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Sodom

SODOM

SODOM (1982–PRESENT). Angel Ripper (vocals/bass), Aggressor (guitar/vocals, replaced by Grave Violator, Destructor, then Blackfire, others, Bernemann) Witchhunter (drums/vocals, replaced by Atomic Steif, others, now Bobby Schottkowski). Sodom are a German thrash band that heavily influenced the German black metal scene and are among the hardest-hitting bands in that genre. The band started in 1982 with original guitarist Aggressor, who left before recording the first album, the thrash classic Read more [...]
Scorpions

SCORPIONS

SCORPIONS (1972–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolph Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass, replaced by Paweł Mąciwoda), Herman Rarebell (drums, replaced by James Kottak). With a history that goes back to the early seventies, the Scorpions are best known for breaking into worldwide success in the 1980s with their song “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” which led to a string of classic hard rock hits for the band. Along the way, they launched Read more [...]
RUNNING WILD

RUNNING WILD

RUNNING WILD (1984–PRESENT). Rolf Kasparak (vocals/guitar), Peter Jordan (guitar), Peter Pichl (bass), Matthias “Metalmachine” Liebetruth (drums). Originally from Hamburg, Germany, the speed metal group Running Wild has had a long, if moderately successful, career. Releasing their first album, Gates of Purgatory, in 1984, the band successfully adopted a heavy metal pirate image on release of their third album, Under Jolly Roger, in 1987. The band has stayed active to the present day Read more [...]
KREATOR

KREATOR

KREATOR (1982–PRESENT). Mille Petrozza (vocals/guitar), Wulf (guitar, replaced by Jorg Trezbiatowski, replaced by Frank Gosdzik, replaced by Christian Geisler, replaced by Tommy Vettereli), Rob Fioretti (bass, replaced by Andreas Herz, replaced by Sammy Yli-Sirnio), Ventor, aka Jurgen Reil (drums, replaced by Joe Cangelosi, now back in band). Kreator was a particularly evil band from Germany who helped inspire both the thrash and death metal scenes. Their earliest work is fairly undistinguished Read more [...]