Funker Vogt

Funker Vogt

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Funker Vogt (German: [ˈfʊŋkɐ foːkt]) is a German electronic music project with an aggressive style, formed by vocalist Jens Kästel and programmer Gerrit Thomas in 1995. Other members of the band are keyboardist/manager Bjorn Bottcher, live guitarist Frank Schweigert and lyricist Kai Schmidt.
Frontman Jens Kaestel leaves band 1st of December 2013 and the band announce their retirement. The final show scheduled for the 30th of November 2013 in Berlin.
Four years later in 2017 Funker Vogt reform with a new singer, Chris L. (Agonoize/The Sexorcist).

Former members:
Jens Kästel
Björn Böttcher
Frank Schweigert
Kai Schmidt
Thomas Kroll
Sacha Korn
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Funker Vogt Discography Tracks

Albums

none Funker Vogt Funker Vogt(Cass) Not On Label (Funker Vogt Self-released) none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Thanks For Nothing (Album) Zoth Ommog Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt We Came To Kill (Album) Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Execution Tracks (Album) Zoth Ommog US 1998 Sell This Version
Funkervogt* T (Album) Bloodline US 2000 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Maschine Zeit (Album) Bloodline Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Survivor (Album) Synthetic Symphony Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Revivor (Album) Synthetic Symphony Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Navigator (Album) Synthetic Symphony Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Aviator (Album, EP) Synthetic Symphony Russia 2007 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Warzone K17, Live In Berlin (Album) Synthetic Symphony Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Blutzoll (Album) Synthetic Symphony Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Companion In Crime (Album) Out Of Line Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Code Of Conduct (Album) RepoRecords Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CD ZOT 192 Funker Vogt Take Care!(CD, Maxi) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 192 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 170, cd zot 170 Funker Vogt Words Of Power(CD, EP, Ltd) Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 170, cd zot 170 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Funkervogt* Killing Time Again (EP, Comp) Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog Germany 1998 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 222 Funker Vogt Tragic Hero(CD, Maxi) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 222 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Velvet Acid Christ vs. Funker Vogt Velvet Acid Christ vs. Funker Vogt - The Remix Wars: Strike 4 - Velvet Acid Christ Vs. Funker Vogt (EP) Off Beat Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Gunman (Maxi) Bloodline US 2000 Sell This Version
Line CD 037 Funkervogt* Subspace(CD, Maxi, Enh) Bloodline Line CD 037 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
met 229, MET229 Funkervogt* Code7477(CD, EP) Metropolis, Metropolis met 229, MET229 US 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 055-63463 CDS Funkervogt* Date Of Expiration(CD, Maxi) Synthetic Symphony SPV 055-63463 CDS Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Funkervogt* Red Queen (Maxi, Single) Synthetic Symphony Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Funker Vogt Fallen Hero (Maxi, Single) Synthetic Symphony Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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May 3, 2017
Funker Vogt is, without a doubt, my favorite band of all time for numerous reasons. I still believe that to this day, they are one of the best industrial acts going. From their debut back in 1995, they introduced a sound that had never been heard before and maintained their own unique flavor all the way up until present day.

While post Execution Tracks in 1998, their style changed and adapted somewhat to compensate for present times, they continued releasing heavy striking club hits again and again with each album they continued to release. Despite not discovering Funker Vogt until the release of Navigator in 2005, every one of their albums from earlier and later years have never failed to impress to impress me, whilst some were definitely better than others, each album has it's own unique atmosphere and feeling, most notably Survivor in 2002 marking a new era in Funker Vogt's musical direction.

Unfortunately from Companion in Crime (2013) onwards, Jens Kastel is no longer a part of the band and has moved on to a new project called The Firm Incorporated, though this didn't mark the end for Funker Vogt itself, Gerrit Thomas continued the project with a new vocalist known as "Sick Man" along with the new EP named after the new vocalist himself, which was a brilliant track. Despite the high quality of the EP itself, the new singer himself turned out to be a somewhat controversial man in the German music scene. Due-to some backlash from fans and critics alike, Sick Man departed from the band almost immediately after the release of the EP.

As of 2017, another new vocalist was announced: Chris L. of Agonoize fame. A new album (Code of Conduct) and a new EP are currently on the horizon, hopefully bringing back that old school Funker Vogt feeling even without Jens himself.

Any fans of the industrial genre would be wise to investigate the entirity of Funker Vogt's back catalogue, though if you haven't heard of them by now, you've likely been living under a rock given their titanic stance in the German Industrial scene.
IBOLTON

IBOLTON

January 23, 2016
Vinyl issues of Funker Vogt would be really nice. Also, I like Jens better than Sick Man.
DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

March 10, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
I will agree that Funker Vogt are one of the best industrial acts of today, but I think that in order to find their best material, you have to look further back than Execution Tracks (1998). ET is still quite an album, and easily their most well-known one too, yet I feel that it was We Came to Kill (1997) when they were in their prime. Thanks for Nothing (1997) was full of great, aggro industrial/ebm, as well. After/around ET, everything sort of changed, and the band adopted a more electro-industrial sound, which was gaining in popularity at the time. Maschine Zeit (2000) and Survivor (2002) had some decent tracks here and there, but they lacked solidarity, as the music became less dark and more predictable. The vocals were still good, but the lyrics were downright silly at times (“Fallen Man,” “Final Thrill,” “Nothing to Include,” etc.). It will be interesting to see how the band progresses and evolves from the point they are at now.

The band was still great to see live on their Revivor tour; tons of energy.
Revivor007

Revivor007

April 29, 2004
Funker Vogt is probably one of the best industrial acts out there today. The production is great, the distorted voices adds a very creepy industrial feel. The lyrics in their songs is what catches your attention. I think their best album is Execution Tracks....especially Tragic Hero -- one of their best songs ever.

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