Forming of the band and first two albums:
Rebellion is a Heavy Metal band from Germany. It was formed in 2001 by ex-Grave Digger members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tomi Göttlich (bass).
Their first album - A Tragedy In Steel - Shakespeare’s Macbeth - is a concept album about William Shakespeare’s work Macbeth and includes spoken passages. Spoken passages and narrations are done by members of the band and other collaborators as the story’s characters.
The second album called Born A Rebel involved more standard heavy-metal lyrics – about motorcycles, metal, war, etc. – and the music was somewhat rougher.
In 2005 they released the first part of a trilogy about the Vikings and Norse mythology. First part is called ‘Sagas Of Iceland’. As title suggests, lyrics are about viking sagas.
The second part ’Miklagard’ is out in 2007. Speed, powerful and heavy guitar riffs repleaced middle tempo songs of the previous album. Lyricalwise, album is about pack of vikings who left their homeland, Sweden, to travel to Miklagard. Every song talks about another adventure they took along the way.
Third and final album - ”Arise: From Ginnugagap To Ragnarök” - came out in 2009. Musicaly it’s rougher and heavier than the previous two. Lyrics are about Norse mythology, from conception of the world (Ginnugagap) to its final battle (Ragnarök) and finally, its destruction.
Changes in the band:
Uwe Lulis, Simone Wenzel and Gerd Lücking all left the band in late 2010. Michael Seifert and Tomi Göttlich were the only remaining members at the time. In 2011 new line-up was forming. The first new member who joined them was Oliver Geibig on guitar. Oliver worked with the band before - he produced their second album. Later on Stephan Karut joined the band on guitar and David Faifer on drums. David soon left the band because he lived too far from the band and Matthias Karle took his spot. With that final change new strong line-up was formed and soon they entered the studio to record a new album.
The sixth studio album titled Arminius: Furor Teutonicus, with new line-up, was released on October 26th, 2012. Arminius is another conceptual piece and this time, as album title says, album is based on Arminius. Arminius was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
Michael Seifert - Vocals (2001-present)
Tomi Göttlich - Bass (2001-present)
Matthias Karle - Drums (2011-present)
Oliver Geibig - Guitars (2011-present)
Stephan Karut - Guitars (2011-present)
Björn Eilen - Guitars and vocals (2001-2005)
Randy Black - Drums (2001-2003)
Uwe Lulis - Guitars (2001-2010)
Gerd Lücking - Drums (2004-2010)
Simone Wenzel - Guitars 2006-2010)
David Faifer - Drums (2011)
1. A Tragedy In Steel (Shakespeare’s Macbeth) (2002)
2. Born A Rebel (2003)
3. Sagas Of Iceland - The History Of The Vikings Volume I (2005)
4. Miklagard (Single) (2006)
5. Miklagard - The History Of The Vikings Volume II (2007)
6. The Clans Are Marching (EP) (2009)
7. Arise: From Ginnugagap To Ragnarök - The History Of The Vikings Volume III (2009)
8. Arminius: Furor Teutonicus (2012)
Rebellion is also a Thrash Metal band from Venezuela. They released one full length album, Land of Hate, in 1996.
Rebellion was also a Heavy Metal band from Portugal. They released an album, Ascending, in 2002.
Edited by AlenZizak on 26 Oct 2012, 13:51
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