POLTERGEIST was founded in 1987 out of the ashes of Swiss Speed-Metal pioneers CARRION, POLTERGEIST released two well acclaimed demo tapes and played quite a lot of shows in their home country Switzerland and in nearby Germany. After one of these shows where they played with HADES and DESPAIR, Robert Kampf (then Singer for DESPAIR and owner of the freshly started label CENTURY MEDIA) decided to offer POLTERGEIST a record contract. From 1989 to 1993 they released 3 albums and played shows and tours with bands like DESTRUCTION, KREATOR, SODOM, TANKARD, CORONER, WHIPLASH. After the last tour in 1993 with CORONER the band split up and partly transformed into GURD. In 2013 POLTERGEIST reformed and recorded and released two new studio albums in 2016 and 2020. The Poltergeist ‘The Demos’ cd release contains: Demo 1987 (produced by V.O. Pulver (Gurd / Messiah and especially Destruction home producer) and Schmier (Destruction) & Demo 1988 ‘Writing on the Wall’ with special guests Schmier and Harry (Destruction) .