Eisblume (German for "Frost Flower") is a German Pop rock band whose debut album spawned the Top 5 hit single "Eisblumen" in Germany in 2009.
The band was formed in Berlin during 2007 by vocalist Sotiria Schenk, guitarist Christoph Hessler, bassist Philipp Schardt, drummer Philipp Schadebrodt and keyboard player Golo Schultz. With the help of production team Valicon, Eisblume released their first EP titled "Unter dem Eis" (German for "Under the Ice") in 2008. In the summer of 2008, they played the support slot for a number of concerts of Ich + Ich's tour. VIVA, a German TV station, has been supporting the group in terms of "Artistic Development" through "comprehensive media support" since late 2008.
In January 2009, Eisblume released their single "Eisblumen" (German for "Frost Flowers"), a cover of Subway to Sally's song originally released in 2005. The Eisblume version, which was produced by Ingo Politz of Valicon, reached number 3 on the German singles charts and went on to become the 43rd best-selling single of 2009 in Germany. The song's video also earned the band a nomination for the "Best National Video" at the 2009 ECHO awards. They were also nominated for three VIVA Comet awards in 2009: "Best Newcomers", Best Online Star" and "Best Video".
Their first album Unter dem Eis was released in March 2009 by Universal Music. In the spring of 2009 they began their own headlining tour in support of the album. They also were supported by Swiss band Lacrimosa during their German tour dates in September 2009.
Their second single "Leben ist Schön" (German for "Life is Beautiful") peaked at number 18, and helped their album to return to the Top 20 of the German album charts. Their third single "Louise", a cover version of a Bell, Book & Candle song translated into German, was released in November 2009 and peaked at number 29. The song helped them to earn their second and third ECHO award nominations for "Best National Video" and "Best National Newcomer" in 2010. Fanart Banner