Founded in 1987 out of the ashes of swiss
Speed-Metal pioneers CARRION,
POLTERGEIST released two well acclaimed
demo tapes and played quite a lot of shows in
their home country Switzerland and in nearby
Germany. After one of these shows where
they played with HADES and DESPAIR,
Robert Kampf (then Singer for DESPAIR and
owner of the freshly started label CENTURY
MEDIA) decided to offer POLTERGEIST a
record contract. They convinced him with their powerful live appearance and their solid craftmanship on their instruments.
From 1989 to 1993 they released 3 albums and played shows and tours with bands like DESTRUCTION, KREATOR, SODOM, TANKARD, CORONER, WHIPLASH, HELLBASTARD, WATCHTOWER, VOI VOD, RUMBLE MILITIA and many more. After the last tour in 1993 with CORONER the band split up and partly transformed into GURD.
On New Years Eve 2012/2013, original members Marek Felis, André Grieder and V.O.Pulver met and discussed the old times. after listening to their old records and posting a picture on Facebook, lots of people demanded an immediate reunion..
Sparked by these reactions, Sven Vormann ( Ex-Destruction, Megora) decided to bring order to the chaos and organized some first rehearsals. Soon it was clear that the old magic was back. And to complete a 20 year old dream, they finally found in Chasper Wanner the right second guitarplayer to bring the haunting guitar mayhem from the records also to the stage! In early 2016 bassplayer Ralf Winzer Garcia (Requiem, Wolf Counsel) joined the pack due to Marek’s decision to leave the band. Also Sven decided to focus more on his private business and was replaced by Drum- Maniac Reto Crola (Requiem, Wolf Counsel, Punish). The Comeback album ‚Back To Haunt‘ (unleashed in 2016) was well received from the fans and the press.
Now in 2020 POLTERGEIST finished their 5th album called ‚Feather Of Truth‘ and will release this eclectic Thrash- Monster with their new partners in crime MASSACRE RECORDS on July 3rd 2020.