Emerging from the German town of Eichenau in 1993, industrial metal band Megaherz carved its niche in the Neue Deutsche Härte musical landscape. The name, translating to "Mega-heart" but playfully echoing "megahertz," set the tone for their distinctive blend of alternative metal, reminiscent of bands like Faith No More, Oomph! or Rammstein, and dark fairy tale themes with a hint of German folklore. Despite numerous lineup changes since inception, guitarist Christian Bystron and bassist Wenz Weninger have anchored the band since their debut in 1995 with the album Herzwerk. Over the years, Megaherz kept honing on their hard-hitting brand of industrial rock on albums such as Wer bist du? (1997) and Kopfschuss (1998), which featured the Top 10 alternative hit single "Freiflug." Their musical evolution continued on the LPs Himmelfahrt (2000) and Herzwerk II (2002), both of which reached number 78 on the German charts. After the departure of vocalist Alexander Wesselsky in 2003, Megaherz saw no original members in its lineup, yet they soldiered on thanks to their ability to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing musical landscape. Overcoming challenges like the sudden departure of lead singer Mathias "Jablonski" Elsholz in 2005, the band has consistently reimagined itself, with albums like Heuchler (2008), Götterdämmerung (2012), Zombieland (2014), and Komet (2018) hitting the charts, the latter becoming their highest-charting effort at number 7. Following drummer Rolf Herring's exit in 2021, Megaherz once again reinvented themselves on their tenth studio effort Teufels Namen, released in 2023. Preceded by the singles "Alles Arschöcher" and "Engelsgesicht," the album climbed to number 16 in Germany, also reaching number 53 in Switzerland.

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