Blessed is a Hamburg rock group that had success the mid-1990s and is reunited after ten years' separation in 2008. With the reunion album Infinity And finally they gained first gold status.
In 1993, the members of the band in Hamburg Selig. 1993 Selig got a record deal with Epic / Sony Music and recorded with producer Franz Plasa their debut album on Selig, was decoupled from the screaming in January 1994 their first single has. The album itself was released in March and placed among the top -40 (No. 35) of the German album charts in Austria took one rank 12 of the charts. For the realized by director René Eller video for If I wanted Selig received a response in February 1995.
In May 1995, the album was released here. The later single brotherless was a remake of the 1994 screamed published as a B- side of the single She has songs. The song brotherless was not included on the first pressing of the album. The five musicians completed a virtually sold out tour and various festivals like Rock am Ring, Strange Noise etc.
In February 1997 the band released the soundtrack to Knockin 'on Heaven 's Door. For the purely instrumental score tracks, they used the name Digital Elvis & Zero. In July 1997, the album Blender was released, which began the band in New York. We experimented with loops and oriented themselves more towards pop. Shortly after the studio recordings to Blender January Plewka left the band, which eventually led to separation.
In January 1999, the band released their resolution officially announced in December 1999, the best-of- double - album was released Forever and Selig.
Christian Neander soon formed the band Kungfu while Plewka and Eggert were formed together with Marco Schmedtje Zinoba. January Plewka later founded together with Stephan Eggert and Marek Harloff a new band called TempEau.
In August 2008, the band announced their comeback and went into the studio. On 6 March 2009 the single Schau Schau and on March 20 released their album And finally infinity twelve years after their last studio album Blender. Along with the release of the album were blessed again live on.
At the Federal Vision Song Contest 2010, which took place in Berlin on October 1, she took part in the state of Hamburg and occupied 8th place with 40 points. On the same day the new album came from eternity to eternity, the first single with the same title had already appeared on September 10, 2010. Following the album release Selig went on tour again.
End of October 2011 contributed Selig at the invitation of Annette Humpe their version of the ideal classic Blue Eyes for the double CD History - the best of Annette Humpe and for at. The album was released on the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Annette Humpe.
On February 1, 2013, the total sixth studio album was released, entitled magma. During the recording sessions, which took place in England in the late summer of 2012, Selig used the first time since the reunion again the services of a producer. Your choice was Steve Power, who has worked, among other things even for Blur. Blessed played the whole album already live on the Club Tour In Bed with Blessed by six German cities in November 2012. At the same time the track was pre- Love & Peace released for free download on the band 's website.
Was the debut album Selig still influenced by rock with grunge influences and hippie flair, the album was still much darker here. Selig described their style at the time as "Hippie Metal". The music was harder and less trendy, but a bit more experimental than on the debut. Together with the improvised in the studio texts resulted in the impression of drogeninduziertem, hard rock. With the last album before the preliminary separation Blender Selig left these paths. The rock has been left out for long stretches, it held instead amplified pop elements moving into the sound, experimenting also was with electronics, loops and beats. Critics applies Blender as the best work of the band, but commercial success did not come. The comeback album And finally infinity oriented, like the following two more albums in the old style of the band. The album magma originated with the help of producer Steve Powers, the example Robbie Williams in charge.
Singles and music videos
Awards and nominations
- Echo 1995: Video Clip National ( If I wanted )
- 2009: nominated for Best Band
- 2010: nominated for Best Band
- 2011: " And finally infinity " for 100,000 units sold