ZERFALL was founded spontaneously in 1983 at a Christmas concert in the Galilee Church in Friedrichshain. Its music was a complete departure from the state-prescribed youth culture of the GDR, and the group was monitored by the Stasi. Despite constant checks and arrests, several concerts were held, until the band broke up following the conscription of their drummer to the National People’s Army. In 2008 the group made a surprise appearance in the Lido in Kreuzberg. The enthusiastic response that they received prompted ZERFALL to carry on.
Open-air stage on Alexanderplatz.