Personal War was founded by Matthias Zimmer (vocals; guitar), Martin Buchwalter (drums), Sascha Kerschgens (guitar) and Frank Buchwalter (bass) in 1996. After a couple of demo releases Personal War recorded their first album “The Inside” in 1998 which got very good reviews in the magazines all over Europe.
In the beginning of 2000, the band recorded their second album “Newtime Chaos”. The album was released in May 2000 with the label “B.Mind Records”
In March 2002, Personal War changed the name to “Perzonal War” because of legal reasons and signed a deal with AFM-Records.
In July 2002 the 3rd album “Different But The Same” was released worldwide over AFM Records. Also Victor Smolski from RAGE played a couple of guitar solos on the album and helped the band in the studio. The album got amazing reviews and lots of high soundcheck positions in the important Metal Magazines.
After lots of live gigs and Festivals (a.o. on the Sziget Festival in Budapest, as support for RAGE and NEVERMORE) bass player Frank Buchwalter split with the band in January 2003.
In January 2003, PERZONAL WAR started to record the upcoming album “Faces”. During the recordings, bass player Sven Krautkrämer joined the band and completed the strongest PERZONAL WAR line up so far.
The band also recorded a video for the single “My Secret” with a very popular German film team.
The New album “Faces” will be available on May, 17, 2004.
So watch out for the upcoming PERZONAL WAR release…and always remember:
PERZONAL WAR JUST CRUSH!!!
- Matthias Zimmer (vocals/ guitar)
- Martin Buchwalter (drums)
- Sascha Kerschgens (guitar)
- Sven Krautkramer (bass)