Label: Nuclear Blast - NB 1576-2,Nuclear Blast - 27361 15762 • Format: DVD DVD-Video, PAL CD Album Jewel Case • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop • Style: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Industrial, Power Pop, Parody
Knorkator is a Missverständnisse - Knorkator - Zu Alt (DVD band from Berlin that combines heavy metal with comical elements. The name "Knorkator" is a personification of " knorke ", a dated adjective used in Berlin and the Ruhr basin meaning "great" or "fabulous" similar to the English slang word "swell".
Knorkator gained further fame and some notoriety in with their performance of Ick wer zun Schwein sic; literally, in Berlin dialect, "I'm turning into a pig" in the German national qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest. Knorkator announced the end of the band in a MySpace bulletin on June 14,the last concert was Album) on December 5 that year in Berlin.
The official reason given for the band's breakup was that Alf Ator wanted to leave Missverständnisse - Knorkator - Zu Alt (DVD to start a new life in Thailand. In autumn a bulletin by Stumpen announced the bands' reunion. A first "small" tour followed in April as well as some concerts at well-known festivals like Wacken Open Air.
The tour was called the "77 minutes tour", as the setlist was planned to be exactly 77 minutes long. A digital clock that counted down the minutes was placed on stage to make sure the time limit was not exceeded. Their new album "Es werde Nicht" translates to "Let there be Not" or "Let Not Be", a pun on "Es werde L icht" - "Let there be Light" has been released in Septemberfollowed by a big tour with concerts of regular length.
Knorkator's music can be largely classified as industrial metalsomewhat akin to White Zombie and Ministry. Knorkator, however, strongly features a comedic element. Most songs escalate into falsetto vocals and bombastic, over-the-top anthemic choruses, with crushing guitars and subtle samplers. Due to the amusing message, however, the band's considerable technical and artistic merit is sometimes overlooked. Most of Knorkator's lyrics are in German; however, some songs also feature English "beating around the bush", " Ma Baker ", etc.
Their famous song "Wir werden alle sterben" "We're all going to die" has also been translated into the Arabic language. The songs in English are often extreme covers of previously well-known hit songs. The song "Buchstabe" is featured as a music video in the 3rd episode of Adult Swim's Off the Air Knorkator's wild stage shows and appearance are analogously chaotic: half of Stumpen's body is tattooed black, and he usually performs in his goofy underpants; Buzz Dee's appearance is often cited as being a clone of Big Jim Martin.
Knorkator are in famous for their wild stage shows. Alf Ator has been known to hit the audience with a large foam club, throw toast slices and wet autumn foliage at the crowd.
Sometimes a modified shredder was used to distribute shredded vegetables and fruit over the crowd, which was announced as "vegetarian airway-catering". Their Jim Taylor (29) - The Cats Got The Measles And The Dogs Got Whoopin Cough / The Bald-Headed End O performances are also well known for extensive acts of instrument Safe From Harm (Original) - Massive Attack - Safe From Harm where especially keyboarder Alf Ator used to deconstruct one or more electronic organs that he had been playing on with a toilet brush or similar before.
Singer Stumpen Maggotron - Bass Planet Paranoia known for the frequent smashing of TV sets on stage, from which he suffered a glass splinter getting stuck in his thigh that had to be removed by surgery some years Album) and was then auctioned on the internet.
In earlier shows, a lot of furniture pieces were placed on the stage which were then destroyed during the show by Alf or Stumpen, mostly with an axe or a baseball bat. Stumpen is also known for wearing almost nothing on stage except for a woman's bathing suit or underpants. Crowd surfing is another important element of Knorkator's shows, not only Album) by the musicians themselves, but also directing the crowd to perform exceptional exercises, such Album) racing duels between spectators over the hands of the crowd, piggyback moshingwomen throwing competitions, instructing the crowd to separate and then run into each other known as the Wall of Deathor lifting and surfing the heavily overweight sound engineer from the mixing desk to the stage and back.
Knorkator Album) planning to go on tour in spring to present their new album We Want Mohrwhich was released on The tour was advertised with a poster showing the Album) white band members in a big pot on a fire and a black person with bones in their hair and a knife in their hand next to it.
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