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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)
Themes:
Horror, War, Mythology, History, Metal, Death
Current label:
Rock of Angels Records
Years active:
1980-1986, 1986-1987 (as Digger), 1988-1991 (as Hawaii), 1991-present
Contact: [email protected]

Founded in November 1980 by Chris Boltendahl and Peter Masson.

After three albums, in 1986 Grave Digger decided to change their name to Digger, and to 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 ...
Current
Chris Boltendahl Bass (1980-1982, 1985), Vocals (1980-1983, 1983-1986, 1991-present)
See also: Chris Boltendahl's Steelhammer, ex-Hellryder, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, The Fyredogs, ex-Challenger, ex-Destroyer, ex-Vivian
Jens Becker Bass (1998-present)
See also: ex-X-Wild, ex-Zillion, Bon Scott, Devil's Train, ex-Running Wild, ex-Starchild, ex-Roland Grapow (live), ex-Kickhunter (live)
Marcus Kniep Keyboards (2014-present), Drums (2018-present)
See also: Temple of Your Soul, Veritates, ex-Metal X, The Gorilla Gunmen, For Your Dawn (live), ex-Candescence (live)
Tobias Kersting Guitars (2023-present)
See also: Chris Boltendahl's Steelhammer, ex-Duke, ex-Orden Ogan
Past
Lutz Schmelzer Drums (1980)
Peter Masson Guitars (1980-1986), Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Dry, Moshtec
Philip Seibel (R.I.P. 2002) Drums (1981-1983)
Willi Lackmann Bass (1983-1984)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Challenger
Albert Eckardt Drums (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-Challenger
C.F. Brank Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Dry, ex-Digger, Moshtec, ex-S.A.D.O., ex-Vivian
Martin Gerlitzki Bass (1985)
Tomi Göttlich Bass (1991-1997)
See also: Rebellion, Thornbridge, ex-Asgard, ex-Exray, ex-Iron Breed
Peter Breitenbach Drums (1991-1992)
See also: Warhead, ex-Inverness
Uwe Lulis Guitars (1991-2000)
See also: Accept, Giftdwarf, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, Uwe Lulis Project, ex-Rebellion, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-V8 Wankers, ex-Vivian
Jörg Michael Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Avenger, ex-Blizzard, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Siren, ex-Soulslide, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Living Death, ex-100 Names, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos), ex-Schwarzarbeit
Frank Ullrich Drums (1995)
See also: Attack, ex-Fairywhite, ex-X-Wild, ex-Charger, ex-Stainless Steel, ex-Siren (live), ex-Holy Moses, ex-Mendacious Messiah, ex-Living Death
Stefan Arnold Drums (1996-2018)
See also: Wallop, ex-Capricorn, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Grinder
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1997-2014)
Manni Schmidt Guitars (2000-2009)
See also: Refuge, Crash Gate 6, ex-Rage, ex-Jack of Hearts, ex-Rusty Nail, ex-Übergas, ex-Vötca
Thilo Hermann Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Feanor, ex-Höllenhunde, ex-Faithful Breath, ex-Running Wild, ex-Glenmore, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Risk
Axel Ritt Guitars (2009-2023)
See also: Domain, ex-Hellryder, Jäst, Monstergroove, ex-Kingdom, ex-Wise Man, ex-Zünder
Past (Live)
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1996-1997)
Chris Boltendahl Bass (1980-1982, 1985), Vocals (1980-1983, 1983-1986, 1991-present)
See also: Chris Boltendahl's Steelhammer, ex-Hellryder, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, The Fyredogs, ex-Challenger, ex-Destroyer, ex-Vivian
Jens Becker Bass (1998-present)
See also: ex-X-Wild, ex-Zillion, Bon Scott, Devil's Train, ex-Running Wild, ex-Starchild, ex-Roland Grapow (live), ex-Kickhunter (live)
Marcus Kniep Keyboards (2014-present), Drums (2018-present)
See also: Temple of Your Soul, Veritates, ex-Metal X, The Gorilla Gunmen, For Your Dawn (live), ex-Candescence (live)
Tobias Kersting Guitars (2023-present)
See also: Chris Boltendahl's Steelhammer, ex-Duke, ex-Orden Ogan
Lutz Schmelzer Drums (1980)
Peter Masson Guitars (1980-1986), Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Dry, Moshtec
Philip Seibel (R.I.P. 2002) Drums (1981-1983)
Willi Lackmann Bass (1983-1984)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Challenger
Albert Eckardt Drums (1983-1986)
See also: ex-Digger, ex-Challenger
C.F. Brank Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Dry, ex-Digger, Moshtec, ex-S.A.D.O., ex-Vivian
Martin Gerlitzki Bass (1985)
Tomi Göttlich Bass (1991-1997)
See also: Rebellion, Thornbridge, ex-Asgard, ex-Exray, ex-Iron Breed
Peter Breitenbach Drums (1991-1992)
See also: Warhead, ex-Inverness
Uwe Lulis Guitars (1991-2000)
See also: Accept, Giftdwarf, ex-Digger, ex-Hawaii, Uwe Lulis Project, ex-Rebellion, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-V8 Wankers, ex-Vivian
Jörg Michael Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Avenger, ex-Blizzard, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Siren, ex-Soulslide, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Living Death, ex-100 Names, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos), ex-Schwarzarbeit
Frank Ullrich Drums (1995)
See also: Attack, ex-Fairywhite, ex-X-Wild, ex-Charger, ex-Stainless Steel, ex-Siren (live), ex-Holy Moses, ex-Mendacious Messiah, ex-Living Death
Stefan Arnold Drums (1996-2018)
See also: Wallop, ex-Capricorn, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Grinder
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1997-2014)
Manni Schmidt Guitars (2000-2009)
See also: Refuge, Crash Gate 6, ex-Rage, ex-Jack of Hearts, ex-Rusty Nail, ex-Übergas, ex-Vötca
Thilo Hermann Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Feanor, ex-Höllenhunde, ex-Faithful Breath, ex-Running Wild, ex-Glenmore, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Risk
Axel Ritt Guitars (2009-2023)
See also: Domain, ex-Hellryder, Jäst, Monstergroove, ex-Kingdom, ex-Wise Man, ex-Zünder
Past
H.P. Katzenburg Keyboards (1996-1997)
Added by: TheGreatNads Modified by: Renatoletra
Added on: 2002-07-20 02:34:53 Last modified on: 2024-05-20 10:49:39