Joachim Witt
Joachim Witt

Joachim Witt

About Joachim Witt

Born in Hamburg in 1949, Joachim Witt is among the few survivors of the new German wave that dominated the early '80s: after years of struggling to regain the popularity he found with the hit single "Goldener Reiter" (Golden Rider) from his 1981 debut solo album Silberblick, he managed to launch a serious comeback with the album Bayreuth 1 in 1998. Mixing Wagnerian pathos with heavy guitars, the album and its main single, "Die Flut" (The Flood), a duet with Wolfsheim singer Peter Heppner, fit into the Neue Deutsche Härte trend spearheaded by Rammstein. The album sold over 700,000 units. A sequel to the album, Bayreuth 2, was released in 2000, followed by Eisenherz in 2002, Pop in 2004, and Bayreuth 3 in 2006. ~ Christian Genzel

  • HOMETOWN
    Hamburg, Germany
  • BORN
    February 22, 1949

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