Origin: Germany  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: June 30, 2017

Masterplan

Masterplan is one of several bands in the Helloween family tree, the link here being long-time guitarist Roland Grapow. Over the years Grapow and keyboardist Axel Mackenrott have surrounded themselves with plenty of name Euro power metal musicians, including two of the most well-travelled drummers in Uli Kusch and Mike Terrana, as well as noted vocalist Jørn Lande, who's since gone on to a standout solo career. Given the pedigree, Masterplan's style is less classic power/speed metal and more rooted in hard rock and 80's melodic metal.

Current Members

Rick Altzi

vocals (At Vance, ex-Thunderstone)

Roland Grapow

guitars (ex-Helloween, ex-Serious Black)

Jari Kainulainen

bass (ex-Evergrey, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Symfonia)

Axel Mackenrott

keyboards (ex-Beautiful Sin)

Martin Skaroupka

drums (Cradle Of Filth)

Former Members/Guests

Jørn Lande

vocals (ex-Ark, ex-Beyond Twilight, Jorn, ex-Mundanus Imperium)

Mike DiMeo

vocals (ex-Riot)

Jan S. Eckert

bass

Uli Kusch

drums (ex-Beautiful Sin, ex-Gamma Ray, ex-Helloween, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Ride The Sky, guest for Sinner, ex-Symfonia)

Mike Terrana

drums (ex-Artension, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Metalium, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Rage, ex-Savage Circus, guest for Squealer, Vision Divine)



Discography


Masterplan  
2003 AFM
  1. Spirit Never Die
  2. Enlighten Me
  3. Kind Hearted Light
  4. Crystal Night
  5. Soulburn
  6. Heroes
  7. Sail On
  8. Into The Light
  9. Crawling From Hell
  10. Bleeding Eyes
  11. When Love Comes Close
  • Jørn Lande
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jan S. Eckert
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Uli Kusch
2003 Readers' Album #38




Aeronautics  
2005 AFM
  1. Crimson Rider
  2. Back For My Life
  3. Wounds
  4. I'm Not Afraid
  5. Headbanger's Ballroom
  6. After This War
  7. Into The Arena
  8. Dark From The Dying
  9. Falling Sparrow
  10. Black In The Burn
  • Jørn Lande
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jan S. Eckert
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Uli Kusch
2005 Readers' Album #56




Lost And Gone  EP
2007 AFM
  1. The Master's Voice
  2. Lost And Gone
  3. Dying Just To Live
  4. Keeps Me Burning
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jan S. Eckert
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Mike Terrana



MK II  
2007 AFM
  1. Phoenix Rising
  2. Warrior's Cry
  3. Lost And Gone
  4. Keeps me Burning
  5. Take Me Over
  6. I'm Gonna Win
  7. Watching The World
  8. Call The Gypsy
  9. Trust In You
  10. Masterplan
  11. Enemy
  12. Heart Of Darkness
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jan S. Eckert
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Mike Terrana



Time To Be King  
2010 AFM
  1. Time To Be King
  2. Fiddle Of Time
  3. Lonely Winds of War
  4. Blue Europa
  5. Far From The End Of The World
  6. The Dark Road
  7. Under The Moon
  8. Blow Your Winds
  9. The Black One
  10. The Sun Is In Your Hands
  • Jørn Lande
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jan S. Eckert
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Mike Terrana



Novum Initium  
2013 AFM
  1. Per Aspera Ad Astra
  2. The Game
  3. Keep Your Dream Alive
  4. Black Night Of Magic
  5. Betrayal
  6. No Escape
  7. Pray On My Soul
  8. Earth Is Going Down
  9. Return From Avalon
  10. Through Your Eyes
  11. Novum Initium
  12. 1492 (digipack bonus track)
  13. Fear The Silence (digipack bonus track)
  • Rick Altzi
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jari Kainulainen
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Martin Skaroupka



PumpKings  
2017 AFM
  1. The Chance
  2. Someone's Crying
  3. Mankind
  4. Step Out Of Hell
  5. Mr. Ego
  6. Still We Go
  7. Escalation 666
  8. The Time Of The Oath
  9. Music
  10. The Dark Ride
  • Rick Altzi
  • Roland Grapow
  • Jari Kainulainen
  • Axel Mackenrott
  • Martin Skaroupka




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