He left the band after the band got banned from the Austrian Radio Broadcasting ORF and the other band members prefered to play hard-rock cover versions.
Due to the possibility to record an album, he stayed and worked with his replacement Hubert Perfahl till the record was finished. After that he changed to a failed band project. In the eigthies, he opened a little studio in Wels and worked as songwriter for Austrian pop stars like Waterloo & Robinson and Wilfried. He started a new project, Gerhard Egger & die Mostrocker, which is still active and plays Austro Alpine Rock.