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Roland Grapow

Roland Grapow

Real/full name:
Roland Grapow
61 (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.


Guitars (2017-present)

Level 10

Guitars (2014-present)

2015 Chapter One Guitars


Guitars (2001-present)

2002 Enlighten Me (EP) Bass (tracks 1, 2, 5), Guitars
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 Guitars, Vocals (track 11)
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (additional)
2017 PumpKings Guitars, Vocals
(show all)


Guitars (1989-2001)

1991 Kids of the Century (Single) Guitars
1991 Pink Bubbles Go Ape Lyrics (tracks 7, 10), Songwriting (tracks 3, 7, 8, 10), Guitars
1992 Number One (Single) Guitars
1993 Windmill (Single) Guitars
1993 When the Sinner (Single) Guitars
1993 Chameleon Vocals (backing) (track 4), Lyrics (tracks 3, 4, 9, 10), Guitars (acoustic) (tracks 3, 8), Songwriting (tracks 3, 4, 9, 10), Guitars
1993 I Don't Wanna Cry No More (Single) Guitars, Songwriting (track 1), Lyrics (track 1)
1993 Step Out of Hell (Single) Guitars
1994 The Pumpkin Video (Video) Guitars (tracks 3-6)
1994 Master of the Rings Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 5, 9, 11), Lyrics (tracks 5, 11)
1994 Mr. Ego (Take Me Down) (Single) Guitars, Songwriting (track 1), Lyrics (track 1)
1994 Where the Rain Grows (Single) Guitars
1994 Perfect Gentleman (Single) Guitars, Songwriting (track 4)
1995 Sole Survivor (Single) Vocals (lead) (track 4), Guitars
1996 Power (Single) Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath Songwriting (track 12), Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath (Single) Guitars
1996 Forever and One (Neverland) (Single) Guitars
1996 High Live (Video) Vocals (additional) (tracks 13, 16), Vocals (backing), Guitars
1996 High Live (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (additional) (tracks 13, 16), Vocals (backing)
1998 I Can (Single) Guitars
1998 Better than Raw Guitars
1998 Hey Lord! (Single) 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 Lyrics (tracks 4, 12), Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 4, 12)
2002 Treasure Chest (Compilation) Guitars
2005 The Dark Ride / Rabbit Don't Come Easy - Double Edition (Compilation) Guitars (disc 1)
2016 Ride the Sky - The Very Best of the Noise Years 1985-1998 (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1-14, CD2)
(show all)


Guitars, Vocals (1980-1983)

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

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

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, Lyrics, Songwriting


Guitars (2016)


2017 Land of Light Vocals (backing) (track 5)

Ancestral Dawn

2017 Souldance Guitars


2017 New Beginning Guitars (lead) (track 4)

Axel Rudi Pell

1997 Magic Guitars (lead) (track 10)


2016 Rebelie Vol. 2 (EP) Vocals, Guitars
2016 Representative - Rebelie rebelů (Video) Guitars
2016 Rebelie rebelů Guitars, Vocals (tracks 8, 13)


2011 Motherland Guitars (lead) (track 9)


2017 Do You Remember (Single) Guitars (lead)
2019 Deep Elevation Guitars (lead) (track 6)

Dr. Sin

2000 Dr. Sin II Guitars (lead) (track 1)
2002 Shadows of Light Guitars (lead) (track 1)


2000 Gemini Guitars (lead) (track 6)


2011 Dreamtherapy Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 12), Vocals
2017 Reverse Vocals (additional) (track 11), Guitars (solo) (tracks 10, 12)

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 (track 5)

Locomotive Breath

2002 Heavy Machinery Guitars (track 11)

Mob Rules

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


1999 Animation Guitars (lead) (tracks 5, 7, 11)
2002 The Altar Guitars (track 10)


2019 Old Mystical Tales Guitar solo #2 (track 10)

Paco Ventura Black Moon

2015 Paco Ventura Black Moon Guitar solo (tracks 8, 13)


2016 Atrana Guitars


2018 Given Work? Guitars (lead) (track 5)


2010 Tears of White Roses Vocals (backing) (track 6), Guitars (lead) (track 7)
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 12)


2019 Miracle Guitars (lead) (track 3)

Shock Machine

As R. Grapow:

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


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


2010 The Labyrinth of Truths Guitar solo (track 4)


2000 Made for Eternity Guitars (lead) (track 8)
2018 Behind Closed Doors Guitars (solo) (track 7)
2020 Insanity Guitar solo (track 5)


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) (track 8)

Wings of Destiny

2019 Revelations Guitars on 'Rising chaos'


2013 Cry Wolf Guitars (track 5)


2017 Land of Light Mixing


2019 Luz (Single) Mixing


2014 The Prophecy Mixing, Mastering
2016 Angel's Revenge Mixing, Mastering


2003 New Discovery Recording (drums)


2020 Ragnarøkkr Producer, Recording, Mixing


2019 El secreto Mastering


2017 New Beginning Mixing, Mastering, Producer

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
2018 Children of the Abyss Mixing, Mastering

Bohemian Metal Rhapsody

2017 1st Bohemian Metal Rhapsody (EP) Mastering (track 2), Mixing (track 2)


2017 Fallen (Single) Recording
2019 Before We Drown Recording


2015 Rebelie Rebelů / Jseš Volnej (Single) Mixing (track 1)
2015 Rebelie Vol. 1 (EP) Mixing (track 1)
2016 Karmageton / Píseň Ztracených (Single) Mixing, Mastering (track 1)
2016 Rebelie Vol. 2 (EP) Recording, Mastering, Mixing
2016 Rebelie rebelů Producer, Mastering, Recording, Mixing (tracks 1-4, 6-14)
2019 Valašský věk (EP) Mixing, Mastering

Cover My Sigh

2019 Set the World Aflame Recording, Mixing, Mastering

Crimson Cry

2015 Waiting for Tomorrow Mixing, Mastering
2017 Lost Reality Mixing, Mastering
2020 Playing Gods Mixing, Mastering

Dark Horizon

2016 MetalheaD (EP) Mastering


2019 Deep Elevation Recording (additional)


2008 Seven Sins Recording, Mixing


2003 Escape from Reality Mastering


2011 Dreamtherapy Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2017 Reverse Recording, Engineering (guitars, vocals)


2012 Mindshifter Recording, Mixing


2018 Higher and Higher Mixing, Mastering


2014 Аллерген Guitars re-amping
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 Mastering, Mixing


2016 The Outwitted Consecration (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering


2019 Můj svět Mastering


2010 Don't Fear the Wolf Producer
2018 Across the Realm of Time Mixing, Recording, Producer


2019 A Perfect World Mixing, Mastering

Lords of Black

2014 Lords of Black Producer, Recording, Mixing
2016 II Mixing, Engineering, Recording, Mastering, Editing, Producer
2018 Icons of the New Days Engineering, Recording, Editing, Producer, Mastering, Mixing
2020 Alchemy of Souls Part I Mixing, Mastering


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 Producer, Mixing, Recording, Mastering
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Mastering, Mixing, Producer
2017 PumpKings Producer, Mixing, Mastering
(show all)


2018 Of the Blue Fire (Single) Recording, Mixing, Mastering
2018 Far Seer (Demo) Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
2019 Trespassing the High Halls (Demo) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2019 Old Mystical Tales Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
2019 Ancestral Relics (Boxed set) Producer


2016 Atrana Mixing, Producer, Mastering


2018 Given Work? Mixing, 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 Sphinx in Acheron (Single) Recording, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Recording, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2015 Crucifixion of the Heart (Single) Mixing, Producer, Mastering, Recording

Silent Stream of Godless Elegy

2011 Návaz Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2018 Smutnice Mastering, Mixing, Recording

Sinners Moon

2015 Atlantis Producer, Mixing

Smashed Face

2010 Misanthropocentric Engineering, Mastering, Mixing


2018 Behind Closed Doors Mixing
2020 Insanity Mastering, Mixing


2013 Double Time Recording (Drums)

Tony Hernando

2009 Actual Events Engineering


2018 Revolution of Dignity (EP) Producer, Mixing, Mastering

Within Silence

2017 Return from the Shadows Mixing, Mastering
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