Maria Diese (Vocals)

Nikolay Atanasov (Guitar)

Yavor Despotov (Guitar)

Biliana Dobreva (Bass)

Velislav Kazakov (Drums)

Svilen Ivanov (Bass - On Hold)

Victor Georgiev (Guitars - On Hold)

RAMPART’ story so far

RAMPART was founded in 2006 around the vocalist Maria Diese. Many worthy musicians gave their contribution in building this fortress of Heavy Metal in Bulgaria.

Now on guard are: Maria Diese (Vocals), Yavor Despotov (Guitars), Nikolay Atanasov (Guitars), Biliana Dobreva (Bass), and Velislav Kazakov (Drums). Svilen Ivanov (Bass)and Victor Georgiev (Guitar) are also members of the band but they cannot play live now because of different personal reasons.

The bastion was built in 2008 with the release of the demo “Warriors". It got some highly encouraging feedback from the European metal underground press.

In 2009 the band recorded new material and released its debut album "Voice of the Wilderness" via the French label Inferno Records.

In 2011 RAMPART recorded their new EP “A Tale to Cold”. It was released as a cassette single in 2011, and as a CD with three bonus tracks in 2012. The band promoted these mini-releases with gigs in the United Kingdom.

RAMPART's sophomore concept studio album “War Behest” was released in June, 2012. The band promoted it with a tour in Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, and France.

RAMPART recorded their third album “Завера / Conspiracy” with Bulgarian lyrics in 2013. The CD was released in the fall of 2013 via the Bulgarian label Metal Industries. This album is a special recognition to the Bulgarian metal fans that supported the band throughout the last years. Around 400 of their names are included in the CD booklet.

RAMPART had the pleasure to share the stage with bands like QUEENSRYCHE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, ANVIL, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, SCANNER, BLAZE BAYLEY, SUSPERIA, HATE, ARKONA, WITCHBURNER, GODSLAVE, CRIPPER, GUARDIANS OF TIME, PICTURE, LONEWOLF, ELVENPATH, IRON MASK, METAL WITCH, WIZARD, and many more.

The hard work and the releases of RAMPART allowed the band to participate in festivals in festivals in Germany (Taunus Metal Open Air, Oberursel), Greece (Rock You to Hell Fest, Athens), Belarus(Metal Crowd Festival), Netherlands (Dynamo and PopEI, Eindhoven), United Kingdom(Guildford and London), Hungary (MetalWar Fest, Budapest), Serbia (CrossBorder Fest, Nis), Romania (Rock pe 2 Roti, Lugoj), France (Rising Fest II, Dijon),and Belgium (Iron Steel Fest, Genk).

In the beginning of 2016 RAMPART took part in Udo DIRKSCHNEIDER's "Back to the Roots" tour with special guests ANVIL in Denmark and Sweden.

The band released its fourth album „Codex Metalum” on 8 April 2016 on Iron Shield Records.

Now, RAMPART are back in the studio recording their 5th album “WWII: Memories for the Future”. It is planned for release in 2017. The main topic line of all its lyrics is concept and features less known historical facts about the World War II.

RAMPART can’t wait to crush your town and bang their heads together with all of you!
A loud Metal On to all real fans of timeless Heavy Metal \m/