THE SUMPFPAEPSTE STORY


  • The lousy autumn 1986 in Reutlingen, Germany, seemed to be just right to puke a thing like the Sumpfpaepste into the world. First being a side-project of the legendary hardcore punk band "Genossen", Sumpfpaepste soon developped to be a real band, ready to gig the squats, mouldy basements and rundown clubs of Southwest Germany. The big followership of homeless people, punks and freaks prooved the band right to be the "Popes of the Swamp".
    After the first demotape, which sold quite a few, the band improved its sound and got faster and harder. In 1988 Sumpfpaepste released their second demo produced in the fully professional "Marquee Studio". The tape got very good reviews in "Maximum Rock'n Roll", "Flipside" and the Dutch "Metal Hammer". Gigs followed all over Germany, Belgium and Hungary and the popes were offered a record deal by "We Bite Rec." and the "Marquee Studio" as producer. In 1990 "See what it is" was released and became a classic of German punkrock. In 1995 Sumpfpaepste recorded another demotape, "You will always stay", which became the last recordings with singer Micha, who preferred to change sides and became a concert manager in Stuttgart.
    With new energy and a new line-up the band wrote new songs and rearranged the existing older titles. After another change in the line-up, Sumpfpaepste stabilized and were ready to gig again and record their first CD in 2000. In the same year Reutlingen`s football team entered the Second German League and Sumpfpaepste payed their tribute with a fansong on the Mini-CD "SSV 05".

  • Line-up October 1986 - April 1989:
    Micha: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Haese: Bass Guitar
    Virus: Drums

  • Line-up May 1989 - January 1990:
    Micha: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Haese: Bass Guitar
    Metzger: Drums

  • Line-up February 1990 - January 1992:
    Micha: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Torte: Bass Guitar
    Metzger: Drums

  • Line-up February 1992 - July 1995:
    Micha: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Torte: Bass Guitar
    Manou: Drums

  • Line-up November 1995 - July 1997:
    Wolfgang: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Torte: Bass Guitar
    Manou: Drums

  • Line-up August 1997 - January 2008:
    Wolfgang: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Torte: Bass Guitar
    Hannes: Drums

  • Line-up March 2009 - April 2012:
    Schneller: Guitar
    Urs: Bass Guitar
    Mai-Goll: Drums

  • Line-up May 2012 - :
    Katha: Voice
    Schneller: Guitar
    Urs: Bass Guitar
    Mai-Goll: Drums

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