A dynamic German power metal unit with elements of folk and progressive metal, Orden Ogan, which translates to "The Order of Fear" via a mash-up of German and Gaelic, was formed in 1996 by drummer Sebastian Grütling and vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Levermann under the moniker Tanzende Aingewaide.
The following year, the fledgling group changed their name and began issuing a series of demo tapes (Into Oblivion, 1997; Anthem to the Darkside, 1998, and Soli Deo Gloria, 1999). After enduring a series of lineup changes, the band released its debut full-length album Testimonium A.D. (2004), followed by their critically acclaimed Yonah Records
debut, Vale. The album drew favorable comparisons to fellow German power metal practitioners Blind Guardian
, and was soon issued in Brazil and Japan. Easton Hope arrived in 2010, followed by To the End in 2012 and Ravenhead in 2015. The band's fifth studio long-player, Gunmen, dropped in 2017. In addition to playing and releasing albums, the band helped found the popular German metal festival WinterNachtsTraum. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi