Sieges Even was a German progressive metal band from Munich.[1] The band was originally formed under the name 'Sodom' (not to be confused with fellow German band Sodom) in the early 1980s, released their first demo in 1983, and adopted the name Sieges Even in 1985. They recorded a series of demos, before securing a recording contract with Steamhammer Records in 1988.[1] Their debut album, Life Cycle (1988), employed rapid time changes, which fragmented the songs, and although the album was well received in Germany, it had few buyers elsewhere.[1] Sieges Even played mostly in the progressive metal genre, but experimented with different musical styles over the years.

Sieges Even
OriginMunich, Germany
GenresProgressive metal, thrash metal (early)
Years active1982–1997, 1999–2008
Associated actsSubsignal, Blind Guardian, Coldseed, Rhapsody of Fire
MembersArno Menses
Markus Steffen
Alex Holzwarth
Oliver Holzwarth
Past membersFranz Herde
Jogi Kaiser
Wolfgang Zenk
Greg Keller
Börk Keller
Markus Burchert
Andre Matos

In mid 2008, the band split up due to internal differences. Markus Steffen and Arno Menses formed the band Subsignal, while the Holzwarth brothers have been participating in various projects. Since 2011, they are both full members of Rhapsody of Fire.



  • Demo (1983 as Sodom)
  • Demo '86 (1986)
  • Demo '87 (1987)
  • Repression and Resistance (1988)
  • What's Progressive? (1994)
  • Equinox (2000 as Looking-Glass-Self)
  • Footprints of Angels (2003 as Val'Paraiso)



Last membersEdit

Past membersEdit

  • Franz Herde – lead vocals (Life Cycle, Steps)
  • Jogi Kaiser – lead vocals (A Sense of Change)
  • Wolfgang Zenk – guitar (Sophisticated, Uneven)
  • Greg Keller – lead vocals (Sophisticated, Uneven)
  • Börk Keller − keyboards (Uneven)
  • Markus Burchert – guitar
  • Andre Matos – lead vocals



  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who's Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.

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