Orden Ogan is a German power metal band with progressive and folk metal elements. They are the organisers of the German metal festival WinterNachtsTraum.
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Originally founded in June 1996 as Tanzende Aingewaide the band was renamed to Orden Ogan in 1997. They released 3 Demotapes: "Into Oblivion" (1997), "Anthem to the Darkside" (1998) and "Soli Deo Gloria" (1999), which received good press response. After some line up changes the band introduced their characteristic sound with the release of "Testimonium a.d." in 2004. It received an average of 9.5 to a full 10/10 points in German reviews.
In February 2008 the band's label debut "Vale" was released via Yonah Records in Germany which was met with acclaim by the European press. The German Rock Hard Magazine Magazine called the band "the one and only legitimate Blind Guardian successor". "Vale" was released in Brazil and Japan in 2009.
The band played over 50 shows in 2008 with festivals such as Rock am Ring (Ger, Hi8 stage), Metal Healing (Greece), Rock Harz (Ger) or Metal Camp (Slovenia).
In 2013 it was announced that the band will play in the United States for the first time at ProgPower USA VX in 2014.
Orden Ogan means "The Order of Fear," Orden being the German word for Order, and Ogan being the Old Celtic word for Fear.
Seeb - guitars, vocals,
Tobi - guitars,
Nils - keyboards, vocals,
Lars - bass,
Ghnu - drums,
Marc Peters - guitar (1998-2000),
Nora Schumann - oboe (1998-2000),
Stefan Manarin - guitars (2000-2006),
Verena Melchert - flute (2001-2004),
Alexandra Schneider - violin (2001-2003),
Christina Decker - keyboards (1996-2000),
Sebastian Severin - bass (1996-2006),
Timo Koennecke - bass (2006-2007),
Philip Donner - keyboards (2000),
Sven Känzler - vocals (1996)