Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Mob Rules  


Mob Rules was formed in 1994, and since debuting in 1999 have delivered several albums of classy, bombastic melodic metal, with shades of the familiar European style yet clearly more aligned with the melodic hard rock scene than the plain Gamma Ray cloning of some of their contemporaries. As per usual, the musicianship and production values are spot-on, almost to the point of being too sterile, with every riff in place and vocalist Klaus Dirks hitting all the right notes with his high-pitched, clear voice. Mob Rules has a keen sense of melody, and even in the overly crowded field that is German power metal, these guys are recommended listening.

Current Members

Klaus Dirks

vocals

Sven Lüdke

guitars

Matthias Mineur

guitars

Markus Brinkmann

bass

Jan Christian Halfbrodt

keyboards

Nikolas Fritz

drums

Former Members/Guests

Oliver Fulhage

guitars

Thorsten Plorin

bass

Sascha Onnen

keyboards

Arved Mannott

drums


Discography



Savage Land 
1999 Limb Music
  1. Prologue
  2. Insurgeria
  3. Rain Song
  4. Hold Back The Light
  5. Secret Signs
  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
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Arved Mannott




Temple Of Two Suns 
2000 Limb Music
  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)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Hollowed Be Thy Name 
2002
  1. Hollowed Be Thy Name
  2. The Speed Of Life
  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
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Among The Gods 
2004
  1. Black Rain
  2. Hydrophobia
  3. Invitation Time
  4. The Miracle Dancer
  5. Among The Gods
  6. New World Symphony
  7. Ship Of Fools
  8. Seven Seas
  9. Meet You In Heaven
  10. Arabia
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Signs Of The Time - Live 
2005




Ethnolution A.D. 
2006
  1. Prologue
  2. Unholy War
  3. Ashes To Ashes
  4. Fuel To The Fire
  5. Veil Of Death
  6. The Last Farewell
  7. Day And A Lifetime
  8. River Of Pain
  9. Ain`t The One
  10. New Horizon
  11. With Sparrows
  12. Better Morning
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) Astral Hand 
2009 AFM
  1. Astral Hand
  2. Astral Hand (Radio Edit)
  3. Astral Hand (Instrumental)
  4. Man On The Run
  5. Hold On 2009 (Unplugged Version)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Nikolas Fritz




Radical Peace 
2009 AFM
  1. Children Of The Flames
  2. Trial By Fire
  3. Warchild
  4. Astral Hand
  5. The Oswald File (Ethnolution II - A Matter Of Unnecessary Doubt)
  6. Waiting For The Sun
  7. The Glance Of Fame
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Nikolas Fritz

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Cannibal Nation 
2012 AFM
  1. Close My Eyes
  2. Lost
  3. Tele Box Fool
  4. Ice And Fire
  5. Soldiers Of Fortune
  6. The Sirens
  7. Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
  8. Cannibal Nation
  9. Sunrise
  10. Children Of The Flames (live in Atlanta) (digipak bonus track)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Jan Christian Halfbrodt
  • Nikolas Fritz


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