Chris Gott - Bass & Vocals
Eric Zion - Guitars & Vocals
Martin Machwitz - Keyboards & Vocals
Corni Bartels - Drums
German rockers 12 Apostel were formed in 1990 originally
calling themselves Bon Bon. This name was to last only a year before the band
renamed themselves 12 Apostel in 1991. The line up of the band consisted of
Chris Gott on Bass & Vocals, Eric Zion on Guitars & Vocals, Werner Schultheiss
on Guitars, Martin Machwitz (Lucy/Dead Ballerinas/Ultranite/Tokyo Blade) on
Keyboards & Vocals and Corni Bartels (EDV/Hubert Kah) on Drums & Vocals.
Werner left the band in 1995 to concentrate on his own band called Sok Munka,
and 12 Apostel went on to record their debut album as a 4 piece, having it
produced by Uwe Hoffman. Despite strong single releases, the band never really achieved
major success, and in 1998 12 Apostel split.
Guitarist Eric Zion went on to be in Candy Apple Grey, whilst Martin & Chris
formed new electronic project Tempelhof with Austrian
female vocalist Glee, and Corni guested on drums for Herzwerk's 'Hand Auf's Herz'
(from the album Herwerk 2). 12 Apostel have regrouped in the past, recording an albums
worth of material which is yet to see commercial release, but for now the band
is on ice.
Despite this, the band remain together, working at and running the established
Weltraum Studios together.