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Oomph!

Hailed as pioneers of the German "tanz metal" (dance metal) scene and heavily influencing late-'90s acts like Rammstein, Oomph! were arguably one of the most controversial, influential, and popular German goth-industrial bands to emerge in the early '90s. In spite of their importance to the German industrial scene, however, Oomph! didn't break into the mainstream until the early 2000s.

Frontman Dero Goi and guitarist Andreas Crap were born in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The two grew up in the same tenement housing unit, and started playing music together when they were in grade school. Dero and Crap were playing in a new wave band by the time they met Robert Flux at a music festival in 1989. The three hit it off, and Oomph! were born. The band traveled to Spain that year and recorded a 500-copy demo. They managed to obtain a contract with Machinery once they returned to Germany; their first single on that label, a KMFDM-esque track called "Ich Bin Du," was released in 1991, and the following year found Oomph! with their self-titled debut.

Oomph! had yet to develop their guitar-driven metal sound -- they were more or less considered part of the electro scene -- but things changed on the band's next release, 1994's Sperm. It was aggressive, it was metal, and it was highly controversial; the video for the first single, "Sex," was banned from MTV Germany due to its graphic content. Oomph!'s third album, Defekt, was released the following year, and the band embarked on an exhaustive touring schedule. Two new members, Leo and Tobi, were added to round out the band's live sound, and a new music video, "Ice Coffin," made the rounds on MTV Germany. Oomph!'s profile had heightened to the point that they were offered a spot on Virgin Schallplatten's roster, but Dynamica (a subsidiary of Machinery) refused to let them go until they'd completed their fourth album. Grudgingly, the band fulfilled its contract with Wunschkind in 1996.

Oomph! signed with Virgin the following year, and their fifth album, 1998's Unrein, peaked in the Top 50 on the German charts. The band's second Virgin release, Plastik, hit stores the following year. One of the album's singles, "Das Weisse Licht," peaked at number 46 on the German charts, and the video for this song, which depicted Dero tearing open his abdomen, was banned from MTV Germany due to its graphic nature. The album also featured Evanescence-style appearances by Nina Hagen. The band's final album on Virgin, Ego, was released in 2001. Critics gave the album lukewarm reviews, but Ego did well nonetheless, peaking in the German Top 20 and earning the band a tour with HIM. It wasn't good enough for Virgin, though, and they opted to drop Oomph! once their contract expired. Undaunted, Oomph! went on to play Ozzfest the following year and continued to write new material.

Gun/Supersonic signed Oomph! in late 2003, and the band's first single from 2004's Wahrheit Oder Pflicht, "Augen Auf!," hit stores and MTV Germany a few months later. It was a huge success, earning Oomph! their first number one hit and launching the band into the mainstream. "Augen Auf" was the number one song on the German charts for eight weeks, and its first printing nearly sold out within the first 12 hours of its release. The track eventually went on to be included on the FIFA 2005 soundtrack. Oomph!'s winning streak continued with their ninth studio release, 2006's GlaubeLiebeTod (FaithLoveDeath), which peaked in the German Top Ten. The first single from that album, "Gott Ist ein Popstar" (God is a Popstar), sparked considerable controversy when it was released; the band's performance at the ECHO Awards was canceled due to the questionable nature of the song, and many radio stations throughout Germany boycotted the track.

A couple best-of comps emerged in the wake of Oomph!'s mainstream success. Virgin Schallplatten released Best of Virgin Years: 1998-2001 in 2006. Oomph! urged their fans to refrain from purchasing that disc in lieu of Gun's "official" best-of, Delikatessen, which went on to be released in December of that year. Their 2008 album, Monster!, featured the single "Labyrinth," while 2009 found them releasing the non-album single "Sandmann," although a new edition of Monster! was issued that same year with the track included. They moved to the Sony BMG label for their 2012 album, Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute, and its lead single, "Zwei Schritte Vor." ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi
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its official, German based music is better than anything in America
there english stuff isnt as good
I love Oomph! And rammstein bc I'm German on both sides of family
I've been a large fan of Oopmh! for years. I love their music, English and German alike. They're just a great band, with a great sound. I would love to see them in concert.
I love Oomph!, but I'm not to fond of there english music, it's just not the same.
I love this! I'm just getting into them and they are so awesome!
gekreuzigt would be a beeter song
nsledbetter
PASTAAAAAA!! ! ! !
Oomph ist wunderbar!;D
citroholly
Please take out Truth or Dare and put more of the German tracks on here. I can't stand them.
Pandora should add the Warheit oder Pflict or GlaubeLiebeT o d albums. The Truth or Dare and Ego albums are good, but the rest are not.
Hetalia 2p video to be exact (team Russia)
I first herd about this band on a hetalia video
oomph! ist wunderbar!!! ! ! ! ! I wish I could see him in concert. I can't believe he went on tour with HIM I just got into them and they are cool to!
OOMPH! What can I say F*** awesome!!! German metal \m/ only the best!!
For one, the name is all caps. And I liked just a select few of their English songs. I can tolerate them all but I don't get as pumped as I do when it's in Deutsch
magdelenadam o u r
Dr. Siegfried Totenkopf Von Gifthaus ...u sound stupid...and ur terrible

anyways the new album ROCKS!!!!... a n d should be on Pandora already
New album is terrible, but they are still one of the best bands ever.
they have a new cd coming out very soon....
We definitely need more Oomph! on here!
Complete agreement, we need more of their German songs.
showdax1012
There is definitely not enough Oomph! in my Oomph! playlist... You'd think that'd be the logical thing to place in such a list. Pandora, please bring in more Oomph! I enjoy many of their English songs, but I prefer most of their German stuff! ^_^ Augen Auf, auf kurs, Gekreuzigt, Labyrinth, Sandmann, Beim Ersten Mal Tuts Immer Weh, the songs mentioned in the posts previously, etcetc.
Ever sense I added Oomph! to one of my stations, that station has been overrun by music sung in German, but NONE of them are Oomph! songs! Only English songs :'( I want to hear "Feiber" and "Augen Auf"! "Bis zum Schluss" wouldn't be out of order either!
takara08
Pandora definitely needs to bring in their German songs! :/
agreed lol
i agree with lisa
galarzalisa
I love this band very much but Pandora needs to get a better selection of them.
I love this band so much. Definitely my favorite of all time.
I LOOOOOVE Oomph! but Pandora really needs to get their act together when it comes to their music. "Between Two Worlds" belongs to a different band titled "Oomph" and not "Oomph!". Plus, Pandora never seems to play any of their songs that are in German, which is very dissapointin g !
Best band I have heard of in a long time!!! started listening a 2 1/2 years ago and still can't stop!
Oomph!+ Dero= Heart throbe
death.by.vio l a
Oomph!=Liebe ! !
OOps, Pandora you have a two bands with the same name mixed up. The "Between Two Worlds" record belongs to a Portland area Klezmer band called Oomph that broke up over 10 years ago.
just three album? really pandora
sah_1031
Hopefully they get the missing cd's left. Saw them when they did a home tour in Wolfsburg while visiting family a few years back and have been in love ever since!
looking for Mein Schatz .. (album: GlaubeLiebeT o d )
wheres sandmann and the labyrinth... i want to listen to them but i cant find them
hanhof9
lol, old Dero sounded froggish, but dero is forever a hottie. :D me likey (recent Oomph stuff should be on here...:( )
to get most of their albums and songs in the U.S. do what i did, download them using bit torrents.
Aiyah, they aren't playing the best by this intensely epic band. =( That makes me sad.
The vocalist sounds like a frog. 10 seconds in, I had to bail. Sorry Pandora!
I really wish they had Monster, that is a superb album!
kalebx58565
What?! They don't have any of their best albums on here?! That's a pity!!! I searched forever to try and find "Augen Auf!" or "Gott Ist Ein Popstar" but to no avail. They're missing the albums: WahrHeit Oder Pflicht, GlaubeLiebe Tod, Defekt, Between Two Worlds, and Delikatessen . I hope they get 'em! Especially their new album: "MONSTER"
Oomph! is a fantastic band. I just wish it were easier to find their albums in the US. I also wish they had Warheit oder Pflicht and GlaubeLiebeT o d on Pandora.
kiethwells
Not played much...just watch them on u-tube and awhh my fix
I know, right. Don't get me wrong, I am one of Rammsteins biggest fans, BUT Oomph! was the band that started it all. Why don't they play any of their songs in German? Kinda disappointin g , if you ask me.
These guys deserve much more recognition than they currently have in the US. Warheit oder Pflicht and GlaubeLiebeT o d are nothing short of phenomenal.
This is one of the best bands in the world...I have all of their discographie and I kann honestly say that they are the most versitile and influencial.
Wow, pretty fierce stuff! I never heard 'I'm f**kin' anxious, I'm f*ckin' anxious now,' in a song. (That's in 'Transformat i o n , ' BTW.)

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