GRAUPEL was banded back in 1995 by Zingultus (also known with NAGELFAR, GRAVEN and ENDSTILLE) and started as 3 individuals giving expression to their vision of raw and uncompromising Black Metal, as 2 comrades stood beside him that time.
After some years of creative progress and a refoundation with the new additional
Members Gnarl (guitars-VERDUNKELN), Greuel (bass) and Ratatyske (drums-also in VERDUNKELN), GRAUPEL released their first Demo called `Als der Nebel…´ back in 2001. This demo was followed by exclusive contributions to compilation samplers and a split 7” with ENCOMIUM, released in 2004 on 500 sold out copys by WESTWALL/PHLEGETHON PROD.
was working on material for the first full-length album entitled `Auf alten Wegen…´, which was finally released by COLD DIMENSIONS
back in 2005. During this period, Greuel had to leave the band because of lack of time. And the album turned out as it was meant to be: a cold, raw and uncompromising Black Metal opus, freezing your soul with 10 black and “straight in the face” storms.
But no time to rest, GRAUPEL
started out in 2006 rehearsing for their following release: a limited Split-LP with Germany´s Black Metal Rockstars No.1 ENDSTILLE
called `Lauschangriff…´. It was released by PRANGER PRODUCTIONS
in co-operation with NORDISCHE STAHLWERKE
on 500 items and pretty fast sold out. A controversial release to split the black-metal-scene-moral, but a statement to tell everybody to FUCK OFF
After this release, long-time friend Hiemos (ex-STRONGHOLDE
) joined the vacant bass position and the band started out working on their second full-length album `Am Pranger…´ Due to several problems it took a long time finishing it…
changed the host and left COLD DIMENSIONS
to sign with VÁN RECORDS
because of sentimental reasons.Finally everything worked fine out in 2010, so `Am Pranger…´ is set to be released on December, 24th. Merry Christmas…
…´cause there is just one thing to count: With the special denouncing kind and amount of emotional energy which Black Metal should always unleash,
Zingultus – voices
Gnarl – guitars
Hiemos – bass
„Als Der Nebel…“ – demo 2001
„split w. Encomium“ – ep 2004
„Auf Alten Wegen“ – album 2005
„Lauschangriff“ – ep 2006
„Am Pranger…“ – album 2010