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Roland Grapow

Roland Grapow

Real/full name:
Roland Grapow
64 (born Aug 30th, 1959)
Place of birth:
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

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 Vocals (track 11), Guitars
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (additional)
2017 PumpKings Guitars, Vocals
2024 Rise Again (Single) Guitars
(show all)


Guitars (1989-2001)

1991 Kids of the Century (Single) Guitars
1991 Pink Bubbles Go Ape Lyrics (tracks 7, 10), Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 3, 7, 8, 10)
1992 Number One (Single) Guitars
1993 Windmill (Single) Guitars
1993 When the Sinner (Single) Guitars
1993 Chameleon Songwriting (tracks 3, 4, 9, 10), Guitars (acoustic) (tracks 3, 8), Lyrics (tracks 3, 4, 9, 10), Vocals (backing) (track 4), 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) Guitars, Vocals (lead) (track 4)
1996 Power (Single) Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath Songwriting (track 12), Guitars
1996 The Time of the Oath (Single) Guitars
1996 High Live (Live album) Vocals (backing), Vocals (additional) (tracks 13, 16), Guitars
1996 Forever and One (Neverland) (Single) Guitars
1996 High Live (Video) Vocals (additional) (tracks 13, 16), Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1998 I Can / Promised Land (Split) Guitars
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 Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 4, 12), Lyrics (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 (2017-2019)

2017 Přátelství (Single) Guitars


Guitars, Vocals (1980-1983)

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

Roland Grapow

Guitars (1997-1999), Vocals (1997)

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 Songwriting, Guitars, Lyrics


Guitars (2016)

Abel Sequera

2023 Soundscapes Guitars (track 5)


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)

Black Hole

2022 Whirlwind of Mad Men Guitars (lead)


2019 Before We Drown Guitars (lead) (track 6)
2021 Everflowing Past (Compilation) Guitars (track 5)


2023 Blood & Steel Guitars (lead) (track 3)


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)

David Readman

2022 Medusa Guitars (lead) (track 4)


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 (lead) (tracks 10, 12)

Gaia Epicus

2008 Damnation Guitars (lead) (track 1)


2015 Bolí... Guitars (track 8)

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 Guitars (lead) (track 5)
2014 Love Songs and Other Nightmares Vocals (backing), Guitars (track 1)
2018 Across the Realm of Time Vocals (backing) (track 10), Guitars (lead) (track 5)


2022 Wake Up Call Guitars (lead, track 7)


2002 Waiting for the Dawn Guitars (track 5)

Linus Klausenitzer

2023 Tulpa Guitars (lead) (track 1)

Livin' Evil

2023 Prayers and Torments Guitars (lead) (track 8)

Locomotive Breath

2002 Heavy Machinery Guitars (track 11)

Master Spy

2021 The Train Guitars (track 1)

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 (lead) (track 10)


2019 Old Mystical Tales Guitars (2nd lead) (track 10)

Paco Ventura Black Moon

2015 Black Moon Guitars (lead) (tracks 8, 13)


2001 Steelbound Vocals (lead, track 8)


2016 Atrana Guitars
2017 Nepočaria! Guitars (track 6)


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

Ronnie Romero

2023 Raised on Heavy Radio Guitars (track 9)


2010 Tears of White Roses Vocals (backing) (track 6), Guitars (lead) (track 7)
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Vocals (track 12), Vocals (backing)
2020 Identity 2010-2020 (Compilation) Vocals (track 1)


2019 Miracle Guitars (lead) (track 3)

Shock Machine

As R. Grapow:

1998 Shock Machine Guitars (acoustic) (track 9), Vocals (backing) (tracks 6, 8), Guitars (tracks 5, 8, 9)


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


2010 The Labyrinth of Truths Guitars (lead) (track 4)


2000 Made for Eternity Guitars (lead) (track 8)
2018 Behind Closed Doors Guitars (lead) (track 7)
2020 Insanity Guitars (lead) (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 (track 3)


2013 Cry Wolf Guitars (track 5)


2013 Samael (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2015 In the Dead World Mixing, Mastering


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 The Oracle (Single) Mastering
2019 El oráculo (Single) Mastering
2019 The Secret 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 Hole

2022 Whirlwind of Mad Men 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


2011 Valkýra Mastering

Bohemian Metal Rhapsody

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


2015 Bolí... Mastering, Recording, Mixing


1999 Metal Jukebox Producer

I Am I

2012 Event Horizon Mastering, Mixing


2015 Far Beyond the Horizon (Single) Produced, Mixing, Mastering
2016 The Outwitted Consecration (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering


2019 Můj svět Mastering

Ivan Giannini

2017 One Mastering


2010 Don't Fear the Wolf Producer
2014 The Break Up (Single) Producer, Recordin, Mixing, Mastering
2014 Cold Rain (Single) Producer, Recordin, Mixing, Mastering
2014 Love Songs and Other Nightmares Producer, Recordin, Mixing, Mastering
2018 Across the Realm of Time Mixing, Producer, Recording


2019 The Flame of My Soul (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2019 Over the Moon (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2019 A Perfect World Mixing, Mastering
2022 Wake Up Call Mastering, Mixing

Lords of Black

2014 Lords of Black Producer, Recording, Mixing
2016 II Mastering, Editing, Recording, Mixing, Engineering, Producer
2018 Icons of the New Days Mixing, Producer, Mastering, Engineering, Recording, Editing
2020 Alchemy of Souls (Part I) Mixing, Mastering
2021 Alchemy of Souls (Part II) Mastering, Mixing, Recording, Producer
2024 Mechanics of Predacity 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, Producer, Mastering, Recording
2013 Keep Your Dream Alive (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2013 Novum Initium Mastering, Recording, Mixing, Producer
2015 Keep Your Dream aLive (Live album) Mastering, Mixing, Producer
2017 PumpKings Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2024 Rise Again (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
(show all)


2020 Sraž mě znova (Single) Mixing, Mastering, Co-producer


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


2022 Návrat havranů Mastering, Mixing


2016 Atrana Mixing, Mastering, Producer
2017 Nepočaria! Mixing (tracks 6-10), Recording (tracks 6-10)


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

Savage Grace

2023 Automoton (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2023 Star Crossed Lovers (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2023 Sign of the Cross Mixing, Mastering


2010 Tears of White Roses Producer, Mastering, Recording, Mixing
2015 Sphinx in Acheron (Single) Mastering, Recording, Mixing, Producer
2015 Dark Chambers of Déjà Vu Mixing, Producer, Mastering, Recording
2015 Crucifixion of the Heart (Single) Mixing, Recording, Mastering, Producer
2024 Quo Vadis (Single) Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2024 Slzy tvý mámy (Single) Mixing, Mastering, Producer
2024 Smutky (Single) Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2024 Prázdná náruč (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2024 Quo Vadis Mastering, Producer, Mixing

Serious Black

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

Silent Stream of Godless Elegy

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

Sinners Moon

2015 Atlantis Producer, Mixing


2017 Ticking Clock Mastering, Mixing

Smashed Face

2010 Misanthropocentric Engineering, Mixing, Mastering

Solar System

2020 Synchronicita Mastering


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


2021 名匠 (Artisan) (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2021 战歌 (Shivering by The Campfire) (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2021 崖海血洋 (Sea of Blood) (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2021 公元壹贰柒玖 Mixing, Mastering
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