Born in Germany in 1976 Adrian Weiss began playing guitar at age 15. He was a member of Düsseldorfs Progmetalband ThoughtSphere with which he played many gigs and recorded four albums, two of which where released through B.Mind Records.
Since the end of 2000 he has been a member of the Progressive Metal band Forces At Work that so far released 3 EPs and one full length album (Straight) and played many shows in Germany.
In 2011 Adrian released his first instrumental solo album featuring quite a few guest musicians Adrian got to know over the years including Victor Smolski (RAGE), Joachim Kremer und Björn "Burn" Sondermann (ASSASSIN), Thorsten Praest (COLDSEED, GUT, HUEHNERFRIEDHOF), Goran Vujic (GUT, LAFEE, former ThoughtSphere colleague).
As a solo musician Adrian has also performed clinics and gigs at various events including the Guitar Fight Club Convention 2009 and 2010 where he also took part in the live shows 2009 through 2012 - winning second place in 2010 and 2011. He also performed at the MyMusicExpo in Dresden in late 2009 as well as the NEW DUESSELDORF POP music convention in 2011.
Adrian formed a band up for playing his solo songs live in 2012 and has been on stage since, the current line up being:
Marcel Willnat - Bass
Lars Zehner - Drums
Adrian Weiss - Guitar
In 2013 Adrian began as a stand in live guitarist for the power metal band Gloryful and became a full time member in May of 2014 after having contributed two solos to their second album "Ocean Blade", released through Massacre Records in April of 2014. With Gloryful he has played many clubs and festivals including the Out & Loud in Geiselwind and the Metalfest Loreley.
In June of 2014 Adrian completed the production of his second solo album entitled Easy Game (featuring his live band mentioned above) that was released shortly after. Among other guest musicians Easy Game features modern guitar virtuoso Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist, solo artist) and Jens Basten (Night In Gales, Deadsoil, Gloryful).
Adrian Weiss Discography:
1996 - Ways Of Desolation (Demo)
1996 - ThoughtSphere - Emerald (Demo)
1997 - ThoughtSphere - Grailkeeper´s Gate (CD)
1998 - ThoughtSphere - Eden´s Shore (CD)
2000 - ThoughtSphere - Vague Horizons (CD, B.Mind Records)
2001 - ThoughtSphere - Gold (CD Single, B.Mind Records)
2002 - ThoughtSphere - Eos (CD, B.Mind Records)
2003 - Forces At Work - Coldheart Canyon (EP)
2004 - Forces At Work - Forcilized (EP)
2006 - Forces At Work - Reverse Feng-Shui Audio Guide (EP)
2011 - Adrian Weiss - Big Time (instrumental solo CD album)
2012 - Forces At Work - Straight (CD, Hands Of Blue Records)
2014 - Adrian Weiss - Easy Game (instrumental solo CD album)
2004 - Victor Smolski - Majesty And Passion (Drakkar Records)
2008 - N-Jected - Injectisized
2013 - Korsakow - Porno Mit Ton (Bonus download track)
2014 - Gloryful - Ocean Blade (Massacre Records)
2014 - Pictura - The Equilibration Of Minds Vol. I
2014 - Demian Heuke - Treumal