Maroon (band)

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Also known asxMaroonx
OriginNordhausen, Germany
Years active1998-2014
LabelsKerosene, Catalyst, Alveran, Century Media
Associated actsHeaven Shall Burn
MembersAndre Moraweck
Sebastian Grund
Tom-Eric Moraweck
Steven Holl
Benjamin Kühnemund
Past membersMarc Zech
Uwe Gruse
Nick Wachsmuth
Sebastian Rieche

Maroon was a German metalcore band based in Nordhausen. They were formed in 1998.


Maroon released a demo cassette in 1999 entitled The Initiate although all four songs can be found on later releases. Their first CD, Captive in the Room of the Conspirator, was recorded at Headquarters Studion in Berlin in spring 2000 and released that year on the (now-defunct) Kerosene Recordings label, featuring such songs as "The Solution' which strongly advocated a vegan lifestyle and support for animal liberation and earth liberation. The band began touring Europe, opening for hardcore acts including Earth Crisis and Morning Again.

Later that year, Maroon released a 7" split with Absidia on the Crap Chords label, featuring the song "Wasted" from The Initiate. That winter the band went back to the studio to record a split album with Self Conquest entitled The Key, this time using 101 Studios, also in Berlin. Afterwards the band toured Europe and opened for bands including Heaven Shall Burn and Caliban.

In November 2001, Maroon entered Rape of Harmonies Studios to record their debut full-length, Antagonist, released on US vegan straight edge hardcore label Catalyst Records.

After some line-up changes Maroon switched labels to Alveran Records in 2003, who then re-released Antagonist. February 2004 saw the band at Denmark's Antfarm Studio recording a new full-length album entitled Endorsed by Hate. Following the recording, original guitarist Marc Zech left the band, and was replaced by Sebastian Rieche. The album was released in Europe in June, and between June and December 2004 Maroon played 60 shows across Europe, including major festivals such as With Full Force and Pressure Fest. In October, the band switched labels again, signing to Century Media Records. In early 2005, Century Media/Abacus released Endorsed by Hate in North America.

In March 2006, Century Media released Maroon's fourth full-length album When Worlds Collide. October 2007 saw the release of their second album for Century Media titled The Cold Heart of the Sun, and their latest, Order, was released on April 20, 2009.[1]

After Sebastian Rieche and Nick Wachsmuth left in April 2011, the band was on a hold. Despite announcing a new album, they split up after a final tour in 2014.

Their songs "Wake up in Hell", "The Omega Suite Pt. II" and "At the Gates of Demise" were featured in the movie Zombie Strippers.

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Maroon discography
Studio albums5
Music videos3
Demo albums1
Split albums2
Studio albums
List of studio albums, with chart positions
Year Album details Peak chart
2002 Antagonist
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Catalyst
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Re-released through
    Century Media in 2005
2004 Endorsed by Hate
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Alveran
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Re-released through
    Century Media
2006 When Worlds Collide
  • Released: March 24, 2006
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
2007 The Cold Heart of the Sun
  • Released: October 19, 2007
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
2009 Order
  • Released: April 17, 2009
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
Year Album details
2000 Captive in the Room of the Conspirator
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Kerosene
  • Format: CD
Split albums
Year Album details
2001 The Key (with Selfconquest)
Demo albums
Year Album details
1999 The Initiate
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: independent
  • Format: Cassette
Music videos
Title From the album
"Wake up in Hell" When Worlds Collide
"(reach) The Sun" The Cold Heart of the Sun
"Stay Brutal" Order


  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Maroon / Longplay". (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved 6 January 2014.

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