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Beatsteaks is a German alternative/rock band founded in 1995 and located in Berlin, Germany. The original line-up was Arnim Teutoburg-Weiß (vocals & guitar), Bernd Kurtzke, Peter Baumann (both guitar), "Ali" (bass) and "Steffi" (drums).
After the release of their first album 48/49 (1996) Steffi left the band Thomas Götz became the new drummer.
Steffi left the band after they released their second album Launched (1999) and Torsten Scholz.
Their first album is released on "XNO", an Indie label from berlin. "Launched" and Living Targets (2002), are released on "Epitaph". Since their fourth album Smacksmash (2005) they are on the major label "Warner". 2006 they released their first DVD, "B-Seite", and their new album .limbo messiah will be released in March 2007.
Furhtermore, they released a Demo CD in 1995, the very rare 7'' vinyl "Knaack EP" (1997) and the limited "Wohnzimmer EP" (2002).
While their first two albums are very punk rock influenced, the later records more influenced by rock/alternative music.
With the release of their song "Let Me In" from the album "Living Targets" they became famous in the national and international rock scene. With their album "Smacksmash" and it's singles "Hand in Hand", "I don't care as lomg as you sing" and "Hello Joe" they entered the german charts and got their national breakthrough.
Drummer Thomas Götz is also involved in a project, called "NinaMarie", with "Torben" from the german Punk Band "Turbostaat"
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