Mat Sinner

Last updated

Mat Sinner
Sinner in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMatthias Lasch
Genres Melodic rock, heavy metal, power metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, vocals, keyboards
Years active1982–present
Labels AFM Records

Mat Sinner (born Matthias Lasch; 16 October 1964 in Stuttgart, West Germany) is a bassist, vocalist, and record producer from Stuttgart, Germany.


Sinner has been involved in numerous bands and projects throughout his musical career. His main bands have been Sinner since 1982 and Primal Fear since 1997; he formed the latter band with former Gamma Ray singer Ralf Scheepers. He also formed the band Voodoo Circle with guitarist Alex Beyrodt, in 2008.

Sinner has also been working as a record producer for Kiske/Somerville, Bobby Kimball/Jimi Jamison (former vocalists of bands Toto and Survivor), and the first Scheepers solo album. Sinner is also the musical director of the successful Rock Meets Classic tour in Europe, where legendary rock singers team up with the RMC Symphony Orchestra and the Mat Sinner Band every year with a setlist of classic rock songs. [1] [2]

In 2013 Sinner also joined the band Silent Force. [3]

In 2014, it was announced that a new project called Level 10, featuring Sinner with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and other members of Primal Fear. [4] In January 2015 Chapter One was released.

In 2017, Mat Sinner released the album Tequila Suicide with his band Sinner with a Top 50 chart entry in Germany. The Primal Fear album Apocalypse released in August 2018 and charted Top 10 in Germany and 11 more countries. The Sinner album Santa Muerte released on 13 September 2019 and the Primal Fear album Metal Commando was released on 24 July 2020.




Primal Fear


Voodoo Circle

Ralf Scheepers

Silent Force

Level 10


Related Research Articles

Michael Kiske German singer

Michael Kiske is a German singer and lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween. Kiske has released four solo albums, two albums with the hard rock band Unisonic, has participated on various metal and rock related projects, such as Avantasia, Place Vendome and Kiske/Somerville and has also performed with numerous bands as a guest vocalist.

Sinner (band) German heavy metal band

Sinner is a German heavy metal band formed by vocalist and bassist Mat Sinner in 1982. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene. Their latest album, Brotherhood, was released on 15th July 2022.

Primal Fear (band) German power metal band

Primal Fear is a German power metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. Sinner and Scheepers formed the band after Scheepers was not hired as Rob Halford's replacement in Judas Priest.

Ralf Scheepers Musical artist

Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for the German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register. He has also sung in Gamma Ray and Tyran' Pace. Scheepers has also done guest vocals for the bands Scanner, Therion, Ayreon, and Shadow Gallery, and worked with Tom Galley on Phenomena's Blind Faith album. He currently provides instruction for all around singing, music, studio and recording/processing techniques at RS Vocal Works in Baltmannsweiler, Germany. Writer Paul Stenning has described him as "the greatest example of strength in metal."

<i>Primal Fear</i> (album) 1998 studio album by Primal Fear

Primal Fear is the debut studio album by the German power metal band Primal Fear, released in 1998.

Sander Gommans Dutch musician and songwriter (born 1978)

Sander Gommans is a Dutch musician and songwriter. He founded the symphonic metal band Apocalypse with Mark Jansen in 1995, which later changed its name to After Forever. He played guitar and performed the vocal grunting parts in the band. He managed the band and was the main writer of After Forever's music.

Tribuzy is a Brazilian heavy metal band fronted by Renato Tribuzy. They have recently toured with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and guitarist/producer Roy Z. A live album called Execution – Live Reunion was released in May 2007.

Silent Force

Silent Force is a German power metal band with neoclassical and progressive influences, founded by German guitarist Alex Beyrodt.

Amanda Somerville American singer-songwriter

Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who resides in Wolfsburg, Germany. She is known primarily for her work with many European symphonic metal bands.

<i>16.6 (Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead)</i> 2009 studio album by Primal Fear

16.6 is the eighth studio album by the German heavy metal band Primal Fear. It is the first album by the band not featuring long-time guitarist Stefan Leibing and the first album featuring new guitarist Magnus Karlsson, and the final album with guitarist Henny Wolter. The band says of the album that it "includes a lot of the vibe of our very first albums" and also "a lot of fresh and new elements".

<i>Kiske/Somerville</i> (album) 2010 studio album by Kiske/Somerville

Kiske/Somerville is the debut album of the melodic rock / heavy metal duet project Kiske/Somerville. The album features the collaboration of vocalist Michael Kiske with American singer Amanda Somerville. The album was released on 24 September 2010 with cover art credited to Stanis W. Decker.

Kiske/Somerville Melodic heavy metal duet project

Kiske/Somerville is a melodic heavy metal duet project, put together in late 2009 by Frontiers Records. The project features vocalist Michael Kiske collaborating with American singer Amanda Somerville.

Magnus Karlsson is a Swedish heavy metal songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is currently a session musician and songwriter of the band Primal Fear, as well as for other projects like his own Free Fall.

<i>Unbreakable</i> (Primal Fear album) 2012 studio album by Primal Fear

Unbreakable is the ninth studio album by the German heavy metal band Primal Fear, and the first album with guitarist Alex Beyrodt. The album was released on 20 January 2012 in Europe, and 24 January in North America. Recording began at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany on 10 July 2011.

Voodoo Circle is a German hard rock band founded in 2008, as a project of Silent Force guitarist Alex Beyrodt who had the idea to re-think his personal vision of music, making songs more based on his early influences, such as Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple and Rainbow.

<i>City of Heroes</i> (album) 2015 studio album by Kiske/Somerville

City of Heroes is the second studio album by the melodic rock / heavy metal duet project Kiske/Somerville. The album features the collaboration between vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville. It was released on 17 April 2015 in Europe and on 21 April 2015 in North America.

<i>Apocalypse</i> (Primal Fear album) 2018 studio album by Primal Fear

Apocalypse is the twelfth studio album by German heavy metal band Primal Fear. The album was released on 10 August 2018 via Frontiers Records. It is also the second and last album with drummer Francesco Jovino.

<i>Kimball Jamison</i> 2011 studio album by Jimi Jamison and Bobby Kimball

Kimball Jamison is a duo album from the American rock singers Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and Bobby Kimball (Toto), released on October 14, 2011 by Frontiers Records.

<i>Life on Death Road</i> 2017 studio album by Jorn

Life on Death Road is the ninth studio album by Jørn Lande's solo project Jorn.

<i>Metal Commando</i> 2020 studio album by Primal Fear

Metal Commando is the thirteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Primal Fear. The album was released on 24 July 2020 via Nuclear Blast. It is also the first album with drummer Michael Ehré.


  1. Sinner, Mat. "Biography"
  2. Tourneen
  3. Silent Force Returns in 2013
  4. "Mat Sinner facebook page". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. Sinner. "Discography"
  6. Primal, Fear. "Discography" Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. Sinner. "Discography"