OSTROGOTH was a Belgian Heavy Metal band which was originally founded in the mid 1970s and initially called "Stonehenge". In 1980 the Ostrogoth became a stable band with Marc "Red Star" De Brouwer, Rudy Vercruysse, Hans Van de Kerkhove, Marnix Van de Kauter , and Mario Pauwels. The Ostrogoth most collectable albums were recorded and released between 1983 - 1985 and includes: 1983 Full Moon Eyes, 1984 Ecstasy and Danger, 1985 Too Hot. After the release of "Too Hot" the band was completely reformed and the succeeding records became less collectable. Peter De Wint ( Belgium ) started his musical career in 1981 in the Belgian band: "Crossfire". In 1987 he left Crossfire to join Ostrogoth.
On the discography listing below you will find OSTROGOTH ( Belgium ) vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record companie's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.
Ostrogoth is a heavy metal band that was formed in Belgium in 1976. The band has undergone several changes in its lineup and musical style throughout its career but has remained a prominent force in the European heavy metal scene.
Ostrogoth was formed in 1976 in the Belgian city of Ghent. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Josey Hindrix, guitarists Rudy Vercruysse and Marc De Brauwer, bassist Marnix Van De Kauter, and drummer Mario Pauwels. The band initially played a mix of hard rock and heavy metal, and released their debut single "Paris By Night" in 1980.
In 1981, the band released their first full-length album, "Ecstasy and Danger," which showcased a more aggressive, heavy metal sound. This album gained critical acclaim and established Ostrogoth as a leading force in the Belgian metal scene. In 1983, the band released their second album, "Full Moon's Eyes," which featured a more polished sound and continued to build upon the success of their debut.
Ostrogoth went through several lineup changes throughout the 1980s, with only guitarist Rudy Vercruysse remaining a constant member. Despite these changes, the band continued to release albums and tour extensively throughout Europe, building a dedicated fanbase.
Ostrogoth's early music was heavily influenced by traditional heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Their music typically features melodic guitar riffs, fast-paced drumming, and soaring vocals. The band also incorporated elements of hard rock and classic rock into their music, creating a unique sound that set them apart from their peers.
As the band evolved, their musical style became more polished and melodic, with a greater emphasis on catchy choruses and harmonized guitar solos. The band's later albums, such as "Feelings of Fury" (1986) and "Too Hot" (1987), featured a more commercial sound, with a greater emphasis on radio-friendly hooks and melodic guitar lines.
Ostrogoth's influence on the European heavy metal scene cannot be overstated. Their early albums, particularly "Ecstasy and Danger," helped to establish a new wave of heavy metal in Belgium and paved the way for other Belgian metal bands such as Acid and Killer.
The band's melodic, guitar-driven sound has also had a lasting impact on the heavy metal genre as a whole. Many modern metal bands cite Ostrogoth as an influence, particularly in the areas of guitar playing and songwriting.
Mausoleum SKULL 8319 , 1984 , Belgium
"Ecstasy and Danger" is the first full-length album by the Belgian Heavy Metal band "Ostrogoth". It was produced by the Belgian producer trio Alfie Falckenbach, Stonne Holmgren, Leo Felsenstein.Show Details
Mausoleum BONE 128310 , 1983 , Netherlands
"Full Moon's Eyes" is the first official record (EP) released by the Belgian Power/Speed Metal band "Ostrogoth" and was followed by two full-length albums: "Ecstasy and Danger" released in 1984 and "Too Hot" in 1985 andShow Details
Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8374 , 1985 , Netherlands
This album "Too Hot" is the 2nd Full Length Studio album of the Belgian Heavy Metal band Ostrogoth. It's the first album recorded at the Shiva Studios in Brussels. After the release of "Too Hot" the Ostrogoth band was reformed and the sound of the band became more commercial.Show Details