Alexander Wesselsky

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Alexx
Alexander Wesselsky Amphi 2010 1.jpg
Alexx performing with Eisbrecher.
Background information
Birth name Alexander Wesselsky
Born (1968-11-18) November 18, 1968 (age 48)
Origin Germany
Genres Neue Deutsche Härte
Instruments Vocals
Bass Guitar
Guitar
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Megaherz
Eisbrecher
Dale Arden

Alexander "Alexx" Wesselsky (born 18 November 1968) is the lead singer of the German band Eisbrecher. He is best known for his 10-year tenure as the former lead singer of the band Megaherz, from 1993 to 2003.

Biography[edit]

In 1985, Dale Arden became Alexx's first band, where he performed as lead singer and bassist, alongside his best friend, Bill Parsons, in the early 1980s at a local bar.[1]

Megaherz: 1993 - 2003[edit]

Alexx joined in Megaherz in 1993 as one of the founding members, writing lyrics and composing as well as singing. Alexx has had moderate success during his time with Megaherz, his albums Himmelfahrt released in 2000 and Herzwerk II released in 2002, both charted in the Media Control Charts at #78. His most successful single during his time with Megaherz, Freiflug released in 1999, hit the German alternative charts at #7.

He left the band officially on 1 January 2003, and was replaced by Mathias Eisholz. In addition to Megaherz, since 1999 he has been working as a studio singer and lyricist writer for several independent projects (among others, a platinum production).

Eisbrecher: 2003 - present[edit]

Alexander Wesselsky performing at Amphi festival IX

He joined Noel Pix in late 2002 to form Eisbrecher. Success for Alexx continued through Eisbrecher with the 2004 album of the same name released in January as it hit the Alternative charts in Germany at #13.

Eisbrecher's 2006 album Antikörper released in October hit the Media Control Charts at #85 and their next single Kann denn Liebe Sünde Sein released in July, 2008 hit the Alternative charts at #3. The studio album Sünde released in August, 2008 entered the Media Control charts at a high #18. On April 16, 2010, Eisbrecher released their next album, Eiszeit, which hit Germany's chart at #5. Their next album Die Hölle muss Warten was released on February 3, 2012. His latest effort, Schock, was released on January 21, 2015.

In addition to his studio musical career Alexx has performed with his bands at many large European Music Festivals including Hurricane, Nova Rock, Wacken, M'era Luna, Wave-Gotik-Treffen and Summer Breeze.

Television[edit]

Aside from his musical career, Alexx also presents a television show since 2006, on the German men's lifestyle channel DMAX where he acts as a used car broker for an applicant. His screen nickname for the show is Der Checker (The Checker). Once he has found a suitable vehicle within the applicant's budget, the car is repaired and tuned at co-presenter's Lina van de Mars's workshop and is then handed over to the new owner.[1] In 2009 Alexx hosted a reality TV show called Schrauber-Showdown. In May 2010, Alexx appeared as Himself, on the German TV talkshow Kölner Treff.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
DAC GER AUT SWI EU
1995 Herzwerk - - - - -
1997 Wer Bist Du? - - - - -
1998 Kopfschuss - - - - -
2000 Himmelfahrt - 78 - - -
2002 Herzwerk II - 78 - - -
2004 Eisbrecher 13 - - - -
2006 Antikörper 10 85 - - -
2008 Sünde 1 18 - - 64
2010 Eiszeit - 5 34 76 25
2012 Die Hölle muss Warten - 3 21 16 -
2015 Schock 2 11 16

Singles[edit]

Megaherz

Eisbrecher

EP'S[edit]

Megaherz

  • 2007: Freiflug EP:The Early Years (1996–2000)
  • 2008: Mann von Welt EP

Compilation albums[edit]

Megaherz

  • 2001: Querschnitt
  • 2009: Totgesagte Leben Länger (Tracks 1-3,5,6,8,9,11,12,14)

Eisbrecher

  • 2011: Eiskalt (#69 in Germany)

Music Videos[edit]

  • 1999: Freiflug
  • 2004: Schwarze Witwe
  • 2005: Herz Steht Still
  • 2006: Willkommen im Nichts
  • 2006: Vergissmeinnicht
  • 2010: Eiszeit
  • 2011: Verrückt
  • 2012: Die Hölle muss warten
  • 2012: Miststück 2012
  • 2014: Zwischen Uns
  • 2015: Rot wie die Liebe

Guest appearances[edit]

  • IFF (Vocals) - Königin der Nacht
  • 2012 - Lord Of The Lost (Vocals) - Eure Siege

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Der Checker" (in German). DMAX.