Oomph! is an industrial rock band from the neue deutsche härte scene.
The band was formed in 1989 in Wolfsburg, Germany. They are (next to KMFDM and Die Krupps) founders of the new fusion of hard metal music and industrial sounds known as Neue Deutsche Härte, though Oomph! owed a lot to Nitzer Ebb in their first album. (It is interesting to note that Die Krupps and Nitzer Ebb released a single—“The Machineries of Joy”—together in 1989, the same year Oomph! was founded.)
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 ever giving up their electronic roots, inspired numerous musicians, most famously Rammstein, to follow their lead. (Rammstein have quoted Oomph! in several interviews as their main inspiration.)
|Dero Goi (vocals, drums), Robert Flux (guitar, mixing), Andreas Crap (lead guitar, keyboards), Leo (live drums), Hagen (live bass)|