On-site and therewith founding members were Max Aviles, Ilmarinen Harland and Rick Oberheim. The main connective element is their collective genre-spanning preference for a dark, but ironically ruptured tinge of life, which is reflected in the lyrics, in the music - a cocktail of popular doomsday music and danceable soundtracks to interpersonal catastrophes in the tradition of bands like Tuxedomoon, Joy Division, The Birthday Party, Frank Tovey’s Fad Gadget - and of course in the name of the band: "A Nachzehrer is a sort of German vampire. [...] Though officially a vampire, they are also similar to zombies, and in many ways different from either undead." (Wikipedia 2007) Already during the constituent session in April 1987 they record the first material for their meanwhile legendary "4-Track Tape". In the following year, more than 2 000 sold tapes qualify the band as one of the most successful in tape avant-garde.
1989 the trio, still teenaged, wears down two long-serving producers and calls off a major label deal. The same year drummer Aviles dies as a result of a car accident shortly after the end of their first club tour. The remaining Harland and Oberheim cancel all intended releases; hide the jointly completed "Posthum" and strike different paths. 1998, after an eight-year break, Harland, Oberheim and Cora Pascas, now playing guitar for the band, decide to make a new start, which soon yields fruits, that are hard to take, but durable. To find out how the story continues, check out the band's official website: www.nachzehrer.com.
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