Grave Digger (German classic/speed metal band)

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Grave Digger are one of the early German Accept-derived classic/speed metal bands, along with Running Wild, Helloween, Sinner, Cutty Sark, and Rage. The only original member who is still in the band is vocalist Chris Boltendahl.

After three albums, Grave Digger decided to change their name into Digger and commercialized their sound. Chris Boltendahl later admitted that their main motivation for this change was to make more money. This failed and the band split up, but re-united in the early '90s under the old name Grave Digger.

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Grave Digger is a German heavy metal band formed in November 1980. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Heavy Metal Breakdown Grave Digger 5 4
1985 Witch Hunter Grave Digger 5 2
1986 Stronger Than Ever Digger 1
1986 War Games Grave Digger 3 3
1993 The Reaper Grave Digger 3 1
1995 Heart of Darkness Grave Digger 3 4
1996 Tunes of War Grave Digger 3
1998 Knights of the Cross Grave Digger 5 4
1999 Excalibur Grave Digger 4 3
2001 The Grave Digger Grave Digger 3 2
2003 Rheingold Grave Digger 4
2005 The Last Supper Grave Digger 2
2007 Liberty or Death Grave Digger 5
2009 Ballads of a Hangman Grave Digger 5 3
2010 The Clans Will Rise Again Grave Digger 2
2012 Clash of the Gods Grave Digger 2
2014 Return of the Reaper Grave Digger 2
2015 Exhumation (The Early Years) Grave Digger 1
2017 Healed By Metal Grave Digger 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 The Best of the Eighties Grave Digger 1
2002 Masterpieces Grave Digger 1
2003 Lost Tunes From the Vault Grave Digger 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Tunes of Wacken: Live Grave Digger 1
2003 Live in Moscow Grave Digger 1
2005 25 to Live Grave Digger 1
2011 The Clans Are Still Marching Grave Digger 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Shoot Her Down Grave Digger 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 For Promotion Only!! Grave Digger 1
1993 Symphony of Death Grave Digger 1
1997 The Dark of the Sun Grave Digger 2
2006 Yesterday Grave Digger 2
2008 Pray Grave Digger 3 1
2011 Ballad of Mary Grave Digger 1
2012 Home at Last Grave Digger 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Grave Digger: Die definitive Biografie Grave Digger 1

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