Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Human Fortress  


A German band with song titles such as "Defenders Of The Crown" and "Knights In Shining Armour" must be a power metal band, and sure enough that's what Human Fortress is, the sextet coming together in the late nineties originally named TimeZone. Defenders Of The Crown is their second album, released in 2003. Epic power metal is the order of the day here, with few surprises but the usual high standards of well-constructed songs and fine vocals from Jioti Parcharidis, who keeps things in check with a clear, melodic voice. It's getting harder and harder for bands like this to come up with something new or innovative, and in that respect there's really nothing on Defenders Of The Crown that fans of the genre haven't heard countless times before (for example, the chorus of "Mortal's Sinful Wrath" sounds familiar almost to the point of plagiarism), but Human Fortress execute quite well indeed and certainly deserve a recommendation for Euro metal fans.

Current Members

Gus Monsanto

vocals

Torsten Wolf

guitars

Volker Trost

guitars

André Hort

bass

Dirk Liem

keyboards

Apostolos Zaios

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jioti Parcharidis

vocals (Victory)

Carsten Frank

vocals

Frank Sawade

guitars

Pablo Tammen

bass

Dirk Marquardt

keyboards

Laki Zaios

drums

Vincent Gongala

drums


Discography



Lord Of Earth And Heaven's Heir 
2001 Massacre
  1. The Dragons Lair
  2. Under Black Age Toil
  3. Lord Of Earth & Heavens Heir
  4. Divine Astronomy
  5. Stroke Of Fate
  6. Amberdawn
  7. The Fortress
  8. Forgive & Forget
  9. Damned To Bedlam
  10. Light Beyond Horizon
  11. Little Flame
  • Jioti Parcharidis
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Laki Zaios

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Defenders Of The Crown 
2003 Massacre
  1. Knights In Shining Armour
  2. Defenders Of The Crown
  3. Collosseum
  4. Gladiator Of Rome
  5. Holy Grail Mine
  6. Border Raid In Lions March
  7. Siege Tower
  8. Schattentor
  9. Skin & Feather
  10. Mortal Sinful Wrath
  11. Sacral Fire
  12. The Valiant
  • Jioti Parcharidis
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Laki Zaios

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Eternal Empire 
2008 Massacre
  1. Contrast
  2. Borders Of Insanity
  3. The Wizard
  4. The Raven
  5. When Love And Hate Collide
  6. Under The Spell
  7. Lions Den
  8. Circle Of Flames
  9. Falling Leaves
  • Carsten Frank
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Frank Sawade
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Vincent Gongala

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Raided Land 
2013 AFM
  1. Raided Land
  2. Child of War
  3. Wasted Years
  4. The Chosen One
  5. Shelter
  6. The Gladiator of Rome (Pt. II)
  7. Dark Knight
  8. Prelude
  9. Pray for Salvation
  10. Evil Curse
  11. Restless Souls
  12. Under Siege
  13. Guard the Blind
  • Gus Monsanto
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • André Hort
  • Dirk Liem
  • Apostolos Zaios


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