Why a German Compilation cd?
We have been involved in the German Music scene for many years through DeutscheMusik.net and we had come to know many bands both as friends and as some of the many people we have dealt with for news, interviews and other means. Over the years it was noticed how big German Music was becoming overseas mainly in part thanks to Rammstein. But with the Neue Deutsche Härte genre a very very unique style of music, many fans from around the world were beginning to appear. We had always thought it would be great to get many of these bands onto one album and make it easy for fans all over the world to get a hold of such a compilation without having to speak German.
In 2010 we began by sending out feelers to the many bands we knew to see if they would be interested in joining such a compilation. The response was overwhelming. Many of the bands that appear on this album recogise they have a following from all corners of the earth so were more than happy to promote their music and this genre evern further. Obviously not all the bands are from Germany, Stahhammer being Austrain and Hanzel und Gretyl being American, but it's about the style of music along with the perfect rock language...German. So after many many months of planning we were able to bring to you 14 of the best rock tracks with a German twist. We aim to make this album easy for all fans to purchase and to be the ultimate sampler of the Neue Deutsche Härte genre.
What is Neue Deutsche Härte?
Neue Deutsche Härte simply means 'New German Hardeness' which is a genre penned by the German Music press in the mid 90's to describe the new style of rock coming out of Germany. It involves use of heavy guitars mixed with an electronic/metal/gothic twist. Rammstein is the most famous band of this genre with oomph! being one of the forerunners. It was a slight play on words of the Neue Deutsche Welle or "New German Wave' genre which swept the country during the 80's.
What do the song titles mean?
1. Megaherz - Mann von Welt = Man of the World
2. Hanzel und Gretyl - Mach Schnell = Make it quick
3. Schweisser - Napalm = Napalm
4. B.O.S.C.H - Mehr = More
5. Stahlhammer - Krieger Morden Nicht = Warriors do not Murder
6. Eisbrecher - Böse Mädchen = Bad Girl
7. Ostfront - Fleisch = Meat
8. In Extremo - Sängerkrieg = Singers war
9. K.D.A - Allein = Alone
10. Treibhaus - Aus Dem Weg = On the path
11. Tanzwut - Nein Nein = No No
12. Sub dub Micromachine - Grobschlächter = Coarse
13. Stahlmann - Hass Mich..Lieb Mich = Hate Me..Love Me
14. Silber - Fieberträume = Feverish Dreams
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