Haggard is a German symphonic metal band founded in 1991. Haggard combines folk, classical, renaissance and medieval music with modern doom metal.
The band started playing death metal in 1991. They then changed their style after their first demo tape Introduction in 1992, becoming a symphonic metal band and producing two albums dealing with the seer Michel de Notredame in the dark days of The Black Plague in Europe. The album And Thou Shalt Trust... The Seer marked their breakthrough in 1997. After their second album Awaking The Centuries, they toured through Mexico twice. They are quite famous and well known in South America, almost more so than in Germany. In 2004 they released their third album Eppur Si Muove which is about the life of Italian scholar Galileo Galilei, sentenced to house arrest for heresy by the Church for supporting Copernicus claim that the Earth revolved around the sun.
Just before their album Awaking The Centuries the band had its highest number of musicians at 21. Currently the band consists of 16 musicians. All their songs are written by vocalist and guitarist Asis Nasseri.
|years active||1991 – present|
|music genre||Symphonic metal|
|current members|| Asis Nasseri|