The Donots formed in 1993 in Ibbenbüren, Germany.
The name of the band came into being by chance: The bassist of the band, Jan-Dirk Poggemann wanted to name the band like the pastries donuts, but he wrote the name the wrong way by mistake. The other band members liked the name, because they found their philosophy in the name (donots = do nothing, like slackers), so they retained the name. Very rarely the band calls themselves "Ibbtown Rockers" because of their provenance.
The US edition of “Wake The Dogs” features 14 new songs from the punk-veterans, plus 2 additional bonus tracks not included in the original German release, and was released on OK! Good Records.
Ingo Knollmann (Vocalist) - since 1993
Guido Knollman (Guitar) - since 1993
Jan Dirk Poggemann (Bass Guitar) - since 1993
Eike Herwig (Drums) - since 1995
Alex Siebenbiedel (Guitar) - since 1996
1996: Pedigree Punk
1998: Tonight's Karaoke-Contest Winners
1999: Better Days Not Included
2002: Amplify the Good Times
2002: We're Not Gonna Take It
2004: Got the Noise
2005: 10 Years of Noise (DVD)
2006: The Story So Far: Ibbtown Chronicles
2008: Coma Chameleon
2010: The Long Way Home
2012: Wake The Dogs