Release date: April 17th 2009
German guitarist Todd Wolf started his music career in the mid 90’s
playing with bands such as Bedlam and Timezone, before forming Human
Fortress, a Power Metal band that has released three studio albums to
Since late 2006, Todd has been working on a more melodic and
radio-friendly style and his aim was to develop the more melodic side
of his songs with the intent of creating something new: cool songs with
very catchy hook lines and groove-laden drums.
He started to search for suitable musicians, the biggest task being to
find the right singer who could breathe life into the melodies and
music that he had been writing for the past two years. He finally chose
Michael Bormann, a singer who virtually needs no introduction to the
Melodic Rock and Hard Rock community, for his vocals as a member of
Jaded Heart and Bonfire.
Michael immediately shared Todd’s visions and joined the band and
keyboard player Marco Grasshof brought his expertise to the song
writing and recording sessions. Bormann’s distinctive vocals added the
polish and turned great songs into real jewels.
Todd and Michael worked with loops, down-tuned guitar riffs and
keyboard effects; the result is an interesting cocktail of Melodic Rock
with many influences, while remaining very contemporary in arrangement
The final result, THE TROPHY’s debut album entitled “The Gift of Life”
is an outstanding example of how perseverance and talent can build an
outstanding slice of Rock.
Michael Bormann - vocals
Todd Wolf – guitars, bass, programming
Marco Grasshof - keyboards
Genre: Melodic Rock
© 2009Frontiers Records