A German industrial/EBM/metal band formed in Düsseldorf in October 1980 by Jürgen Engler and Bernward Malaka.

Die Krupps' sound has developed and changed drastically over time; through noise, EBM and industrial, eventually (mid-1990s) introducing a metal sound revealing the influence of Metallica on the band, and they even recorded covers of Metallica songs.

Band personnel history: (Note that some may not be exact because of lack of band history documentation)
Jürgen Engler (1980-Present)
Bernward Malaka (1980-1983)
Frank Köllges (1980-1981)
Ralf Dörper (1980-1982,1989-Present)
Eva-Maria Gößling (1981)
Ralf Albertini (1981)
Christina Schnekenburger (1981-1985)
Christopher Lietz (1984-1985, 1995-Present, has been the bands engineer since around 1990)
Walter Jäger (1984-1985)
Rüdiger Esch (1989-2012)
Volker Borchert (1991-1992, 2015)
Lee Altus (1992-1997)
Darren Minter (1993-1995)
George Lewis (1996-1997)
Marcel Zürcher (2005-Present)
Oliver Röhl (2005-2006)
Achim Färber (2006-2010)
Christoph "Nook" Michelfeit (2010-2012)
Nils Finkeisen (2015-present)
Hendrik Thiesbrummel (2016-Present)


none Die Krupps - Final Remixes album art Krupps* Final Remixes(Cass, Album, Promo) Equator Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Die Krupps - Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn album art Krupps* Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn (Single) Zickzack, Zickzack Germany 1981 Sell This Version


Die Krupps - Metall Maschinen Musik : 91-81 Past Forward album art Die Krupps Metall Maschinen Musik : 91-81 Past Forward (Comp) Rough Trade Records GmbH, The Grey Area Germany 1991 Sell This Version