Einstürzende Neubauten Biography

Einstürzende Neubauten is an experimental industrial band formed in 1980 in West Berlin, Germany. The band was founded by Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh, and F.M. Einheit. Einstürzende Neubauten's early work was heavily influenced by the industrial music of bands like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire, as well as the political and social issues of the Cold War era.
Einstürzende Neubauten's first release was the 1982 EP "Kollaps," which featured a mix of industrial noise, unconventional instruments, and samples from political speeches. The band's live performances during this period were known for their use of found objects and unconventional instruments, as well as their politically charged content.

In 1983, Einstürzende Neubauten released their first full-length album, "Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.," which featured a more polished sound and a wider range of influences, including world music and traditional folk. The band's live performances during this period often included collaborations with political activists and community groups.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Einstürzende Neubauten released several more albums, including "Halber Mensch" (1985), "Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala" (1987) and "Tabula Rasa" (1989). The band's sound during this period became more experimental and diverse, incorporating elements of world music, classical music, and traditional folk.

Einstürzende Neubauten continues to release albums and tour to this day. The band's most recent album, "Alles in Allem," was released in 2020. Throughout their career, Einstürzende Neubauten has been influential in the industrial and experimental music scene and continues to be respected for their political and social engagement. They are also known for the use of unconventional instruments like jackhammers, drills, and sheet metal in their live performances and recordings.


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!