Grafen Von Gleichen>>GERNOTSHAGEN - GERMANY

Märe Aus Wäldernen Hallen – 2007 – Trollzorn
Weltenbrand - 2011 - Trollzorn


  
 
Members

S= DANIEL “ASKAN” MÖLLER
G= BASTIAN “DAIMONICON” TECHET - MAIK “DIABOLUS” POMPLUN
B= STEFFEN “MURRY” BECK
D= Tobias Volker
K= SEBASTIAN JUNG



History

The German pagan rockers were given birth in 1999 as Grafen Von Gleichen. The founding fathers were singer Möller and guitarist Techet. A keyboardist and drummer were added in 2000. The band had changed names by the time 2001’s Infinitus Malum demo was issued. The band’s Wintermythen demo was a full-length from 2001. Trollzorn, to which the band would sign, re-issued the demo in 2008. The group self-financed a 2004 DVD called Live Im Kallewerk before signing to Trollzorn. The Germans were also featured on the Hard As Iron 5 compilation video in 2008. Marcus Röll replaced Tobias Volker in March of 2011 a month prior to the release of Weltenbrand.

Imperium Dekadenz booked a string of concerts in Germany and Switzerland for December of 2014. The band would be joined by fellow Germans Gernotshagen, Bifröst and Firtan.

Gernotshagen was a land in Eastern Thuringia in central Germany.

Reviews

GERNOTSHAGEN - WELTENBRAND - TROLLZORN  
Here comes another so-called 'pagan metal' band with all the trappings (as in fur) that goes with it. These folk rockers look all fierce in promotional photos, but the music is really a lullaby in disguise. All the croaking vocals, growls and drums (which are really a drum machine here) do not disguise the anti-metal nature of being devoted to a heritage, a land, a people and a creed that contravnes metal’s original nature of uniting the angry underbelly based on good fast and heavy music, which is relished with anger. The hoarse chanting vocals, female vocals and German weather reports are nothing but instruments of the wimp. The band’s swords and shields is as much a ruse as Manowar’s caveman gear is for banging cheap disease-ridden broads and getting free beer. The lyrics are in German, but how much imagination does one need to figure out a title like Sturmbringer? - Ali “The Metallian”




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