About me

 

Hello, and many thanks for your interest.

I was born in Munich, Germany, and my parents originate from Turkey.
I first started to make music with my first self-built "electric guitar" at the age of 14.
I set up my first band at 16 as a bassist. After being in several other bands and playing in clubs in and around Munich for 6 years, I met Herman Frank of ACCEPT / VICTORY / PANZER, who asked me to join his new band called MOON'DOC.
I quit my job and moved to Hanover in 1995.
My work with him gave me my first real taste of being a professional musician.
After two recordings, singer Chris Bay decided to start his own band FREEDOM CALL with Daniel Zimmermann of GAMMA RAY on the drums, it was in 1998.
The first FREEDOM CALL line-up consisted of myself, Chris Bay, Daniel Zimmermann and Sascha Gerstner (now in HELLOWEEN).
FREEDOM CALL toured Europe many times with bands such as SAXON, ANGRA, EDGUY, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN and appeared at countless festivals,
but in 2005 I quit FREEDOM CALL to pursue my own career.
I had my own visions of the kind of music I wanted to play.
I started to write songs for my own band POWERWORLD.
I signed a worldwide record deal for POWERWORLD with AOR/Heaven in 2008 for the first album.
At this time I started to give bass and guitar lessons, recorded several albums and carried out a wide
range of other jobs in the studio. I played on many albums for other artists and recorded, mixed and engineered many recordings in my Edentone-studio in Southern Germany.
In 2009, it was a friday afternoon, I got a phonecall from another record company from Germany. It was SPV/Steamhammer. In the end I signed a new worldwide record-deal for POWERWORLD for the next albums. After the release of the second album "Human Parasite" in 2010, the band went on an europeantour with German guitarhero Axel-Rudi-Pell. But unfortunately singer Andrew McDermott died in that year and I had to put everything on ice.
POWERWORLD released a third album called "Cybersteria" in 2013 on SPV/Steamhammer with Michael Bormann on vocals.
After helping out many bands in my area, playing tours and carrying out a multitude of other live jobs I re-joined my old band FREEDOM CALL in 2013.
I played in FREEDOM CALL till August 2018 and quit due to personal reasons.
In early 2019 I joined the band DAWN OF AMBER with Thomen"The Omen" Stauch of BLIND GUARDIAN on the drums and during the year I started to play shows with the German Dark-Metal Band LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE and joined the band as a permanent menber in November 2019.

My current bands are:
LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, DAWN OF AMBER and a solo project what is planned for 2020/21.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need a bass player for studio work or touring.

Thanks for your interest.

Yours
Ilker Ersin