Grave Digger Article

06.08.2010 Grave Digger

Wacken Open Air XXI

Wacken (Germany)

(Panasonic DMC-TZ7)

As first jubilee of that day Grave Digger celebrated a very special show on True Metal Stage due to their 30 year stage jubilee. Already the opulent beginning of the show that was opened by a huge pipes&drums band gave a slight pretaste on that. As part of that gig the complete alubm "Tunes Of War" was played supported on the one hand by Van Canto that accompanied the whole concert as background choir. Furhtermore there were also other special guests to marvel at: at "The Balad Of Mary (Queen Of Scots)" metal queen Doro Pesch entered the stage which was completly drowned in red light singing a wonderful duet with the dressed in proper style Chris Boltendahl wearing a kilt.
But not enough with that, during "Rebellion" additionally Blind Guardian front men Hansi Kürsch supported the men of Grave Digger.
Overall an impressive concert, terrific atmosphere, great stage show and all musicians really keen on playing so by that one of the highlights of the day!


  • The Brave (Performed by a Pipes&Drums Band)
  • Scotland United
  • The Dark Of The Sun
  • William Wallace (Braveheart)
  • The Bruce (The Lion King)
  • The Battle Of Flodden
  • The Ballad Of Mary (Queen Of Scots) (with Doro Pesch)
  • The Truth
  • Cry For Freedom (James The VI)
  • Killing Time
  • Rebellion (The Clans Are Marching) (with Van Canto and Hansi Kürsch)
  • Culloden Muir


  • Ballad Of A Hangman
  • Excalibur
  • Heavy Metal Breakdown