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"A Fistful Of Fire" takes shape! Release: 03.04.2020!

BONFIRE drummer André Hilgers has drummed all 11 songs of the new album "A Fistful of Fire" in just 2 days!
André did an amazing job. As expected, he gives BONFIRE an enormous boost!
Next, the guitars and bass will be recorded... More News coming soon!

Meanwhile have a look at a short video clip from the recording session:

Bonfire - Live On Holy Ground 2018

The German Hard Rock band BONFIRE has been one of the busiest touring bands for a couple of decades and a regular guest at numerous big European Metal festivals. On August 4th, 2018 the Ingolstadt based group once again set a highlight live performance at the world's biggest Heavy Metal festival:
the Wacken Open Air.

This show in Wacken was filmed live and will now be released on June 14th, 2019 as DVD, as CD, as vinyl and digital under the name "Live On Holy Ground 2018".

The main film offers a superb 'best of' journey through time and includes BONFIRE's classic hits like "Ready 4 Reaction", "Sweet Obsession" and "American Nights".

On the DVD version you will find four bonus video clips which are also included on the CD and Vinyl as audio files.: "Praying 4 A Miracle" (radio edit), "Locomotive Breath" (radio edit), "Sweet Obsession" (2019) and "American Nights" (2019).

The first edition is limited and will be available handsigned by the band!

Tracklist: 1. In the Beginning, 2. Ready 4 Reaction, 3. Never Mind, 4. Don't touch the light, 5. American Nights, 6. Give it a try, 7. Sword and Stone, 8. SDI, 9. Sweet Obsession, 10. Champion; Bonus Videos: 11.Praying 4 A Miracle, 12.Locomotive Breath, 13. American Nights (2019), 14. Sweet Obsession (2019)


DVD CD Vinyl

Filmed & recorded live at Wacken Open Air on August 4th, 2018
Mix & Mastering: Tom Müller (Flatliner Studios)
Produced by: Hans Ziller
Additional Recordings by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios
Virtual set extensions for American Nights by
Locomotive Breath - Byron Mansylla, AVMS
CD & DVD artwork design: The Digital Dictators

BONFIRE are: Hans Ziller - Lead & Rhythm-Guitar, Backing Vocals; Alexx Stahl - Lead Vocals; Ronnie Parkes - Bass, Backing Vocals; Frank Pané - Lead, Rhythm-Guitar, Backing Vocals; André Hilgers - Drums, Percussion
Additional Musicians: Tim Breideband, Harry Reischmann - Drums; Paul Morris, Fredrik Bergh, Alessandro DelVecchio - Keyboards; Alessandro DelVecchio, Mike Gerhold - Backing Vocals

Bonfire will release a new studio album in April 2020!

And the baby has a name now: the new Bonfire studio album "FISTFUL OF FIRE" will be released worldwide on 01.04.2020 at AFM / Soulfood. The recordings will begin in May 2019.

From 01.04.2020 Bonfire will start their worldwide FISTFUL OF FIRE-TOUR. Planned are also concerts in South America and Japan, where the band has never performed so far. We are looking forward to the new album and the new tour in 2020.

Keep the Bonfire burnin'!
Hans, Alexx, Frank, Ronnie and André.

New Bonfire drummer: André Hilgers!

After 3 years and 4 albums Bonfire and Tim Breideband will be parting ways and Tim will be pursuing new opportunities.
Tim is an excellent drummer and was a great addition to Bonfire. We are sure he will be great in his future endeavors and we wish him the very best.

Bonfire would like to announce our new drummer André Hilgers. André is an excellent and very accomplished drummer, formerly with RAGE, SILENT FORCE, AXXIS and SINNER.

We would like to welcome André to the Bonfire family and we are looking forward to what this new relationship will bring for Bonfire.

"Legends" - 2 CD Set
The Soundtrack for the Bonfire and Friends Tour

A very special tribute album for all rock legends, who were involved in the BONFIRE & FRIENDS Tour 2018.

32 classic songs re-recorded by Bonfire with the Bonfire sound. All songs on this double CD are sung by Alexx Stahl and performed by BONFIRE. With the exception of the Puhdy's songs which were sung by Quaster himself.

Special attention and care was taken to keep the integrity of the originals but also to have the updated Bonfire sound. Classics reborn!

This album was created in conjunction with the Bonfire & Friends tour. All the songs were played on the tour but they had been sung by the original singers with Bonfire providing the power of the music as only they can.

Bonfire - "Legends". A copy of this 2-CD Set can you get HERE.

BONFIRE released new album "Temple Of Lies" on April 13th!

Bonfire's trademarks are and have always been deeply melodic hard rock songs, driven by captivating guitars, grooving rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. All the features that came together so perfectly on their most popular releases Fireworks (1987), Point Blank (1989) and Branded (2011) are present on their current release Temple Of Lies.

Thanks to their new vocalist Alexx Stahl, who joined the fold two years ago, and a first-rate line-up on all instruments, the band's creativity explodes on Temple Of Lies and is bound to wow a younger generation of rock music fans, too.

Hans Ziller: "With this line-up, we'll be able to increase the hardness level of our material whenever we feel like it. Numbers such as 'Temple Of Lies' and 'Stand Or Fall' wouldn't have been possible with previous line-ups."

It's not only the occasionally tougher pace that impresses on Temple Of Lies (produced by Hans Ziller at the Flatliners Recording Studios in Ingolstadt) from the first to the very last note, but also the album's diverse high-quality songwriting in general.

Order HERE

BONFIRE proudly present their brand new videos "Stand Or Fall" and "Crazy Over You"!

Both songs will be on the new album "Temple Of Lies", released on April 13th.

Dieter "Quaster" Hertrampf (ex-PUHDYS) and BONFIRE gonna rock the stage in Berlin!

On the 2nd of May time has come:
Dieter "Quaster" Hertrampf will enter the stage at the BONFIRE concert in Berlin and play the three Puhdys hits "Frei wie die Geier", "Erinnerung" and "Alt wie ein Baum" together with the BONFIRE guys... exactly the versions he will also perform at the Bonfire & Friends Tour in November.

The songs will all come in the BONFIRE way and rock like hell! So look forward to this grandiose union!
Tickets here

After 20 years - BONFIRE return to Wacken!

Our Christmas Special for all Metal and Bonfire Fans:
BONFIRE are proud to announce their appearance at the legendary

Come and party with us!
BONFIRE released their next and brand new video "SVG"

This tells the story of the "Staudenbahn" and Hubert Teichmann.
Never give up fighting for your lifework!

BONFIRE has now partnered with Crush Concerts!

BONFIRE has now partnered with Crush Concerts based in Berlin, Germany.
Crush Concerts has for years provided Germany and Europe with outstanding concerts from their exceptional roster of talent. Now BONFIRE has been added!

See you on the road!!
BONFIRE released their new lyrics video
"Reach For The Sky".

BONFIRE sign with AFM Records!

After BONFIRE's latest studio records "Glörious" (2015) and "Byte The Bullet" (2017) - both made it to the Top 50 of the German album chart - and more than 160 live shows played in the last two years, AFM Records and BONFIRE decided to strike a new path together!

During the more than 30 year-long history of the band, there were of course several different label partners releasing BONFIRE's 16 studio records and some were not available at times. So in Autumn of 2017, big parts of BONFIRE's back catalogue will be made available again before the new album will be released in Spring 2018.

Besides being in the studio to record their next record, BONFIRE will be on tour for the rest of the year!

New CD: BONFIRE "Byte The Bullet"

With their heavy touring schedule, over 80 shows in 2016, BONFIRE at the same time recorded their new album "Byte the Bullet" (UDR-Music / Warner Bros) at Flatliners studios in their hometown Ingolstadt, Germany.

"Byte the Bullet" is set to be released on March 24, 2017 with 12 rocking new tracks plus two additional bonus tracks. With the incredible new line-up "Byte the Bullet" will prove to be an outstanding album.

Order now HERE
R.I.P. Horst Maier-Thorn

We are really sad to announce that our long time fellow und Bonfire Musician Horst Maier-Thorn died 19.02.2017.

Horst was a great musician, colleague and friend, who had to leave Bonfire early because of his severe rheumatic illness. Unfortunately, this disease has now cost him his life...

Rest in peace, Horst.
Hans, Frank, Ronnie, Alexx, Tim
New video: "Praying 4 A Miracle"

After the first single "Locomotive Breath" with meanwhile nearly 80.000 viewers in just three weeks, BONFIRE released their next and brand new video & single "Praying 4 a Miracle", taken from the up-coming CD-album "BYTE THE BULLET".

New Video "Locomotive Breath"

BONFIRE released their new video clip "Locomotive Breath"! "Locomotive Breath" is taken from the upcoming new BONFIRE Studio Album "BYTE THE BULLET".

BONFIRE are also proud to announce that their good friend Paul Morris from RAINBOW joined them on the video of "Locomotive Breath" and also on the whole CD.

click on the image to watch the video clip

IRON MAIDEN have their 747 to travel.... but we have our Locomotive for our fans!

There is probably no band worldwide and no artist who can call a locomotive "own". The cooperation with the Stauden-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft and the BBG has made this possible. This locomotive is not a museum piece, but is active in local and long-distance transport. The power of 1,600 Maybach-PS meets the power of BONFIRE!

Virgin ride of the BONFIRE Lok

On the 20th of January, the locomotive went on her virgin ride from Augsburg to Munich and Ingolstadt and back.
During the ride the worlds first album listening session in a rolling band-train took place in South-Germany! BONFIRE presented their new album "Byte The Bullet" (in stores 24th March 2017) to 138 fans and music journalists from all over Germany (even some fans from England were there).

It was an amazing 7-hour party and a great experience!
There was the chance to meet the hardrockers personally, to take photos with them or to fulfill autograph wishes. With drinks and fingerfood the participants of the virgin ride were well supplied, there was even the possibility to have a look at the driver's house of the locomotive. Every guest got a free Shirt and a free CD as a souvenir.

Thanks to all the fans, media partners and the Staudenbahn AG Augsburg who made this fantastic event possible!

Some Impressions from Press and TV: (in German only)

BONFIRE - By train through Bavaria (event-review of the

SCHANZER TV: Virgin ride of the "V100 Bonfire"

From Minute 16:34 - BAYRISCHES FERNSEHEN, Abendschau

INTV: Special train with BONFIRE aboard

BONFIRE - Jungfernfahrt einer Lok - Reisebericht auf
BONFIRE-Sweet Obsession

The brand new road-movie-clip of BONFIRE with their classic hit SWEET OBSESSION. This video was made by the band during their 30th-anniversary tour 2016.

This song will be also a bonus-track of the up-coming Studio-Album "BYTE THE BULLET" (release on 24th of March worldwide on UDR/Warner).
Making-of "Locomotive Breath"

New Bonfire Studio Album "Byte The Bullet" out 24th March 2017!
Metal is comin' back !

Watch the making-of video: Besucherzähler