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Duesseldorf, Germany (1980 – present)

Die Krupps is a band formed in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1980 by Juergen Engler and Ralf Dörper . Over the years they have produced -tinged industrial, old-school , and, most recently, /neue deutsche härte.

The band’s name comes from the Krupp dynasty - one of pre-war Germany´s main families. This name was apparently chosen for its industrial connotations, as the band is strongly anti-Nazi. In some interviews the band stated that Visconti´s movie “The Damned” - a depiction of the fictitious German industrial dynasty of the Essenbecks - was the main inspiration.

Die Krupps’s debut EP, 1981’s Stahlwerkssymphony, was in the vein of metal-on-metal industrial acts like Einstürzende Neubauten. Their following album, 1982’s Volle Kraft Voraus, combined the industrial sound of their debut with electronic rhythms similar to DAF.

In 1984, the group released their first English-language album, Entering the Arena, which combined grand, orchestral arrangements with their trademark metallic percussion and a more conventional synthpop sound.

Doerper left to join Propaganda, and Die Krupps went on hiatus for a few years. In 1989, they collaborated with Nitzer Ebb — a band their sound had clearly influenced — to remake Volle Kraft Voraus’s “Wahre Arbeit, Wahrer Lohn” as “The Machineries of Joy.” The single was a major club hit,and it resparked interest in the band, who followed in 1990 with the now-classic “Germaniac” single.


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  • Rammfield

    Шикарная группа!Последний альбом просто великолепен!

    31 Mar 9:33pm Reply
  • Brackmeister

    I do like their new album but I don't really understand why people like their Robo Sapien single so much. To me this is one of the weaker songs of the album.

    21 Feb 9:42pm Reply
  • Frywolna

    Love them! <3

    11 Jan 9:14pm Reply
  • Neurospider

    I have forgot about them for four years or even more. Turns out I still remember whole "Paradise Now" lyrics by heart, even though it never was my favourite album)

    9 Jan 9:43am Reply
  • jeszczeniekot

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    the latest album is fantastic

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • rusl-es09

    Album Volle Kraft Voraus 1982 FOREVER

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pessimystica

    How on earth did I not get into this band earlier?!?!?! I just saw them live this weekend & they rock!!!! I'll definitely be listening to them more & catching up :)

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    первый альбом - целая эпоха в музыке 80-х

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • D1MA16

    классная группа, особенно новый альбом нравится и paradise now

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • gothic_hobbit

    The new album sounds fresh in a genre that's become increasingly stale.

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • VM93

    The Machinists of Joy is fucking great!!!!!!!!

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • FateGuy

    IIOEXABIIINN is right. When Engler sings "Rammt sie" he obviously reacts to people having a fixation of the so called Rammstein-Sound. So it's like "Oh that's what you want? Okay then, here, we have it. It's nothing new to us."

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Anastaxia_Xylf

    Huch, soooo gut ^^

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ardsurd

    Билеты есть, идём!!

    25 Feb 2014 Reply

    Chuzhbogh "Nazis auf Speed from the new album reminds me of Rammstein". Die Krupps "Dawning of Doom" ==> Rammstein "Tier" - did you know? "Nazis auf Speed" is an answer.

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Current87

    zawsze na propsie

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • I0000000000000I

    einfach genial

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hel1ch

    Черт возьми, подумать только! Недавно написал, что очень хочу увидеть камрада Энглера в России, как узнаю, что KultProdukt везет к нам немецких индустриальщиков! Вот это новость, ребята! АРГХ!

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Robo Sapien, Nazis auf Speed... SansFin

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
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