Music / Heaven Shall Burn

Heaven Shall Burn are a German Melodic Death Metal band forming in 1996.

Originally starting under the name Consense, they changed their name in 1997, after inspiration from the Marduk album, but despite this, they do not condone anti-religion. They release their EP entitled "In Battle There Is No Law" in 1998, named after the Bolt Thrower album. In 2000, their debut was release on Lifeforce records, followed by a sopohmore effort in 2002, which also came repackaged with the EP.

For 2004, Antigone was released, and Iceland Neo-Classical composer Ólafur Arnalds provided classical music parts for some of the songs off that album. The rest of the album was also more melodic in nature. In 2005, Patrick Schleitzer had left the band, being replaced by Alexander Dietz.

They signed up onto Century Media for Deaf to Our Prayers. In February 2008, Iconoclast (Part One: The Final Resistance) was released. The album lyrically reviews subjects such as Laicism, Nietzsche's “God is dead” philosophy, heroes of the German Resistance in World War II, and their country's ongoing struggle to reconcile with its past.

In May 2009, Heaven Shall Burn released their first DVD, Bildersturm - Iconoclast II (The Visual Resistance). Invictus (Iconoclast III) was released in 2010, ending the Iconoclast trilogy.

In 2013, Veto was released, finally ending their decade long streak of releasing albums bi-annually.


  • Marcus Bischoff – vocals (1996–present)
  • Maik Weichert – guitar (1996–present)
  • Alexander Dietz – guitar (2005–present)
  • Eric Bischoff – bass (1996–present)
  • Matthias Voigt – drums (1996–present)


  • In Battle There Is No Law (EP) (1998)
  • Asunder (2000)
  • Whatever It May Take (2002)
  • Antigone (2004)
  • Deaf to Our Prayers (2006)
  • Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance) (2008)
  • Bildersturm – Iconoclast II (DVD) (2009)
  • Invictus (Iconoclast III) (2010)
  • Veto (2013)
  • Wanderer (2016)

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