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Funker Vogt

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Hameln, Germany (1995 – present)

When “Funker Vogt” was founded in 1995 by Gerrit Thomas and Jens Kästel, nobody could foresee that, within just one year, it would grow into one of the leading -acts of today. Originally, it had been envisaged as just one more of Gerrit Thomas’s many musical projects; however, the project took the world by storm and grew to become his main act.

The members consist of Gerrit Thomas, Jens Kästel, Björn Böttcher, Frank Schweigert (who replaced Thomas Kroll in 2004), and Kai Schmidt. They all hail from the town of Hameln, Germany. Jens Kästel recently announced on the band’s website that Funker Vogt’s November 30, 2013 show in Berlin was his final show as lead singer for the band.

The name of the band translates from German to English as ‘Radio Operator Vogt’, taken from a friend of the band who was a navigator/radio operator in the German army. This choice of name describes and defines the theme of the project: German army - military - war.

The responsibilities/roles of each member of the band are clearly defined: Gerrit Thomas composes the music, while Jens Kästel is the singer. Most of the lyrics are written by Kai Schmidt, with occasional contributions by Jens and Gerrit. In concert Jens and Gerritt are supported by two guests, namely Björn Böttcher (keyboard) and Thomas Kroll (guitar). For three years Kai Schmidt managed the band, when he handed the management over to Repomanagement (KS/BB).

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  • frozentorture

    Bring back Jens ):

    21 Jan 3:59am Reply
  • versionfiv

    @liamebm you mean fake blood. electro industrial 'musicians' never used real blood, cause they're pansies. the only ones that ever possibly have are alien vampires and maybe suicide commando in the very early days but i can't be sure about that one.

    3 Jan 12:17am Reply
  • Borreh

    Yeah. I liked the song alot but dear Jesus that video...

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • limpicatto

    Fucking Funker Vogt. Always on the dangerous edge of awesome music and utter shit. That music video...

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Replace the vocalist now, oh my fucking life. R.I.P. FUNKER VOGT : {1995 - 2013}

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LiamEBM

    "Sick Man" ain't bad, the video was awful, like 2004 industrial "blood is awesome" kind of awful.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • meridianorgan

    Sick Man.. actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting. But I am definitely missing Jens!

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Neroese

    Funker Vogt have new singer - Sascha Korn. Just look at this guy on internet, and you will understand, why there is so much hates about new single.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • psychoma

    Bring back Jens.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • erokezmort

    yaaa.Good!!!!

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    For me I won't be buying any new Funker Vogt without Jens Kästel. It's just not the same. I really don't like the new stuff. :(

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Borreh

    Sick Man gets the job done.

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MassSkate

    red queen is great!

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • kixstaz

    New single with the new front man announced! http://www.outofline.de/content/newsletter/newsletter041114.htm

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    Funker Vogt, Now and Forever!

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    I'm glad they lasted past 2003, Navigator (2005) has two of my favorite FUNKER VOGT TRAX

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • _duif

    I've heard all kinds of inhuman noise and murderous hymns... but this is the kind of music that makes me want to kill myself.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    lol i have no idea how they lasted past 2003.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PuppenVonFreak

    Not bad. :)

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Neroese

    Funker Vogt rename. Now, they're 'The Firm'.

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
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