Origin: Germany  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: January 30, 2010

At Vance

More traditionally-minded metal from Germany, At Vance's style is not terribly unique for European metal these days (a mixture of neo-classical, hard rock, and Germanic speed metal, somewhat in the Rainbow mold, or for a more recent soundalike, akin to the stuff Axel Rudi Pell is doing), but they execute it as well as any. The band formed in 1988 by vocalist Oliver Hardmann (who has since departed) and guitarist Olaf Lenk, once a member of Zed Yago. Despite numerous lineup changes over the years, (essentially this has turned into an Olaf Lenk project), the band has released seven albums, the most recent entitled, appropriately enough, VII.

Current Members

Rick Altzi

vocals (Masterplan, ex-Thunderstone)

Olaf Lenk

guitars

Wolfman Black

bass

Alex Landenburg

drums (CyHra, Kamelot, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Mekong Delta)

Former Members/Guests

Oliver Hartmann

vocals (Avantasia)

Mats Levén

vocals (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Candlemass, guest for Hollow Haze, Krux, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Rainald Koenig

guitars

Jochen Schnur

bass

Sascha Feldmann

bass

John A.B.C. Smith

bass (ex-Scanner)

Manuel Walther

bass

Uli Mueller

keyboards

Spoony

drums

Juergen Lucas

drums

Mark Cross

drums (ex-Firewind, ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium, ex-Nightfall, ex-Winters Bane)



Discography



No Escape  
1999 Shark
  1. Flying High
  2. No Escape
  3. No Speak
  4. Die In Your Arms
  5. All For One, One For All
  6. Money, Money, Money
  7. Four Seasons - Summer
  8. Lost In Your Love
  9. Power & Glory
  10. Seven Seas
  • Oliver Hartmann
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Rainald Koenig
  • Uli Mueller
  • Spoony



Heart Of Steel  
2000 Shark
  1. Prelude
  2. Soldier Of Time
  3. The Brave And The Strong
  4. Heart Of Steel
  5. S.O.S.
  6. King Of Your Dreams
  7. Princess Of The Night
  8. Goodbye
  9. Why Do You Cry?
  10. Don't You Believe A Stranger
  11. Chopin - Etude No. 4
  • Oliver Hartmann
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Rainald Koenig
  • Jochen Schnur
  • Uli Mueller
  • Juergen Lucas



Dragonchaser  
2001 Shark
  1. Dragonchaser
  2. Ages Of Glory
  3. Crucified
  4. Beethoven, 5th Sinfoni
  5. Heaven Can Wait
  6. My Bleeding Heart
  7. Two Kings
  8. Too Late
  9. Aces Death
  10. Bandinerie
  • Oliver Hartmann
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Rainald Koenig
  • Jochen Schnur
  • Uli Mueller
  • Juergen Lucas



Early Works - Centers  COMPILATION
2001 Shark
  1. Falling One by One
  2. Fortuneteller
  3. You'll Survive
  4. The Guide
  5. My One and Only Love
  6. Tales of Mystery
  7. Out of Reach
  8. Your Love
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Burning My Heart
  11. Memories
  12. Winter
  13. Tears of Pain
  14. Take My Heart
  15. Desperado (Eagles cover)



Only Human  
2002 AFM
  1. The Time Has Come
  2. Only Human
  3. Take My Pain
  4. Fly To The Rainbow
  5. Hold Your Fire
  6. Four Seasons - Spring
  7. Take Me Away
  8. Time
  9. Solfeggietto
  10. Sing This Song
  11. Witches Dance
  12. Wings To Fly
  13. I Surrender
  • Oliver Hartmann
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Rainald Koenig
  • Jochen Schnur
  • Uli Mueller
  • Juergen Lucas



The Evil In You  
2003 AFM
  1. Fallen Angel
  2. Broken Vow
  3. The Evil In You
  4. Stronger Than You Think
  5. The Curtain Will Fall
  6. One Million Miles
  7. Right Or Wrong
  8. Shining Star
  9. Streets Of My Dreams
  10. Caprice No. 16
  11. Princess Of Ice
  • Mats Levén
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Rainald Koenig
  • Sascha Feldmann
  • Juergen Lucas



Chained  
2005 AFM
  1. Rise From The Fall
  2. Heaven
  3. Tell Me
  4. Chained
  5. Now Or Never
  6. Two Hearts
  7. Invention #13
  8. Run/Leave
  9. Live For The Sacred
  10. Vivaldi Winter
  11. Run For Your Life
  • Mats Levén
  • Olaf Lenk
  • John A.B.C. Smith
  • Mark Cross



VII  
2007 AFM
  1. Breaking The Night
  2. Shiver
  3. Cold As Ice
  4. Victory
  5. Friendly Fire
  6. Golden Leaves
  7. Answer Me
  8. Shine
  9. Truth
  10. Lost In Your Love
  • Rick Altzi
  • Olaf Lenk
  • Manuel Walther
  • Alex Landenburg



Ride The Sky  
2009 AFM
  1. Ride The Sky
  2. Torn - Burning Like Fire
  3. Last In Line
  4. Wishing Well
  5. Salvation Day
  6. Vivaldi, Summer 2nd Set
  7. Power
  8. You And I
  9. End Of Days
  10. Falling
  11. Farewell



Decade  COMPILATION
2010 AFM
  1. Falling One by One
  2. Fortuneteller
  3. You'll Survive
  4. The Guide
  5. My One and Only Love
  6. Tales of Mystery
  7. Out of Reach
  8. Your Love
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Burning My Heart
  11. Memories
  12. Winter
  13. Tears of Pain
  14. Take My Heart
  15. Desperado (Eagles cover)



Facing Your Enemy  
2012 AFM
  1. Heaven is Calling
  2. Facing Your Enemy
  3. Eyes of a Stranger
  4. Fear No Evil
  5. Live & Learn
  6. Don't Dream
  7. See Me Crying
  8. Saviour
  9. Tokyo
  10. March of the Dwarf
  11. Fame and Fortune
  12. Things I Never Needed
  • Rick Altzi
  • Olaf Lenk




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