Origin: Munich, Germany  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: April 25, 2015


Taraxacum is a band consisting of members from various other predominantly German metal bands (American vocalist Rick Mythiasin being the exception), and is one of those bands that insists is not a side project even though most members have priorities elsewhere. Given the pedigree, prime Germanic power metal might be expected, but that's not what Taraxacum is about. Rather, the emphasis here is an American-ish, slightly progressive flavored hard rock, with the various songs exhibiting several different styles, ranging from the sickly-sweet Journey-esque "Never Let You Go" to the speedy "Blast Off" to power ballads such as "Alone" which might remind one of Zach Stevens-era Savatage. For the style, it's pretty well done, but it might be a disappointment to those who expect something like the members' other bands.

About the name -- not many bands name themselves after a flower (well, there is Green Carnation), but Taraxacum did (it's actually a bit more complicated than that -- Taraxacum literally translates to "lion tooth" and refers to a yellow flower akin to a dandelion).

Last Lineup

Rick Mythiasin

vocals (ex-New Eden, ex-Redemption, ex-Steel Prophet)

Tobias Exxel

guitars/bass (Edguy, ex-Squealer)

Ferdy Doernberg

keyboards/guitars (Axel Rudi Pell)

Danny Klupp

guitars (Haggard)

Shaker Elmosa


Franky Wolf

drums (ex-Squealer)

Former Members/Guests

Felix Bohnke

drums (guest for Avantasia, Edguy)


Spirit Of Freedom  
2001 MTM Metal
  1. Spirit Of Freedom
  2. Blast Off
  3. Alone
  4. Circle Of Fools
  5. Delirium
  6. Life Goes On
  7. Never Let You Go
  8. Believe In You
  9. Think!
  • Rick Mythiasin
  • Tobias Exxel
  • Ferdy Doernberg
  • Franky Wolf

2003 MTM Metal
  1. Disfunctional
  2. Prayer In Unison
  3. Rainmaker
  4. Never To Return
  5. Make It Happen
  6. Wake Up
  7. If I Had Known
  8. Game Over
  9. Dark Sunglasses
  10. The Red Pill
  11. In The End
  12. Lo Que Faltó
  • Rick Mythiasin
  • Tobias Exxel
  • Ferdy Doernberg
  • Danny Klupp
  • Shaker Elmosa
  • Felix Bohnke

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