Oomph!'s History (Biography)

Oomph! (pronounced as "umff") is a German rock band that was formed in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1989 and is often considered to be the original Neue Deutsche Härte musical group. In the 22-year history of the band, there have been no line-up changes.

Official site: http://www.oomph.de/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/oomph

Genre(s): Neue Deutsche Harte/Industrial metal

Country: Germany

Show Date: September 3, 2010

Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2010

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OOMPH! incorporates many styles of music such as metal, industrial, alternative rock, electronica and gothic to create their sound. 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 giving up their electronic roots, inspired numerous musicians, most famously Rammstein, Megaherz and Eisbrecher to follow their lead.

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.

Oomph!'s Current Members

  • Dero Goi – vocals, drums, programming, keyboards
  • Andreas Crap – lead guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Robert Flux – guitar, bass, programming

Live members:

  • Leo – drums
  • Hagen – bass guitar

It was Virgin Schallplatten where OOMPH! finally signed. Between 1998 and 2001 they released three albums on the Virgin label, Unrein in 1998, which would become their debut album on the Media Control Charts peaking at #37 and the Austrian top 40 at #38. A single called Gekreuzigt was released in 1998 to promote Unrein and became the bands debut single on the German charts, peaking at #81. Plastik in 1999, which peaked in Germany at #23 and Ego in 2001, Peaking at #21 in the Media Control Charts, 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, later opening for the Finnish rock band HIM.

Oomph!'s Discography

  • 1992 - OOMPH!!
  • 1994 - Sperm
  • 1995 - Defekt
  • 1996 - Wunschkind
  • 1998 - Unrein
  • 1999 - Plastik
  • 2001 - Ego
  • 2004 - Wahrheit oder Pflicht
  • 2006 - GlaubeLiebeTod
  • 2008 - Monster

In 2004, OOMPH! released their first single "Augen Auf!" ("Eyes Open!") on a new label, this time on Supersonic Records, part of the Sony BMG group of music companies, from their eighth album Wahrheit oder Pflicht. It marks their first Number One hit in Germany, thus eventually bringing forth their major commercial breakthrough. Their 8th album hit number 2 in the Media Control Charts. "Augen Auf!" became part of the FIFA 2005 soundtrack.

Oomph!'s Greeting for Global East Rock Festival 2010 Visitors

The band's ninth album, GlaubeLiebeTod (FaithLoveDeath) was released in March 2006, including the controversial single Gott ist ein Popstar! ("God is a Popstar!"), its follow-up Das letzte Streichholz, Die Schlinge and Träumst Du?.

Oomph!'s Setlist at Global East Rock Festival 2010 (September 3, 2010)

  1. Intro/Beim Ersten Mal
  2. Traumst Du
  3. Unsere Rettung
  4. Fieber
  5. Wer Schon Sein Will
  6. Du Willst Es Doch Auch
  7. Wach Auf!
  8. Sex
  9. Mitten Ins Herz
  10.  Sex Hat Keine Macht (akustik)
  11. Auf Kurs (akustik)
  12. Revolution
  13. Mein Schatz
  14. Niemand
  15. Gekreuzigt
  16. Labyrinth
  17. Gott Ist Ein Popstar
  18. Augen Auf!
  19. Sandmann

In August 2006, Virgin Schallplatten released the compilation album 1998-2001: Best of Virgin Years. It contains tracks from OOMPH!'s three Virgin albums and few rarities including Monolith, This Time (previously released only on Unsere Rettung single), Niemand, Swallow (unplugged) as well as live versions of Gekreuzigt (Crucified) and Unsere Rettung (Our Salvation). The band distanced itself from this best-of release and asked the fans not buy it as the band's current label GUN had scheduled a best-of compilation as well.

On 1 December 2006, OOMPH!'s official best-of album, Delikatessen (Delicacies) was released under the GUN label. The songs on it were hand-picked by the band itself. It contains tracks from all nine OOMPH! albums, b-sides, remixes and never-heard before tracks like The Power of Love and Gekreuzigt'06. It is available in a single disk form with 19 tracks, and a limited edition two-disk digipack with the original 19 tracks plus a second disk with 19 more b-sides and remixes. By 17 November 2006, OOMPH! released those two songs in a form of double single to promote the new compilation release.

On 9 February 2007, the band released their final GlaubeLiebeTod single - Träumst Du?, featuring the female vocalist from Die Happy, Marta Jandová. The single peaked at number 9 in the media control charts. OOMPH! performed the song live the same day at the 2007 edition of Bundesvision Song Contest, representing Lower Saxony in the competition, coming in first place.

OOMPH!'s first DVD was Rohstoff, which contains live footage consisting of 23 songs, most of the videos the band has created, making-of videos, and an exclusive interview. The DVD was released on July 20, 2007. Later, a new song called "Wach Auf!" appeared in the movie Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem; the single was released on 4 January 2008.

In 2008, Oomph! released their 10th album Monster, on August 22nd, which would then peak in the Media Control Charts at number 8. The band wrote 25 new songs, of which only 13 made it on the album. The band's most successful single from the new album is "Labyrinth", released in September 2008, which peaked at number 26 in the Media Control Charts. The remaining tracks will be released as B-sides on the upcoming singles. The first was "Sandmann", released in February 2009. Monster was reissued in June 2009 to include "Sandmann".

Oomph! would open for Marilyn Manson on June 24th, 2009 in Linz, Austria.

On February 26th 2010, the band released their fourth compilation album, Truth Or Dare with their German songs rerecorded in English. Then from April 24th to October 22nd, the band conducted a European tour to promote the new compilation album.

On September 10, 2010, Oomph! debuted the song "Sieger" (German for Winner) that was written for the ESL Pro Series 17, to a worldwide audience. The song has previously only been heard at the Gamescom 2010 trade fair. Oomph! played their first South American show in São Paulo, Brazil on December 29th, 2010.

The band's 11th studio album is slated for 2011. The title is as yet unnanounced. The album is supposed to be highly experimental. (Dero will be rapping for the first time and also singing operatically.) They worked out nearly 60 songs for the album, but the exact number that made it onto the album has not been made clear at this time.

Oomph! are scheduled to appear at the Masters of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic on July 14th, 2011 alongside acts such as (Hammerfall, Sirenia, U.D.O., Moonspell, Guano Apes and Rhapsody of Fire).

Source: © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OOMPH

Official Oomph!'s Video

Oomph! - Augen Auf!
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Oomph! - Beim ersten Mal tut's immer weh
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Oomph! feat. L'Ame Immortelle - Brennende Liebe
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Oomph! - Das letzte Streichholz
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Oomph! - Das weisse Licht
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Oomph! feat. Apocalyptica - Die Schlinge
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Oomph! feat. Nina Hagen - Fieber
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Oomph! - Gekreuzigt
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Oomph - God Is a Popstar
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Oomph! - Niemand
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Oomph! - Sex hat keine Macht
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Oomph! - Sex
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Oomph! - Supernova
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Oomph! - The Power Of Love
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Oomph! feat. Marta Jandova - Traumst Du
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Oomph! - Gott ist ein Popstar
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Oomph! - Labyrinth
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Oomph! - Sandmann
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Oomph! - Auf Kurs
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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2010: Balfor, Bonfire, Cemetery Of Scream, Cruachan, Dark Tranquillity, Deviant Syndrome, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Eluveitie, Haggard, HammerFall, Infinite Tales, Kiss Forever Band, Manic Depression, Mayhem, Mnemic, Moonspell, Obituary, Preternatural, Rotting Christ, Sabaton, Sirenia, Sunrise, The Gathering, Venom, Vic Anselmo, W.H.I.T.E, Пилигрим.

Created At: September 22, 2010 5:29 PM Updated At: May 9, 2011 4:58 PM
user Midnight_kiss #1
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Мій найулюбленіший гурт =* Нажаль я не мала змоги бути на фестивалі у 2010 році,тому хочу запитати,чи можливо таке,щоб вони ще раз приїхали? Якщо вони приїдуть здійсниться моя найзаповітніша мрія...=)
user Nemo #2
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Midnight_kiss, навряд чи хтось буде прогнозувати приїдуть вони знову чи ні. Але GP досить часто повторно робить концерти команд, що вже виступали. Тому надія є.