Michael Kiske was born in Hamburg, Germany on January 24th, 1968.
His musical career began at age 16 when he was the vocalist for a band called Ill Prophecy. With this band he recorded a demo tape which had early versions of future Helloween songs.
Michael Kiske made his fame in the German power metal band Helloween as their lead singer. Kiske joined Helloween in 1987 and recorded Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I, widely considered to be one of Helloween best albums and a milestone in the creation of the power metal genre.