A German melodic power progressive band, Ivanhoe was founded in 1986 by Giovanni Soulas (bass), Markus Britsch (keyboards) and drummer Lars Hörnig,
After 1997, the band went on hold as vocalist Andy B. Franck and
drummer Lars Hörnig left the band to refocus themselves musically.
In 2001 Giovanni Soulas reanimated Ivanhoe. and have since released new recordings and with a changing lineup.