Marius launched the band project together with guitarist Ben back in November 2018. He is the lead singer and primary force behind the band's vocal melodies and lyrics. As a graphic designer, he also created the band's logo, draws the artwork and produces animated music videos.
Favourite bands include Dream Theater, Breaking Benjamin and Avantasia.
Ben is one of the two founding members of the band. As lead and rhythm guitarist, he is a primary songwriter and an important initiator of new riffs and song ideas, drawing from a range of influences. The British-Canadian has a classical piano and bass guitar background.
Favourite bands include Dream Theater, Judas Priest and Unleash the Archers.
Björn is the old school heavy metal influence within the band and a strong shred guitar player. He is the main producer and mixes all On Atlas' Shoulders releases.
Favourite bands include Judas Priest, Accept, U.D.O. and Queensryche.
The multi-instrumentalist joined On Atlas' Shoulders on bass guitar and elevates the band's stage performance to the next level - riding into glory in a circle pit while playing "Ride", anybody?
Sam is also a producer and masters the band's records.
The former jazz drummer Leo combines a plethora of styles, from traditional metal drumming with blasting double bass to heavy breakdowns to intricate and groovy rhythms. He is also involved in the backing vocals - being a long-time choir singer.
Favourite artists include Gavin Harrison, Chris Adler and Chad Smith.
On Atlas' Shoulders - Heavy Metal from Germany! Memorable melodies, an impressive vocal range and backing vocals combined with harmonized guitar riffs, powerful solos and thundering double bass characterize their sound. The band was founded in late 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, by Marius Bönisch (vocals) and Benjamin Chadwick (guitar) and completed with Björn Anders (guitar), Leonard Pick (drums) and Philipp "Sam" Brecht (bass). They released their debut album “Invictus” in 2020, second album "Hyperion" in 2021 and EP "A Dystopian Prequel" in 2022.
The name On Atlas’ Shoulders originates from the saying “standing on the shoulders of giants”. In science and philosophy, this theme implies that all progress is made by building upon previous discoveries. Individuals such as Albert Einstein or Sir Isaac Newton resemble the so-called “giants” who made essential breakthroughs and enabled further research and progression. Instead of remaining in their shadows, progress is made by standing on their shoulders and using their knowledge as a catalyst for future discoveries. On Atlas’ Shoulders transfers this concept into the musical realm. Musicians and bands are influenced by the preceeding musical giants, build upon their work and transform the music into something new.