Charon


Charon

Charon were formed in Hamburg, Germany, in 1983, and were made up of Eberhard Feldhahn on bass guitar; Andreas Feldhahn on drums; Michael Cars and Holder Wickens on guitars; and Carsten Sprigode on Vocals. They were part of the German Heavy Metal scene at perhaps its most active point, when the country had or was about to produce such other notable artists as Accept, Helloween and Gamma Ray (Accept had released "Restless and Wild" through Heavy Metal Records in the UK in 1982, and followed this up with "Balls to the Wall" in 1983: Charon beat both Helloween and Gamma Ray to releasing a debut, with these arriving in 1984, 1985 and 1990 respectively.)

Charon's eponymous debut album was released through Heavy Metal Records worldwide in 1984. The album is still held in high favour amongst fans: the website "melodic-hardrock.com" gives the album a rating of 81/100, for example. Unfortunately, the band's involvement with Heavy Metal Records ended after this one album (as, in fact, did their involvement with each other, it would seem: though Charon released another album, none of the members credited with creating this album were those that recorded on the debut.)