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Poltergeist - Biography




Founded in 1988 out of the ashes of swiss Speed Metal pioneers Carrion, Poltergeist released two well acclaimed demo tapes and played quite a lot of shows in their home country Switzerland. After one of these shows where they played with Hades and Despair (GER), Robert Kampf (then Leadsinger for Despair (GER) and owner of the freshly started label Century Media) decided to offer Poltergeist a record contract. They convinced him with their powerful live appearance and their solid craftmanship on their instruments.

From 1989 to 1993 they released 3 albums and played shows and tours with bands like Destruction, Kreator, Sodom, Tankard, Coroner, Hellbastard, Watchtower, Voivod, Rumble Militia and many more.

After the last tour in 1993 with Coroner the band split up and partly transformed in GURD.

On New Years Eve 2013, Marek, André and V.O. met and discussed the old times. after listening to their old records and posting a picture on Facebook, lots of people demanded an immediate reunion..

Sparked by these reactions, Sven Vormann ( an old friend of the band and formerly drummer for Destruction) decided to bring order to the chaos and organized some first rehearsals. Soon it was clear that the old magic was back.

And to complete a 20 year old dream, they finally found in Chapser Wanner the right second guitarplayer to bring the haunting guitar mayhem from the records also to the stage.