Funker Vogt

Named after a close friend of Gerrit, a radio operator (which translates, in German, as "Funker") in the German armed forces, Funker Vogt have already released three full length CDs, one twin EP, one EP, and one single since their 1995 inception. They have appeared on no less than eight compilations (including Electropolis, Electro Club Attack: Shot Two, New Violent Breed, and We Came To Dance 2000) and were tapped by Front242 to do one of the re-mixes on the Headhunter 2000 CD.

Often compared to bands such as Leaether Strip and :wumpscut:, Funker Vogt 's aggressive electronic style is based upon old EBM strategies, albeit mixed with more modern electro and industrial elements, similar to KMFDM. It is this sound that often makes people refer to their music as being "back to the basics" of the genre. Stripped down power play electronics, Funker Vogt utilize a strong sense of melody within powerful rhythms, emphatic dance beats and distorted vocals.

Metropolis Records has released all of Funker Vogt's full length CDs (Thanks for Nothing, We Came to Kill, and Maschine Zeit), as well as their double EPs (Killing Time Again, Execution Tracks, and T ), and the Gunman single.

Funker Vogt have taken the world by storm, with their hard hitting dance floor anthems and aggressive lyrics. In fall 2001, Funker Vogt took the United States with a tour de force in eight cities. To coincide with the tour, Metropolis Records and Funker Vogt released a special worldwide exclusive EP, Code 7477. This seven song CD featured mixes of "Funker Vogt," "Funker Vogt 2nd Unit," "Black Hole," and an unreleased track "Taxi Zum Mars."

For 2002 Survivor, was the first Funker Vogt album to feature live guitar in two tracks, as well as their first ballad. Offering a new and refreshing complexity not seen in previous releases, Survivor's theme painted the future in a rather dark scenario with a titular hero being the last of mankind. To follow-up the album, Funker Vogt released Revivor in 2003, featuring remixes of songs from Survivor as well as a bonus multi-media section.

In 2005 Funker Vogt released their first full-length album in three years, Navigator. The release touted stories of current events ("Friendly Fire," and "Reject"), war and the end of the world ("Stronghold," "The End," and "Fallen Hero" – which was released as a digital only single) dominate the lyrics. While "House of Sorrows," "No Tomorrow" and "FÜr Dich" are much more personal, taken from the band's own experiences and observations. With Navigator, the band experimented by using new elements throughout the album to give a refreshing flavor to the Funker Vogt sound.

Quickly following Navigator, Funker Vogt got back in the cockpit with, Aviator. The new release continued where its predecessor left off. A big undertaking went underway to diversify the sound structures within Aviator. Over all, the album was fast and beat driven, with more emphasis placed on the sounds and samples to make it a much more pronounced album. Just as with the previous album, Aviator follows an overall concept: eventually, through time, memories of history and war fade away. Starting with the title track and flowing through each one after, the theme extends throughout the cover artwork, booklet, and band photos as well. All in all Aviator came across as fresher, more aggressive and diversified than Navigator but still encompassed Funker Vogt’s signature elements.

Funker Vogt’s first ever live album was released in April 2009. Recorded in Berlin, Germany at the infamous K17 venue, Warzone K1 7 featured 22 classic Funker Vogt tracks. From their earliest hits (“Thanks For Nothing” and “Black Hole”) to their more recent club smashers (“City Of Darkness” and “Child Soldier”) Warzone K17 showcased Funker Vogt’s talent in all its glory. In 2010, decided to release the Red Queen EP digitallyfeaturing the track taken from 2002’s Survivor.

Now Funker Vogt returns with all new material. First, as a preview, Funker Vogt presented Arising Hero. Completing what began in 1998 with the single Tragic Hero & followed by the CD Fallen Hero in 2005. Arising Hero is the third and final part of the trilogy. The Hero saga is a sort of first person perspective tale about an unnamed soldier fighting an unknown war. Part one found him observing the sorrow and destruction around him. The second chapter found him called to arms once again seemingly resigned to face his fate in the face of an overwhelming enemy.

With the unleashing of Blutzoll, Funker Vogt has once again delivered an all out assault on the clubs. Long established as a mainstay of the electro-industrial scene, the new release only further cements the band’s status as the reigning kings of aggro-electro. Gerrit Thomas’ hard driving beats and anthemic synth lines and vocalist Jens Kästel’s signature growl meld seamlessly in Blutzoll to create a standout selection in the already impressive Funker Vogt catalog.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
GenozidBlutzoll (Deluxe)
Fire and ForgetBlutzoll (Deluxe)
Genozid (FGFC820 Remix)Blutzoll (Deluxe)
Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando)Arising Hero
Red Queen (Remixed By The Mad Hatter)Red Queen
Date Of Expiration (Live)Warzone K17
White Trash (Live 2008)White Trash - K17 Live Excerpt
ThanatophobiaAviator
Fallen HeroFallen Hero
Killing GroundNavigator
History (Timeless Decay Mix by Icon of Coil)Revivor
Date of ExpirationSurvivor
Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Krolled)Code7477
A DreamT
Black Market Dealers (Maschinen-Mix)T
Black Market DealersMaschine Zeit
Maschine ZeitMaschine Zeit
Gunman (Classic)Gunman
Tragic HeroExecution Tracks
Killing Fields (Guitar Fixer Mix II)Killing Time Again
Take Care!We Came to Kill
Thanks for NothingThanks for Nothing

Discography
COMPANION IN CRIME (DELUXE) · MET 9881D· buy Digital
1. Columbine 2. Mein Weg 3. Religion 4. Six Feet Under 5. Kampf den Maschinen 6. Gott noch nicht 7. Kill on Command 8. Our Life 9. Kapitulation 10. W.o.t.W. 11. The Firm 12. Revolution 13. Brueder 14. Soldat 15. Battlefield of Love 16. Salvation 17. Columbine (MassacRemix by Suicide Commando) 18. Six Feet Under (Buried) 19. Gott noch nicht (Extended)
COMPANION IN CRIME · MET 881D· buy Digital
1. Columbine 2. Mein Weg 3. Religion 4. Six Feet Under 5. Kampf den Maschinen 6. Gott noch nicht 7. Kill on Command 8. Our Life 9. Kapitulation 10. W.o.t.W. 11. The Firm 12. Revolution 13. Brueder
COMPANION IN CRIME · MET 881· buy CD
1. Columbine 2. Mein Weg 3. Religion 4. Six Feet Under 5. Kampf den Maschinen 6. Gott noch nicht 7. Kill on Command 8. Our Life 9. Kapitulation 10. W.o.t.W. 11. The Firm 12. Revolution 13. Brueder
HARD WAY (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 816D· buy Digital
1. Hard Way 2. Hard Way (Ta Box Mix) 3. Fabrik 4. Hard Way (No Rules Mix) 5. Fabrik (Mit Schwung an die Arbeit Cover-Version Interpretiert von Jaeger 90)
BLUTZOLL (DELUXE) · MET 684D· buy Digital
1. Arising Hero 2. Genozid 3. The State Within 4. Fire and Forget 5. Robots 6. Hold My Ground 7. Terroristen 8. Krieger 9. My Innermost 10. Bloodthirst 11. Black Waters 12. Arising Hero - Forgiven 13. Genozid (FGFC820 Remix) 14. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework) 15. Fire and Forget (Remix by Dopestars Inc) 16. The State Within (Vigilante Remix) 17. Wake Up 18. Genozid (Goldremix by Eric Van Wonterghem) 19. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix) 20. Fire and Forget (Die Krupps Remix) 21. The State Within (Revolution Mix by Punto Omega) 22. Urban War 23. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix) 24. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando) 25. Fire and Forget (Mortiis Remix) 26. From the Flames
BLUTZOLL 2CD (LIMITED EDITION) · MET 684· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Arising Hero 2. Genozid 3. The State Within 4. Fire and Forget 5. Robots 6. Hold My Ground 7. Terroristen 8. Krieger 9. My Innermost 10. Bloodthirst 11. Black Waters 12. Arising Hero - Forgiven // DISC 2 // 1. Genozid (FGFC820 Remix) 2. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework) 3. Fire and Forget (Remix by Dopestars Inc.) 4. The State Within (Vigilante Remix) 5. Wake Up! 6. Genozid (Goldremix by Eric Van Wonterghem) 7. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix) 8. Fire and Forget (Die Krupps Remix) 9. The State Within (Revolution Remix by Punto Omega) 10. Urban War 11. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix) 12. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando) 13. Fire and Forget (Mortiis Remix) 14. From the Flames
BLUTZOLL · MET 683D· buy Digital
1. Arising Hero 2. Genozid 3. The State Within 4. Fire and Forget 5. Robots 6. Hold My Ground 7. Terroristen 8. Krieger 9. My Innermost 10. Bloodthirst 11. Black Waters 12. Arising Hero - Forgiven
BLUTZOLL · MET 683· buy CD
1. Arising Hero 2. Genozid 3. The State Within 4. Fire and Forget 5. Robots 6. Hold My Ground 7. Terroristen 8. Krieger 9. My Innermost 10. Bloodthirst 11. Black Waters 12. Arising Hero - Forgiven
ARISING HERO · MET 677D· buy Digital
1. Arising Hero (Club Mix) 2. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework) 3. Arising Hero - Redemption 4. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix) 5. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix) 6. Arising Hero - Revolution 7. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando) 8. My Innermost (Loop Mix)
ARISING HERO · MET 677· buy CD
1. Arising Hero (Club Mix) 2. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework) 3. Arising Hero - Redemption 4. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix) 5. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix) 6. Arising Hero - Revolution 7. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando) 8. My Innermost (Loop Mix)
RED QUEEN · MET 665D· buy Digital
1. Red Queen (Remixed By The Mad Hatter) 2. Red Queen (Remixed By The Cheshire Cat) 3. Chessmen's Square 4. Red Queen (Remixed By Humpty Dumpty) 5. Red Queen (Remixed By The White Rabbit) 6. Red Queen (Album Version)
WARZONE K17 · MET 584D· buy Digital
1. Intro (Live) 2. Date Of Expiration (Live) 3. Child Soldier (Live) 4. Final Thrill (Live) 5. Thanks For Nothing (Live) 6. Take Care (Live) 7. Killing Ground (Live) 8. City Of Darkness (Live) 9. Black Hole (Live) 10. Themes From Fallen Hero (Live) 11. Fallen Hero (Live) 12. Fortunes Of War (Live) 13. Subspace (Live) 14. White Trash (Live) 15. Thanatophobia (Live) 16. Tragic Hero (Live) 17. Words Of Power (Live) 18. History (Live) 19. Maschine Zeit (Live) 20. Killing Fields (Live) 21. Gunman (Live) 22. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Live)
WARZONE K17 (2CD) · MET 584· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Intro 2. Date of Expiration 3. Child Soldier 4. Final Thrill 5. Thanks for Nothing 6. Take Care 7. Killing Ground 8. City Of Darkness 9. Black Hole 10. Themes From Fallen Hero 11. Fallen hero 12. Fortunes of War // DISC 2 // 1. Subspace 2. White Trash 3. Thanatophobia 4. Tragic Hero 5. Words of Power 6. History 7. Maschine Zeit 8. Killing Fields 9. gunman 10. Funker Vogt 2nd unit
WHITE TRASH - K17 LIVE EXCERPT · MET 569D· buy Digital
1. White Trash (Live 2008) 2. Thanks For Nothing (Re-Arranged 2008) 3. Black Hole (Re-Arranged 2008)
AVIATOR · MET 485D· buy Digital
1. Welcome To Destruction 2. Paralyzed 3. Child Soldier 4. City Of Darkness 5. My Fortune 6. Hostile Waters 7. Thanatophobia 8. Frozen In Time 9. One 10. Darwin's Nightmare 11. Blind Rage 12. Babylon 13. Deathmachine 14. Snow Was Falling 15. Lost In Translation 16. City Of Darkness (Downtown-Mix) 17. Child Soldier (Kopfschuss-Mix) 18. City Of Darkness (2nd-Hookline-Mix)
AVIATOR 2CD · MET 485· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Welcome to Destruction 2. Paralyzed 3. Child Soldier 4. City of Darkness 5. My Fortune 6. Hostile Waters 7. Thanatophobia 8. Frozen In Time 9. One 10. Darwin's Nightmare 11. Blind Rage 12. Babylon // DISC 2 // 1. Deathmachine 2. Snow Was Falling 3. Lost in Translation 4. City of Darkness (Downtown-Mix) 5. Child Soldier (Kopfschuss-Mix) 6. City of Darkness (2nd-Hookline-Mix)
FALLEN HERO · MET 395D· buy Digital
1. Fallen Hero 2. Fallen Hero (Jekyll&Hyde Remix by The Birthday Massacre) 3. Pain 4. Fallen Hero (Vereinigt) 5. Fallen Hero (Underwater Pilots-Remix) 6. Our Battlefield
NAVIGATOR · MET 390D· buy Digital
1. Killing Ground 2. Fallen Hero 3. No Tomorrow 4. Friendly Fire 5. Navigator 6. House Of Sorrows 7. Thoughts Of A Soldier 8. Stronghold 9. Starfighters 10. Reject 11. The End 12. Für Dich 13. Vorwärts!
NAVIGATOR · MET 390· buy CD
1. Killing Ground 2. Fallen Hero 3. No Tommorrow 4. Friendly Fire 5. Navigator 6. House of Sorrows 7. Thoughts of a Soldier 8. Stronghold 9. Starfighters 10. Reject 11. The End 12. Fur Dich 13. Vorwarts!
REVIVOR · MET 290D· buy Digital
1. Final Thrill (Remix by Christian Michael of Flatline) 2. History (Timeless Decay Mix by Icon of Coil) 3. Lügner (Aghast View-Remix) 4. Prisoners Of War (Dance or Die Remix) 5. Faster Life (XPQ 21-Remix) 6. Obscure Pictures (Welcome Acid Kids Mix by Noisex) 7. Compulsions (Re|worked) 8. Stolen Thoughts (Given Memories Mix by Haujobb) 9. This World (NVK-Remix by Version B.) 10. Red Queen (T.O.Y.-Remix) 11. Date of Expiration (Unit's Bad Eggs Mix by Unit 187) 12. Lügner (Rearranged) 13. Lügner (Erzähl' Mir Doch Mix)
REVIVOR · MET 290· buy CD
1. Final Thrill (Remix by Christian Michael of Flatline) 2. History (Timeless Decay Mix by Icon of Coil) 3. Lugner (Aghast View - Remix) 4. Prisoners of War (Dance or Die - Remix) 5. Faster Life (XPQ-21 - Remix) 6. Obscure Pictures (Welcome Acid Kids Mix by Noisex) 7. Compulsions (re|worked) 8. Stolen Thoughts (Given Memories Mix by Haujobb) 9. This World (NVK - Remix by Vernon B.) 10. Red Queen (T.O.Y. - Remix) 11. Date of Expiration (Unit's Bad Eggs Mix by Unit 187) 12. Lugner (rearranged) 13. Lugner (Erzahl' mir doch mix)
SURVIVOR · MET 260D· buy Digital
1. Date of Expiration 2. This World 3. History 4. Obscure Pictures 5. Compulsions 6. Prisoners of War 7. Final Thrill 8. Fallen Man 9. Stolen Thoughts 10. Lügner 11. Faster Life 12. Red Queen 13. Refugees
SURVIVOR · MET 260· buy CD
1. Date of Expiration 2. This World 3. History 4. Obscure Pictures 5. Compulsions 6. Prisoners of War 7. Final Thrill 8. Fallen Man 9. Stolen Thoughts 10. Lugner 11. Faster Life 12. Red Queen 13. USA BONUS TRACK: Refugees
CODE7477 · MET 229D· buy Digital
1. Funker Vogt (Completed) 2. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Krolled) 3. Black Hole (re/worked) 4. Funker Vogt (March on!) 5. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Transmitted) 6. Black Hole (Blind) 7. Taxi zum Mars
CODE 7477 · MET 229· buy CD
1. Funker Vogt (Completed) 2. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Krolled) 3. Black Hole (re/worked) 4. Funker Vogt (March On!) 5. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit (Transmitted) 6. Black Hole (Blind)
T · MET 200D· buy Digital
1. Subspace 2. Body Count 3. A Dream 4. Follow Me 5. Black Market Dealers (Maschinen-Mix) 6. Maschine Zeit (Maschinen-Mix) 7. The Last (Maschinen-Mix) 8. Nothing To Include (Maschinen-Mix) 9. Sins (Traum Mix) 10. Cold War (Traum Mix) 11. The Journey (Traum Mix) 12. The Last (Das Ich Remix) 13. Under Deck (Beborn Beton Remix) 14. Black Market Dealers (Bunkerromantik Mix By L´ame Immortelle)
T · MET 200· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Subspace 2. Body Count 3. A Dream 4. Follow Me 5. Black Market Dealers [Maschinen-Mix] 6. Maschine Zeit [Maschinen-Mix] 7. The Last [Maschinen-Mix] 8. Nothing to Include [Maschinen-Mix] // DISC 2 // 1. Sins [Traum-Mix] 2. Cold War [Traum-Mix] 3. The Journey [Traum-Mix] 4. The Last [Das Ich-Remix] 5. Under Deck [Beborn Beton-Remix] 6. Black Market Dealers [bunkerromantik-mix by L'ame Immortelle]
MASCHINE ZEIT · MET 175D· buy Digital
1. Sins 2. Gunman 3. Black Market Dealers 4. Maschine Zeit 5. Nuclear Winter 6. Under Deck 7. Cold War 8. The Journey 9. Nothing To Include 10. The Last 11. Zeit
MASCHINE ZEIT · MET 175· buy CD
1. Sins 2. Gunman 3. Black Market Dealers 4. Maschine Zeit 5. Nuclear Winter 6. Under Deck 7. Cold War 8. The Journey 9. Nothing to Include 10. The Last 11. Zeit
GUNMAN · MET 174D· buy Digital
1. Gunman (Classic) 2. F-117 3. Gunman (Crossed) 4. Gunman (Female) 5. Nuclear Winter (Frost-Bitten)
EXECUTION TRACKS · MET 109D· buy Digital
1. Civil War 2. The Voices of the Dead 3. The International Killer 4. Fortunes of War 5. Beyond Your Believe 6. Tragic Hero 7. Buried Alive 8. Schizophrenia 9. Pure War 10. Shaven 11. Seelenwanderung 12. 4th Dimension 13. King for a Night
EXECUTION TRACKS · MET 109· buy CD
1. Civil War 2. The Voices of the Dead 3. The International Killer 4. Fortunes of War 5. Beyond Your Believe 6. Tragic Hero 7. Buried Alive 8. Schizophrenia 9. Pure War 10. Shaven 11. Seelenwanderung 12. 4th Dimension
KILLING TIME AGAIN · MET 098D· buy Digital
1. Killing Fields (Killed Mix) 2. Evil's Birth 3. Vision 4. The Race Is On 5. Killing Fields (Guitar Fixer Mix II) 6. Evil's Birth (Mezzo Mix) 7. Black Hole (Live Version) 8. Words Of Power (Highspeed Mix) 9. Take Care (US Remix) 10. The Third War (Original Mix) 11. Wartime (Fix Groove Mix) 12. Killing Fields (Guitar Fixer Mix I) 13. Take Care [g2f 135] (Front 242 Remix) 14. Fantasies (Burning in Hell) 15. Words of Power (Power Mix) 16. Thanks For Nothing (Controlled Fusion Remix) 17. Take Care (Booster + 18 Mix) 18. The Third War (Atomix Shell) 19. Thanks For Nothing (In Strict Confidence Remix)
KILLING TIME AGAIN · MET 098· buy CD
DISC 1 // 1. Killing Fields (Killed mix) 2. Evil's Birth 3. Vision 4. The Race is On 5. Killing Fields (Guitar Fixer mix II) 6. Evil's Birth (Mezzo mix) 7. Black Hole (Live) // DISC 2 // 1. Words of Power (Highspeed mix) 2. Take Care (U.S. remix) 3. The Third War (Original mix) 4. Wartime (FX Groove mix) 5. Killing Fields (Guitar Fixer mix) 6. Take Care (G2F 135 - Front 242 remix) 7. Fantasies (Burning in Hell) 8. Words of Power (Power mix) 9. Thanks for Nothing (Controlled Fusion remix) 10. Take Care (Booster + 18 mix) 11. The Third War (Atomic Shell) 12. Thanks for Nothing (In Strict Confidence remix)
WE CAME TO KILL · MET 069D· buy Digital
1. Time of Dreams 2. Take Care! 3. Stupid Incident 4. Father 5. Under Control 6. Wartime 7. Killing Fields 8. Nothing New 9. Fantasies 10. Siegeszug 11. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit
WE CAME TO KILL · MET 069· buy CD
1. Time of Dreams 2. Take Care! 3. Stupid Incident 4. Father 5. Under Control 6. Wartime 7. Killing Fields 8. Nothing New 9. Fantasies 10. Siegeszug 11. Funker Vogt 2nd Unit
THANKS FOR NOTHING · MET 041D· buy Digital
1. Black Hole 2. A New Beginning 3. Thanks for Nothing 4. Animals 5. This Circle 6. Alone 7. Suspended Animation 8. The Land of Milk & Honey 9. Funker Vogt 10. Remember Childhood
THANKS FOR NOTHING · MET 041· buy CD
1. Black Hole 2. A New Beginning 3. Thanks For Nothing 4. Animals 5. This Circle 6. Alone 7. Suspended Animation 8. The Land of Milk & Honey 9. Funker Vogt 10. Remember Childhood

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