Grave Digger – Excalibur – Compact Disc
Excalibur is an album by the German heavy metal band Grave Digger. Grave Digger is known for their traditional heavy metal sound with themes often inspired by history, mythology, and fantasy. The title Excalibur points directly to the legendary sword associated with the Arthurian legend.
German power metal band Grave Digger was formed in late 1980 by frontman Chris Boltendahl, guitarist Peter Masson, bassist Willi Lackmann and drummer Albert Eckardt. Debuting three years later on the Rock from Hell compilation, in 1984 Grave Digger returned with the full-length Heavy Metal Breakdown.
In the context of Grave Digger’s style, “Excalibur” is an album that draws upon the iconic Arthurian tale. The songs evoke elements of the Arthurian mythos, which revolves around King Arthur, his knights, and the mythical sword Excalibur.
Lyrically, Excalibur explores themes of heroism, destiny, honor, and the struggle between good and evil. The sword Excalibur itself often symbolizes power, righteousness, and the rightful rule of Arthur. The song might delve into the journey and challenges Arthur faces as he wields Excalibur and strives to establish his reign.
Musically, Grave Digger’s style often incorporates classic heavy metal elements such as powerful vocals, driving guitar riffs, and anthemic choruses. Excalibur features an energetic and melodic composition that captures the epic and adventurous qualities of the Arthurian legend.
Excalibur by Grave Digger embraces the band’s signature style of traditional heavy metal while immersing listeners in the world of Arthurian mythology. The album pays homage to the legendary sword and the broader narrative surrounding King Arthur, his knights, and the enduring themes of honor and heroism.
Limited Edition Including Bonus Track
Nuclear Blast Records
Made In Germany
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
1. Secrets Of Merlin, The
4. Round Table, The (forever)
5. Margane La Fay
6. Spell, The
7. Tristan’s Fate
9. Murdred’s Song
10. Final War, The
11. Emerald Eyes
13. Parcival – (bonus track)