Origin: Germany  
Genres: Power Metal
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Scanner

Formed after the demise of Lions Breed, Scanner released its debut album, Hypertrace, in 1988, scoring a bit of notoriety as their image and lyrics were heavily based in science fiction, atypical for metal in general. The music itself was decent if not outstanding typical Germanic metal of the period. A followup album appeared two years later, but after that the band laid low and has been essentially an Axel Julius solo band since then, recording sporadically with an everchanging lineup.

Current Members

Efthimios Ioannidis

vocals

Axel Julius

guitars (ex-Lions Breed)

Andreas Zeidler

guitars

Jonathan Sell

bass

Patrick Klose

drums (Iron Savior)

Former Members/Guests

Michael Knoblich

vocals

S.L. Coe

vocals (ex-Angel Dust)

Haridon Lee (Leszek Szpigiel)

vocals (ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Wolf Spider)

Lisa Croft

vocals

Thomas Sopha

guitars (ex-Lions Breed)

Stefan Nicolai

guitars

Florian Haack

guitars

Martin Bork

bass (ex-Lions Breed)

John A.B.C. Smith

bass (ex-At Vance)

Marc Simon

bass

Stephan Braun

keyboards

Johannes Brunn

keyboards

Wolfgang Kolorz

drums

D.D. Bucco

drums

Jan Zimmer

drums



Discography


Hypertrace  
1988 Noise
  1. Warp 7
  2. Terrion
  3. Locked Out
  4. Across The Universe
  5. R.M.U.
  6. Grapes Of Fear
  7. Retaliation Positive
  8. The Killing Fields
  9. Wizard Force
  10. Galactos
  • Michael Knoblich
  • Axel Julius
  • Thomas Sopha
  • Martin Bork
  • Wolfgang Kolorz



Terminal Earth  
1990 Noise
  1. The Law
  2. Not Alone
  3. Wonder
  4. Buy Or Die
  5. Telemania
  6. Touch The Light
  7. Terminal Earth
  8. From The Dust Of Ages
  9. The Challenge
  10. L.A.D.Y.
  • S.L. Coe
  • Axel Julius
  • Thomas Sopha
  • Martin Bork
  • Wolfgang Kolorz



Mental Reservation  
1995 Massacre
  1. Break The Seal
  2. Upright Liar
  3. After The Storm
  4. Your Infallible Smile
  5. Conception Of A Cure
  6. Into A Brave Man's Mind
  7. Out Of Nowhere
  8. Hightmare
  9. Rubberman
  10. Wrong Lane Society
  11. 20th Century Crusade
  • Haridon Lee
  • Axel Julius
  • John A.B.C. Smith
  • D.D. Bucco
1995 Readers' Album #54




Ball Of The Damned  
1997 Massacre
  1. Puppet On A String
  2. Frozen Under The Sun
  3. We Start It Tomorrow
  4. The True-Stories-Teller
  5. Tollshocked
  6. Ball Of The Damned
  7. Judge On The Run
  8. Intermezzo
  9. Innuendo
  • Haridon Lee
  • Axel Julius
  • Stefan Nicolai
  • Marc Simon
  • Stephan Braun
  • D.D. Bucco
1997 Readers' Album #68




Scantropolis  
2002 Massacre
  1. Till the ferryman dies
  2. Hallowed be my name
  3. Flight of the eagle
  4. Turn of the tide
  5. Always Alien
  6. Engel Brechts
  7. Sister Mary
  8. The gambler
  9. Rest in pain R.I.P.
  10. Till the ferryman dies (live)
  • Lisa Croft
  • Axel Julius
  • Florian Haack
  • Marc Simon
  • Johannes Brunn
  • Jan Zimmer



The Judgement  
2015 Massacre
  1. Intro
  2. F.T.B.
  3. Nevermore
  4. Warlord
  5. Eutopia
  6. The Judgement
  7. Battle of Poseidon
  8. Pirates
  9. Known Better
  10. The Race
  11. The Legionary
  • Efthimios Ioannidis
  • Axel Julius
  • Andreas Zeidler
  • Jonathan Sell
  • Patrick Klose



The Galactos Tapes  COMPILATION
2017 Massacre
  1. Galactos
  2. Warp 7
  3. We Start it Tomorrow
  4. Buy or Die
  5. Across the Universe
  6. Puppet on a String
  7. Innuendo (Queen cover)
  8. F.T.B.
  9. After the Storm
  10. Terrion
  11. Out of Nowhere
  12. The Law
  13. Judge on the Run
  14. Nevermore
  15. Always Alien
  16. Warp 7
  17. Puppet on a String
  18. Across the Universe
  19. Buy or Die
  20. Rubberman
  21. Terrion
  22. Wonder
  23. Tollshocked
  24. Sister Mary
  25. Till the Ferryman Dies




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