Wolfsheim Biography

Wolfsheim is a German synthpop band formed in 1985 by Markus Reinhardt and Peter Heppner. The band's early work was heavily influenced by the synthpop and new wave music of the 1980s. Wolfsheim's first album, "No Happy View," was released in 1989 and featured a dark, atmospheric sound that drew comparisons to bands like Depeche Mode and Joy Division.

In 1991, Wolfsheim released their second album, "Popkiller," which marked a shift towards a more electronic sound and brought the band mainstream success in Germany. The album featured the hit single "The Sparrows and the Nightingales," which became one of the band's most popular songs.

Wolfsheim continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s, including "Spectators" (1993), "Dreaming Apes" (1995), and "Casting Shadows" (1997). The band's live performances during this time period became known for their elaborate stage shows and visual effects.

In the 2000s, Wolfsheim released several more albums, including "Finding the Young Soul Rebels" (2001), "Hamburg Rom" (2003), and "Closer Still" (2005). The band's sound during this period became more electronic and less reliant on guitar.

Wolfsheim continues to tour and release new music to this day. The band's most recent album, "Skeletons in the Closet," was released in 2019. Throughout their career, Wolfsheim has sold over one million records, and has a strong following in Germany and other parts of Europe, known for their unique blend of electronic, synthpop, and rock elements and the emotive, theatrical performances of Peter Heppner.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!