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Guitarist Manu eventually suceeds in finding dedicated teammates for his band project, Rawkfist. Defying any musical pidgeonholing, the band starts working on fresh new material right away. Their intention is to rock with good songs and melodies. Soon it becomes apparent that they also share a love for classical/symponical elements which will turn out to be an increasingly important factor on their further musical journey. One may "blame" the former musical training of some of the band members. Only a couple of months later, the young band enters the local live music stages, quickly conquering the hearts of (supposedly) reserved Frankonian concert-goers. Instantly, the band proves to be capable of striking a chord with their audiences. In September 2007, the band's first, self-produced album, Stories , is released. Featuring 10 compact, varied songs, the CD soon becomes a little success and sells over 500 copies, without relying on a professional marketing network. The band gradually expands its live activities. In high spirits and reinforced by a new rhythm-section, Rawkfist begin to work on their second album. The band wants more and gets it. Producer Timon Seidl proves to be a congenial musical partner to pick up their musical visions and capabilities and display the young band's power in an authentic way. The highly emotional Gardens of Elysia is released in September 2009 and will soon be distributed by the well-known indie label Danse Macabre. The band plays well-received concerts and festivals in various parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and even gets the opportunity to perform at the renowned Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT)festival in Leipzig. In between more festival gigs during the summer of 2010, the band prepares for their third studio album, Chryseus (lat. golden). Shortly before Rawkfist enters the Stadtparkstudio again to begin the recording sessions, bass player Michael joins the band, completing the line-up again. Rawkfist continue challenging themselves, thus putting more energy than ever into the production process of Chryseus . The aim is to make the album an impressive experience for listeners and to redefine the band's musical standpoint in an authentic way. Down to the wire the album material is polished and a four-part choir is specifically put together for some of the songs. Once more, Timon Seidl proves his skills as a producer and is at hand with help and advice. In December 2010 the recordings are sent over to the acclaimed Gate Studio (Epica, After Forever, Rhapsody, …) in Wolfsburg for mixing and mastering. Chryseus , the band's third album, was released on March 4, 2011 through Black Bards Entertainment. In March Rawkfist will support the popular German medieval folk rock band Schandmaul on four dates of their Traumtänzer tour.