Farm-Fresh balanceYMMVTransmit blueRadarWikEd fancyquotesQuotes • (Emoticon happyFunnyHeartHeartwarmingSilk award star gold 3Awesome) • RefridgeratorFridgeGroupCharactersScript editFanfic RecsSkull0Nightmare FuelRsz 1rsz 2rsz 1shout-out iconShout OutMagnifierPlotGota iconoTear JerkerBug-silkHeadscratchersHelpTriviaWMGFilmRoll-smallRecapRainbowHo YayPhoto linkImage LinksNyan-Cat-OriginalMemesHaiku-wide-iconHaikuLaconicLibrary science symbol SourceSetting
File:Grave digger - symphony of death a.jpg


"Metal invasion that's all what we need

Metal dominion that's all what we want"
Heavy Metal Breakdown

Grave Digger is a Heavy Metal/Power Metal band from Germany. Formed in 1980, they are one of the first bands, along with Accept, Running Wild, Helloween, Sinner, Cutty Sark and Rage on the German metal scene.

They are characterized by their singer Chris Boltendahl's singing style, which ranges from a Love It or Hate It sreech to surprisingly clean.

Their early work emphasized on typical metal imagery of constant rocking and gritty reality. In 1987 the band changed their name to Digger and changed their sound to appeal the mainstream. This didn't work out, so the band disbanded. In the early 90's, the band was put back together and it took a darker approach and never looked back since.


Full-lenght albums:

  • Heavy Metal Breakdown (1984)
  • Witch Hunter (1985)
  • War Games (1986)
  • Stronger Than Ever (1987, released under the name Digger.)
  • The Reaper (1993)
  • Heart of Darkness (1995)
  • Tunes of War (1996)
  • Knigths of the Cross (1998)
  • Excalibur (1999)
  • The Grave Digger (2001)
  • Rheingold (2003)
  • The Last Supper (2005)
  • Liberty or Death (2007)
  • Ballads of a Hangman (2009)
  • The Clans Will Rise Again (2010)

Singles and extended plays:

  • Shoot Her Down (1984)
  • Symphony of Death (1994)
  • Rebellion (1996)
  • The Dark of the Sun (1997)
  • The Battle of Bannockburn (1998)
  • The Round Table (Forever) (1999)
  • Silent Revolution (2006)
  • Yesterday (2006)
  • Pray (2008)
  • Ballad of Mary (2011)

Band provides examples of:

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.