With their previous album and Napalm Records debut Ritual (2019), OOMPH! reached #1 in the Official German Album Charts for the first time, after playing countless major national and international tours, as well as festival shows in their 30-year success story. OOMPH!’s biggest hit to date, “Augen Auf!” (2004), is a timeless classic and directly in the ears of every rock fan.
Richter und Henker heralds a new era with the first lineup change in the band’s history, which started in 1989: CR4P and FLUX are now on stage with the new singer Der Schulz. The new studio album will be released on September 8, 2023 and as usual was produced and recorded by the band itself.
Richter und Henker is a clear statement that OOMPH! are back stronger than ever in a new formation and continue to follow their path straightforward – so the Lower Saxons present themselves musically at the highest level and lyrically as usual opinionated, biting and critical. With a strong industrial dose added, the album opener “”Wem Die Stunde Schlägt”” directly sets a sign (Dead said, but still standing – Damn, we’re still alive!). The title track “”Richter und Henker”” captures the listener with the perfect symbiosis of haunting guitar hooks and vocals, while lashing out in an all-out attack against unreflective and ignorant social movements. New wave influences can be found in the grooving anti-war anthem “Nur Ein Mensch” – a future hit and a strong sign against warmongering and empty slogans pushing hate and war. None other than genre idol Joachim Witt supports the band on “Wut”.
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