Mob Rules are a German power metal band. They were founded in 1994 by erstwhile Van Blanc guitarist Matthias Mineur and bassist Thorsten Plorin. Pulling in vocalist Klaus Dirks and drummer Arved Mannott, the quartet began to gig. Opening slots included shows with Pink Cream 69, C.I.T.A. and Crossroads.
During the Spring of 1996 Mob Rules added second guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage and a self financed mini album prompted a deal with Limb Music Productions for the March 1999 'Savage Land'. The reaction in Europe was encouraging and the band toured Germany on a co-headline jaunt with Ivory Tower. Other shows witnessed valuable support slots to Overkill and the Scorpions as well as an appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2000.
In 2000, the band released their second album 'Temple Of Two Suns', Thomas Rettke of Heaven's Gate and Susanne M?hle of Heaven's Gate and Hyperchild providing backing vocals. Live work had the band crossing Europe in 2001 with Company of Snakes.
Mob Rules then returned to live action during July 2002 acting as support to Savatage, topping this activity off with an appearance at the 'Wacken Open Air' festival. The band's third album arrived in September 2002 'Hollowed Be Thy Name'. Guests include Peavy Wagner of Rage on the track 'How The Gypsy Was Born' and ex-Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow on both 'All Above The Atmosphere' and 'Way Of The World'.
'Among The Gods', arrived in May 2004 through SPV. Guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage was replaced by Sven L?dge of Murder One in October as the band geared up for European dates supporting Europe. The band recorded a live album and DVD, billed 'Signs Of The Time LIVE', at a hometown gig at the Wilhelmshaven Pumpwerk.
In spring 2006 Markus Brinkmann replaced Thorsten Plorin. In October 2006 their latest album 'Ethnolution A.D. was released through SPV.
Klaus Dirks - Vocals (1994-present)
Matthias Mineur - Guitar (1994-present)
Sven L?dge - Guitar (2004-present)
Markus Brinkmann - Bass (2006-present)
Sascha Onnen - Keyboards (1999-present)
Nicholas Fritz - Drums (2009-present)
All Mob Rules lyrics
- All Above The Atmosphere
- Among The Gods
- Black Rain
- Blaze Of First Warning
- Celebration Day (Sun Serenade Opus #1)
- Coast To Coast
- Down In Nowhere Land
- End Of All Days
- Evolutions Falling
- Eyes Of All Young
- Flag Of Life (Sun Serenade, Opus II)
- Ghost Town
- Hold On
- Hollowed Be Thy Name
- House On Fire
- (In The Land Of) Wind And Rain
- Inside The Fire
- Invitation Time
- Lord Of Madness
- Meet You In Heaven
- New World Symphony
- Outer Space
- Pilot Of Earth
- Pray For Sunlight
- Rain Song
- Savage Land Part I (Strangers In Time)
- Secret Signs
- Seven Seas
- Ship Of Fools
- Speed Of Life
- The Miracle Dancer
- The Temple Fanfare
- Unknown Man
- Way Of The World
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