Die Krupps (DE), Viral (USA), Manntra (HR)

Die Krupps (DE), Viral (USA), Manntra (HR)

Die Krupps (DE), Viral (USA), Manntra (HR)
Thursday 20:00
Concert Hall

Die Krupps (DE), Viral (USA), Manntra (HR)

  • Industrial

When  talking about industrial pioneers, a band should not be missing: THE  KRUPPS. In addition to Kraftwerk and the Einstürzende Neubauten, the  band from Düsseldorf has been one of the internationally present and  relevant pioneers of sound since the 1980s, recording the tool rhythm  and machine sound in a steel mill like no one else here.

Not for  nothing the founder Jürgen Engler borrowed their name from the Essen  heavy industry family Krupp and called the first record  "Stahlwerksinfonie" - also the last album "Stahlwerk Requiem" leans  here.

Bands such as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb (with which they  landed the Billboard hit "Machineries Of Joy") or Rammstein drew their  inspiration from the crunchy tracks of the pioneers of Electronic Body  Music. In 1991, following a musical transformation, DIE KRUPPS set new  standards with their groundbreaking album "I", which features the song  "Metal Machine Music" based on Lou Reed's melodic-free feedback album,  and - not only in Germany - new ones Electronics standards with hard  rock riffs. Several albums made it into the top 20. The heavy guitar  sound coupled with driving sequencers made THE KRUPPS the epitome of  innovation: This mix makes their music timeless and is even after 20  years a guarantee for full dance floors and energetic live shows.

After  a long break, the band began in 2005 again due to the strong fan demand  to play concerts worldwide. The highlights were undoubtedly the  frenetically celebrated KRUPPS Japan Tour, as well as the performances  at the Wacken Open Air and M'era Luna Festival.

Likewise, the  entire back catalog was re-released internationally and 2015 appeared  with "V - Metal Machine Music" the last studio album of the band, which  earned rave reviews in the international rock and alternative press and  entered the top 40 of the Media Control Charts.

Now the machines  are being oiled again: THE KRUPPS are currently working on a new, as yet  untitled, album that will be released later this year. Engler and his  colleagues Ralf Dörper (synthesizer), Marcel Zürcher (guitar), Nils  Finkeisen (guitar) and Paul Keller (drums) come to our stages to combine  art, work, pay, music, noise, sweat and dance.

Die Krupps (DE)

Die Krupps (German pronunciation: [diː ˈkʁʊps]) is a German industrial rock/EBM band, formed in 1980 by Jürgen Engler and Bernward Malaka in Düsseldorf. Their initial sound throughout the 1980s combined synthesizers with metallic percussion. Die Krupps were key in the Europe wide progression of Electronic Body Music culminating with the collaboration in 1989 with British band Nitzer Ebb on a re-release of Wahrer Lohn/Wahre Arbeit. In 1992, they began to utilize guitars and more sounds derived from heavy metal music, with the release of their album I (as in the number One). It was a pioneering move which led to a number of other bands using the electronic/metal combo as a template in keeping with a deeper industrial sound. 



  • Die Krupps
  • Front Line Assembly (CAN), Die Krupps (DE)

    31 August 2018


The venue