Haggard's History (Biography)

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

Official site: http://www.haggard.de/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/haggard2007

Genre(s): Classical/Orchestral/Symphonic Metal

Country: Germany

Show Date: September 4, 2010

Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2010, Global East Rock Festival 2009

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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 Catholic 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.

Haggard's Current Members

  • Asis Nasseri – vocals, guitar (1991-present)
  • Susanne Ehlers – soprano vocals
  • Veronika Kramheller – soprano vocals
  • Manuela Kraller - soprano vocals
  • Fiffi Fuhrmann – tenor vocals, bass
  • Giacomo Astorri - bass
  • Jonathan Whynot - guitar
  • Michael Stapf - violin
  • Ivica Kramheller – double bass
  • Andreas Fuchs – French horn, flute, percussion, drums
  • Linda Antonetti - flute, oboe
  • Steffi Hertz – viola
  • Johannes Schleiermacher – cello
  • Patrizia Krug - cello
  • Claudio Quarta – guitar
  • Hans Wolf – piano, keyboards
  • Ingrid Nietzer - piano, keyboards
  • Luz Marsen – drums, percussion (1991-present)
  • Michael Schumm- percussion

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

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

Haggard's Discography

  • 1992 - Introduction
  • 1994 - Progressive
  • 1995 - Once... Upon A December's Dawn
  • 1997 - And Thou Shalt Trust... the Seer
  • 2000 - Awaking the Centuries
  • 2004 - Eppur Si Muove
  • 2008 - Tales of Ithiria

In 2010, the band had its first concert along with a symphonic orchestra. Haggard played together with the philharmonic orchestra of Plovdiv in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on April 19, 2010.

Haggard's Setlist at Global East Rock Festival 2010 (September 4, 2010)

  1. Tales of Ithiria
  2. The Observer
  3. In a Fullmoon Procession
  4. Per Aspera Ad Astra
  5. Herr Mannelig
  6. Eppur Si Muove
  7. The Day as Heaven Wept
  8. Upon Fallen Autumn Leaves
  9. Heavenly Damnation
  10. The Final Victory
  11. Encore:
  12. Awaking the Centuries

Source: © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggard_(band)

Official Haggard's Video

Haggard - In a Pale Moon's Shadow (live)
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Haggard - The Final Victory (live)
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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2010: Balfor, Bonfire, Cemetery Of Scream, Cruachan, Dark Tranquillity, Deviant Syndrome, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Eluveitie, HammerFall, Infinite Tales, Kiss Forever Band, Manic Depression, Mayhem, Mnemic, Moonspell, Obituary, Oomph!, Preternatural, Rotting Christ, Sabaton, Sirenia, Sunrise, The Gathering, Venom, Vic Anselmo, W.H.I.T.E, Пилигрим.

Created At: September 23, 2010 5:34 PM Updated At: May 9, 2011 10:51 PM
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