Pyogenesis is a metal band from Hamburg, Germany.
They started off as a Death Metal band in Stuttgart when they released their first demo "Ode to the churning seas of Nar-Mataru" in 1991. After releasing two EPs "Rise of the unholy" and "Sacrificious profanity" their first selftitled mini-album was released in 1992 on Osmose Records. On this album, which is commonly known as "Ignis creatio" (named after the last track of the album), Pyogenesis combines their Death Metal roots with Doom and Gothic influences. The combination of Tim Eiermann's deep voice and growls and Flo V. Schwarz' clean vocals became a trademark of Pyogenesis until the album "Mono...".
Their next EP "Waves of erotasia" was released on Nuclear Blast Records in 1994 and continued the developing to a more melodic and Gothic Death Metal. On the album "Sweet x-rated nothings", an underground success, melodies became more and more important to the song structure and brought the band their first hit "Fade away". The subsequent "Twinaleblood" from 1995 mixed the bands Death Metal background with Punk and Alternative-Rock influences. In 1996 Pyogenesis' fourth release on Nuclear Blast "Love nation sugarhead ep" started the new aera of the band. The sound changed to Alternative-Rock with heavy influences of Punk and Pop which also dominated the sound of the album "Unpop" from 1997.
After the release of "Mono...or will it ever be the way it used to be" in 1999, vocalist/guitarist Tim Eiermann and drummer Wolle Maier left the band to focus on the one-hit wonder "Liquido" which had given them the hit "Narcotic". With Flo V. Schwarz as the only founding band member left Pyogenesis released with "P...or different songs in different sounds" in 2000 their last album on Nuclear Blast Records. "P" is a best of-album containing old songs of the band which were re-recorded and rearranged and two previously unreleased tracks.
With their latest releases on Flo V. Schwarz' label Hamburg Records, the EP "I feel sexy everyday" and the album "She makes me wish I had a gun" in 2002, the band continued their musical development to a more Punk-Rock influenced sound.
Since bandleader and songwriter Flo V. Schwarz has recently concentrated on his label and on managing and producing other bands like ZSK or Montreal, After a long hiatus, the band returned in 2014, with Tim Eiermann returning for a short span of gigs, before leaving again. The band returned to the metal style with a trilogy of concept albums set in a steampunk universe, the first two, "A Century in the Curse of Time" and "A Kingdom to Disappear" released in 2015 and 2017 respectively, and the third still to come.
Current line up:
Flo V. Schwarz - Vocals/Guitar (1991-present)
Gizz Butt - Vocals/Guitar (2015-present)
Malte Brauer - Bass (2002-present)
Jan Räthje - Drums (2015-present)
Former band members:
Pit Muley - Drums (1991-1992)
Joe Proell - Bass (1992-1995)
Roman Schönsee - Bass (1995-1997)
Wolle Maier - Drums (1994-1998)
Tim Eiermann - Vocals/Guitar (1991-1998, 2014)
Tobias Morell - Drums (1998-2001)
Mirza Kapidzic - Bass (2001-2005)
Sophie du Coudray - Guitar (1999-?)
Briefmarke - Drums (2000-?)
Olman Viper - Drums (2014)
Ode to the churning sea of Nar-Mataru - 1991
Rise of the unholy - 1992
Sacrificious profanity - 1992
Pyogenesis - 1992
Waves of erotasia - 1994
Sweet x-rated nothings - 1995
Underneath - 1995
Twinaleblood - 1995
Love nation sugarhead ep - 1996
Unpop - 1997
Love nation sugarhead remixes - 1997
Sweet x-rated nothings/waves of erotasia (re-release) - 1997
Mono...or will it ever be the way it used to be - 1999
P...or different songs in different sounds - 2000
I feel sexy everyday - 2002
She makes me wish I had a gun - 2002
A Century in the Curse of Time - 2015
A Kingdom to Disappear - 2017 .