Jens Becker

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Jens Becker
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Becker performing live in Gladbeck on 24 October 2009
Background information
Born (1965-05-24) 24 May 1965 (age 49)
Fürth, Germany
Genres Heavy metal, power metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Grave Digger
Running Wild
X-Wild

Jens Becker (born 24 May 1965 in Fürth, Germany) is a heavy metal bass guitarist who currently performs with Grave Digger.

History[edit]

The first major band Jens played with in his career was Running Wild, which he joined in 1987. He stayed with them for 4 years and wrote/co-wrote a couple songs during his time in the band.

Just some time later he had quit Running Wild in 1991, a new speed/heavy metal band called X-Wild was formed by three ex-members of Running Wild (thus the name X (Ex) Wild), which Jens was the only bassist for under its existence. X-Wild disbanded in 1997.

In 1997 the power metal band Grave Digger lost their former bassist Tomi Göttlich and so Jens was asked to take his place. He accepted their offer and has since then remained a solid member of the band and co-writes many of their songs.

Some other bands that he has been involved in are Kingdom Come and also the melodic heavy metal-project Zillion, releasing a self-titled album in 2004.

Discography[edit]

With Running Wild[edit]

EPs

  • Bad To The Bone (1989)
  • Wild Animal (1990)
  • Little Big Horn (1991)

Live Albums

With X-Wild[edit]

  • So What! (1994)
  • Monster Effect (1994)
  • Savageland (1996)

With Grave Digger[edit]

EPs

Singles

  • The Battle of Bannockburn (1998)
  • The Round Table (Forever) (1999)
  • Silent Revolution (2006)

Live Albums

With Zillion[edit]

  • Zillion (2004)

References & sources[edit]