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More about Seraph

Country of origin: Austria &, Germany
Founded: 1996
Status: Active
Official homepage: Seraph

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Band History - Seraph (Online July 2003)

Seraph


SERAPH was formed august 1996 by Christian Kalns (ex-DYING ANGEL) and Michael Kainberger (ex-DECORUM). In Andreas Haas (Guitar), Dietmar Matzek (Bass guitar) and Hannes Vordermayer they soon found proper brothers in arms. Shortly afterwards Dietmar found out that this is not his kind of music and was replaced by Manuel Inhester in September 1996. March 1997 SERAPH's first gig took place in the Rochkhouse Salzburg. In the middle of 1997 SERAPH parted with Andreas Haas. Further gigs followed. 1998/99 the CD-debut "Strong Impressions" was recorded. April 1999 SERAPH had their first support gig for SOULFLY. Various gigs in Austria and Germany followed and in January 2002, SERAPH opened the "Thrash 'til death" festival for SODOM, KREATOR and DESTRUCTION. In January 2003 the second CD "Hatecrusher" was released...

Press bio:
ser-aph /'ser?f/ n -aphs or -aphim /r?fm/ any of the six-winged ANGELS of the highest rank guarding the throne of God according to the bible - compare CHERUB (3)

Se-raph, (proper noun) Metal band founded in august 1996, play a mixture of Death, Thrash and Power Metal. 1999 they published their first opus "Strong Impressions", which received very positive critics. Energey-loaded live gigs with acts like SOULFLY, SODOM, KREATOR or DESTRUCTION as well as countless support- and headliner gigs. 2003 the new CD "Hatecrusher" was released...

Ma|nu|el In|hes|ter, (proper noun) m. born on September 13th 1974, claims to be bass guitar player since his start at SERAPH...

Mi|cha|el Ka|in|ber|ger, (proper noun) m born on August 30th 1965, was seen with a guitar in his hand (see also LEAD GUITAR), according to reports he was forced to sing. Played also in DECORUM and other bands...

Chris|ti|an Kalns, (proper noun) m. born on October 20th 1974, puts down his guitar (see also RHYTHM GUITAR) only to play keyboard. Sings not only in his bath tub. Mr. Kalns also played in DYING ANGEL and other bands...

Han|nes Vor|der|may|er, (proper noun) m. born on November 16th 1980, tends to controlled knocking and beating on skin and plastic covered wooden pots (see also DRUMS), likes singing...

Current Line-Up:
Hannes Vordermayer - Drums & Vocals
Christian Kalns - Rhythm Guitar, Synth & Vocals
Michael Kainberger - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Manuel Inhester - Bass Guitar

Previous members:
Dietmar Matzek - Bass Guitar
Andreas Haas - Rhythm Guitar

Discography:

Hatecrusher

Hannes Vordermayer - Drums & Vocals
Christian Kalns - Rhythm Guitar, Synth & Vocals
Michael Kainberger - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Manuel Inhester - Bass Guitar

"The Metal Observer" Review

2003 "Hatecrusher" - Independent

Total playing time: 48:26
  1. Hatecrusher
  2. Doomed
  3. Under Control
  4. Depressions
  5. Nightmares
  6. Silent Tears
  7. Obsession
  8. Everlasting Hate
  9. Work Under Pressure
  10. Hell On Earth
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Strong Impressions

Hannes Vordermayer - Drums & Vocals
Christian Kalns - Rhythm Guitar, Synth & Vocals
Michael Kainberger - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Manuel Inhester - Bass Guitar

"The Metal Observer" Review

1999 "Strong Impressions" - Independent

Total playing time: 48:12
  1. Tragedy
  2. Atomic War
  3. T.V.Guy
  4. Crusades
  5. Big Mistake
  6. Strong Impressions
  7. Darkened Moon
  8. Useless
  9. Final Torture


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