Sepultura, Sodom, Tankard, Kreator, Voivod, Gravedigger, Therion,
Slime, Ideal, Einstürzende Neubauten, and more...
the MUSIC LAB 1978 with 8-track equipment in a former stationary shop.
There he recorded with Ideal, Einstürzende Neubauten and many
other bands, especially from the Punkscene. 2 years later he
moved to a loft in Kreuzberg near the then still existing
Charlottenstrasse and got heavily envolved with Metal. Gravediggers
Heavy Metal Breakdown was the first trashmetal recording, followed by
Helloween, Tankard, Voivod and many others.
1987 he moved to a 320 squaremeter loft, where he had a big and a
small studio as well as accomodations for the bands that came from all
over the globe. Productions with Sodom, Kreator and many other
metalbands made the studio famous in the metalscene. At this stage we
used 24 tracks - first analog then digital - and a 38 channel desk with
automation. Harris Johns did 80% of the productions. The other
soundengineers and builders of the new studio where Frank Osterland and
Angelo Plate. Later on the following soundengineers started their
career at the MUSIC LAB: Jan Wichers, Simon Fuhrmann and Martin Erfurt.
Harris bought a former guesthouse near Berlin to set up a
bigger and different type of studio.
he and his 3 partners restarted the MUSIC LAB BERLIN.