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Roland Grapow

Roland Grapow

Real/full name:
Roland Grapow
57 (born Aug 30th, 1959)
Place of origin:
Germany (Hamburg)


Grapow is a guitarist and producer, better known for his time in Helloween - where he replaced Kai Hansen - and in Masterplan. During his time with Helloween, Grapow also formed his solo project. He currently lives in Zvolenská Slatina, Slovakia with his wife Silvia, where he works as a music producer at his own studio, although he's always been active as a lead guitarist for various projects.


Roland Grapow has made guest appearances for Michael Vescera, Kotipelto, MVP, Locomotive Breath, Gaia Epicus and Shock Machine.

Today he concentrates mostly on Masterplan.

Level 10


2015 Chapter One Guitars


Guitars (2001-present)

2002 Enlighten Me (EP) Guitars, Bass (1, 2, 5)
2003 Masterplan Guitars, Bass
2004 Back for My Life (EP) Guitars
2005 Aeronautics Guitars
2007 Lost and Gone (EP) Guitars
2007 MK II Guitars
2010 Far from the End of the World (Single) Guitars
2010 Time to Be King Guitars
2013 Keep Your Dream Alive (Single) Guitars
2013 Novum Initium Vocals (track 11), Guitars
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (additional)
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Roland Grapow

Vocals (1997), Guitars (1997-1999)

1997 The Four Seasons of Life Vocals, Guitars, Sitars
1997 I Remember (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Sitars
1999 Kaleidoscope Guitars, Lyrics


Guitars (1989-2001)

1991 Kids of the Century (Single) Guitars
1991 Pink Bubbles Go Ape Guitars
1992 Number One (Single) Guitars
1993 Windmill (Single) Guitars
1993 When the Sinner (Single) Guitars
1993 Chameleon Guitars, Vocals (backing) (track 4), Guitars (acoustic) (tracks 3, 8)
1993 Step Out of Hell (Single) Guitars
1993 I Don't Wanna Cry No More (Single) Guitars
1994 The Pumpkin Video (Video) Guitars (tracks 3-6)
1994 Master of the Rings Guitars
1994 Mr. Ego (Take Me Down) (Single) Guitars
1994 Where the Rain Grows (Single) Guitars
1994 Perfect Gentleman (Single) Guitars
1995 Sole Survivor (Single) Guitars, Vocals (lead) (on track 4)
1996 Power (Single) Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath (Single) Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath Guitars
1996 Forever and One (Neverland) (Single) Guitars
1996 High Live (Video) Vocals (backing), Guitars
1996 High Live (Live album) Vocals (backing), Guitars, Vocals (additional) (tracks 13, 16)
1998 I Can (Single) Guitars
1998 Better than Raw Guitars
1998 Hey Lord! (Single) Guitars
1998 Pumpkin Box (Compilation) Guitars
1999 Lay All Your Love on Me (Single) Guitars
1999 Metal Jukebox Guitars
2000 The Pumpkin Video (Video) Guitars (tracks 3-12)
2000 If I Could Fly (Single) Guitars
2000 Mr. Torture (Single) Guitars
2000 The Dark Ride Guitars
2002 Treasure Chest (Compilation) Guitars
2005 The Dark Ride / Rabbit Don't Come Easy (Compilation) Guitars (disc 1)
2005 Hellish Videos (Video) Guitars
2016 Ride the Sky - The Very Best of the Noise Years 1985-1998 (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1-14, CD2)
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Guitars, Vocals (1980-1983)

1981 Victims of Rock Vocals, Guitars
1983 Love Lights Up the Night Guitars, Vocals

Serious Black

Guitars (2014)

2014 I Seek No Other Life (Single) Guitars
2014 Sealing My Fate (Single) Guitars
2015 High and Low (Single) Guitars
2015 As Daylight Breaks Guitars

Andi Deris and The Bad Bankers

1997 Come In from the Rain Guitars (The King of 7 Eyes)


2017 New Beginning Guitars (lead) (track 4)

Axel Rudi Pell

1997 Magic Guitars (lead) (10)

Dr. Sin

2000 Dr. Sin II Lead Guitars on "Time After Time"


2000 Gemini Guitars (lead) (track 6)


2011 Dreamtherapy Guitars (lead) on 3 and 12, Vocals

Gaia Epicus

2008 Damnation Guitars (lead) (track 1)

Hansen & Friends

2016 XXX - Three Decades in Metal Guitars (lead) (Track 5)


2003 Just a Little Sign (Single) Guitars (track 3)


2000 Paz en la tormenta Guitars (lead) (tracks 8, 14), Vocals (backing) (track 14)


2003 Fantasy (A New Dimension) Guitars (Tracks 7, 11)


2010 Don't Fear the Wolf Guitar (solo) (track 5)
2014 Love Songs and Other Nightmares Guitars


2002 Waiting for the Dawn Guitars (on track 5)

Mob Rules

2002 Hollowed Be Thy Name Guitars (lead) (tracks 7, 10)
2004 Black Rain (Single) Guitars (lead) (1)
2004 Among the Gods Guitars (lead) (1, 2, 5)


1999 Animation Guitars (lead) (tracks 5, 7, 11)
2003 The Altar Guitars (track 10)


2016 Atrana Guitars


2010 Tears of White Roses Guitar solo (track 7), Vocals (tracks 3, 6)
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 12)

Shock Machine

As R. Grapow:

1999 Shock Machine Guitars (5, 8, 9), Vocals (backing) (6, 8), Guitars (acoustic) (9)


2016 The Curse of the Avenger Unknown (tracks 2, 3)


2000 Made for Eternity Guitars (lead) (8)


2012 A Lethal Dose of Truth Guitars (lead) (track 7)


2005 Execution Guitars (lead) (tracks 5, 6)
2007 Execution Live Reunion (Live album) Guitars (tracks 7, 8)
2007 Execution Live Reunion (Video) Guitars


2005 Furia y fuego Guitars (lead) on track 8


2013 Cry Wolf Guitars


2014 The Prophecy Mixing, Mastering


2002 New Discovery Recording (drums)

Beautiful Sin

2006 The Unexpected Songwriting (track 11)

Beyond the Limits

2011 Memories (EP) Producer, Mixing, Mastering

Black Majesty

2010 In Your Honour Producer, Recording (drums), Mixing
2012 Stargazer Recording (drums), Mixing, Mastering
2015 Cross of Thorns Mixing, Mastering


2016 Rebelie rebelů Mixing, Mastering

Crimson Cry

2015 Waiting for Tomorrow Mastering, Mixing


2008 Seven Sins Recording, Mixing


2011 Dreamtherapy Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering


2012 Mindshifter Recording, Mixing


2014 Мастер пытки (Single) Guitars re-amping

God Defamer

2010 Heavenly Hell Producer, Mixing, Mastering


1999 Metal Jukebox Producer

I Am I

2012 Event Horizon Mixing, Mastering

Lords of Black

2014 Lords of Black Producer, Recording, Mixing
2016 II Recording, Editing, Mastering, Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2002 Enlighten Me (EP) Mixing (3)
2004 Back for My Life (EP) Producer, Engineering
2005 Aeronautics Producer, Engineering
2007 Lost and Gone (EP) Producer, Engineering
2007 MK II Producer, Engineering
2010 Far from the End of the World (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2010 Time to Be King Mixing, Recording, Mastering, Producer
2013 Keep Your Dream Alive (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2013 Novum Initium Recording, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Mastering, Mixing


2016 Atrana Mixing, Producer, Mastering

Roland Grapow

1997 The Four Seasons of Life Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1997 I Remember (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1999 Kaleidoscope Producer


2009 Secretos y revelaciones Engineering, Mastering
2012 Nemesis Mixing, Mastering


2010 Tears of White Roses Recording, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Recording, Mastering, Producer, Mixing

Silent Stream of Godless Elegy

2011 Návaz Engineering, Producer, Mixing

Sinners Moon

2015 Atlantis Producer, Mixing

Smashed Face

2010 Misanthropocentric Mastering, Mixing, Engineering

Tony Hernando

2009 Actual Events Engineering
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