Origin: Germany  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: September 24, 2018

Mob Rules

Mob Rules was formed in 1994, and since debuting in 1999 have delivered several albums of classy, bombastic melodic metal, with shades of the familiar European style yet clearly more aligned with the melodic hard rock scene than the plain Gamma Ray cloning of some of their contemporaries. As per usual, the musicianship and production values are spot-on, almost to the point of being too sterile, with every riff in place and vocalist Klaus Dirks hitting all the right notes with his high-pitched, clear voice. Mob Rules has a keen sense of melody, and even in the overly crowded field that is German power metal, these guys are recommended listening.

Recent album: Beast Over Europe, released on November 13, 2019.

Current Members

Klaus Dirks

vocals

Sven Lüdke

guitars

Sönke Janssen

guitars

Markus Brinkmann

bass

Jan Christian Halfbrodt

keyboards

Nikolas Fritz

drums

Former Members/Guests

Oliver Fulhage

guitars

Matthias Mineur

guitars

Thorsten Plorin

bass

Sascha Onnen

keyboards

Arved Mannott

drums



Discography



Savage Land  
1999 Limb Music
  1. Prologue
  2. Insurgeria
  3. Rain Song
  4. Hold Back The Light
  5. Secret Signs
  6. Savage Land - Part I (Strangers In Time)
  7. Savage Land - Part II (Pianista)
  8. Savage Land - Part III (No Reason Why)
  9. Coast To Coast
  10. Blaze Of First Warning
  11. Pray For Sunlight
  12. Down In Nowhere Land
  13. End Of All Days
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Arved Mannott



Temple Of Two Suns  
2000 Limb Music
  1. The Temple Fanfare
  2. Pilot Of Earth
  3. Outer Space
  4. Celebration Day (Sun Serenade, Opus I)
  5. Flag Of Life (Sun Serenade, Opus II)
  6. Unknown Man
  7. Hold On
  8. Evolution's Falling
  9. Inside The Fire
  10. Eyes Of All Young
  11. Hold On (Reprise)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott



Hollowed Be Thy Name  
2002
  1. Hollowed Be Thy Name
  2. The Speed Of Life
  3. (In The Land Of) Wind And Rain
  4. House On Fire
  5. Ghost Town
  6. How The Gypsy Was Born
  7. All Above The Atmosphere
  8. Lord Of Madness
  9. a.d.c.o.e
  10. Way Of The World
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott



Among The Gods  
2004
  1. Black Rain
  2. Hydrophobia
  3. Invitation Time
  4. The Miracle Dancer
  5. Among The Gods
  6. New World Symphony
  7. Ship Of Fools
  8. Seven Seas
  9. Meet You In Heaven
  10. Arabia
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Oliver Fulhage
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Thorsten Plorin
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott



Signs Of The Time - Live  VIDEO
2005



Ethnolution A.D.  
2006
  1. Prologue
  2. Unholy War
  3. Ashes To Ashes
  4. Fuel To The Fire
  5. Veil Of Death
  6. The Last Farewell
  7. Day And A Lifetime
  8. River Of Pain
  9. Ain`t The One
  10. New Horizon
  11. With Sparrows
  12. Better Morning
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Arved Mannott



Astral Hand  EP
2009 AFM
  1. Astral Hand
  2. Astral Hand (Radio Edit)
  3. Astral Hand (Instrumental)
  4. Man On The Run
  5. Hold On 2009 (Unplugged Version)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Nikolas Fritz



Radical Peace  
2009 AFM
  1. Children Of The Flames
  2. Trial By Fire
  3. Warchild
  4. Astral Hand
  5. The Oswald File (Ethnolution II - A Matter Of Unnecessary Doubt)
  6. Waiting For The Sun
  7. The Glance Of Fame
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Sascha Onnen
  • Nikolas Fritz



Cannibal Nation  
2012 AFM
  1. Close My Eyes
  2. Lost
  3. Tele Box Fool
  4. Ice And Fire
  5. Soldiers Of Fortune
  6. The Sirens
  7. Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
  8. Cannibal Nation
  9. Sunrise
  10. Children Of The Flames (live in Atlanta) (digipak bonus track)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Jan Christian Halfbrodt
  • Nikolas Fritz



Tales From Beyond  
2016 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Dykemaster's Tale
  2. Somerled
  3. Signs
  4. On The Edge
  5. My Kingdom Come
  6. The Healer
  7. Dust Of Vengeance
  8. A Tale From Beyond (Part 1: Through The Eye Of The Storm)
  9. A Tale From Beyond (Part 2: A Mirror Inside)
  10. A Tale From Beyond (Part 3: Science Save Me!)
  11. Outer Space (digipak bonus track)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Matthias Mineur
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Jan Christian Halfbrodt
  • Nikolas Fritz



Beast Reborn  
2018 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Beast Reborn
  2. Ghost of a Chance
  3. Shores Ahead
  4. Sinister Light
  5. Traveller in Time
  6. Children's Crusade
  7. War of Currents
  8. The Explorer
  9. Revenant of the Sea
  10. Way Back Home
  11. My Sobriety Mind (For Those Who Left)
  • Klaus Dirks
  • Sven Lüdke
  • Sönke Janssen
  • Markus Brinkmann
  • Jan Christian Halfbrodt
  • Nikolas Fritz



Beast Over Europe  LIVE
2019 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Beast Reborn
  2. Ghost of a Chance
  3. Somerled
  4. Black Rain
  5. Sinister Light
  6. Dykemaster's Tale
  7. My Kingdom Come
  8. The Last Farewell
  9. Children's Crusade
  10. On the Edge
  11. (In the Land of) Wind and Rain
  12. Hollowed Be Thy Name
  13. Way Back Home
  14. Rain Song




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