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2011-03-16 TOUR Changes !!!
we're very sorry to tell that GRAND MAGUS and SISTER SIN have been forced to cancel their attendance at the GRAVE DIGGER European tour.
Because of deep vein thrombosis, GM drummer Sebastian had to enter the hospital together with a strict stage veto. A substitute could not be found within this short period of time. And finally, 2 weeks before tour start, the financial tour
calculation of SS has been blown away as well ... So, until yesterday, we've been left alone without any tour support.
But we're lucky to tell that we've found an equal value act named ORDEN OGAN, who will take the slot of GM for the complete tour dates. The alternate for SS will be the band DOWNSPIRIT, who will enter the stage for 8 shows. Mastermind of this band is Cede Dupont, some of you might know his name by former activities with acts like Freedom Call or Symphorce. Some shows will be supported by local acts as well.
We worked pretty hard to get the package together with GM on the road, so you can imagine our disappointment regarding this sad news. But of course all of you, especially the lads and lasses who saw our performance at the Wacken Open Air 2010, know that GRAVE DIGGER is the pure force and a guarantor for teutonic
German metal at it's best!
We'll stretch out set for a few more songs to give you the final smash, so nobody will return home disappointed.
Chris, Jens, HP, Stefan and Axel"
2011-03-15 CHARTS AGAIN ....
the new GRAVE DIGGER Live DVD / CD package “THE CLANS ARE STILL MARCHING” entered the German Media Control charts at rank #56!
Thanks a lot to our fans for their support! You rule!
See ya all on tour
Chris, Axel, Jens, Stefan und HP
2011-03-05 Concert in Ljubljana 6.4.2011 canceled
unfortunaly for technichal problems with Grave Diggers stage production the show need to be canceld and can not be moved to a different venue in Ljubljana.
Chris, HP, Axel, Stefan and Jens
2011-02-11 NEW DVD TRAILER
2011-01-03 BIG GRAVE DIGGER COMPETITION
we know, many of you out there are waiting impatiently for the final result of the BIG GRAVE DIGGER COMPETITION, but as you can imagine, it took a long time to listen to all the great guitar work our fans sent us over via personal videos or YouTube content.
The whole band was involved to check out rhythms and solos from all over the world and believe us, it was a long and stony road to figure out who's doing best for "Highland Farewell"....
We generated a counting system of all in all 60 points in maximum for rhythm- and solo guitar together, including some bonus points for extra ordinary performance. We're sorry to tell that all artists, who performed just the solo part, got one counting part missing, so there was no chance for those guys to enter the upper ranks.
So here we go, we would like to present you the Top 3 of our compilation, lads and lasses, for rank #3, please welcome CED "MR. DÖD"
Ced got 48 points for his performance and the prizes for his powerful performance will be 2 EMG pickups and a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
At rank #2 please welcome LUKAS LANGER from the Czech Republic. Great technic and classical posing gave him several extra points by the all band members.
All in all, Lukas got 49 points and he's the lucky winner of 3 EMG pickups and a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
And finally, for best rhythms and solo guitar performance in all cases and the high score of 54 points, please give a big hand for MURILO MAZZA from Brazil!
Murilo will get the first prize, the big JAMVOX package, a combination of PC amplifier plus extracting software and a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
The ranks 4 - 10 plus their prizes are:
#4: Matt Asselbergh (47 points) - 1 Korg Pitchblack Tuner + a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
#5: Roman Ibarra (45 points) - 1 Korg Pitchblack Tuner + a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
#6: Zoltan Duric (37 points) - 2 Cordial cables + a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
#7: Leon Gosch (35 points) - 1 Cordial cable + a PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set.
#8: Anand Kumar (32 points) - 1 PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set
#9: Dominic Blum (23 points) - 1 PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set
#10: Max Hemmann (22 points) - 1 PYRAMID Axel Ritt Signature string set
In addition to his first prize, we'd like to invite Murilo to perform his solo together with GRAVE DIGGER live on stage (!) at one of our South America tour dates in summer this year. We hope, he will be in the mood to do so ;-)
Ced and Lukas will get a backstage pass for one of our tour dates as well and the ranks from 4 to 10 will get a guest pass for one of the GRAVE DIGGER shows in 2011.
We hope all of you had a lot of fun while performing and watching the videos. The whole GRAVE DIGGER band would like to give a big THANK YOU to all guitarists, who did their best to give "Highland Farewell" an extra touch of excitement by their personal interpretation.
Hope to see on our upcoming tour this year.
HP, Jens, Chris, Axel and Stefan
2010-12-30 New EP cover - Ballad Of Mary
THE BALLAD OF MARY 2010 ... feat. DORO .... NEW EP out on 4th of March 2011 ... including REBELLION 2010 feat. HANSI KÜRSCH (Blind Guardian) ... THE BALLAD OF MARY 2010 unplugged .... and more !!!