Die Krupps

Die Krupps Biography

Die Krupps is a German industrial music band formed in 1980 by Jürgen Engler and Bernward Malaka. The band is considered to be one of the pioneers of the German industrial music scene and has been influential in shaping the sound of the genre.

Die Krupps' music is characterized by heavy electronic beats, metallic textures, and provocative lyrics. The band is known for its fusion of industrial, EBM, and metal, and for its aggressive and powerful live performances.

The band's early music was heavily influenced by the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and Killing Joke, but over time they have incorporated elements of techno, trance, and punk into their sound. Die Krupps' lyrics often address political and social themes, and the band is known for its confrontational approach to its music and message.

Die Krupps' first album, "Stahlwerksymphonie," was released in 1981 and was a hit in the German industrial music scene, gaining widespread attention and praise. The band has since released several more albums, each of which has been met with critical acclaim. Its most recent album, "Vision 2020," was released in 2019.

In addition to its musical achievements, Die Krupps is known for its innovative approach to industrial music, and its willingness to push the boundaries of the genre. The band's music continues to inspire and captivate fans around the world, and it remains one of the most important and influential acts in the history of German industrial music.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!