Et Toujours)
2- Two Friends
3- Sounds Of Berlin
4- In The Dead Of Winter
6- Right Here Right Now
7- Just The One
9- Wake Up
10- Right Here Right Now (Two Vocalists Bonus Track)
11- In The Dead Of Winter (Instrumental Demo)
12- Just The One (Demo)
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