In 1987 five young men from the West Germany came together to form a band. These men were: Tommi Böck, Buffo Völker, Sepp Lautenbacher, Greulix Schrank, Miene Gruber. The name chosen for this newly formed band was "Die Schweisser" which can be translated as "The Welders". The name derives from the fact that all musicians wore welder´s goggles on their first live gig. This welder theme was to feature in the first two albums before disappearing almost completely.