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  • Years Active

    2000 – present (21 years)

  • Founded In

    Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Members

    • Dominik Pawlat
    • Frank Heim
    • Gunter Kopf
    • Holger Becker
    • Jörg Roth
    • Michael Maximilian Kaufmann
    • Timo Gleichmann

Saltatio Mortis is a German medieval metal group. The Latin name means "dance of death". It is an allusion to the Danse Macabre, and a motto of the band is: "He who dances does not die."

Alea der Bescheidene - vocals, bagpipes, didgeridoo, guitar, Irish bouzouki, shawms
Lasterbalk der Lästerliche - drums, davul and other percussion
Falk Irmenfried von Hasen-Mümmelstein - bagpipes, vocals, hurdy-gurdy, shawms
El Silbador (since 2006) - bagpipes, shawms, smallpipes, uillean pipes and other pipes
Bruder Frank (since 2006) - bass guitars, electric upright Chapman Stick, guitar
Till Promill (since 2012) - guitars
Jean Mechant der Tambour (since 2009) - drums, piano, guitar, vocals
Luzi das L (since 2011) - pipes, shawms, flutes

Dominor der Filigrane (2000 to 2009) - guitars, German bagpipes, shawms
Die Fackel (2000 to 2006) - bass guitars, mandola, harp, German bagpipes, shawms
Ungemach der Missgestimmte (2000 to 2006) - guitars, bagpipes, shawms, percussion, programming
Thoron Trommelfeuer (2000 to 2009) - orchestral percussion
Herr Schmitt (2004 to 2007) - drums and other percussion
Mik El Angelo (2006 to 2009) - guitars, lutes, citterns
Cordoban der Verspielte - shawms, bagpipes, vielle, whistles, vocals
Herr Samoel (2007 to 2012) - guitars, Irish bouzouki

Studio albums
2001: Tavernakel (Tavernaculum) Napalm Records
2002: Das zweite Gesicht (The second Face) Napalm Records
2003: Heptessenz (Seventh Essence) Napalm Records
26 January 2004: Erwachen (Awakening) Napalm Records
29 August 2005: Des Königs Henker (The King's Hangman) Napalm Records
3 September 2007: Aus der Asche (From the Ashes) Napalm Records
31 August 2009: Wer Wind Sät (Who sows the wind …) Napalm Records
29 August 2011: Sturm aufs Paradies (Rush for Paradise) Napalm Records
16 August 2013: Das Schwarze Einmaleins (The Black 101) Napalm Records
14 August 2015: Zirkus Zeitgeist (Circus Zeitgeist) We Love Music
17 August 2018: Brot und Spiele (Bread and Games) Vertigo/Capitol
9 October 2020: Für immer frei (Forever Free) Vertigo/Capitol
Live albums
2005: Manufactum Napalm Records
2010: Manufactum II Napalm Records
1 April 2011: 10 Jahre Wild Und Frei (10 Years Wild and Free) Live CD/DVD recorded at the Stadthalle Wuppertal 15/10/2010, Napalm Records
8 April 2013: Manufactum III Live CD, Napalm Records
2016: Zirkus Zeitgeist – Live aus der großen Freiheit Live CD, We Love Music
Compilation albums
2016: Licht & Schatten - Best Of 2000-2014, We Love Music
2003: "Falsche Freunde"
2005: "Salz der Erde"
2009: "Ebenbild"
2011: "Hochzeitstanz"
2013: "Früher War Alles Besser", Napalm Records
12 July 2013: "Wachstum über alles", Napalm Records
2015: "Wo Sind Die Clowns"
1 April 2011: 10 Jahre Wild Und Frei (10 Years Wild and Free) Live CD/DVD recorded at the Stadthalle Wuppertal 15/10/2010, Napalm Records
13 December 2013: Provocatio - Live Auf Dem Mittelaltermarkt, Blu-ray and DVD, Napalm Records
Guest appearances
20 July 2018: We Drink Your Blood (on Communio Lupatum by Powerwolf)

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