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Jörg Michael


NA- Glenmore - drums  
1984-1986 Avenger (GER) - drums  
1985-1990 Mekong Delta - drums  
1985-1995 X-Mas Project - drums (as Gordon Perkins)  
1986-1987 Rage - drums  
1989- Headhunter - drums  
1989-1998 Axel Rudi Pell - drums  
1990 Siren (USA-FL) - drums  
1993-1994 Grave Digger - drums  
1994-1998 Running Wild - drums  
1995-2012 Stratovarius - drums  
2004-2005 Saxon - drums  
2004-2006 Soulslide - drums  
2012- Heavatar - drums  

Live musician

1990 Running Wild - drums  

Guest musician

2001 Beto Vázquez Infinity - drums  
2002 Beto Vázquez Infinity - drums  

Personal information

Also known as: Jörg Musilak, Gordon Perkins
Born on: 27.03.1963

Official Website

Used the pseudonym Gordon Perkins in Mekong Delta

Most of the bands Michael has played with are in the power metal genre. He is one of the most notable drummers of that style and has played an important part in shaping the drumming characteristics of this genre. The first album he recorded was "Prayers of Steel" with Avenger (the band would later change their name to Rage). By the mid-80s he was no longer attached to a single band but concentrated on working as a studio session drummer; hence the long list of bands and albums he has been involved with.