was founded in October 1997 by Olaf (dr.) and
Daniela (voc.). Their
former band "Square Waves" had just split up, but the two of them were
to go on making hard, handmade music. Nico, who had played in various
Punk-, Thrash-, and Hardcorebands before, became their new guitar
player. New songs were arranged quickly wich needed the support
of a bass guitar.
During a huge booze-up the former "Crucifixion" bass-player Henrik
agreed to join the band. He has been a full member of the line-up since
then. After UPPERCUT had played a few successful
local concerts, the four went to studio in order to record five songs.
The demo-cassette which came into being is titled "first strike" and
was sold in a large number.
The band played a lot of concerts then all over germany, with bands as
there were among others: Crack Up, Dew-Scented, Spawn and so on. In September
2000 it was high
time for UPPERCUT to
record new material, so they entered the studio of Wasteland's guitar
player Stephan Kern. The CD which emerged is called "Shroud Shifter"
and the songs it contains are full of energy and brute force
- simple and direct.
Since Henrik had to leave the band because of lacking time there was
need for a new bass player. In May 2001 Jan W.
filled the gap and two
weeks later Uppercut presented their new line-up
live in Dresden. Having a new member the band now prepares new material
in order to continue the way they headed for with "Shroud Shifter"!
In October 2003 Ralf Winzer (ex-CURARE,
joins Uppercut on four Strings. The Band
entered the Wasteland Studios again to record their full length
Album "Reanimation Of Hate".
Guitarplayer Jan leaves the band in Summer 2006 due
to creative differences.
January 2007: Former DESTRUCTION
Harry Wilkens joins UPPERCUT