Fourteen years of band history quickly told? That's impossible! But in the case of the outstanding melodic rockers JADED HEART from Germany it's worth giving it a try! In 1990 singer and songwriter Michael Bormann (ex BONFIRE, LETTER-X) and his brother Dirk Bormann (guitar) were in search of suitable companions. The following year Michael Müller (bass, ex THE SYGNET) and former MAD MAX drummer Axel Kruse joined the band, thus JADED HEART was born.
Keyboarder Chris Ivo joined the band in 1994, just after the release of the first album "INSIDE OUT". The band hit the road in 1992 as a support act for GLENN HUGHES and MOTHER'S FINEST and soon after Dirk Bormann left the band due to personal problems. From that moment on, JADED HEART started to work with studio musicians taking care for the guitar parts.
With their second album "SLAVES & MASTERS" (1997) the guys gained a worldwide reputation. This album stayed in the Japanese import charts TOP TEN for four months! In Germany the band was featured on several national TV appearances with RTL, PRO 7 and many more. After that JADED HEART went out on a big tour with AXXIS and HEAVEN'S GATE that staged more than 40 concerts throughout Europe.
Following their motto "be quick or be dead", December 1997 saw the release of the third studio-output "MYSTERY EYES" on Teichiku Records in Japan. Three months later, the album was available for the German fans.
In June 1998, guitarist Barish Kepic joined the band. Shortly after JADED HEART the release of fourth album, simply called "IV", followed with the production of BOBBY BARTH (AXE, GUILD OF AGES, BLACKFOOT) in Denver. With the production of this album in the United States, JADED HEART pushed themselves to the extremes. "IV" is still nowadays regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Melodic Rock of all times.
In February 2001 they released their Best Of album "DIARY 1990-2000" and did a very successful tour with the Swiss Rock legend GOTTHARD all over Germany and Europe. After the tour, Chris Ivo left and was replaced by keyboarder, guitarist and singer Henning Wanner. In the same year JADED HEART performed the song "CHAMPION" for the Pay-TV station PREMIERE on the opening ceremony of the Ice-Hockey World Championships. In December the band started working with producer TOMMY NEWTON (VICTORY guitarist) on their fifth album "THE JOURNEY WILL NEVER END". The release took place in April 2002 with great acclaim from press and fans, notwithstanding the slight change in their own style and sound.
Autumn 2003 started with JADED HEART working on new songs for their new long player "TRUST" which in a way was a departure compared to the previous album. The release was followed with the band's first headlining tour in Europe. Just back from the road Michael Bormann and the rest of the band decided to part their ways. A new frontman was chosen in the person of JOHAN FAHLBERG (ex-SCUDIERO) who not only beat all his opponents but suited the band vocally and personally the most.
The new JADED HEART lineup released their first opus "HELLUVA TIME" in October 2005 with great critical acclaim. The band showed that they could live up on their legs after Bormann's departure and after the release they toured as support for german metal heads Helloween in the south of Europe (Italy, Spain, France) and did a successful headlining tour all over Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
PETER ÖSTROS, a long time friend of the band, joined Jaded Heart as a steady band member, and brought fresh ideas influences to the JADED HEART music. After playing some more festivals (France, Austria, Sweden, Germany) and local gigs, JADED HEART signed a worldwide record deal with the Italian premium company FRONTIERS RECORDS.
In the beginning of 2007 JADED HEART started the production of their new album "SINISTER MIND" which will be released worldwide on the 19th of October. "SINISTER MIND" will be recorded, mixed and mastered by top producers Michael Voss (Mad Max, Voices Of Rock), Chris Lausmann (ex-Bonfire, Voices Of Rock) and Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69).
The new album "SINISTER MIND" will be featuring more musical varieties than ever, so JADED HEART will definitely win many more fans. Of course, JADED HEART will be touring again the streets of Europe by bringing this new record to the fans by playing live again.