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Grave Digger

Formed: 1980
From: Gladbeck, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grave Digger News

Below is our complete Grave Digger news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Grand Magus Drummer Hospitalised

Swedish heavy metal outfit Grand Magus has announced that the band has been forced to cancel a planned European tour with Grave Digger, after drummer Sebastian was hospitalized with blood clots in his leg. A message from the band reads as follows:

"It is with deep sadness we deliver the the news that Grand Magus drummer Sebastian has been afflicted with deep vein thrombosis - blood clots in the deep veins of the legs. The immediate effect of this is that he can't play at all because of the pain and swelling. However, this is a serious condition that must be treated immediately to avoid that the clots travels to the lungs. He's in hospital at the moment and will initially be treated via injections and pills with anti-coagulation medicine. For the duration of the treatment he'll have to be checked daily at the hospital. Anti-coagulation medicine also has dangerous side effects, most obvious that bleeding or blows to the body must be avoided at all costs, since the blood won't stop flowing. In the case of internal bleeding it could be lethal.

"Grand Magus wish to extend their deepest apologies to all who were looking forward to bang their heads to Magus during this european tour, and also to Grave Digger. This is a terrible situation, but really a case of Force Majeure and not something that can be solved in any other way due to the circumstances."

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Grave Digger Posts DVD Trailer Online

German power metal act Grave Digger has posted a new trailer online for its forthcoming live DVD/CD packaged. The two disc set, titled "The Clans Are Still Marching," is set for release on March 7, 2011 through Napalm Records. "The Clans Are Still Marching" was filmed during the band's recent headline performance at Germany's infamous Wacken Open Air. You can view the trailer below:

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Power Quest Confirmed For Bloodstock Festival

U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:

"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall

"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.

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Grave Digger Reveals Wacken DVD Artwork

Grave Digger has announced it will be releasing a live CD/DVD two disc set titled "The Clans Are Still Marching (Live At Wacken 2010)." The CD/DVD combo is currently set to drop on March 7th, 2011 through Napalm Records. Grave Digger has now posted the artwork online for the DVD, which can be viewed here. The track listing is as follows:

DVD
1. Intro: Scotland The Brave (feat. Bauluy Muluy Pipes & Drums Band)
2. Scotland United
3. The Dark Of The Sun
4. William Wallace (Braveheart)
5. The Bruce
6. The Battle Of Flodden
7. The Ballad Of Mary (feat. Doro)
8. The Truth
9. Cry For Freedom
10. Killing Time
11. Rebellion (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
12. Culloden Muir
13. Ballad Of A Hangman
14. Excalibur
15. Heavy Metal Breakdown More...

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Grave Digger Announces Live DVD/CD Details

German power metal act Grave Digger has revealed details surrounding its forthcoming live DVD/CD packaged. The two disc set, titled "The Clans Are Still Marching," is set for release on March 7, 2011 through Napalm Records. "The Clans Are Still Marching" was filmed during the band's recent headline performance at Germany's infamous Wacken Open Air.

DVD
1. Intro: Scotland The Brave (feat. Bauluy Muluy Pipes & Drums Band)
2. Scotland United
3. The Dark Of The Sun
4. William Wallace (Braveheart)
5. The Bruce
6. The Battle Of Flodden
7. The Ballad Of Mary (feat. Doro)
8. The Truth
9. Cry For Freedom
10. Killing Time
11. Rebellion (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
12. Culloden Muir
13. Ballad Of A Hangman
14. Excalibur
15. Heavy Metal Breakdown

CD:
1. Intro: Scotland The Brave (feat. Bauluy Muluy Pipes & Drums Band)
2. Scotland United
3. The Dark Of The Sun
4. William Wallace (Braveheart)
5. The Bruce
6. The Battle Of Flodden
7. The Ballad Of Mary (feat. Doro)
8. The Truth
9. Cry For Freedom
10. Killing Time
11. Rebellion (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
12. Culloden Muir
13. Ballad Of A Hangman
14. Excalibur
15. Heavy Metal Breakdown

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Lion's Share Confirmed For Karmoygeddon Festival

Swedish melodic metal act Lion's Share has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Karmøygeddon metal festival, which set to take place May 6th -7th, 2011 in Haugesund, Norway. Other confirmed acts include Amorphis, Grave Digger, Crimson Glory, and The Haunted.

Lion's Share also recently performed four Black Sabbath and Dio tracks ("Mob Rules," "Heaven And Hell," "Stand Up And Shout," and "We Rock") with drummer Vinny Appice during his Scandinavian Drum Day appearance in Stockholm, Sweden. You can check out video footage of the "Heaven And Hell" sound check performance here.

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Amorphis To Headline Karmoygeddon Fest

Finnish metallers Amorphis have announced they will be headlining the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Haugesund, Norway on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other bands confirmed for the festival include Primorial, Crimson Glory, Grave Digger, The Haunted, and Chrome Division.

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Grave Digger Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Behind-the-scenes documentary footage from Grave Digger'sNovember 5, 2010 concert in Trockau, Germany and November 6 show in Lucerne, Switzerland can be viewed below:

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Grave Digger Uploads Behind The Scenes Footage

Grave Digger has posted a behind the scenes video clip from the making of the "Highland Farewell" music video, which is off "The Clans Will Rise Again" album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Grave Digger Uploads "Highland Farewell" Video

European power metal act Grave Digger have released the official music video for the track "Highland Farewell." The song appears on the band's upcoming studio album titled "The Clans Will Rise Again." "The Clans Will Rise Again" will see its European release on October 1st, 2010 with a North American release following soon after.

You can view the video below:

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Grave Digger Reveals New Album Tracklisting

European power metal act Grave Digger have released details regarding the band's upcoming studio ablum titled "The Clans Will Rise Again." "The Clans Will Rise Again" will see its European release on October 1st, 2010 with a North American release following soon after.

"The Clans Will Rise Again" tracklisting:
1. Days Of Revenge
2. Paid In Blood
3. Hammer Of The Scots
4. Highland Farewell
5. The Clans Will Rise Again
6. Rebels
7. Valley Of Tears
8. Execution
9. Whom The Gods Love Die Young
10. Spider
11. The Piper Mcleod
12. Coming Home
13. When Rain Turns To Blood

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Grave Digger Enters The Studio

German power metal outfit Grave Digger has announced that they have entered the studio to record a brand new album. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Yes, everything's on it's way, we're right in the middle of recordings the successor to Ballad Of A Hangman and a lot has happened since the release of the that album. Nothing stays the same, but nothing has changed.

"From January to March, we took our time for the new song-writing. Because of the appearance of Axel (Ritt; guitar), we finally returned to the virtue, that we've lost that long ago. The triumvirate of metal, Jens Becker (bass), Axel Ritt and Chris Boltendahl (vocals) battened in harmony while the whole songwriting session and created 12 explosive songs, which have the spirit of Grave Digger, two-hundred percent! Since the days of Tunes Of War and The Grave Digger, the creativity around the songwriting process hadn't been that easy going. More...

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Grave Digger Begins Writing New Album

German metal band Grave Digger has issued the following update:

"Last weekend, we've been at the TLC studio, Cologne /Pulheim to put down the first song ideas of the upcoming album. Holy shit, what a blast! Although we only got the first compositions on the list, you can imagine the direction of the songs. Let's call it TYPICAL GRAVE DIGGER!"

"Once again you'll get the full monty, but spiced with some tiny little finesse. After all that stress within the last year, finally we had the chance to leave the ballast behind and rock it off our chest. Axel and Jens put down some awesome riff ideas, which will be hammered to real hot steel within the next 3 months."

"At the middle of May, we'll be at the Principal studio once again, let the Resetti Brothers (never change a winning team) produce the new album."

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Grave Digger Welcomes New Guitarist Axel Ritt

German metal band Grave Digger has issued the following update:

"An eventful year 2009 lies behind us. It started with the release of the 'Ballads Of A Hangman' album together with the successful European tour. Then the split with Thilo [Herrmann, guitar]... Another successful trip to Russia. The festival season in summer with the Rock Harz festival and the Wacken Rocks South. Our first shows in Mexico and then finally Manni [Schmidt, guitar] leaving the band, that was a real big shock to us all."

"We had already booked some concerts [before] the end of the year and we didn't want to cancel them. So we decided to play the shows with a substitute guitarist." More...

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The Fyredogs Signs To Goldencore Records

Goldencore Records recently announced the signing of Cologne, Germany's THE FYREDOGS, who play "Ass Kickin'Rock 'N Roll meets Motörhead." THE FYREDOGS features THE REAPER, vocalist of GRAVE DIGGER, who took over the mic. The band's debut album is expected in March 2010. In the meantime, check out some of their music on their MySpace player.

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Grave Digger Comments On Replacement Guitarist

Grave Digger has issued the following statement about their replacement guitar player Axel Ritt:

"Hello GRAVE DIGGER Fans,

"Yesterday we had the first rehearsal with our replacement guitarist Axel Ritt (Domain). Everything went well and we have a positive feeling about the upcoming concerts, Axel was learning our live program in only 3 weeks. Congratulations !! He is a good old friend of Stefan and Chris and for now he will be the replacement guitar player until the end of the year. We will make a final decision at the beginning of January. But now we are excited about the upcoming gigs...

"Up the Irons, Chris, Stefan, HP and Jens"

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Grave Digger Announces More European Tour Dates

German metal band, Grave Digger, has announced the following European tour dates:

08-01 Germany - Dreisbach - Bikerparty
08-08 Spain - Vigo - Alternavigo Festival
08-29 Germany - Wacken Rocks South - Rieden Kreuth
09-12 Mexico - Monterey - Arena Santa Lucia
09-13 Mexico - Mexico City - Mezcal Metal Fest
10-24 Germany - Gladbeck - Maschinenhalle Zweckel

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Grave Digger Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Grave Digger has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates:

"Hi Fans,

"Please take a look at the tour dates. We added some new dates to the HANGMAN TOUR 2009 ... We will play at the WACKEN ROCKS SOUTH Festival in Rieden-Kreuth at the 29.08. and we will play the canceled gig from Gladbeck at the 24th of October. So check it out and stay tune until the Hangman will enter your town."

Grave Digger's currently confirmed upcoming live dates are as follows:

07/11 Germany Rock Harz Open Air
07/19 Ukraine Kiew - ProRock Openair Festival
08/29 Germany Wacken Rocks South - Rieden Kreuth
09/13 Mexico Mexico City - Mezcal Metal Fest
10/24 Germany Gladbeck - Maschinenhalle Zweckel

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Guillotine Added To SwedenRock Cruise Fest 2009

The lineup for the next edition of the SwedenRock Cruise has been announced. The cruise will tour the Baltic Sea. Party for 24 hours straight on 12 floors full of metal DJ’s, tax free-shops, bars and restaurants, relax in the pool and sauna or have fun in the game room in addition to checking out the six well known hard rock / metal bands that will perform onboard. The bands performing include:

Grave Digger
Entombed
Pink Cream 69
Dream Evil
Witchcraft
Guillotine

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