For almost four decades, Grave Digger have embossed the international heavy metal scene like almost no other band. Founded back in 1980 in the small town Gladbeck in Germany, the band featuring mastermind Chris Boltendahl generated their very own unique style that spreads and labeled as “True German Heavy Metal” which they truly became the leaders of.
Today Grave Digger albums like Heavy Metal Breakdown or Witch Hunter are among the best known genre classics. Composed and released in the mid-80s, these masterpieces established Grave Digger as a scene pioneer and proved to the world that they stand for high quality and pure heavy metal without any compromises right from the beginning.
And even in 2018, Grave Digger are still the authentic and powerful force, they have always been since their very early days. After the worldwide success of their last long player Healed By Metal, they return even stronger in 2018.
The band’s new album The Living Dead, out now on Napalm Records, showcases a legend after all these years in top form. Complex and catchy at the same time, the new opus reminds of the bands wild 90’s, while setting new Grave Digger standards. The heavy metal icons fire off a bunch of catchy melodies and groovy riffs that converts every undead into a headbanger. Building up on their own traditions, they even find new paths that can be heard in the song “Zombie Dance” and in their cooperation with their labelmates Russkaja.
In early 2019 Chris Boltendahl and his four bandmates will once again burst the concert halls all over Europe on their self-ironic “Tour Of The Living Dead”. It’s the next big step towards and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grave Digger! Make sure to catch them live on the following dates, with special guests Burning Witches.
11.01.19 DE – Hannover / MusikZentrum
12.01.19 DE – Andernach / JUZ Live Club
13.01.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7
14.01.19 DE – München / Backstage
15.01.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
16.01.19 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
17.01.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche
18.01.19 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
19.01.19 DE – Neuruppin / Kulturhaus Neuruppin
20.01.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
22.01.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
23.01.19 DE – Berlin / Lido
24.01.19 DE – Bamberg / Live Musik Club
25.01.19 DE – Regensburg/Obertraublingen / Eventhalle-Airport
26.01.19 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
27.01.19 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
28.01.19 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
29.01.19 UK – London / The Underworld
30.01.19 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.01.19 FR – Lyon CCO / Villeurbanne
01.02.19 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
02.02.19 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
03.02.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
Check out the lyric video for the track “The Power Of Metal” below: