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Grave Digger

Country of origin:
Germany
Location:
Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1980
Genre:
Speed Metal (early), Heavy/Power Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Horror, War, Mythology, European History, Metal
Current label:
Napalm Records
Years active:
1980-1986, 1986-1987 (as Digger), 1988-1991 (as Hawaii), 1991-present
Founded in November 1980 by Chris Boltendahl and Peter Masson.

After three albums, in 1986 Grave Digger decided to change their name into Digger and commercialize their sound. Boltendahl later admitted that their main motivation for this change was to make more money; this failed and the band split up in 1987. Later after Digger's commercial flop the band Hawaii was founded by Boltendahl and ...
Current
Chris Boltendahl Bass (1980-1982, 1985), Vocals (1980-1986, 1991-present)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, The Fyredogs
Stefan Arnold Drums (1996-present)
See also: ex-Capricorn, ex-Grinder, ex-Wallop, ex-X-Mas Project
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1997-present)
Jens Becker Bass (1998-present)
See also: Starchild, Zillion, ex-X-Wild, Bon Scott, ex-Running Wild, ex-Kickhunter (live)
Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt Guitars (2009-present)
See also: Domain, ex-Wise Man, ex-Zünder
Past
Lutz Schmelzer Drums (1980)
Peter Masson Guitars (1980-1986), Bass (1985)
Philip Seibel (R.I.P. 2002) Drums (1981-1982)
Willi Lackmann (R.I.P. 2013) Bass (1983-1984)
Albert Eckardt Drums (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Digger
C.F. Brank Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-S.A.D.O.
Tomi Göttlich Bass (1991-1997)
See also: Rebellion, ex-Exray, ex-Iron Breed, ex-Asgard
Peter Breitenbach Drums (1991-1992)
See also: Warhead, ex-Inverness
Uwe Lulis Guitars (1991-2000)
See also: Giftdwarf, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, ex-Rebellion, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-V8 Wankers
Jörg Michael Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Living Death, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Beto Vazquez Infinity, ex-Kaledon, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Soulslide, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Frank Ullrich Drums (1995)
See also: Attack, Stainless Steel, ex-X-Wild, ex-Mendacious Messiah, ex-Living Death
Manni Schmidt Guitars (2000-2009)
See also: ex-Rage, ex-Jack of Hearts, ex-Rusty Nail, ex-Übergas, ex-Vötca
Thilo Hermann Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Höllenhunde, ex-Faithful Breath, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Running Wild, ex-Glenmore, ex-Risk
Past (Live)
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1996-1997)
Chris Boltendahl Bass (1980-1982, 1985), Vocals (1980-1986, 1991-present)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, The Fyredogs
Stefan Arnold Drums (1996-present)
See also: ex-Capricorn, ex-Grinder, ex-Wallop, ex-X-Mas Project
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1997-present)
Jens Becker Bass (1998-present)
See also: Starchild, Zillion, ex-X-Wild, Bon Scott, ex-Running Wild, ex-Kickhunter (live)
Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt Guitars (2009-present)
See also: Domain, ex-Wise Man, ex-Zünder
Lutz Schmelzer Drums (1980)
Peter Masson Guitars (1980-1986), Bass (1985)
Philip Seibel (R.I.P. 2002) Drums (1981-1982)
Willi Lackmann (R.I.P. 2013) Bass (1983-1984)
Albert Eckardt Drums (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Digger
C.F. Brank Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-S.A.D.O.
Tomi Göttlich Bass (1991-1997)
See also: Rebellion, ex-Exray, ex-Iron Breed, ex-Asgard
Peter Breitenbach Drums (1991-1992)
See also: Warhead, ex-Inverness
Uwe Lulis Guitars (1991-2000)
See also: Giftdwarf, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, ex-Rebellion, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-V8 Wankers
Jörg Michael Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Living Death, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Beto Vazquez Infinity, ex-Kaledon, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Soulslide, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Frank Ullrich Drums (1995)
See also: Attack, Stainless Steel, ex-X-Wild, ex-Mendacious Messiah, ex-Living Death
Manni Schmidt Guitars (2000-2009)
See also: ex-Rage, ex-Jack of Hearts, ex-Rusty Nail, ex-Übergas, ex-Vötca
Thilo Hermann Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Höllenhunde, ex-Faithful Breath, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Running Wild, ex-Glenmore, ex-Risk
Past
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1996-1997)
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