Killerpilze

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Killerpilze
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Killerpilze (2011)
Background information
Origin Dillingen, Germany
Genres Pop-rock / Pop-punk
Years active 2002–present
Labels Universal Music (2005 - 2009)
killerpilzerecords (2010)
Website www.killerpilze.de
Members Johannes Halbig (25)
Fabian Halbig (21)
Maximilian Schlichter (26)
Past members Andreas Schlagenhaft

The Killerpilze (English/German for "Killer Mushrooms") is a German Pop-rock / pop-punk band from Dillingen an der Donau, Germany. With their self-written rock songs, the band secured a faithful fan base in their homeland. From their first success in the German charts, Killerpilze have played in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, and the Czech Republic in addition to Austria and Germany. Recently the band has also scheduled a show in Russia alongside another German band called "Panik".

History[edit]

Killerpilze was formed in October 2002 in Dillingen an der Donau. They came upon the name while they were eating pizza. In their early years, Killerpilze sang in both English and German, and toured their local area. The three band members have balanced their ongoing primary education and recording activities.

On July 7, 2004, the group recorded its first album Von vorne durch die Punkalle. They performed in small concert halls until Universal Music noticed them and received a record deal. In 2005, they recorded their first official album Invasion der Killerpilze. In spring 2006, their debut single "Richtig Scheiße" ("Really Shitty") reached #17 in Germany.

On July 27, 2007, the band released its second album Mit Pauken und Raketen. This album peaked to 19 in the German charts.

In July 2008, their song "Verrockt" is used in the German soundtrack of Camp Rock.

In 2010, the band created its own label, KillerpilzeRecords. On February 12 of the same year, the first single "Drei" from their third album Lautonom was released. In the end of 2010, the group returned to the studio and recorded their fourth album Ein Bisschen Zeitgeist.

The band has contributed to campaigns such as Kein Bock auf Nazis (No Support for Nazis), and Punk Macht Schule, which helps to build schools in Ethiopia.

Members[edit]

  • Johannes "Jo" Halbig plays rhythm guitar, piano and sings.
  • Fabian "Fabi" Halbig is the drummer.
  • Maximilian "Mäx" Schlichter has played lead guitar and sings.
  • Andreas "Schlagi" Schlagenhaft was the former bassist of the band.

Johannes Halbig[edit]

Johannes Halbig, (better known as Jo) was born on the July 30, 1989. He had just completed his last year at the German high school 'St. Bonaventura Gymnasium' in Dillingen an der Donau, where he lives with his family. Jo plays a range of instruments, including piano, guitar, and bass guitar.

Fabian Halbig[edit]

Fabian Halbig was born on December 23, 1992. He is the youngest member of the band. He also plays trumpet, and has done so since the age of eight.[citation needed]

Filmography
Film
Year Film Role Notes
2009
Vorstadtkrokodile Kai
2010
Vorstadtkrokodile 2
2011
Vorstadtkrokodile 3
2012
Milchgeld. Ein Kluftingerkrimi Wolfgang Ayerle TV Movie
2013
Tatort David Kleinert Episode: Macht und Ohnmacht
Der blinde Fleck Gundolf Köhler
Und morgen mittag bin ich tot Fahrer

Maximilian Schlichter[edit]

Maximilian Schlichter, (known as Mäx) was born on July 3, 1988. Mäx is the oldest in the band.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 2004: Von Vorne durch die Punkallee (“Straight Through Punk Avenue”)
  • 2006: Invasion der Killerpilze ("Invasion of Killerpilze") (#2 Austria, #7 Germany, #47 Switzerland, #62 France)
  • 2007: Mit Pauken und Raketen (With drums and rockets) ( #14 Germany, #15 Austria, #55 France, #58 Switzerland)
  • 2010: Lautonom
  • 2011: Ein bisschen Zeitgeist
  • 2013: Grell

Singles[edit]

  • 2006: "'Richtig scheisse (auf 'ne schöne Art und Weise)" ("Really Shitty (In a Good Way)") – #10 Austria, #17 Germany, #62 Switzerland
  • 2006: "Springt hoch" ("Jump High") – #27 Austria, #35 Germany, #40 Switzerland
  • 2006: "Ich kann auch ohne dich" ("I Can Go On Without You Too") – #13 Austria, #30 Germany, #34 Swiss
  • 2007: "Liebmichhassmich" ("Lovemehateme") – #19 Germany, #32 Austria, #83 Swiss
  • 2007: "Ich Brauche Nichts" ("I don't need anything")
  • 2007: "Letzte Minute" ("Last Minute") – TBA
  • 2008: "Stress Im Nightliner" ("Stress in the Sleeper Bus") – TBA
  • 2008: "Verrockt" (“We Rock”) – #84 Germany
  • 2010: "Drei" ("Three") – #72 Germany
  • 2010: "Am Meer" ("At the sea") – #TBS Germany
  • 2010: "Plastik" ("Plastic")
  • 2011: "KOMM KOMM.COM" ("come come.com")
  • 2011: "Jubel und Staub" ("rejoicing and dust")

Soundtrack[edit]

  • 2008: Camp Rock (soundtrack)Verrockt (“We Rock”)
  • 2009: Vorstadtkrokodile – Der Moment ("The Moment")
  • 2010: Vorstadtkrokodile 2 – Legendär ("Legendary")
  • 2011: Vorstadtkrokodile 3 – Rendezvous ("Appointment/Date")

Track Listings[edit]

Von vorne durch die Punkallee (Straight Through Punk Avenue)

  • 1. Am Meer
  • 2. Von Vorne ("Straight")
  • 3. Schönes Mädchen ("Attractive Girl")
  • 4. A Few Days
  • 5. Kompliment ("Compliment")
  • 6. Rockstar
  • 7. Für Dich ("For You")
  • 8. Ich Wär so Gern ("I'm a Volunteer Boy")
  • 9. Punkstorm
  • 10. Bikini Frau("Bikini's Woman")
  • 11. Antirassismus ("Anti-Racism")
  • 12. Outro

Invasion der Killerpilze (Invasion of the Killerpilze)

  • 1. Ferngesteuert ("Remote-controlled")
  • 2. Stubenrocker ("Homerocker")
  • 3. Richtig Scheisse (auf 'ne schöne Art und Weise) ("Really Shitty (In a Good Way)")
  • 4. Sommer ("Summer")
  • 5. Springt hoch ("Jump High")
  • 6. Scheissegal ("Don't Give a Shit")
  • 7. Ich kann auch ohne dich ("I Can Go On Without You Too")
  • 8. Blümchensex ("Floretsex")
  • 9. Komm mit ("Come along")
  • 10. Ich habe recht ("I'm right")
  • 11. Hier und jetzt ("Here and now")
  • 12. Lass mich los ("Release Me")
  • 13. Ich hasse dich ("I Hate You")
  • 14. Wach auf ("Wake Up")

Mit Pauken und Raketen (With Kettledrums and Rockets)

  • 1. Los ("Slack")
  • 2. Der Moment ("The Moment")
  • 3. Liebmichhassmich ("Lovemehateme")
  • 4. Meine Welt dreht sich ("My world is turning")
  • 5. Für mich geschaffen ("Created for me")
  • 6. Ich will Gerechtigkeit ("I Want Justice")
  • 7. Wir ("We")
  • 8. 40 Tage 13 Stunden ("40 Days 13 Hours")
  • 9. Ich bin raus ("I'm out")
  • 10. Stress Im Nightliner ("Stress in the Sleeper Bus")
  • 11. Richtig oder falsch ("True or False")
  • 12. Ich brauche nichts ("I Don't Need Anything")
  • 13. Andere Zeit ("Different Time")
  • 14. Letzte Minute ("Last Minute")

Lautonom

  • 1. Drei ("Three")
  • 2. Es geht auch um dich ("It's about you,too")
  • 3. Halbromantisch ("Half Romantic")
  • 4. Rendezvous ("Appointment/Date")
  • 5. Am Meer ("At the Sea")
  • 6. Raus ("Out")
  • 7. Bankband ("Bank Band")
  • 8. Lieblingssong ("Favourite song")
  • 9. Denken ("Think")
  • 10.Ego ("Ego")
  • 11.Grauer Vorhang ("Grey curtain")
  • 12.Schwarzer Kreis ("Black Circle")
  • 13.Plastik ("Plastic")

Ein Bisschen Zeitgeist

  • 1. Boom
  • 2. Wenn Blicke treffen ("When Gazes Meet")
  • 3. Jubel und Staub ("Jubilation and Dust")
  • 4. Komm Komm.com ("Come Come.com")
  • 5. Marie
  • 6. Albtrauma
  • 7. So Weit so Gut ("So Far So Good")
  • 8. Zeitgeist
  • 9. Schicksalsschiess ("Fate Shit")
  • 10. Morgenland ("The Orient")
  • 11. 97 Tage ("97 Days")
  • 12. Alles Kaputt ("Everything's broken")

Grell

  • 1. Jäger (Das kann doch nicht alles sein Pt.I)
  • 2. Grell
  • 3. Die Stadt klingt immer noch nach uns ("The city still sounds according to us")
  • 4. Erster Zug nach Paris ("First train to Paris")
  • 5. Nimm mich mit (" Take me with you")
  • 6. Sommerregen ("Summer rain")
  • 7. A.W.I.T.M. ("All I have to do")
  • 8. Studieren ("Study")
  • 9. Atomic
  • 10. Lauf (Das kann doch nicht alles sein Pt.II) ("Running")
  • 11. Himmel I (Prelude)("Heaven I")
  • 12. Himmel II ("Heaven II")
  • 13. Himmel III ("Heaven III")

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