Megaherz is a band with middlish popularity in Germany, but with a loyal fanbase in the English speaking world. The official English website, run by Jobarr (of Herzeleid.com musiknews.info eisbrecher.com oomph.com and currently on the payroll of Rammstein's website) has an active forum
for fans. This attracts a wide range of people, including Arndt Peltner of Radio Goethe
Megaherz have released 5 albums:
- Wer bist Du
- Herzwerk II
"Wer bist Du" (Who are you) has recently been released in America as "Eins", and it is hoped the others will be released (hopefully not with titles such as Zwei and Drei). Herzwerk itself was a demo CD, but it was re-released in 2002 with an additional song, "Spring in die Schlucht".
Megaherz seem to be leaving a period of inactivity, after Alexx left the band after Herzwerk II to form Eisbrecher with Noel Pix (who contributed remixes to some earlier albums), they began a search for a new singer. One was found in the form of Mattias Elsholz from the band Twelve after Elf
, who lent his voice to Windkind (Wind Child) in the chorus, with the repeating "Der Wind, der Wind, das Himmlische Kind" (The wind, the wind, the angelic child). Unfortunately this was not to be, there were significant problems as Mattias lived in Italy. Within a few months he left the band, and the search
resumed. Many months later Olli Pohl left, and many people began to think the worst.
During March in 2004 the official
German website (http://www.megaherz.de) added the legend "Der Countdown läuft" (The countdown
is running) to the website, which sparked a great deal of discussion
. On the 21st May 2004 the favourite icon changed on the German site, and both German and English (http://www.megaherz.com) speaking sites added a new flash
introduction, containing the new logo
in sillouette with a white flame
in the foreground
) and a piece of new music, to whet the appetites
of the fans.
Megaherz love to bring things into the modern world, such as Hänschenklein
'97 (or '95 if you have Herzwerk), which updates the German children's song about a little boy growing up to include said boy being brutally murdered
. There are lots of songs based on the Märchenwelt (Fairy tales
) such as Rappunzel and Informelle Mitarbeiter Rumpelstilzchen. They also covered the hit "Rock me Amadeus" by Falco. Megaherz are well worth a look, and are featured on all 3 Radio Goethe
Thanks to interrobang - Also a Kraftwerk song from their self titled 1970 album.