Archive for July, 2008

Oomph! – Augen auf

Monday, July 28th, 2008

OOMPH! is a German Neue Deutsche Härte group. OOMPH! incorporates many styles of music such as metal, industrial, alternative rock, electronica and gothic to create their sound. OOMPH!’s change of style which leaned more heavily to a guitar-driven metal sound without ever giving up their electronic roots, inspired numerous musicians to follow their lead.

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Deichkind – Remmidemmi

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Deichkind is a hip-hop / electro band formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1999. Deichkind’s characteristic lyrics typically consist of irony and humor. In 2005, Deichkind represented Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Bundesvision Song Contest, finishing 14th of the 16 entries. The band’s single Electric Super Dance Band marked a noted change in their sound. Their recent appearances (mostly at House and Electro clubs) display this change noted by fast, electronic rhythms. The band describes their new sound as TechRap, a mixture of techno and rap.

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Cinema Bizarre – Forever Or Never

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Cinema Bizarre is a German rock band from Berlin. The group members met in 2005 at an anime convention and formed a band, incorporating elements of glam rock, gothic rock, new wave, and visual kei. They signed to Island Records and released their debut album in 2007, which is a hit in Germany and Austria. The group was a finalist to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 with the song Forever or Never which is the video below, but was not chosen.

Alphaville – Big In Japan

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were Marian Gold (real name Hartwig Schierbaum, born May 26, 1954 in Herford), Bernhard Lloyd (real name Bernhard Gößling, born June 6, 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name Frank Sorgatz, born October 26, 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville. They are best known for their two biggest hits, Big in Japan and Forever Young.

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