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2020

July | Our third CD album FLAME OF BURNING FIRE went online with 9 songs. We promised you 12? That's right, but our CD buyers - the CD will be in stores in October - should have a little something extra: there are three promised songs more on it. There is also a nice booklet with the lyrics to read (or sing ..?) along, some background information, a nice artwork - and as always everything to touch :-)


May | Our next release DAYTONA RED LINE with FLAME OF ETERNITY is worldwide online in the portals. Yeah, enjoy it!

There are also new compilations with our songs on them:
IT'S ONLY ROCK'N'ROLL | with 4 (!) songs by us: MYSTERY OF FAME, CAPRICORN, CENTER OF THE DAWN und THE BEACH
THURSDAY MOUNTAIN CRUISE | FREEDOM CLIMBER REPRISE
EASY LISTENING POP MUSIC | FREEDOM CLIMBER REPRISE
DJ SELECTION: POP | FREEDOM CLIMBER REPRISE


February | Our new album FLAME OR BURNING FIRE is taking shape: We have gathered a lot of ideas, spiced up some older songs, composed really cool stuff and are already quite proud of ourselves :) Eight songs are in the box, three more are still being tinkered with. In order to shorten the time until the release, we will publish our next single DAYTONA RED LINE with FLAME OF ETERNITY online in April 2020.

New compilation VARIOUS ARTISTS - HARD TO CLASSIC ROCK | THOUGHTS OF TODAY

Yeah, the year starts off well and there's a lot more to come!

2019

Our website shines in new splendor. We designed it bilingually from the start because our server evaluations show that we have visitors from all over the world. The international distribution of our songs on the download portals shows their effect here as well. And that's great! Now to the features of the site: On HOME there is a news feed, which we update regularly. Both albums are displayed on a page in their own look and provide lyrics and links to the major download portals. The singles and EPs have their own page, also with links. Special treat for longtime fans: We have digitized the songs of our single INTERCEPTOR and STRONG SAXONS OF THE NORTH (1984) and set them free for download. Furthermore, you will find background to the line-up and the band history.

EXHAUST RockShop online! Here you can order the CD albums, get cool T-shirts for the next hard rock party ... or just grab your basecap for the summer time: this is the start of our "merchandising corner".

SOUND BARRIER [24 hrs. of Thunderstruck] with the B-side CENTER OF THE DAWN (remastered by Tom Porcell, compare it to the original!) is decoupled as a single on the online portals. Within weeks they are going over 25.000 Plays, great!

FREEDOM CLIMBER is online in two different versions. In the beginning Charlotte Hagen sang the background in the chorus (A-Side). Because we were already there and she really had fun, she just sang the whole song (in just 2 takes!). We were stunned by her vocals and didn't want to let it dust up on the shelf. But our normal band sound didn't really match her voice... So we rearranged everything and recorded a new version with the whole band as a background for her vocals, to say, just the other way around. Have a listen to the experiment, that's something completely different. Yeah.

New compilations on the web:
ROCK THIS WAY (FREEDOM CLIMBER on No. 12)
GERMAN HARLEY CLUB, Vol. 1 (BREAKFAST AT 5 am on No. 6).

PLANETEN ROCK Vol.1 (MYSTERY OF FAME starts the album)
PLANETEN ROCK Vol.2
(FROZEN ISLAND also placed on no. 1).

Total plays for all songs are going to 700.000 at the end of 2019, this is awesome! And will certainly bring back many new plays and new listeners.

2018

The second album RIDE ON FROZEN GROUND was released in August 2018 and has since received 120,000 plays on Spotify alone! The predecessor SECRET OF THE SANDS has meanwhile brought it to 320,000 plays. Together with iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon & Co. we have half a million full and have now recalculated: That is at 8 hours of playtime a day almost a total of almost 10 years of playing time (!)

YEAH. The songs for the new album have been finished since February! And actually everything was scheduled in January 2018 in the mixing studio ... but then there was a water damage, problems by program updates and even more bad luck of this sort. Therefore, the completion had to be pushed back again and again. In July, the decoupling BREAKFAST AT 5 AM, which received over 3,000 plays within 2 weeks, was great! The album RIDE ON FROZEN GROUND is scheduled for release online on August 10, 2018, the distribution of the CD in the stores will follow afterwards. In addition to three songs (which the older fans will certainly know from earlier), there are 7 new productions to hear, in which the 80s rock roots connect with the influences of today.

In the meantime, three new compilations appeared in which Exhaust Songs are included:
HARD ROCK ON TOP (with INTERCEPTOR 2.0 as opener!)
SLEDGEHAMMER: PURE ROCK FOR MUSIC LOVERS (Vikings Night)
THE CLASSIC ROCK DJ (The Beach)

So, grab your headphones!

2017

The band works on the follow-up album, in total there are 10 songs at the start. In August, the single VIKINGS NIGHT was released online from the upcoming album and went directly to over 10,000 live streams within a few weeks. The song compilations on the music portals also reach new listeners with this song and ensure a further increase of the fan base, on NumberOneMusic the single rushes to # 3 on the hard rock charts. In September, the cover of the follow-up album RIDE ON FROZEN GROUND is presented and finds online wide interest.

 

2016

In the beginning of the year the CD distribution started in the German Consumer Electronic Centers like Media Markt, Saturn, Expert and more. The release was well received by press and public and reaped very positive reviews. A interview with the local radio station attracted attention and the debut CD was very well accepted.

Especially the online publishing of „SECRET OF THE SANDS“ on over 80 music portals in over 150 countries opened the door to more listeners. By the end of the year the download reached the mark of 100.000 plays. In July the first single-release „INTERCEPTOR 2.0“ was published with a new song and had a great impact in the online community. Even the B-Side „ANTICIPATION“ had 25.000 streams within 3 months. The band is very pleased to build up a worldwide fanbase, which at least made „INTERCEPTOR 2.0“ go up to No. 2 of the German Hard-Rock Charts on numberonemusic.com.

In autumn the second single-release „ALONE IN THE DESERT | THE BEACH“ was following. Now the new B-Side was put onto many samplers and compilations, which brought new listeners and a lot of streams. The statistics of webportals show, that you can meet the most fans in Germany, Great Britain, USA and…. Mexiko City! As the world is shrinking like that, there’s only one thing left to say: A Song for you!

1996 - 2015

After the break, back in the rehearsal studio we resolve, to make our earlier profession to our hobby. We establish our own recording studio and provide us with hard- and software, to record our elder songs under professional conditions. And once we are there... some new songs get in the way and we record them as they pass our unaware minds...

The CD "SECRET OF THE SANDS" arises.

1984 - 1988

Frank and Jay Bee quit in late 1984. Back in the Exhaust line-up TVK joins the band again, this time as keyboarder and background singer. Zappo changes from guitar to bass. Borsten also takes over the part of the leadsinger. Akki just keeps on drumming all the time :-).

The musical style changes, becomes more harmonic with catchy melodies. The studioproductions „FULFILLMENT OF A TALE“ and „THE KING WILL COME“ are recorded. Both made the leap into airplay at the local radiostations and get favourable reviews in the specialized press.

With this line-up Exhaust is touring successful for over 4 years in clubs and on several stages in Germany. They play 2-hour gigs with own songs and some covers like „DON'T YOU“ (Simple Minds), „WHITE WEDDING“ by Billy Idol or „THE POWER OF LOVE“ (Frankie goes to Hollywood) in a very special "exhausted" Hardcore-Version.

 

An (uninsured!) fire in the rehearsal room destroys most of the equipment and forces the band to an 8 years hiatus.

1983 - 1984

Mom und TVK leave the band and do their band "Wendepunkt", a project in the german new wave era. Their replacements in Exhaust are Jay Bee (Bass) and Frank König (Vocals), Borsten swaps from Bass to guitar. The new musical direction: Heavy Metal with complex compositions.

In April 1984 we record at a soundstudio the songs „INTERCEPTOR“ and „STRONG SAXONS OF THE NORTH“ and publish them as a single. It reaches the No. 1 in the regional charts of our hometown Minden. But too bad: there are no copies left. To keep the memory you can download the songs here. This is really listening to the eighties, have fun!

 

1981 - 1982

Zappo (Guitar), Akki (Drums), TVK (Gesang), Mom (Guitar) und Borsten (Bass) are founding the band Exhaust. The ambiguous name reflects the programme - on the one hand Exhaust (quick, loud, spit it out) and „to be exhausted“ (running wild on our gigs). Well, we did what we could...