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Occupation(s)  Musician
Role  Bass guitarist
Name  Jens Becker

Years active  1987–present
Instruments  Bass guitar
Genres  Heavy metal, Power metal
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Born  24 May 1965 (age 50) Furth, Germany (1965-05-24)
Associated acts  Grave Digger Running Wild X-Wild
Music groups  Grave Digger (Since 1997), Running Wild (1987 – 1992), X-Wild (1992 – 1997), Kingdom Come
Albums  Bad Image, Blazon Stone, Pile of Skulls, Under Jolly Roger, Death or Glory
Similar People  Axel Ritt, Chris Boltendahl, Manni Schmidt, Rolf Kasparek, Stefan Schwarzmann

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

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History

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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.

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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.

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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.

With Running Wild

  • Port Royal (1988)
  • Death or Glory (1989)
  • Blazon Stone (1991)
  • The First Years of Piracy (1991)
  • EPs

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

  • Ready for Boarding (1988)
  • With X-Wild

  • So What! (1994)
  • Monster Effect (1994)
  • Savageland (1996)
  • With Grave Digger

  • Knights of the Cross (1998)
  • Excalibur (1999)
  • The Grave Digger (2001)
  • Rheingold (2003)
  • The Last Supper (2005)
  • Liberty or Death (2007)
  • Ballads of a Hangman (2009)
  • The Clans Will Rise Again (2010)
  • Clash of the Gods (2012)
  • Return of the Reaper (2014)
  • EPs

  • Yesterday (2006)
  • Pray (2008)
  • Singles

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

  • Tunes of Wacken (2002)
  • 25 to Live (2005)
  • With Zillion

  • Zillion (2004)
  • References

    Jens Becker Wikipedia


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