Origin: Austria
Genres: Power Metal

Stygma IV  


The band known as Stygma IV endured several name changes over their fifteen-odd years of existence. They debuted as a trio in 1992 with Scenes Of Fire, at that time going under the name Big Heat. After adding a vocalist to complete their lineup, they recorded Grand Ominous Dreams, still as Big Heat, but soon changed name to Stigmata (the album has been released under both band names, with different artwork). Their third album was released as Stigmata, but due to a name conflict with another band, the group appended the IV to become Stigmata IV. Finally, in 1999, the band was forced by the courts to change their name one last time, and so they became Stygma IV. Ironically, for a band who changed name so frequently, their lineup never changed once, and in fact the band broke up (in November 2005) because the drummer could no longer play (due to a bad back) and the other three felt it inappropriate to continue without him. Their style (at least on Hell Within, their last album) crossed Euro speed/power metal with more traditional metal influences.

Current Members

Ritchie Krenmaier

vocals

GŁnter Maier

guitars/keyboards

Ali Hilzensauer

bass

Herb Greisberger

drums


Discography



Scenes Of Fire 
1992 self-released
  1. Monday Morning
  2. Big Heat
  3. The Gates Of Avalon
  4. The Dirge
  5. Tears Of The Sky
  6. Take Me With You
  7. Wild Thing
  8. Shake It Up
  9. Open Up Your Heart
  10. The Friend
  11. Little Devil
  12. Sometimes It Hurts
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger




Grand Ominous Dreams 
1995 self-released
  1. Turn Away
  2. Spirits Rising
  3. The Fool
  4. The Blackman Song
  5. No Reason
  6. Mindraped
  7. Tears Of The Sky
  8. Time Will Tell
  9. G.O.D.
  10. The Edge
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger




Solum Mente Infirmus 
1998 Noise
  1. Greed Machine
  2. Solum Mente Infirmis
  3. Bleeding Within
  4. Ground Zero
  5. Sacred Man
  6. Just A Nautic Tale
  7. In Your Eyes
  8. Last Victory
  9. The Fool
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger




The Court Of Eternity 
1998 Noise
  1. The Crusade Of Lies
  2. Nature's Revenge
  3. Fever Dream
  4. Room Eleven
  5. Don't Close Your Eyes
  6. The Court Of Eternity
  7. Mirror Man
  8. Dark Desire
  9. The Final Hour
  10. Fool III
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger




Phobia 
2001 Rising Sun
  1. Isolation
  2. Inhumanity
  3. Dying
  4. I.N.R.I
  5. Gethsemane
  6. Ricochet
  7. Madness
  8. Fool IV
  9. Pain
  10. 22 Acacia Avenue
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Human Twilight Zone 
2002 Rising Sun
  1. Calculation Towers
  2. Stygmatized
  3. The Void
  4. Sleep
  5. Earth Children
  6. Omega
  7. Why
  8. The Human Twilightzone
  9. At The End Of My Daze
  10. My Failure Reveals
  11. Scars
  12. The Way To Light
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



A History In Pain  LIVE
2003 self-released
  1. I.N.R.I.
  2. Isolation
  3. Dark Desire
  4. The Void
  5. Mirror Man
  6. Sleep
  7. Earth Children
  8. Solum Mente Infirmis
  9. Calculation Towers
  10. Greedmachine
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger




Hell Within 
2004 Nothing To Say
  1. Mental Power
  2. Point Of No Return
  3. The Last Stand
  4. Blackhole
  5. Hell Within
  6. March Of The Legions
  7. Legions Of The Damned
  8. Night`s Ascending
  9. Another World
  10. Shadowman
  11. Tears
  12. Days Of Doom
  13. Music
  • Ritchie Krenmaier
  • GŁnter Maier
  • Ali Hilzensauer
  • Herb Greisberger

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Rotting Corpses  COMPILATION
2005 self-released
  1. The Edge
  2. Spirits Rising
  3. Mindraped
  4. No Reason
  5. Perfect Creation
  6. Terror
  7. Tsunami
  8. Forever
  9. Heaven And Hell (live)
  10. I'm A King Bee (live)


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