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Cast change

Dear fans, friends, supporters and organizers, dear media - unfortunately we have to inform you that André Hilgers has left BONFIRE. We are all the more pleased that Fabio Alessandrini (Annihilator) will become part of the Bonfire Family for the next 4 shows from May 26th, 2022 (Metalheadz Open Air).
See you all on tour!

Second video from "Roots" online!

BONFIRE - American Nights (2021) // Official Music Video // AFM Records
Taken from the album "Roots", out 26.02.2021
Order: HERE

First video/single from "Roots" is released!

BONFIRE - Love Don't Lie (2021) with Lydia Pané // Official Music Video // AFM Records
Taken from the album "Roots", out 26.02.2021
Pre-order and stream: HERE

A good song is a good song - this semi-acoustic version of the 2009 BONFIRE ballad has even more impact than the original. It comes as a lovely duet, beautifully arranged and full of sweet emotions, deep feelings, and master class musicality.

Hans Ziller had a very interesting idea to include some guitar licks from some of his musical influences in the songs. They are tastefully woven through the entire album. They are all in the original key and make for interesting listening.

To celebrate the release of the video, we're running a COMPETITION:
The person who gives the most quotes from this song wins a free "Roots" CD. (Only the answers posted in the comments of the youtube video count.) There are 4 quotes from 3 songs in "Love Don't Lie". Name the song and artist OR the name of the song and guitarist.

Good luck and have fun listening!

Bonfire release their new album "Roots" in February!

Pandemic reasons forced the band to stay at home and quit their tour plans for their latest output "Fistful Of Fire" - but Bonfire can't stand still and so they recorded a great new album called "Roots".

Have a look at the new cover art of this magnificent acoustic-album with 23 tracks recorded completely over again and interpreted in new ways. It includes very young ballads like "When An Old Man Cries", evergreens like "You Make Me Feel", old rock hits like "Ready 4 Reaction" and arising rock hymns like "The Devil Made Me Do It".

With this release and the new campaign on StartNext the band tries to get some money into their empty band accounts and offers quite some musical delicacy with regards to the content. Besides various merch items, living-room concerts, VIP Tickets for their streaming release show and special rarities like some original master tapes or guitar amps, the new album "Roots" can be ordered here: Roots

Let's hope for better times, in which live-concerts can take place again and let us support and celebrate one of Germany's biggest rock bands in alternate ways until that day.

Starin' Eyes 01
American Nights 02
Let Me Be Your Water 03
Price Of Lovin' You 04
Comin' Home 05
Ready 4 Reaction 06
Give It A Try 07
Sleeping All Alone 08
Who's Foolin' Who 09
Why Is It Never Enough 10

01 Fantasy
02 When An Old Man Cries
03 Love Don't Lie
04 Lonely Nights
05 Under Blue Skies
06 You Make Me Feel
07 No More
08 The Devil Made Me Do It
09 Without You
Bonus Tracks / Fan Songs:
10 Your Love Is Heaven To Me
11 Piece Of My Heart
12 Youngbloods
13 Our Hearts Don't Feel The Same
14 Wolfmen

Second video / single from "Fistful Of Fire" online!

BONFIRE - The Devil Made Me Do It (2020) // Official Music Video // AFM Records
Taken from the album "Fistful Of Fire" out 03.04.2020
Order & Stream: HERE

Video by Ingo Spörl
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Tom Müller @ Flatliners Studios
Produced 2020 by Hans Ziller

First video / first single release of the upcoming album is online!

We proudly present the first single / video "Rock'n'Roll Survivors" from the new album "Fistful Of Fire"!
Release: 03.04.2020

The new album "Fistful Of Fire" now on sale!

The new longplayer "Fistful Of Fire" comes with a compelling Hard Rock cover artwork and 14 outstanding new tracks (see tracklist below).

The combination of toughness and great melodies suites BONFIRE perfectly. It has all the typical trademarks, dearly beloved by our fans all around the globe: charismatic vocals, catchy riffs and hooks and driving grooves!

You can order here!


01 The Joker
02 Gotta Get Away
03 The Devil Made Me Do It
04 Ride The Blade
05 When An Old Man Cries
06 Rock'n'Roll Survivors
07 Fire And Ice
08 Warrior
09 Fire Etude
10 Breaking Out
11 Fistful Of Fire
12 The Surge
13 Goryland
14 When An Old Man Cries (Acoustiv Version)

BONFIRE will be on "Fistful Of Fire" tour in 2020 - maybe also near you! Tourdates

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.

"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!

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 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.
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
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). Besucherzähler