HistoryThis Mass – another German Mass appeared in the late ‘90s – was from Regensburg in the southern conservative and narrow-minded corner of Germany, yet played devoted traditional heavy metal with sexy artwork and imagery. The band managed to complete all its albums with a consistent line-up from 1976 to 1987 until following Kick Your Ass only the rhythm section was left standing. Only at that point did singer Ritchie Newton and guitarists Heinz Götz and Bernie Hohenester join. The line-up didn’t last and Herr Radny joined Monsters and signed to West Virginia Records.
The band opened for Celtic Frost in 1985 and Loudness. The initial albums have punky tendencies. Late drummer Michael Hartinger was ex-Tyrus.