Finally! After their last LP „Götterdämmerung“, the new and much-anticipated Megaherz album “Zombieland” was released on October 24th, 2014. And what better way to celebrate this than playing an almost sold-out show at Backstage Werk in their hometown Munich?
As supporting act, the Swiss dark rockers of Stoneman opened the show. With a mixture of gloomy gothic melodies, rough guitar chords and their first entirely German long player, the guys around singer and front man Mikki Chixx could warm the audience up. And even though they could not carry everyone off, they could easily win the audience with their true-to-life, thought-provoking and sometimes socio-critical lyrics. It’s definitely worth giving their latest album “Goldmarie” a listen.
Shortly after 9 pm, it was the main act’s turn and Megaherz began their performance with the identically named track of their new LP “Zombieland”. It did not take them long to pump the audience up. This was also due to the fabulous stage show. “Zombieland” was the undisputed motto of the evening that was reflected in the bands outfits, make-up and light show. Even some people in the audience were disguised as zombies or zombie hunters.
As the night progressed, the stage-experienced Munich-based band performed many songs of their 21 year-old band history. Starting with “Gott sein” of their first studio album “Wer bist du?”, over “Blender” of the following work “Kopfschuss”, “5. März” from the LP “Herzwerk II” to “Jagdzeit” taken from the album “Götterdämmerung” and, of course, a lot of new tracks from “Zombieland”. A perfect mixture for long-term companions and newly acquired fans.
One of the highlights of the show surely was the performance of the song “Augenblick” where singer Alexander “Lex” Wohnhaas (Seelenbrand, Cover-x) was able to show his full vocal range and impress the audience with an emotional sensation. Goosebumps guaranteed! But also the final with the Megaherz-classic “Miststück” let the crowd freak out. This was one of the songs were everyone cold sing along.
About two hours, Megaherz enthralled their fans. Whether they played melodious rock-ballads or gloomy chords, the crowd was dancing, roaring and partying. Even ex-singer and front man of Megaherz, Alexander “Alexx” Wesselsky (Eisbrecher), didn’t miss the opportunity to see the show of his former band.
All in all, it was more than a successful night with an awesome vibe, a great show and a hell lot of fun. Megaherz proved that they still belong to the most exciting bands in the genre Neue Deutsche Härte. The Munich audience lied to their feet. And who knows what the future holds. Only recently, “Zombieland” was used to advertise “The Walking Dead” on a private channel. It’s very likely that the gents of Megaherz will be filling bigger venues soon.
Text: Tanja Frank