Georg Heym

Georg Heym (1887 – 1912)

Georg Heym was a German writer, born in Hirschberg Lower Silezia (Poland nowadays). He is mainly known for his poetry, which stands representative for early Expressionism. Heym did not live to experience the war for which he seemed to crave for. He died in 1912 following an ice-skating accident on the frozen river Havel, falling in whilst trying to save a friend.

For the album Krieg I’ve used Heym’s never completely finished poem Der Krieg (1911) as the opening piece. It is an apocalyptic – and prophetic – tale of a wrathful War God.