Band

Ophis are (from left to right):
Simon Schorneck (guitars, add. vocals) / Philipp Kruppa (vocals, guitars) / Steffen Brandes (drums) / Oliver Kröplin (bass)

 

Simon was previously playing in CRIMSON SWAN and EMBERCROW. He is currently also in FVNERAL FVKK and VOIDHAVEN. He joined Ophis in early 2016.

Philipp is the sole remaining founding member of the band. Between 2001 and 2003 he even was the only band-member, running Ophis as a solo-project, before returning to the four-piece approach. He was previously playing in RAIN OF ASHES and also a member of FÄULNIS between 2011 and 2013. He is currently also in FVNERAL FVKK and VOIDHAVEN. Philipp also performed guest vocals on records of CRIMSON SWAN and TRESPASSING as well as live guest-performances with SAKRAMORTEM and FÄULNIS. He used to work as a local promoter for Metal-shows in Hamburg.

Steffen was previously playing in DISSOULED. He is currently also in CRYPTIC BROOD and REPULSIVE FEAST, joining Ophis in summer 2016. He is a well-known show promoter in the Wolfsburg-area and also operates independent record label LYCANTHROPIC CHANTS, mainly specializing in tape-releases for old-school Death Metal bands.

Oliver was previously playing in DECEPTIVE SILENCE. He currently is also in FVNERAL FVKK. He joined Ophis in 2008 after their first proper tour and has been the longest serving member except Philipp to date.

Former members:

Fred Winkler (guitar, 2001)
Jan Baum (guitar, 2003-2011)
Martin Reibold Mühlbach (guitar, 2011-2016)
Johannes Gräbedünkel (bass, 2001)
Chrille Reichwagen (bass, 2003-2004)
Oliver Schreyer (bass, 2004-2008)
Richard Nolte (drums, 2001 & 2003-2006)
Nils Groth (drums, 2006-2016)