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Saalfeld, Germany (1996 – present)

Heaven Shall Burn was formed in autumn 1996, under the name ‘Consense’. With the recording of their second demo in early 1997 the band changed their name to ‘Heaven Shall Burn’. The name is taken from a Marduk album titled “Heaven Shall Burn… When We Are Gathered”. In an interview with the band at, the band said: “It’s not that we’re huge Marduk fans, but we liked the name. It sounds a bit provoking and so people ask us again and again for the meaning behind our name. It has been like that since the very beginning. We use the term “heaven” as a metaphor for some kind of a fake paradise that people create in their heads. Some people close their eyes and don’t see the truth surrounding them. So this kind of fake heaven should burn. Some people might think that our name is an anti-religious statement, but it isn’t.”

In 1998 the band released an MCD entitled “In Battle There Is No Law” followed by a split-LP with “Fall of Serenity” in 1999. Following these releases the band signed to Lifeforce Records for their 2000 debut album “Asunder”. It was followed by a split-CD with their long-time friends Caliban in 2000 as well as 2002’s album “Whatever It May Take”. In 2002, “In Battle There Is No Law” was re-released through Circulation Records.

Upon the release of ‘Whatever it May Take’ , Heaven Shall Burn toured through England and South-America, and finally to Iceland. There they met Olàfur Arnalds, who wrote three classical interlude parts for their album ‘Antigone’.


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  • Ancdacranc

    invictus war etwas schwach aber veto nur "meh"? unverständlich^^

    14 Oct 8:39pm Reply
  • Arueris

    Iconoclast is a one-of-a-kind, a one-in-a-million, a uinique and absolutely flawless album, I donÄt know any metalcore-record that stands an even remote chance. Deaf to Our Prayers and Antigone are extremly tight and for the bigger part brilliant albums, too. The rest is just meh, but who cares when you can have pieces like Against All Lies. Mother of god, this band has released some amazing work.

    24 Sep 11:34pm Reply
  • Caneedo

    Ja podia marcar outros shows aqui pro Brasil

    22 Sep 2:31am Reply
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    18 Sep 7:14pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Iconoclast and In Battle... are Heaven Shall Burns best albums.

    27 Aug 5:07am Reply
  • Alfasix

    Deaf To Our Prayers > all

    31 Jul 8:34pm Reply
  • sikura5

    This is very coooool!!!!

    10 Jun 3:54am Reply
  • versionfiv

    that album has too many keyboards and pedestrian arrangements for me. i will stick with the previous 3 albums

    1 May 8:15pm Reply
  • BrootalK1d

    I regret I didn't give Veto a chance before, it's so damn good

    27 Apr 6:03pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Heaven Shall Burn

    24 Mar 9:15pm Reply
  • Entripy777

    Metalcore from Australia:

    18 Mar 3:43am Reply
  • kspsml

    nothing just nothing....

    17 Mar 8:31pm Reply
  • robben499

    witchers71 сукапздц

    17 Mar 6:05am Reply
  • robben499

    Лютые мужики

    14 Mar 6:13pm Reply

    Карочь, я соглашусь с rusverm This is Melodic Death\Metalcore :DDDD

    4 Mar 1:21pm Reply

    Ахах... На какой портал не зайду - пользователи в своих комментариях никак не могут угомонится не счет жанра HSB))) Ну, что ж... Терь моя очередь вставить свое слово))) - Deathcore, а к альбому Veto я прибавлю еще и Melodic Death Metal

    4 Mar 12:48pm Reply
  • PutridBastard

    This is the kind of band that will always sound the same, every album has its jewells, but the majority of the songs are monotonous, and don't get me wrong there are thousands of bands like this one for example TBDM, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal,etc,etc(not in genre but in this situation). So for that kind of people who doesn't like changes here it is!.

    3 Mar 2:17am Reply
  • ARM_tize

    Отличная группа)

    25 Feb 3:06pm Reply
  • Adam_Ye

    you know what, these guys define the REAL Metalcore music.

    18 Feb 2:01pm Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Странная команда... :(

    17 Feb 11:49pm Reply
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