M.A.D. (Maniacal Area Damage) bei Backstage PRO
– that is hard rock at its best, goes directly under your skin and makes you shout for more. “Pure
entertainment, cool outfits, congenial musicians and a permanent contact with the audience” 1) make their
concerts an unforgettable experience. “Guitar sounds sharp like a knife edge” 2) and rough, hard lead vocals
“that bear comparison with the former AC/DC front man Bon Scott” 3) give their songs a “clear handwriting” 
4). “It can’t be overseen, that M.A.D. is creating an own unmistakable style” 4) wrote the newspaper
“Donaukurier” already in the bands founding year, 2003.
With this style, a mix of classical Hardrock and Heavy Metal (you could call it “True Rock’n Roll” or “True
Rock”) they could convince the audience as support for big names (f.e. Saxon, Edguy, Bonfire, Shakra, Paul
Gilbert, Eric Sardinas or Ohrenfeindt) as well as showact on bigger events (Rock For Asia,  Mexico Open Air)
or biker parties.
A further part of their successful live performance are their cover versions from AC/DC up to Tina Turner,
that heat up the audience from time to time…
In the beginning of 2007 the guys of M.A.D.
released their first album called “Warning!”. The
Album got very good reviews in the international
press  and at the “German Rock & Pop-Award
2007” the band was honored with the first price
for the “Best Hard’n’Heavy-Album” and “Best
Hard’n’Heavy-Singer” (signed by Klaus Meine from
the “Scorpions”).
Now on 19.06.09 their second studio-album, “For Crown And Ring”, for which M.A.D. signed their first real
record deal at the label “7hard”, has been released - and even this time it has been pouring good reviews
like this one:
“When in 2007comparisons on their debut with AC/DC, Jackyl or Rainbow suggested themselves, on the
second disc of the guys from Ingolstadt around shouter Jochen S. Bach, threr’s no doubt, that it happens to
be a tick harder. Traditional, timeless Hardrock in the style of the named before (especially “A Long Hard
Road”) is more or less still their favorite business, but also they’re poaching in Teutonic areas of the “True
Metal League”. When hearing tracks like „Crown And Ring“ or „The Warrior“ you get amazed that you’re
reminded of Manowar or even Hammerfall, what is an additional bonus to make the CD more colorful. There
will no heavy-ear switch to draft; even the opener „Don’t Sell Your Soul“ is digging itself into your ear canal
with its catchy refrain and the still razor-sharp, easily shoot-from-the-hip guitar riffs of grandmaster Robert
Mayer are doing the rest…
The super-blues „Bad Boy Boogie” they are coming Extremely dirty, rough but nevertheless simple out of
the speakers; firm riffs that even help the old Tina Turner rocker “Nutbush City Limits” (with saxophone
solo) to blaze in new glory.” 5)
...and for those who are not convinced by now, we recommend to have a look on the video-clips of
“Don’t Sell Your Soul” and “Nutbush City Limits” to “For Crown And Ring”, because here the guys are
showing impressively, that they are not only able to create good music in a studio, but also to put it across
live!
1) Megazin Febuary 2005-03-12 
2) Donaukurier 29.01.2005 
3) Donaukurier 16.01.2006 
4) Donaukurier 22.10.2003 
5) translated CD-Review from the magazine „Breakout 03/2009“