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~ Biography ~

Wunderton was founded in 2002 in Chemnitz, an eastern German city nearby Dresden, formerly known as Karl-Marx-Stadt. Two of its founding members, the lead-singer and guitar player Wilhelm Haeckel and the bass guitar player Heinrich von Cleist, were born and raised in this mayor industrial city. The drummer Stephan Ehrlich was a Jewish immigrant from Chernivtsi, in the old days (when it was still called Chernowitz) part of the Austrian Empire, now located in the Ukraine. They met each other at the Bauhaus School in Weimar, where they studied art and design. Although the three of them were too young to have any vivid recollection of the communist era, they still feel inspired by its ideals of solidarity, workmanship and eternal peace on earth and beyond.

Wunderton is the German word for a wonderful, even magical, tone, note or sound. With their music the band members intend to bring the wonder of sound to a mass audience. As a local journalist once wrote, it is a kind of agit-pop aimed at unifying people, irrespective of colour, gender or size. In their lyrics, they often mock the petty bourgeois and his individualistic-romantic sensitivity. Lost in his own feelings, he is unable to notice the world of trouble that surrounds him.

In the summer of 2003, Wunderton released its first CD single The Last Socialist on the Planet. The song mourns the decline of socialism and the fall into sexual perversion. A half a year later, Revolution of the Mind was released, a nostalgic science fiction trip to the revolutionary year of 2068. Both songs gave them a cult following, mainly among anti-globalists, neo-hippies and self-acclaimed anarchists in eastern Germany. After recording a cover of John Lennons classic song A Working-Class Hero in the winter of 2005, they left eastern Germany and emigrated to Gent, Belgium.

In 2007 drummer Stephan Ehrlich left the band and was replaced by keyboard player Urban Utan, who's originns remain unknown.. Now drumless Wunderton changed their name into Wundertone. Adding the 'E' to emphasise the additional electronics.

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