Herbie Langhans is a rock and metal vocalist, songwriter and producer from Wolfenbüttel (Germany). His voice has gained him worldwide recognition both as a studio singer and as a member of the bands AVANTASIA, SINBREED, BEYOND THE BRIDGE and SEVENTH AVENUE.
By the age of 14, he joined THE PREACHERS (Wolfsburg) and recorded his first CD/LP in 1990. Two years later the band regrouped itself:
SEVENTH AVENUE was born. From then on Herbie took over lead vocals, lead guitars, the songwriting and all arrangements. Since 2000 he has been producing the band’s albums himself. In the following years he toured throughout Central Europe, South America and Scandinavia. During this time he worked with producers such as Victor Smolski (RAGE).
In 2001, the well-known music producer Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA) asked Herbie to sing backing vocals on RHAPSODY’s album “Power of the Dragonflame“. Since then, Herbie Langhans has been guest singer for various international productions, such as AVANTASIA, AINA, KAMELOT or BEYOND THE BLACK, at Sascha Paeth’s Gate Studio.
In 2005, he joined the power metal band SINBREED (involving Frederik Ehmke, BLIND GUARDIAN) and published the three internationally successful albums “When Worlds Collide“, "Shadows“ and "Master Creator".
In 2010, he became part of the progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE and gained great recognition by critics and the press with the debut “The Old Man and the Spirit“. In the current line up, Herbie Langhans and Maggy Luyten (AYREON, BEAUTIFUL SIN) form the band’s exceptional singing duo.
In 2015, Herbie Langhans and Jennifer Haben (BEYOND THE BLACK) performed the official Wacken anthem during the ROCK MEETS CLASSIC show at the W:O:A.
In 2015, he joined Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA as lead- and back vocalist for their album “Ghostlights“. The song “DRACONIAN LOVE“, a powerful duet between Sammet and Herbie, became the second single. Since 2016 he is a permanent band member and performed the AVANTASIA "Ghostlights world tour“ along with other top rock singers, such as Jorn Lande (JORN), Eric Martin (MR BIG), Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Michael Kiske (ex HELLOWEEN), Geoff Tate (Ex QUEENSRYCHE) and Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS).
In January 2017 Herbie became the new lead vocalist of VOODOO CIRCLE. He also concentrates on the production of the debut of his new band RADIANT.