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Göttingen, Germany (1994 – 2005, 2009 – present)

Guano Apes are an band formed in 1994 in Göttingen, Germany. The group consists of Sandra Našić (vocals), Henning Rümenapp (guitar), Stefan Ude (bass) and Dennis Poschwatta (drums). Their energetic rock mix mostly described as , going from rap over funky, from melodic singing to hardcore screaming of their lead singer, made them one of the most successful German rock bands ever.

The band was already established in 1994 by Rümenapp, Ude and Poschwatta, when the vocalist Sandra Nasic joined later that year. They recorded 3 demo tapes, but their career took off in 1996 after winning the Local Hero contest for unsigned bands. They used the prize money for recording their first hit “Open Your Eyes” and shot a video for that song. They also signed to GUN/Supersonic Records.

“Open Your Eyes” was released as a single (#5 GER) and was followed by their debut album Proud Like a God in 6 October 1997. The album ranked #4 and it was certified platinum in Germany. Two other singles helped the album’s popularity and sales: “Rain” (#76 GER) and “Lords of the Boards” (#10 GER). “Lord of the Boards” is performed as the closing song on every Guano Apes concert.

In 1999, they issued the stand alone single “Don’t You Turn Your Back On Me” (# 50 GER).


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  • 40belowsummer

    Guano Apes until 2003 were really good, but they should have called it quits forever and don't come back with this lame ass attend to cash in some more money out of the name of Guano Apes. They don't sound anything close to their first three albums anymore and their live attempt on Rock Am Ring was a shocking evidence that they don't have it anymore what it takes to be Guano Apes, but everyone who listened to Sandra Nasic's solo album should have known what the new Guano Apes will sound like, boring half assed pop rock, there is nothing outstanding left anymore.

    22 Jul 10:28am Reply
  • MarkoB87

    Didn't care that much for ''Offline''. I'm much more curious for her sophomore solo record.

    3 Jul 5:12pm Reply
  • Strjke

    happy birthday Sandra, thanks for the Moscow performance, it was hot

    25 May 9:34pm Reply
  • tomekgamma

    Muza fajna godna polecenia.

    19 May 8:52am Reply
  • hydra_fm Vote

    16 Apr 1:38pm Reply
  • alfred129

    My rating 8 out 10

    12 Apr 12:39pm Reply
  • ivanskiii

    Последний альбом очень хорош!

    13 Feb 5:23pm Reply
  • Ea0

    Anyone ever reckoned the melody of "The Rains of Castamere" (Game of Thrones TV Series) in their song "Sugar Skin" (first half of the song)? The song was recorded by The National for that series. Does anyone know from whom the melody is originated?

    23 Jan 12:58pm Reply
  • Schlockischlo

    yayyyy Göttingen!

    10 Jan 12:47am Reply
  • Zombienation333

    I miss the old Guano Apes, when sandra didn't think she was a fucking diva.

    8 Jan 10:48am Reply
  • SerSeVeN

    Proud Like a God > Don't Give Me Names > Bel Air > Walking On A Thin Line > Offline

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Borannditt

    Sandra is hot

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • __Kiwi__

    It's all about Rain.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lalalaundbababa

    Hey Guano Apes. Vor Jahrtausenden, es war Herbst 1997, entdeckte ich euch und verliebte mich in eure Art, Musik zu machen. Damals schrieb ich an einem Mystery-Spannungs-Zitate-Freundschafts-Biografie-Thriller mit dem Titel "Frei". Und ihr und euere Musik wurdet ein Teil dieses E-Books, vor allem Sandra, auch wenn natürlich nicht sie in der Geschichte mitspielt. ;) Der Besuch eines Konzertes von eich Ende '97 hinterließ offenbar großen Eindruck, wie man in dem Buch lesen kann. Gerade, weil ich nun diese verrückte Geschichte veröffentlicht habe, wär's schön, am 3.11. ind LKA in Stuttgart zu kommen, aber ich hab gerade mal so die Obdachlosigkeit verhindert, die Kohle fehlt. Euch ein wundervolles Konzert hier in Stuttgart. Nette Grüße, Linus,_ein_thriller-mystery-freundschafts-biografiebuch_von_linus_lumpitzsch

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • LuxeTH

    She and Avril Lavigne sure give me no hope. [2] :(

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sofia_ZARAZA

    She and Avril Lavigne sure give me no hope.

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • raimorrison

    Proud Like a God > Don't Give Me Names > Bel Air > Walking On A Thin Line > Offline

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Shannonline

    Don't Give Me Names > Offline > Proud Like A God > Walking On a Thin Line > Bel Air

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dmorales

    \\m/ Love this band, but i still need to stay up to day with their new stuff.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Pezi_the_maniac

    Guano Apes are doing a T-shirt design contest right now, could you please have a look at my submission and click vote if you like it? Thank you <3

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
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