The group was formed in the spring of 2003 by Boby Mudolov, aka Boby Kosatkata, vocals, guitar; Miroslav Videnov – bass; and George Fidler - drums. At that time, they were mainly playing at “O!Shipka” - the original music club, when another guitarist - Toshé (from the group Daily Noise Club) joined them, thus the band became quartet. Since 2007 the band has been taking regular participation in the event called Seatlle-Night, where DER HUNDS are gigging covers of their favorite Seattle bands.
In early 2008, Vili Popov joined the group in replacement of Toshé taking the lead guitar. Thus formed, DER HUNDS recorded their debut album "Blue Animals", covering 10 tracks. The album was released on June 26, 2009. The first piece, “Mr. Blister”, was shot on video. A round of club concerts followed in Sofia and in the country in support of the album as well as appearances in the Z-Rock Radio and on some televisions.
In 2010, DER HUNDS took part in two festivals of modern Bulgarian rock music: "6 YEARS MUZIKANT.ORG" and "THE THIN RED ROCK WEEK 2".
In the beginning of 2011, the bass was taken over by Martin Evstatiev, known from numerous formations and current member of “Panican Whyasker”.
On May 16, 2011 DER HUNDS, rivalled by 312 Bulgarian and foreign bands, won the competition for unpopular band at the ELEVATION Festival. Regretfully, due to bad weather conditions, the second day of the festival failed. In June, for the first time, the band took part in the annual festival dedicated to George Minchev - "Flower for Gosho". Their next performance is on the rock stage of “SPIRIT OF BURGAS 2011”, where DER HUNDS warmed up the gigs of such bands as AMPLIFIER and ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN & BAND.
In early 2012, there followed yet another change in the band’s staff - in replacement of Fidler, Ivo Petrov, aka Pifa, stood behind the drums. Pifa is known from bands such as “Skre4” and “Casual Threesome”, being also one of the organizers of the Seattle-Night. With his participation and with Martin behind the studio sound deck, Der Hunds recorded their second studio project – the EP "Home", which contained 4 tracks and was presented officially by a concert - promotion on June 12, 2012. The EP was supported with a video live-session on the website http://www.ampsonair.com.
In the summer of 2012, DER HUNDS played on the main stage at two of the greatest rock festivals in Bulgaria. On June 24, they opened the gigs of such performers as CYPRESS HILL, ERYKAH BADU and SEAN PAUL at the Elevation Festival. And on July 8, the band heated up the gigs of GUNS 'N' ROSES, UGLY KID JOE, KAISER CHIEFS, WITHIN TEMPTATION on the festival scene of “SOFIA ROCKS 2012”.
At the end of 2012, Vili Popov left the band on his own and was replaced by Kalin Belchev, guitar. On March 16, 2013, the second official band’s video is to be released - the last song of the EP "Home": Waterfall. Currently, DER HUNDS are working on their next studio recordings.
D I S C O G R A P H Y
- Too Much
- Silver sun
2009 Blue Animals
- Mr. Blister
- Brand New One
- Done Nothing
- Dog Killers
- No Matter What We Do
- Swan Song
- Animal Blues