The "Grave Digger" band is from Gladbeck, Germany and was formed in 1980 by Chris Boltendahl, Peter Masson and Phillip Seibel, their music genre is Heavy Metal / Speed Metal.
Grave Digger is a legendary heavy metal band from Germany that has been at the forefront of the genre for over four decades. The band has had a prolific career, releasing over twenty studio albums and playing countless live shows around the world. Grave Digger's sound is a unique blend of classic heavy metal, power metal, and speed metal, characterized by fast-paced guitar riffs, pounding drums, and powerful vocals.
The band was formed in 1980 by frontman Chris Boltendahl, who remains the band's only constant member. The band's name was inspired by a Scottish legend about the grave digger who buried the dead after the Battle of Culloden. Grave Digger's debut album, "Heavy Metal Breakdown," was released in 1984, and quickly established the band as one of the leading lights of the German heavy metal scene.
Over the years, Grave Digger has released a series of classic albums, including "Witch Hunter," "The Reaper," "Heart of Darkness," and "Excalibur." These albums featured some of the band's most iconic songs, such as "Heavy Metal Breakdown," "Witch Hunter," "The Reaper," and "Excalibur."
Grave Digger's lyrics often deal with historical and mythological themes, and the band has explored subjects ranging from the Crusades and the Battle of Waterloo to the Arthurian legend and the story of Faust. The band's ability to tell compelling stories through their music has been a major factor in their enduring popularity.
In addition to their studio albums, Grave Digger is known for their energetic live performances. The band has toured extensively throughout their career, and they have played at some of the world's most prestigious metal festivals, including Wacken Open Air and the Sweden Rock Festival. Their live shows are renowned for their intensity and power, and fans of the band have been known to travel long distances to see them play.
Grave Digger's enduring popularity is a testament to their ability to stay true to their roots while also evolving and expanding their sound. The band has remained a major force in the heavy metal scene, and their influence can be heard in the work of many of today's up-and-coming metal bands.
Noise N 007 , 1984 , Germany
"Heavy Metal Breakdown" is the first official full-length recording, released by the Germany Heavy Metal band "Grave Digger", this album was originally released in 1984.Show Details
Noise N 0016 , 1984 , Germany
Grave Digger's "Shoot Her Down" 12" White Label LP, a rare gem on White Noise International Label, encapsulates the band's early heavy metal prowess. The track's anthemic energy and the exclusive white label format make it a coveted collector's item. With a rich history in the making, this vinyl release stands as a testament to Grave Digger's enduring legacy and a cherished piece of heavy metal history.Show Details
Noise N0020 , 1985 , Germany
This album "GRAVE DIGGER - Witch Hunter" is the second studio album of Grave Digger. It was released in May, 1985 by Noise Records. The song Schools Out" is an Alice Cooper cover that was originally released on the Schools Out albumShow Details