Germany's "Grave Digger" have outlasted the Hair Bands, Grunge, Post-Grunge, Rap Metal and all the other trends in rock to remain one of the most respected names in Metal around the world.They're not pretty (in fact they're hideous) and Chris Boltendahl voice is more of a growl than anything.  But they've managed to put in a career of more than 15 releases.

Their fascination with war and medieval times have found them a strong niche in the Metal world.  They fit a lot of the stereotypes people have about Metal as the sing about swords, knights and dragons, but Boltendahl is a great story-teller and those interested in history will find their music very interesting.

Here they in 2010 with "Highland Farewell"