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Country of origin: Germany
Founded: 1994
Status: Active
Official homepage: Mob Rules

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Band History - Mob Rules (Online Jan. 2003)

Mob Rules



MOB RULES are getting ready to attack!
The energy that the Melodic Metal act from the North of Germany are currently radiating is almost like a physical presence, what with a new record company, new management, their advance single "Lord Of Madness" out since the end of July, plus their third recording "Hollowed Be Thy Name", including a number of surprises, in the pipeline. With their debut album "Savage Land" (1999), and even more so with its successor "Temple Of Two Suns" (2000), the band surrounding Klaus Dirks caused more than a mere murmur among the press: MOB RULES second offering was voted album of the month by various European rock publications, making the "10 x Dynamite" category in Rock Hard magazine and no. 4 in the Metal Heart editors charts. "Hollowed Be Thy Name" reinforces this positive impression without copying its predecessor.

"It was our aim to come up with an album that combines all the typical trademarks of our sound, but it's certainly no repeat of our previous release", Dirks point out. "That's why I wouldn't want to compare the quality of our second album with the current CD. Both are strong recordings. "Hollowed Be Thy Name" was recorded at the Soundgarten Studios in Oldenburg (drums, bass and guitars) and the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg (vocals, keyboards) and mixed by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, among others) at the Bazement near Frankfurt."

Current Line-Up:
Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums
Sascha Onnen - Keys

Previous members:
None

Discography:

Signs Of The Time Live (CD/DVD)

Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums
Sascha Onnen - Keys

"The Metal Observer" Review

2005 "Signs Of The Time Live (CD/DVD)" - Steamhammer

Total playing time: 75:59/80:02

CD

  1. Making Of/Intro
  2. Black Rain
  3. Lord Of Madness
  4. Celebration Day
  5. Hydrophobia
  6. Outerspace
  7. Unknown Man
  8. Among The Gods
  9. The End Of All Days
  10. Hollowed Be Thy Name
  11. The Speed Of Life
  12. (In The Land) Of Wind And Rain
  13. Temple Fanfare
  14. Pilot Of The Earth
  15. Rain Song

DVD

  • Wacken Roadshow 2003
  • Wacken 2000 On Stage and Interview
  • Mob Rules History
  • DVD Promo Clips –
  • Black Rain Official Videoclip
  • Black Rain Director’s Cut
  • End Of All Days Wacken Roadshow

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Among The Gods

Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums
Sascha Onnen - Keys

"The Metal Observer" Review
2004 "Among The Gods" - Steamhammer

Total playing time: 49:43
  1. Black Rain >mp3
  2. Hydrophobia >mp3
  3. Invitation Time
  4. The Miracle Dancer
  5. Among The Gods
  6. New World Symphony
  7. Ship Of Fools
  8. Seven Seas >mp3
  9. Meet You In Heaven
  10. Arabia


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Hallowed By Thy Name

Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums
Sascha Onnen - Keys

"The Metal Observer" Review
"The Metal Observer" Review

2002 "Hallowed By Thy Name" - Steamhammer

Total playing time: 48:38
  1. Hollowed Be Thy Name
  2. The Speed Of Light
  3. (In The Land Of) Wind And Rain
  4. House On Fire
  5. Ghost Town
  6. How The Gypsy Was Born
  7. All Above The Atmosphere
  8. Lord Of Madness
  9. a.d.c.o.e.
  10. Way Of The World

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Temple Of The Two Suns

Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums
Sascha Onnen - Keys

"The Metal Observer" Review

2000 "Temple Of The Two Suns" - LMP

Total playing time: 48:03
  1. The Temple Fanfare
  2. Pilot Of Earth
  3. Outer Space
  4. Celebration Day (Sun Serenade, Opus I)
  5. Flag Of Life (Sun Serenade, Opus II)
  6. Unknown Man
  7. Hold On
  8. Evolution's Falling
  9. Inside The Fire
  10. Eyes Of All Young
  11. Hold On (Reprise)
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Savage Land

Klaus Dirks - Vocals
Matthias Mineur - Guitar
Oliver Fuhlhage - Guitars
Thorsten Plorin - Bass
Arved Manott - Drums

1999 "Savage Land" - LMP

Total playing time: 53:55
  1. Prologue
  2. Insurgeria
  3. Rain Song
  4. Hold Back The Light
  5. Secret Sign
  6. Savage Land - Part I (Strangers In Time)
  7. Savage Land - Part II (Pianista)
  8. Savage Land - Part III (No Reason Why)
  9. Coast To Coast
  10. Blaze Of First Warning
  11. Pray For Sunlight
  12. Down In Nowhere Land
  13. End Of All Days


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