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Encyclopedia > Funker Vogt
Funker Vogt
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Background information
Origin Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany
Genre(s) Electro / Industrial
Years active 1995-present
Label(s) Metropolis
Associated
acts
Ravenous
Fictional
Fusspils 11
Website www.funkervogt.com
www.funker-vogt.com
www.funkervogt.de
www.funkermerch.com
Members
Gerrit Thomas
Jens Kästel
Björn Böttcher
Frank Schweigert
Kai Schmidt

Funker Vogt is a German Electro band, formed by Gerrit Thomas and Jens Kästel in 1995. Image File history File links Funkervogtlogo. ... Map of Germany showing Hamelin Watershed of the River Weser Hamelin (German: Hameln) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Metropolis Records is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based record label, distributor, and mail-order store specializing in the industrial, EBM, synthpop, futurepop, darkwave, and gothic musical genres. ... Ravenous is a synthpop band from Germany. ... Fictional Fictional is the name of a German musical project formed by Gerrit Thomas (also known as Rote, or Rote X), serving as a balance between two other projects he is involved in, Funker Vogt and Ravenous. ... Fusspils 11 is the name of a German aggrotech musical project collaboration of Ravenous and Funker Vogt members Gerrit Thomas, Jens Kaestel, Björn Böttcher, Tim Fockenbrock, Kai Schmidt, and Peggy Johanson. ... Gerrit Thomas (born September 18, 1973) is an electronic musician from Hameln, Germany, specializing in club-friendly aggrotech and futurepop. ... Gerrit Thomas (born September 18, 1973) is an electronic musician from Hameln, Germany, specializing in club-friendly aggrotech and futurepop. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

History

The members consist of Gerrit Thomas, Jens Kästel, Björn Böttcher, Frank Schweigert, and Kai Schmidt. They all hail from the town of Hameln in Germany. The name of the band translates from German to English as "radio operator" Vogt, taken from a friend of the band who was a navigator/operator in the German army. The majority of their lyrics revolve around the concepts of war. Map of Germany showing Hamelin Watershed of the River Weser Hamelin (German: Hameln) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A distinctive theme is present in the band's work and stage presence; both their musicianship and their costuming are strongly reminiscent of military music and dress. This military aesthetic is also popular with the band's fanbase. However, the political stance of Funker Vogt is decidedly anti-war; the band cites "war and social injustice" as their primary topics of discussion, noting that the goal of the album Execution Tracks, along with the accompanying video, was to "present the grotesque cruelties and the tragedy of war." Social injustice is a concept relating to the perceived unfairness or injustice of a society in its divisions of rewards and burdens. ...


Discography

TFN is a three-letter abbreviation that can mean: Tax File Number TheForce. ... Words of Power (1997) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Take Care (1997) is an aggrotech Single by Funker Vogt. ... We Came to Kill (1997) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Killing Time Again (1998) is a two-disk aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Execution Tracks (1998) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Tragic Hero (1998) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Gunman (2000) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Maschine Zeit (2000) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... T (2000) is a two-disk aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Subspace (2001) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Code 7477 (2001) is an aggrotech maxi by Funker Vogt. ... Date of Expiration (2002) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Survivor (2002) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Red Queen (2003) is an futurepop EP by Funker Vogt. ... Revivor (2003) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Always and Forever Volume 1 (2005) is a two-disk aggrotech compilation album by Funker Vogt. ... Fallen Hero (2005) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt. ... Navigator (2005) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt. ... Always and Forever Volume 2 (2006) is a two-disk aggrotech compilation album by Funker Vogt. ... Aviator (2007) is an aggrotech album by Funker Vogt, released on May 22, 2007. ...

Side Projects

Ravenous is a synthpop band from Germany. ... Fictional Fictional is the name of a German musical project formed by Gerrit Thomas (also known as Rote, or Rote X), serving as a balance between two other projects he is involved in, Funker Vogt and Ravenous. ... Fusspils 11 is the name of a German aggrotech musical project collaboration of Ravenous and Funker Vogt members Gerrit Thomas, Jens Kaestel, Björn Böttcher, Tim Fockenbrock, Kai Schmidt, and Peggy Johanson. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Funker Vogt -=Official English Homepage=- (940 words)
The man who gave the band its name, Funker Vogt is a friend, who was serving as operator/navigator with the German army at that time.
Funker Vogt is also known as a complete work, regrouping image, music, lyrics, and stage presence into a unique theme: One of the major characteristics of Funker Vogt's concerts is the martial appearance of the band.
Furthermore the Survivor is a metaphor for the history of Funker Vogt itself.
In Music We Trust - Funker Vogt: Execution Tracks (114 words)
Funker Vogt is definitely the hottest industrial band from across the Atlantic.
This band has a short discography of "Killing Time," "We Came to Kill," "Thanks for Nothing," and now, "The Execution Tracks," but, this German trio is revitalizing tired dancefloors and industrial music enthusiast everywhere with sounds and samples uniquely their own.
Funker Vogt' s songs like "Tragic Hero" and "Pure War" kick out militaristic lyrics, unforgettable melodies, and impelling beats.
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