Origin: Germany  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: January 24, 2015

Human Fortress

A German band with song titles such as "Defenders Of The Crown" and "Knights In Shining Armour" must be a power metal band, and sure enough that's what Human Fortress is, the sextet coming together in the late nineties originally named TimeZone. Epic power metal is the order of the day here, with few surprises but the usual high standards of well-constructed songs and fine vocals from Jioti Parcharidis, who keeps things in check with a clear, melodic voice. It's getting harder and harder for bands like this to come up with something new or innovative, and in that respect there's really nothing here that fans of the genre haven't heard countless times before (for example, the chorus of "Mortal's Sinful Wrath" sounds familiar almost to the point of plagiarism), but Human Fortress execute quite well indeed and certainly deserve a recommendation for Euro metal fans.

Recent album: Reign Of Gold, released on December 6, 2019.

Current Members

Gus Monsanto

vocals

Torsten Wolf

guitars

Volker Trost

guitars

André Hort

bass

Dirk Liem

keyboards

Apostolos Zaios

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jioti Parcharidis

vocals (Victory)

Carsten Frank

vocals

Frank Sawade

guitars

Pablo Tammen

bass

Dirk Marquardt

keyboards

Laki Zaios

drums

Vincent Gongala

drums



Discography


Lord Of Earth And Heaven's Heir  
2001 Massacre
  1. The Dragons Lair
  2. Under Black Age Toil
  3. Lord Of Earth & Heavens Heir
  4. Divine Astronomy
  5. Stroke Of Fate
  6. Amberdawn
  7. The Fortress
  8. Forgive & Forget
  9. Damned To Bedlam
  10. Light Beyond Horizon
  11. Little Flame
  • Jioti Parcharidis
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Laki Zaios



Defenders Of The Crown  
2003 Massacre
  1. Knights In Shining Armour
  2. Defenders Of The Crown
  3. Collosseum
  4. Gladiator Of Rome
  5. Holy Grail Mine
  6. Border Raid In Lions March
  7. Siege Tower
  8. Schattentor
  9. Skin & Feather
  10. Mortal Sinful Wrath
  11. Sacral Fire
  12. The Valiant
  • Jioti Parcharidis
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Laki Zaios



Eternal Empire  
2008 Massacre
  1. Contrast
  2. Borders Of Insanity
  3. The Wizard
  4. The Raven
  5. When Love And Hate Collide
  6. Under The Spell
  7. Lions Den
  8. Circle Of Flames
  9. Falling Leaves
  • Carsten Frank
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Frank Sawade
  • Pablo Tammen
  • Dirk Marquardt
  • Vincent Gongala



Raided Land  
2013 AFM
  1. Raided Land
  2. Child of War
  3. Wasted Years
  4. The Chosen One
  5. Shelter
  6. The Gladiator of Rome (Pt. II)
  7. Dark Knight
  8. Prelude
  9. Pray for Salvation
  10. Evil Curse
  11. Restless Souls
  12. Under Siege
  13. Guard the Blind
  • Gus Monsanto
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • André Hort
  • Dirk Liem
  • Apostolos Zaios



Thieves Of The Night  
2016 AFM
  1. Amberstow
  2. Last Prayer to the Lord
  3. Rise or Fall
  4. Thieves of the Night
  5. Thrice Blessed
  6. Hellrider
  7. Just a Graze
  8. Vicious Circle
  9. Smite on the Anvil
  10. Dungeons of Doom
  11. Gift of Prophecy
  12. Alone
  • Gus Monsanto
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • André Hort
  • Dirk Liem
  • Apostolos Zaios



Reign Of Gold  
2019 AFM
  1. Imminence
  2. Thunder
  3. Reign of Gold
  4. Lucifer's Waltz
  5. Bullet of Betrayal
  6. Shining Light
  7. Surrender
  8. The Blacksmith
  9. Martial Valor
  10. Legion of the Damned
  11. Victory
  • Gus Monsanto
  • Torsten Wolf
  • Volker Trost
  • André Hort
  • Dirk Liem
  • Apostolos Zaios




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