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Germany (1991 – present)

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:WUMPSCUT: is an electro-industrial project from Germany. It was founded in May of 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudy Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966).

Ratzinger has always been the main creative force behind :wumpscut:, occasionally employing the help of others as guest artists. Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Leæther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music.

The release of the song “Soylent Green”, which is named after the 1973 movie and also contains audio samples from the German dubbed version, first attracted attention to :wumpscut:. Since its release in 1993, it has become a frequently played song at events and clubs in the gothic and industrial subcultures and its associated splinter groups, both in Germany and the United States.

So far Ratzinger has published numerous recordings and remixes for other artists. :wumpscut: is also very well known for elaborate box set releases including limited versions of a CD or LP release in a box with additional and often also limited bonus material (bonus tracks, “liquid soylent” energy drinks, posters, pins, stickers, bags, flags, etc.). :Wumpscut: albums are reissued regularly with variant artworks and occasionally bonus tracks. Standalone merchandise is also available such as caps, mugs, etc.

Rudy Ratzinger has to date released 13 studio albums plus a number of compilations comprising of demos, compilation tracks and remixes from deleted singles & EPs. The 13th :wumpscut: album is out in April 2010. It is titled ‘Siamese’.

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  • fisk0

    skalberg242: yeah, it's kinda fascinating just how uneven his stuff is. Some tracks are up there as some of the best in the genre, others are incredibly uninspired or even downright inane.

    23 Nov 10:56pm Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Браво маэстро!

    16 Nov 3:20am Reply
  • DEVANGELOU

    NYC?

    6 Nov 2:10am Reply
  • Viruzz_FFF

    Помоему кто-то ахуел!

    21 Oct 9:21pm Reply
  • skalberg242

    This music project is the epitome of "hit and miss". Mostly miss, but the good tracks are really memorable. Haven't listened to anything released after Bone Peeler though, and I don't plan to.

    15 Oct 1:18am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    D E L I V E R A N C E

    25 Sep 6:13pm Reply
  • 160R

    xXPostal-DudeXx glad you checked more :) Same happened to me: when you check more, you realize about quantity of material released and good industrial gems here. Now I'm who must check the bunch of new released albums, I didn't listen him from some years ago...

    20 Sep 9:24am Reply
  • xXPostal-DudeXx

    Ah fuck what I said some months ago. I listen to some months to this guy now. And yes, I listened to his whole Discography! Nothing is missing. What can I say? Just wow. For the fact that he releases every year a album his stuff has good quality. I cant tell of any bad album except maybe Bone Peeler. No clue, album just doesnt get me. And yes I already listened 2 times and more to all his stuff. There are a lot of good songs on his releases even though some are 08/15. I really like this music. Its different from the usual Industrial. Wumpscut already took place 2 in my most listened bands, mainly because of the amount of stuff. Definitely worth a listen not as boring as I thought. My favorite album is probably Evoke even though this album is handled as one of the worst. Nearly every track on this album is great especially Churist Churist, Hold, Don't Go, Breathe. Well enough. Good stuff!

    5 Sep 8:11pm Reply
  • loglover7

    Soylent Green, soylent green, soylent greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennn

    23 Aug 5:17am Reply
  • ToucanBurglar

    After all of these years, this guy still uses the same picture. I remember listening to Music For a Slaughtering Tribe in 2005...

    16 Aug 12:52pm Reply
  • StayshaLina

    Perfect!

    10 Aug 6:51pm Reply
  • placerej

    bulwark bazooka (boring edition) [2] Protip: work on your next album at least two years and flesh your songs out a bit and give them some love instead of treating them as trash. People will eventually stop buying your albums when they sound uninspired.

    8 Jul 2:47pm Reply
  • Jaina999

    Embryodead ♥

    21 Jun 4:48pm Reply
  • DarkAnonym

    Loved tracks "Die in winter" and "Is it you".

    17 Jun 10:57pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Capital Punishment.... for me!

    26 May 9:32am Reply
  • versionfiv

    i started with embryodead and dried blood of gomorrha in 1998 and thats all i think is worth listening to. eevil young flesh and bunker gate 7 are ok. the rest is stupid garbage and gets worse every year. face it. lol i just saw allyour mortiis plays. i'm sorry man i don't mean to mock mentally deficient people.

    24 May 12:14am Reply
  • BOIA_CHI_MOLLA

    There is no "new-old" :Wumpscut: ! Face it. The problem many people and especially new listeners can't get inside their heads. You either like :\\\\//\\\\//: or you don't ! I am not pounding my chests by claiming that i am an old-school fan. I even started with "Evoke" and liked his late works more. It's just a matter or taste really. Rudy is a one crazy son of a gun and that is why is respect his works so much. The crazier his music sounds, the better ! Also "Bulwark Bazooka" is an insane piece of work.

    10 May 12:31pm Reply
  • carolpaolars

    See it. Face it. The beast sleeps within you!

    8 May 7:36pm Reply
  • Aster666

    http://www.lastfm.ru/group/Encono

    30 Apr 4:05am Reply
  • Zimmer34

    @ shraegian: Was erwartest du auch vom Stern? Eigentlich ist der Artikel sogar gemäßigt. Lies dir mal Artikel der Antifa durch, in denen es um Neofolk geht.

    26 Apr 10:51pm Reply
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