Iron Savior is a German power metal band from Hamburg. He was originally trained by Piet Sielck, Kai Hansen and Thomen Stauch.
Iron Savior was formed in 1996 by Piet Sielck, founding member of Helloween and producer of Uriah Heep, Gamma Ray, Saxon and Blind Guardian. The group made its debut in the summer of 1996, with a cover of the song Desert Plains for tribute album of Judas Priest, entitled A Tribute to Judas Priest: Legends of Metal Vol. II. For his eponymous debut, the band recruits Thomen Stauch (formerly Blind Guardian) and Kai Hansen from Gamma Ray. The solo project signed with the label Noise Records. With an improvised cast (Jan-S, Eckert on bass and Andreas Kück on keyboards), the band plays at Wacken Open Air and in an opening tour for Edguy>.
Then Dan Zimmermann (Gamma Ray) is recruited, completing the training. Together, they record and release the group's second album, Unification, and three EPs. Unification reaches the> 79> place of the German rankings>. In 2001, the band went on tour with Running Wild, Nocturnal Rites and Labyrinth. The same year, Kai Hansen left the group to devote himself to a tour with Gamma Ray. He will be replaced by Joachim "Piesel" Küstner (Lacrimosa). Thomas Nack will become the drummer of the group. In 2002 released the album Condition Red, the first that involves Hansen. The band then plays with guitarist Uwe Lulis (ex-Grave Digger). As for Iron Maiden, the band plays with three guitarists on stage.
2003 sign a lull in the group. Iron Savior resumes in 2004 with the release of the album Battering Ram before the departure of Jan-S. Eckert. He is replaced by Yenz Leonhardt. For the release of his next album, the group signs a contract with the independent label Dockyard 1>. In 2007, the band released the album Megatropolis, then broke up with Dockyard 1 to sign with AFM Records and publish the album The Landing>.