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Die verlorenen Soehne / Bio

1992: Die Verlorenen Söhne was founded by Christian Urban and Michael Haas as a studio project in Purkersdorf, Austria. After working on their personal musical style, they wound up mixing Urban´s german lyrics with hard rock and metal.

1995: after several changes in their line-up, Die Verlorenen Söhne consolidated, consisting of five members: Christian Urban (vocals), Peter Korinek (drums), Fritz Bleyer (bass) and the two guitarists Michi Herfert and Thomas Krampl. A professional demo tape was recorded in the same summer and sent to several bookers and labels.

Gottes Schwert
1996: while the demo was well received in the music business, the band continued to work, playing local concerts and writing new songs. The first CD, “Gottes Schwert” was finished, but the Band still unsigned, although negotiations had already started.

1997: “Gottes Schwert” was released by Edel Records; the Band went on doing smaller concerts and promotion for the CD.

Blümchen, bück dich
1998: while their CD sold pretty well in Germany and Austria, Die Verlorenen Söhne went on the road, supporting the German Industrial Rockers of “Oomph” on their spring tour. Back in Vienna, material for a second CD was gathered and partly recorded. But the projected potential first single was doomed: “Blümchen bück´dich”, a not so gentle tease of both Rammstein and the German singer Blümchen, did not please the record company.
In combination with other issues and arguments, this finally led to the dismissal of the band from Edel.

Lost Years
1999-2001: The band didn´t succeed to sign a follow-up contract with any other record company, partly maybe because of unrealistic expectations after the Edel experiences. A short interlude, releasing “Blümchen bück´dich” with Koch Records, half-hearted and badly promoted, finally led to nothing.

2004: Christian Urban proposed a new start, but plans were dumped after half a year of rather fruitless rehearsals and negotiations.

The Comeback
2010-2011: After talking to Thomas Krampl and Fritz Bleyer, Christian Urban´s new incentive to plan a comeback for Die Verlorenen Söhne seemed to work. The band´s resurrection was prepared in the following year and started successfully with the release of the new Album “Wir Waren Immer So” in September 2011. The new video “Wir waren Immer So” was published in October.
2012: Fritz Bleyer left the band in march and was eventually replaced by Christian "CJ" Janisch on bass. May saw the release of a "Deutschrock" sampler compiled by Zyx Records, with "Wir waren immer so" by Die verlorenen Söhne included alongside artists like Megaherz, Eisbrecher and many more. In summer, two video shootings were sceduled, the first result showing up in November: "Die Angst, der Wahnsin" is a new video about, you might have guessed, fear and madness...

General Info

Band Members
Christian Urban, Thomas Krampl, Peter Korinek, Christian CJ Janisch
Artist Name
Die verlorenen Soehne
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Metal / Punk

Contact Info

Vienna, AT

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