The first BASTARD NATION release with Timo on vocals is the 'Born a Bastard' EP, released in December of 2005.
The band recorded their first full length CD in April/May 2007 at "Noisechamber Studios" and self-released it in March 2008 entitled "Birth of a Nation".
After the "10 years anniversary" show in November 2010, the band started recording the new album 'Declaration Day'.
Recordings were ill-fated as the band was facing several technical issues, two line-up changes, and a tragic unexpected death of drummer Jörg Billeb.
Thus, the new album was finally self-released only in March 2016.
From June 2017 to April 2019, Steve joined the band as lead singer but again left due to health reasons.
At the end of 2021 long-time serving bass player Sven decided to retire. A successor was found in Stephan early 2023.
BASTARD NATION writes Heavy Metal songs inspired by 80's bands such as Iron Maiden, Accept and Metallica. They mix heavy grooves and riffs with fine guitar melodies. A typical BASTARD NATION live show is an homage to supreme rock-star-posing from the good old Rock’n’Roll days.
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The current BASTARD NATION line-up:
|Timo 'Moe' Nolden||- Vocals & Guitar|
|Dirk 'Dirkazoid' Lieske||- Guitar|
|Stephan 'Hightower' Karkovskis||- Bass & Vocals|
|Thorsten 'Power' Kalbhenn||- Drums|
|moe @ bastard-nation.de|
|Instrument:||Guitar & Vocals|
|Previous / other bands:||
Agent Grapefruit (1992-1996),
Atomic Garden (1996-2000),
HOT Jr. (2002-2003),
Eternal Black (2002-2005),
Wishing Nightfall (2005-2006),
Sceptor (since 2019)
|Year of birth:||1976|
|Musical influences:||KISS, Iron Maiden, Accept, Running Wild, Iced Earth, Metallica, W.A.S.P., Europe, Def Leppard,...|
|Hobbies etc.:||Family, my bands, buying metal CDs & Vinyl for my collection, fantasy books|
|stephan @ bastard-nation.de|
|Instrument:||Bass guitar, Backing Vocals|
|Previous / other Bands:||
Die Idole (2001 - 2012),
Kauf Mich (2012 - 2016),
Dirty Doc (2016 - 2019),
The Porter Steelhouse Band (2019 - 2022),
Goodies (since 2022)
|Year of birth:||1980|
|Musical influences:||Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Helloween, Saga, The Ramones, Simple Plan, Die Ärzte, ...|
|Hobbies etc.:||Music, American Football|
|dirkazoid @ bastard-nation.de|
|Bastard since:||2005-2010, 2016|
|Previous / other bands:||Dark Messiah (1998-2000), Eternal Black (2002-2005)|
|Year of birth:||1977|
|Musical influences:||Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Running Wild, Death,...|
|Hobbies etc.:||Family, Heavy Metal, concerts,...|
|power @ bastard-nation.de|
|Previous / other bands :||
Defender (1984 - 1990),
Awry Axle (1991 - 2012)
|Year of birth:||1969|
Iron Maiden, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Scorpions, Motörhead, Judas Priest,
KISS, Overkill, W.A.S.P., Accept, Megadeth, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne
Music, sports, technology, cinema,
fantasy & sci-fi, family
Jörg "Hawk" Billeb
1978 - 2015