Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

MOB RULES Release Snippet of “Celebration Day”


Available October 28th Via SPV/Steamheammer

While MOB RULES are currently taking a deep breath before preparing for their anniversary shows, the work on their ambitioned 20th anniversary boxed set Timekeeper (release date: 13 October 2014, Germany: 10 October 2014, US/Canada: 28 October 2014) was completed a few days ago. Now the musicians are revealing bit by bit exciting details about the box. “Following an elaborate production, which was done in real team work, the result makes us both happy and proud,” comments keyboardist Jan Christian Halfbrodt. “Over the last twenty years, Mob Rules have accumulated lots of material and of course lots of ideas which we wanted to integrate into this boxed anniversary set, so at the end of the day it has turned into a 4-disc package including DVD. As a fan item, we feel it’s an absolute must!” 

The band have already given away that a number of renowned guests have contributed to Timekeeper, among them Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.), Amanda Somerville & Sascha Paeth (both Avantasia), Peavy Wagner (Rage), Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray), Herman Frank (Accept) and Bernhard Weiß, and the result of the band’s successful cooperation with the Axxis frontman can now be heard on a pre-release snippet: “With his musical biography, Bernhard is one of our role models, and we’re really excited about his vocal contribution on ‘Celebration Day’,” Halfbrodt explains, thrilled at the great number of pre-orders for the limited box, which is numbered individually and by hand.

You can listen to the snippet here:




Temple Fanfare

Pilot of Earth

Black Rain

Cannibal Nation

Astral Hand

Close My Eyes

Dead Man`s Face

Among The Gods

In The Land Of Wind And Rain

Hollowed Be Thy Name

Last Farewell

Ice And Fire

Lord Of Madness (Live)

With Sparrows Rain Song (Live)



Insurgeria (new recording, w/ Udo Dirkschneider & Marco Wriedt)

Celebration Day (new recording, w/ Bernhard Weiß)

Lights Out (new recording, w/ Peter Knorn)

End Of All Days (new recording, w/ Amanda Somerville & Corvin Bahn)

Broken (new Track)

All Above The Atmosphere (new recording, w/ Herbie Langhans & Herman Frank)

Coast To Coast (new recording, w/ Michael Ehré, Stephan Lill & Chity Somapala)

How The Gypsy Was Born (remastered, w/ Peavy Wagner)

Run With The Wolf (new recording, w/ Sascha Paeth)

My Kingdom Come (new Track, Orchestral Version, w/ Corvin Bahn)



My Kingdom Come (new Track)

Meet You In Heaven (Live at Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004, prev. unreleased)



Children Of The Flames

Trial By Fire

Astral Hand

Unholy War

Ashes To Ashes

Fuel To The Fire

Veil Of Death

Last Farewell

In The Land Of Wind And Rain

Black Rain

Hollowed Be Thy Name


The Official Videos:


2.Ice and Fire

3.Astral Hand

4.Last Farewell

5.Black Rain



The Roadmob Bootlegs:

Tele Box Fool – Live @ Rockfabrik Nuremberg (2013)

Ethnolution Tour “The Scandinavian Chapter” (2007)

The Magic Circle Files (2007)

The Glance Of Fame (unofficial Clip)

Cannibal Nation Drumrecording Outtakes

Invitation Time (Live @ Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004)

Meet You In Heaven (Live @ Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004)




METAL HAMMER Magazine presents



Fr. 26.09.2014  D-Delmenhorst, Slatterys

Sa. 27.09.2014  D-Nordenham, Jahnhalle

Sa. 11.10.2014  D-Steinenbronn, Air Axes Festival

Fr. 17.10.2014  D-Bremen, Tivoli (w/ Sinbreed)

Fr. 24.10.2014  D-Duisburg, Parkhaus

Sa. 25.10.2014  D-Wilhelmshaven, Pumpwerk /Break The Barriers Festival (w/ Gamma Ray)

Sa. 15.11.2014  D-Weissenhäuser Strand/Metal Hammer Paradise

Sa. 13.12.2014  D-Oldenburg, Cadillac

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