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Haggard

Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Symphonic Metal
Doom Metal
Technical Death Metal (early)
Years active 1991 – present
Website www.haggard.de
Members
Asis Nasseri
Susanne Ehlers
Veronika Kramheller
Fiffi Fuhrmann
Andreas Peschke
Florian Bartl
Ivica Percinlie
Steffi Hertz
Johannes Schleiermacher
Claudio Quarta
Hans Wolf
Luz Marsen

Haggard is a German symphonic metal musical group founded in 1991. The group combines classical music and early music with doom metal.

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Background

Haggard was founded in 1991 and originally played death metal. They changed their musical style after their first demo tape, Introduction in 1992, becoming a band with symphonic melodies and classical instruments but folk themes. The album And Thou Shalt Trust... the Seer marked their breakthrough in 1997. After their second album Awaking the Centuries (the life of the prophet Nostradamus), they toured through Mexico twice. In 2004, they released their third album Eppur Si Muove which is about the life of Italian scholar, Galileo Galilei, sentenced to house arrest for heresy by the Church for supporting Copernicus' claim that the Earth revolved around the sun.

Just before their album Awaking The Centuries was released, the group had its highest number of musicians at 21. All their songs are written by vocalist and guitarist, Asis Nasseri.

The fourth album, Tales of Ithiria, was released in 2008 and is based on a fantasy story.

Discography

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Demos

  • Introduction (demo)|Introduction (1992)
  • Progressive (album)|Progressive (1994)
  • Once... Upon A December´s Dawn (1995)

Studio albums

Live

  • Awaking the Gods: Live In Mexico (2001)

DVDs and videos

  • In A Pale Moon's Shadow) (1998)
  • Awaking the Gods: Live In Mexico (DVD/VHS) (2001)

Members

Current members

Former members

  • Florian Bartl – oboe, english horn
  • Judith Marschall – violin
  • Doro – violin
  • Mark Pendry – clarinet
  • Sasema – vocals
  • Robert Müller – clarinet
  • Christoph Zastrow – flute
  • Danny Klupp – guitar
  • Kathrin Pechlof – harp
  • Karin Bodemüller – vocals
  • Florian Schnellinger – percussion
  • Andi Nad – bass
  • Gaby Koss – vocals
  • Robin Fischer – bass
  • Andi Hemberger – vocals
  • Kathrin Hertz – cello
  • Andreas Peschke – flute

In addition to the 16 band members, more than 10 guest artists and musicians were involved in the making of the album, Eppur Si Muove.

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