Chapel Forward

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Chapel Forward
General information
origin Bielefeld (Germany)
Genre (s) Punk , ska
founding 2008
Current occupation
Guitar, vocals
Guitar, vocals
Säärelä (since 2013)
Bass, vocals
Teemu (since 2013)
former members
Phil (2008-2013)
Charles (2008-2013)

Kapelle Vorwärts is a German punk band from Bielefeld . Its members have German and Finnish roots.


The band was founded in 2008 by Mary (bass, vocals) and Klaus (guitar, vocals) as the successor to the Commandantes . The line-up also included Phil (guitar) and Charles (drums, backing vocals). The band draws on resistance, freedom and protest songs that are played as punk or ska versions.

Since then the band has played more than 60 gigs at home and abroad. The artists she has performed with include Sigi Maron , Talco , Los Fastidios , 44 Leningrad , Microphone Mafia , Slime , Yok and desertion .

After a few contributions to the sampler, the band released their first album Brot und Rosen in early 2011 , which was released on CD as well as a vinyl double single limited to 300 copies on Madbutcher Records. In October the four musicians completed their first tour through Finland.

The band then worked on their second album, Solidaarisuus , which was released on Madbutcher Records in August. What is special about this publication is the musical collaboration with international representatives of political music such as u. a. Klaus der Geiger , Faulenza, Attila the Stockbroker (United Kingdom), Filippo Andreani (Italy) or Säärelä (Finland). On September 14, 2012 they celebrated their CD release party in the Extra Blues Bar in Bielefeld.

In December 2013 the band completely reinvented themselves. With Teemu (drums) and Säärelä (guitar and vocals) two new musicians have been added. The special thing about it is that the two come from Tampere in Finland and Kapelle Vorwärts is now a German / Finnish punk band and also plays their own compositions in Finnish.

There has been no sign of life from the band since 2017.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Simon Brunner: Review of bread and roses from the Ox fanzine