Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Formed after the demise of Lions Breed, Scanner released its debut album, Hypertrace, in 1988, scoring a bit of notoriety as their image and lyrics were heavily based in science fiction, atypical for metal in general. The music itself was decent if not outstanding typical Germanic metal of the period. Guitarist Axel Julius has keep the band going for fifteen years now, recording a new album every few years with what seems like almost constant lineup changes, with their latest being Scantropolis, released in 2002.

Current Members

Efthimios Ioannidis

vocals

Axel Julius

guitars (Lions Breed)

Florian Haack

guitars

Kayuri Niwa

bass

Franz Eichberger

drums

Former Members/Guests

Michael Knoblich

vocals

S.L. Coe

vocals (Angel Dust)

Haridon Lee (Leszek Szpigiel)

vocals (Mekong Delta, Wolf Spider)

Lisa Croft

vocals

Thomas Sopha

guitars (Lions Breed)

Stefan Nicolai

guitars

Martin Bork

bass (Lions Breed)

John A.B.C. Smith

bass (At Vance)

Marc Simon

bass

Stephan Braun

keyboards

Johannes Brunn

keyboards

Wolfgang Kolorz

drums

D.D. Bucco

drums

Jan Zimmer

drums


Discography



Hypertrace 
1988 Noise
  1. Warp 7
  2. Terrion
  3. Locked Out
  4. Across The Universe
  5. R.M.U.
  6. Grapes Of Fear
  7. Retaliation Positive
  8. The Killing Fields
  9. Wizard Force
  10. Galactos
  • Michael Knoblich
  • Axel Julius
  • Thomas Sopha
  • Martin Bork
  • Wolfgang Kolorz




Terminal Earth 
1990 Noise
  1. The Law
  2. Not Alone
  3. Wonder
  4. Buy Or Die
  5. Telemania
  6. Touch The Light
  7. Terminal Earth
  8. From The Dust Of Ages
  9. The Challenge
  10. L.A.D.Y.
  • S.L. Coe
  • Axel Julius
  • Thomas Sopha
  • Martin Bork
  • Wolfgang Kolorz




Mental Reservation 
1995 Massacre
  1. Break The Seal
  2. Upright Liar
  3. After The Storm
  4. Your Infallible Smile
  5. Conception Of A Cure
  6. Into A Brave Man's Mind
  7. Out Of Nowhere
  8. Hightmare
  9. Rubberman
  10. Wrong Lane Society
  11. 20th Century Crusade
  • Haridon Lee
  • Axel Julius
  • John A.B.C. Smith
  • D.D. Bucco




Ball Of The Damned 
1997 Massacre
  1. Puppet On A String
  2. Frozen Under The Sun
  3. We Start It Tomorrow
  4. The True-Stories-Teller
  5. Tollshocked
  6. Ball Of The Damned
  7. Judge On The Run
  8. Intermezzo
  9. Innuendo
  • Haridon Lee
  • Axel Julius
  • Stefan Nicolai
  • Marc Simon
  • Stephan Braun
  • D.D. Bucco




Scantropolis 
2002 Massacre
  1. Till the ferryman dies
  2. Hallowed be my name
  3. Flight of the eagle
  4. Turn of the tide
  5. Always Alien
  6. Engel Brechts
  7. Sister Mary
  8. The gambler
  9. Rest in pain R.I.P.
  10. Till the ferryman dies (live)
  • Lisa Croft
  • Axel Julius
  • Florian Haack
  • Marc Simon
  • Johannes Brunn
  • Jan Zimmer

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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