The hard core of Ricochet with keyboardist Björn Tiemann, drummer Jan Keimer and guitarist Heiko Holler have been playing together since the early 90s. Bassist Hans Strenge has also been with the band for over 20 years, and singer Michael Keuter for almost 10. This experience is clearly noticeable in the band. Nevertheless, Ricochet never rest on their laurels, but are always eager to bring new facets into their music.

The typical Ricochet sound can be described as dark-melancholic, but always melodic and “somewhere between rock and metal”. Besides influences from classic rock, prog rock and metal, they also incorporate elements of Arabic music. This range can be explained not least by the different musical backgrounds of the band members, all of whom are also involved in the songwriting. Singer Michael Keuter, for example, played for years in the Uriah Heep cover band Easy Livin’, but also made music with some Helloween band members. Keyboardist Björn Tiemann toured Europe in the late 90s with Kingdom Come, among others.

Kazakhstan was out on April 7th, 2023 and had the pleasure to chat with Björn Tiemann & Heiko Holler to talk on the new album and much more, Check out the amazing band on the below YouTube video to learn about the new album and much more of the journey of Ricochet.


  1. The Custodians
  2. King Of Tales
  3. Farewell
  4. Interception
  5. Waiting For The Storm
  6. Beyond The Line
  7. Losing Ground
  8. Distant Shore
  9. Kazakhstan

The Band

Michael Keuter – Vocals
Heiko Holler – Guitars
Björn Tiemann – Keyboard
Hans Strenge – Bass
Jan Keimer – Drums

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