~ Biography ~
Wunderton was founded in 2002 in
Chemnitz, an eastern German city nearby Dresden, formerly known as
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
was still called Chernowitz) part of the Austrian Empire,
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.
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.