was founded in 1987 in the German city Koblenz. The band were:
bassist Rolf Koch, vocalist Dirk Pützfeld, drummer Elmar
Gehenzig and guitarists Sven Fischer and Dennis Vaupel. This
line - up was composed of the first songs and recorded in the
following 1988 on demo Welcome to the Crab - Louse - City.
However, in the same year Koch and Pützfeld left the band. In
their place were bassist Dieter Wittbecker and vocalist Hansi
Nefen. The guys sent a demo to the labels and finally, they were
noticed by German label No Remorse Records and signed them for
the press of the debut album. In 1990 the album Two Sides Of The
Coin was released, produced by Armin Sabol. Encouraged by this,
the guys began to compete in clubs. Was prepared new material,
but No Remorse has problems and musicians to look for a new
In 1992, Thorns' second album was released on another German label -
But the group's affairs did not work out, the guys quarreled and
eventually Gehenzig left the group, followed by Sven Fischer (
later he joined the RAGE band ), the remaining musicians changed
their name to ILEX.
In 1995, the ILEX band released the Wounded Heart demo, and in 1996 their
by the album Liebe Ist .... Wishing to shelter musicians under
their own wing was not found and in 1997 the band was again
renamed into G - REIZZT, recorded the self - titled album, which
was released on ABS Records, but he went through unnoticed and
in the end the band disintegrated.
From the former ally of PYRACANDA, guitarist Sven Fischer was more
successful and recorded with RAGE some albums, then in 2003 he
left and played for 5 years in the band SUB7EVEN.
On November 19, 2010, a band called PYRACANDA gathered again to mark the
20th anniversary of the release of Two Sides Of The Coin, and
played jubilee concert, which took place in Koblenz, on the
opening band supported guys from METAL INQUISITOR.
1988 Welcome To
The Crab - Louse - City ( demo )
1990 Two Sides Of A Coin ( CD / LP ) No
1992 Thorns ( CD / LP )
2018 Thorns ( CD )