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OOMPH! is an industrial rock band from the neue deutsche härte scene.

OOMPH! consists of:
Dero Goi (vocals, drums)
Robert Flux (guitar, mixing)
Andreas Crap (lead guitar, keyboards)
Leo (live drums)
Hagen (live bass)

The band was formed in 1989 in Wolfsburg, Germany. They are (next to Rammstein and Die Krupps) founders of the new fusion of hard metal music and industrial sounds known as Neue Deutsche Härte, though OOMPH! owed a lot to Nitzer Ebb in their first album. (It is interesting to note that Die Krupps and Nitzer Ebb released a single - “The Machineries of Joy” - together in 1989, the same year OOMPH! was founded.)

OOMPH!’s change of style between their self-titled debut (1992) and its successor “Sperm” (1994), leaning more heavily to a guitar-driven metal sound without ever giving up their electronic roots, inspired numerous musicians, most famously Rammstein, to follow their lead. (Rammstein have cited OOMPH! in several interviews as their main inspiration.)

OOMPH! released their first album on Jor’s Machinery label, then releasing their consecutive albums on its sister-label Dynamica. They stayed with Jor, until his labels disappeared during the acquisition by Sanctuary Records at around 1996/1997.

It was Virgin Schallplatten where OOMPH! finally signed, because Virgin had asked way before Rammstein became successful (according to an OOMPH! interview). Between 1998 and 2001 they released three albums on the Virgin label, fulfilling their contract, but did not continue, feeling that the record company never fully explored their potential. With the benefits of major-label status however, OOMPH! gained a larger following, and toured with labelmates Skunk Anansie in 1999.


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  • Moon_Jedi

    Такая дрянь может нравится только неуверенным в себе задротам

    Yesterday 5:40pm Reply
  • Lights-of-Girl

    Oomph! ist einfach eine Klasse Band. Ich höre sie immer wieder gerne, ihre Musik ist auch einfach Fantastisch ♥ ♥ ♥

    22 Feb 11:36am Reply
  • NahomiCake__

    Come to México! ♥

    20 Feb 3:34am Reply
  • al_solaris

    come to russia!

    13 Feb 9:03am Reply
  • McCABR

    Come to Colombia!!!!!!

    6 Feb 3:42pm Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    Waiting for a new album

    31 Jan 4:18am Reply
  • Ev1995

    Waiting for a new album

    30 Jan 9:10am Reply
  • PhoenixMCH

    Time for a new song! Please give! <3

    27 Jan 1:12am Reply
  • Ev1995

    Come to POLAND! [10]

    18 Jan 12:31pm Reply

    новый альбом обещается быть мрачным, посмотрим что из этого выйдет

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Mono_Chrom

    Я б лучше хотел послушать как бы они играли сейчас в духе вторых двух альбомов ;))

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Foresterregn

    Интересно, как бы они звучали сейчас, если бы продолжали играть в духе первых альбомов.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • getgaining

    I've always thought these guys looked like Sum 41...

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Die Krupps 2013 album is like Oomph's first album

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Nie-Mam-Pomyslu

    Come to POLAND! [9]

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Stahlmann is good too

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    the next Oomph, Unzucht...

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • katia111

    The best German band, in my opinion.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • D1MA16

    рекомендую послушать ice coffin и Supernova

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • IlyaDDD

    Настольгия :с

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
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