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image SCANNER Album Hypertrace image SCANNER Album Terminal Earth image SCANNER Album Mental Reservation image SCANNER Album Ball of the Damned image SCANNER Album Scantropolis

 

 

"HYPERTRACE" (album, 1988 / re-released 1998, 2013 and 2016)

image SCANNER Cover Hypertrace

"Germany could be considered the birth place for what is now known as Power Metal. Bands like Helloween, Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian first forged this path in the '80s, but there was one band that never seemed to get their just due. SCANNER’s 1988 debut concept album, Hypertrace, was as good as any album out at the time, if not better.

Conceptually speaking, Hypertrace was an intriguing tale of space travel and the bettering of humanity, while sonically it was filled to the brim with charging thunderous riffage and ear-piercing vocals (thanks to guest vocalist, Ralf Scheepers).

Despite the fact that it flew under the commercial radar, Hypertrace is still beloved by cult
metal aficionados today and ripe to be discovered by legions of younger power metal fans
curious of the movement's origins."

(tribunalrecords.bigcartel.com)

 

  1. "Warp 7" (4:27) - music by Sopha, Julius, Bork, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  2. "Terrion" (4:53) - music by Julius / lyrics by Knoblich
  3. "Locked Out" (6:23) - music by Julius / lyrics by Knoblich
  4. "Across the Universe" (3:52) - music by Julius, Bork, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  5. "R.M.U." (5:46) - music by Sopha, Julius, Bork, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  6. "Grapes of Fear" (3:58) - music by Julius, Sopha, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  7. "Retaliation Positive" (4:25) - music by Julius, Bork, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  8. "Killing Fields" (4:23) - music by Sopha, Julius, Bork, Knoblich / lyrics by Knoblich
  9. "Wizard Force" (4:25) (CD release bonus track) - music by Julius, Sopha / lyrics by Knoblich
  • Michael Knoblich (M.A.J.O.R.) - vocals
  • Tom S. Sopha - guitars
  • Axel A.J. Julius - guitars
  • Martin Bork - bass
  • Wolfgang Kolorz - drums
  • Guest: Ralf Scheepers — backing vocals

 

Lyrics "HYPERTRACE" can be found here
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"TERMINAL EARTH" (album, 1989 / re-released 1998, 2013 and 2016)

image SCANNER Cover Terminal Earth

"SCANNER’s 1988 debut, Hypertrace, placed the band on the right trajectory for success, but soon after its release, their vocalist quit. Quickly picking up S.L. Coe (ex-Angel Dust) to fill the vacated spot, the band forged onward with 1990’s Terminal Earth. Decidedly not following the previous album’s concept, Coe struck out on his own lyrically with solid tracks like “From the Dust of Ages,” “Wonder,” “Not Alone” and “The Law.” Musically speaking, SCANNER marched forward continuing to carry the torch of power metal across the globe pushing the genre into new markets. But even with these two impressive albums in their repertoire, and the flourishing power metal scene growing so rapidly, it would seem the plague of continued member departures would spell out disaster for SCANNER when this era of the band came to a close in 1990.

Terminal Earth has been out of print for nearly 20 years, and not surprisingly, fetching high
dollar collector prices online."

(tribunalrecords.bigcartel.com)

 

  1. "The Law" (04:17) - music by Julius / lyrics by Coe
  2. "Not Alone" (03:52) - music by Bork, Sopha, Coe / lyrics by Coe
  3. "Wonder" (04:07) - music by Julius, Coe / lyrics by Coe
  4. "Buy Or Die" (04:59) - music by Sopha, Julius / lyrics by Coe
  5. "Telemania" (04:36) - music by Coe, Bork, Julius, Sopha / lyrics by Coe
  6. "Touch The Light" (05:02) - music by Sopha, Coe / lyrics by Coe
  7. "Terminal Earth" (03:51) - music by Julius, Sopha, Coe / lyrics by Coe
  8. "From The Dust Of Ages" (09:25) - music by Coe / lyrics by Coe
  9. "The Challenge" (04:35) - music by Julius / lyrics by Coe
  10. "L.A.D.Y" (04:35) - music by Julius, Coe / lyrics by Coe
  • S.L. Coe - vocals
  • Tom S. Sopha - guitars
  • Axel A.J. Julius - guitars
  • Martin Bork - bass
  • Wolfgang Kolorz - drums
  • Guest: Michael Gerlach - keyboards

 

Lyrics "TERMINAL EARTH" can be found here
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"MENTAL RESERVATION" (album, 1995 / re-released 2015)

image SCANNER Cover Mental Reservation
  1. "Break the Seal" (05:26) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Trobok
  2. "Upright Liar" (07:33) - music by Julius, Szpigiel, Sopha / lyrics by Julius
  3. "After the Storm" (04:37) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Trobok
  4. "Your Infallible Smile" (05:04) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Julius
  5. "Conception of a Cure" (05:05) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Trobok
  6. "Into a Brave Man's Mind" (07:34) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Julius
  7. "Out of Nowhere" (04:59) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Trobok
  8. "Nightmare" (03:47) - music: music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Julius
  9. "Rubberman" (05:37) - music by Julius, Szpigiel, Sopha / lyrics by Trobok
  10. "Wrong Lane Society" (05:45) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Julius
  11. "20th Century Crusade" (07:40) - music by Julius, Szpigiel / lyrics by Julius, Trobok
  • Leszek Szpigiel (as Haridon Lee) - vocals
  • Axel A.J. Julius - guitars
  • John A.B.C. Smith - bass
  • D.D. Bucco - drums

 

Lyrics "MENTAL RESERVATION" can be found here
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"BALL OF THE DAMNED" (album, 1996 / re-released 2015)

image SCANNER Cover Ball of the Damned
  1. "Puppet on a String" (6:52) - music by Julius, Smith / lyrics by Julius
  2. "Frozen Under the Sun" (5:55) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  3. "We Start It Tomorrow" (4:59) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  4. "The True-Stories-Teller" (4:05) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  5. "Tollshocked" (4:05) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  6. "Lord Barker's Theme" (1:15) - music by Julius
  7. "Ball of the Damned" (6:16) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  8. "Judge on the Run" (4:15) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  9. "Innuendo" (Queen cover) (5:01) - music and lyrics by Queen
  • Leszek Szpigiel (as Haridon Lee) - vocals
  • Axel A.J. Julius - guitars
  • Stefan Nicolai - guitars
  • Stephan Braun - keyboards
  • Marc Simon - bass
  • D. D. Bucco - drums
  • Guest: Ralph Scheepers - vocals on "Puppet on a String"
  • Gerald Salomon - organ

 

Lyrics "BALL OF THE DAMNED" can be found here
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"SCANTROPOLIS"(album 2002)

image SCANNER Cover Scantropolis
  1. "Till the ferryman dies" (5:12) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  2. "Hallowed by my name" (5:21) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  3. "Flight of the eagle" (4:08) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  4. "Turn of the tide" (6:08) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  5. "Always alien" (4:46) - music by Julius, Simon / lyrics by Julius
  6. "Engel Brechts" (3:43) - music by Julius / lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
  7. "Sister Mary" (5:49) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  8. "The gambler" (4:31) - music by Julius, Simon, Croft / lyrics by Croft
  9. "R.I.P. - Rest in pain" (3:16) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  10. Live in Stockholm: "Till the ferryman dies" (5:51) - music by Julius / lyrics by Julius
  • Lisa Croft - vocals
  • Axel A.J. Julius - guitars
  • Thilo Zaun - guitars
  • Marc Simon - bass
  • Johannes Brunn - keyboards
  • Jan Zimmer - drums

 

Lyrics "SCANTROPOLIS" can be found here
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