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Human Fortress

Formed: 1997
From: Hanover, Germany
Last Known Status: Active


At the end of 1997, after dissolving their band, bassist Pablo J. Tammen and guitarist Torsten Wolf got together with drummer Thomas Albrecht and guitarist Volker Trost through a Hannover scene magazine.

After a few sessions, it was clear that a musical future could be had together. A short time later, Michaela Senger with her powerful blues voice, joined the band. The melodic hardrock band “Timezone” was born.

Later that year, Timezone entered the studio under the direction of Hilmer Staacke (former Rough Silk) and Maik Borowski.

The recording was completed but unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Michaela had to leave the band and the songs have, to this day, never been released.

In the search for a new singer, Pablo was able to invite Jioti Parcharidis (former singer of Hydrotoxin) for some sessions, and in summer 1999, the first demo was recorded at the Airport Studios, Hannover.

The band had developed, by this stage into a melodic metal band and became renamed

“Human Fortress”.

The demo Cd was sent to various metal magazines, and received, amongst others particularly good reviews in “Heavy oder was?” and “Metal Heart”.

In July 2000, “Human Fortress” went into production with Tommy Newton at his Area 51 Recording Studios, Celle along with their new keyboarder, Dirk Marquardt and their new drummer Laki Zaios. Whilst in the studio, the band joined forces with Michael Bormann (Jaded Heart, The Sygnet, Letter X) who sang additional vocals on the album.

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Human Fortress - "Thíeves Of The Night" CD cover image - Click to read review

Human Fortress - "Thíeves Of The Night"


"Human Fortress charges in and steals your soul like 'Thieves of the Night!'"

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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Human Fortress - "Raided Land" CD cover image - Click to read review

Human Fortress - "Raided Land"


"'Raided Land' tears down the 'Eternal Empire' and rebuilds the Human Fortress the way it was meant to be."

Rated 4 out of 5 skulls

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