German Rock bands

I would love it if people would recommend some great/favourite German Rock bands to me.

If you can also recommend their best album/songs, that would be great as well.

April 11, 2013


All of the below are not hard rock, mostly pop rock:

Sportfreunde Stiller, "Ein Kompliment": [love song with clever lyrics]

Toten Hosen, "Tage wie dieser":

Die Ärzte, "Schrei nach Liebe": [amazing Anti-fascist-song]

Herbert Grönemeyer, "Mensch": [about losing a wife]

April 12, 2013

Rammstein (group): I'd recommend any album, but maybe start with "Feuer frei" or "Ich will" off of Mutter (album).

Wizo (group): Raum der Zeit (song).

Onkel Tom Angelripper does metal versions of "classic" German drinking songs.

April 11, 2013

In my opinion, Wir Sind Helden is the best German band. Top 3:

June 6, 2014

Some of my favourite rockish artists/songs and a link to the songs with moving pictures on Youtube:

Mondlicht, Xmal Deutschland

Polizisten, Extrabreit

Freier Fall, Rummelsnuff

Augen auf, Oomph!

Keine Macht, Terminal Choice

Der Tanz der Schatten, Theatre of Tragedy (not a german band)

April 11, 2013

If you like a gothic edge to your rock music try the album Intimität by Rebentisch. The album is available to listen to and download for free on Jamendo:ät

April 11, 2013

I have the Peter Schilling "Major Tom" CD that includes the german and english version of that song.

April 11, 2013

If you're looking for music in a specific language, such as German, I'd recommend going and finding radio stations in German, and taking artists from them and searching them on Youtube for example, and then going around the videos "related" to one of their videos seeing as it will most likely be German as well, or at least could be seeing how Youtube works (in general).

Aside from that, translate a few common song titles in English to German and search for the song, and you could get German artists using the same song title, just in their language.

I'd mostly just do the radio station idea or listen to them depending on where you plan on listening to whatever you find.

April 14, 2013

For anyone interested, here are some European radio stations. There's tons of German/Austrian radio stations.

April 14, 2013

Definitely try Tokio Hotel. The majority of their songs are done in both German and English so you can hear both versions. Enjoy!

April 16, 2013

Keimzeit- "Kling Klang"-

Kettcar- "Graceland"-

Neu!- "Hallogallo"-

Wir Sind Helden- "Denkmal"-

If you have spotify, I'd recommend doing the following search: label:amiga- which will give you a heap of DDR era German bands, of varying degrees of quality.

April 17, 2013

Rammstein-all the albums, Oomph!-Monster

May 14, 2013

Cro is the best German Band, some Songs are Einmal um die Welt, Hi Kids, Kein Benz

March 2, 2015
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