Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2004 / 2016




Oomph! are considered one of the pioneers of the Neue Deutsche Härte movement and were a welcome source of inspiration for the likes of Rammstein, Megaherz and Eisbrecher. The band’s second album ‘Sperm’ is widely viewed as one of the first records of the NDH movement. Contrary to most of their peers, Oomph! uses both German and English lyrics. Founded in 1989, this German metal combo’s style ranges from industrial, gothic, techno, metal and alternative rock to electronica. As so often happens with pioneers, Oomph! never enjoyed the commercial success of the bands they inspired although 1999’s ‘Plastik’ did give the band a wider appeal. (Text: Niels Desmedt / Translation: Nick Devos)