In 2002 an unexpected Ice Age seized the world of music. After leaving the electro act Megaherz because of artistical differences, singer and mastermind Alexander âAlexxâ Wesselsky (lyrics/vocals) along with sound-engineer and DJ Noel Pix (composition/keyboard, guitar, producer), founded the industrial dark-electro rock band Eisbrecher. The pairs aimed to create music far beyond all usual Metal clichÃ©s â modern electro Trip-Rock. Emotional, honest, forthrightâEisbrecher forges delicately brutal music without compromises. Heavy industrial guitar sounds, driving electro, and Alexxâs distinctive voice are clothed in beats both modern and danceable. The lyrics take their listeners on a cold seductive journey through individual human relations in a world growing darker.Â
Their debut Eisbrecher and the following album AntikÃ¶rper pulled out all the stops and catapulted Eisbrecher into the spotlight. Within two weeks of its release, AntikÃ¶rper made it to #85 of the German Media Control Charts, no small feat for a new underground act. Songs such as âVergissmeinnichtâ and âLeiderâ filled the dance floors worldwide, and the ensuing tours helped to fuel the bandâs success. Alex and Pix were joined onstage by JÃ¼rgen Plangger (2nd guitar), Olli Pohl (bass), Max Schauer (keyboard) and RenÃ© Greil (drums) which quickly established Eisbrecher as a dynamic live act.
2007 saw Wesselsky and Pix to grab for their steely ice pick once again to sculpt their third work SÃ¼nde out of the abysses of their gloomy souls.
âWe never worked so hard before on an album. More pressure, more power, more emotion, more of everythingâ¦ especially of lifeâ, says Alexx. âStudio work is like a rollercoasterâ¦ to bare feelings authentically on mediums for millions the way you would do it live, forces more of you: Full concentration, listening with all senses and self criticism without mercy. Never before so many ideas were thrown on the dump of rock history. Not until heart, brain, belly and balls move to a happy round dance, not until the Pix and the Alexx creatures unify in a loud âThatâs it!â a new song is born. With every album our perfectionism gets more fanatic. The rule is: if something doesnât carry us away, how could we expect it to do with others? Youâre not ready until youâre ready. We are talking about our third album: victory or victory, there is no other option in circus maximus of dark rock music! For us SÃ¼nde is the ultimate challenge, now we have to win the battle.â
In Germany the album SÃ¼nde with its hits âHerzdieb,â âKann Denn Liebe SÃ¼nde Seinâ and âThis Is Deutschâ made it into top 18 Media Control Charts and reached #1 in the Alternative Charts. With their abundant success in Europe, Metropolis Records signed Eisbrecher in 2009 for North America.
After many sold-out and nearly sold-out concerts, great shows at several festivals such as Novarock, WGT, Amphi, Zita Rock, Castle Rock, Wacken Rocks, Unheilig & Friends the band has now declared war with Eiszeit. Wesselsky made it clear that they are going deep with the new album: âWe want to tell people what moves us, without compromising and we are convinced that there are more people out there who share our vision and are willing to get on board our steal ship, to join us on our mutual I, also known as US!â After a hard and nerve wracking production phase, Noel and Alexx re-invented the typical Eisbrecher sound, the band is ready to show the world what Eisbrecher can do to the Eiszeit.
âWe are living in a world which is getting colder by the day in spite of global warming and the polar caps melting away!â says frontman Alexx âPeople are getting colder. Our heart is a fridge and our existence is a cold exhalation. Itâs time to launch the Eisbrecherâ