The roots of DOUBLE ACTION can be dated back into 1990.
At that time (still the Band was called MEPHISTO) the band was
the opener for the METAL HAMMER festival in Hannover. The five guys
stood on stage besides METALLICA and DIO and left the stage with
14.000 fans screaming for encore. One year later the band got a
new name: DOUBLE ACTION.
The band developed into a professional working, heavily touring
act. That was then, but this is now: With a simple motto put down
onto their banners they made their way all through the R´n´R
jungle: IF YOU DON`T FEEL IT, YOU CAN`T ROCK!
Although the 90´s didn´t stand in sign of true metal.
DOUBLE ACTION were working hard without interruption. They went
on tour and played at festivals together with
VICIOUS RUMORS, GAMMA RAY, SAXON, VICTORY, ... and many more.
In 1993 a self-titeld 6 track demo cames out and presented the
potential of this five-piece. The press was absolutly delighted
(METAL HAMMER: "Best of unsigned") but the record companies
were not interested in Heavy Metal.
The following debut "FIREPROOF" in 1998 caused a stir
in the international metal-press too and URIAH HEEP and NAZARETH
decided to put DOUBLE ACTION onto the bill of their DOUBLE TROUBLE
TOUR´98. The final show with DOUBLE ACTION took place in Colonia
where 2000 metalheads were banging their brains out.
A promising consequence of this tour was: Udo Dirkschneider and
Breaker Records gave DOUBLE ACTION a deal and a chance and present
the band is reaching a new highlight with the second album "SOKARIS".
The new production makes it very clear:
Metal without compromises, net or useless pomp. Kick-ass music straightaway!!!
To all you nonbelievers listen up, when it blazes your stereo with
Metal in it´s best tradition!