Graveland

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Black Metal band formed in 1991 in Wrocław, Poland.

former NSBM, Rob Darken has tried to widen his audience and touring possibilities by stating that Graveland is not related to any kind of political ideologies.

Graveland's style has changed from raw black metal on the early albums to a more epic sound which is inspired by Hammerheart-era Bathory. Lyrically, on the early works Rob Darken was inspired by Celtic beliefs, now he's Wotanism-orientated and calls his music "epic pagan metal".

One of the band logo was done by Christophe "Volvox" Szpajdel. This logo appears for the first time on "Carpathian Wolves" and was used up to "Immortal Pride", however it showed an inverted cross instead the thorshammer. This logo was replaced by a lettering in red Fraktur capitals during 1999 and 2003. Since "Dawn of Iron Blades", Graveland uses the shown logo.

All rereleases by No Colours Records after 2001 omit all lyrics in the booklets.

The song "Spear of Wotan" was included on the compilation The Night and Fog Vol. 3 which was released by Totenkopf Propaganda in 2007. A shorter version of "Legion of Giants" appears on "No Colours Records Compilaton II".

German BPjM (Federal Authority for Publications unsafe for the Youth) forbade the sale of 6 Graveland albums in Germany (namely: "Following the Voice of Blood", "Immortal Pride", "In the Glare of Burning Churches", "The Celtic Winter", "Blood of Heroes" and "Dawn of Iron Blades").

In May 2008, German police invaded the office of No Colours Records and confiscated about 1500 banned Graveland CDs. After this, the rights to these Graveland's albums on No Colours Records were transferred to Forever Plagued Records.

Graveland played their first concert on 2 April 2016 in Milan, Italy. The second concert, and the first in their native country of Poland, took place on 22 April 2016 during Pomerania Fest vol. 1: Pagan Territory.
They toured Latin America for the first time in May 2017.
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none Graveland - Necromanteion album art Graveland Necromanteion Not On Label (Graveland Self-released) none Poland 1992 Sell This Version
none Graveland - Drunemeton album art Graveland Drunemeton Not On Label (Graveland Self-released) none Poland 1992 Sell This Version
none Graveland - Epilogue album art Graveland Epilogue Witching Hour Productions none Poland 1993 Sell This Version
none Graveland - In The Glare Of Burning Churches album art Graveland In The Glare Of Burning Churches (Album, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Graveland Self-released) none Poland 1993 Sell This Version
NC 001 Graveland - The Celtic Winter album art Graveland The Celtic Winter (MiniAlbum) Melissa Productions NC 001 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
ED-1 Graveland - Carpathian Wolves album art Graveland Carpathian Wolves (Album) Eternal Devils ED-1 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
LRC 21 Graveland - Thousand Swords album art Graveland Thousand Swords (Album) Lethal Records (6) LRC 21 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
007 Graveland - Following The Voice Of Blood album art Graveland Following The Voice Of Blood (Album) No Colours Records 007 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
East 011, EASTCLAN 011 Graveland - Immortal Pride album art Graveland Immortal Pride (Album) No Colours Records, No Colours Records East 011, EASTCLAN 011 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
East 012 Graveland - Impaler's Wolves album art Graveland Impaler's Wolves (MiniAlbum) No Colours Records East 012 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
TR 14/02 Graveland - Raiders Of Revenge album art Honor / Graveland Honor / Graveland - Raiders Of Revenge (Album) Triskelon Records TR 14/02 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
NC 040 Graveland - Creed Of Iron album art Graveland Creed Of Iron (Album) No Colours Records NC 040 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NC 045, NC - 045 Graveland - Raise Your Sword ! album art Graveland Raise Your Sword ! (MiniAlbum) No Colours Records, No Colours Records NC 045, NC - 045 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NC 057 Graveland - Memory And Destiny album art Graveland Memory And Destiny (Album) No Colours Records NC 057 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
NC 064 Graveland - The Fire Of Awakening album art Graveland The Fire Of Awakening (Album) No Colours Records NC 064 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
NC 088 Graveland - Dawn Of Iron Blades album art Graveland Dawn Of Iron Blades (Album) No Colours Records NC 088 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
NC 100 / 030, NC 100, NC 030 Graveland - Fire Chariot Of Destruction album art Graveland Fire Chariot Of Destruction (Album) No Colours Records NC 100 / 030, NC 100, NC 030 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
NC 118, NC-118 Graveland - Will Stronger Than Death album art Graveland Will Stronger Than Death (Album) No Colours Records NC 118, NC-118 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
DARK 012, Dark 012 Graveland - Wotan Mit Mir album art Graveland Wotan Mit Mir (MiniAlbum) Darkland Records, Darkland Records DARK 012, Dark 012 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Sunset 62, E.R. 008 Graveland - Raiders Of Revenge album art Graveland Raiders Of Revenge(Cass, S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Night Birds Records, Evil Rising Sunset 62, E.R. 008 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
NC 146/NC 158 Graveland - Spears Of Heaven album art Graveland Spears Of Heaven (Album) No Colours Records NC 146/NC 158 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
NC 158 Graveland - Cold Winter Blades album art Graveland Cold Winter Blades (MiniAlbum) No Colours Records, No Colours Records NC 158 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
escd 087 Graveland - Ogień Wilczych Serc album art Graveland / Biały Viteź Graveland / Biały Viteź - Ogień Wilczych Serc (Album) Eastside escd 087 Poland 2012 Sell This Version
NC 057 Graveland - Pamięć I Przeznaczenie album art Graveland Pamięć I Przeznaczenie (Album) Warheart NC 057 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
NC 169 Graveland - Thunderbolts Of The Gods album art Graveland Thunderbolts Of The Gods (Album) No Colours Records NC 169 Germany 2013 Sell This Version

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AleksShvedov_88

AleksShvedov_88

August 20, 2020
There are new two versions of the disc Honor / Graveland ‎– Raiders Of Revenge for sale in a Jewel case and in a Digipak.
if interesting PM please.
blackmetal969

blackmetal969

July 21, 2020
Ooohhh goodie! Discogs is now smashing ads in between the discography listings. Really starting to hate discogs...
earwaxwisconsin

earwaxwisconsin

September 3, 2016
Rob Darken would have to have a pretty big closet.
Espector

Espector

June 7, 2013
Reeditions
German BPjM (Federal Authority for Publications unsafe for the Youth) forbade the sale of 4 GRAVELAND albums in Germany (namely, "Following The Voices Of Blood", "Immortal Pride","In The Glare Of Burning Churches", "The Celtic Winter").
In may 2008 German Police invaded office of No Colours records and confiskated about 1500 of these old cd's of Graveland.After this act of repression, these Graveland albums are moved to label from USA Forever Plagued Records.
abigor100

abigor100

January 22, 2012
The four albums "In the glare of burnich churches", "Immortal pride", "Following the voice of blood" and "The celtic winter" are indexed by German laws, forbidding their record label to sell these albums. Worldwide distribution of these four titles is now done by Heidens Hart Records.

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