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Das ich

Genre: Electro Industrial

As at the end of 1980’s Bruno Kramm and Stefan Ackermann, back then young New Wave musicians, were sending their first religioncriticising demotapes they could not even imagine that this specific release would be soon defining a whole new music genre, „Neue Deutsche Todeskunst“ („new german death art“). Songs like „Gottes Tod“ and „Des Satans neue Kleider“ became well known hymns of the black scene in the new freshly united Germany. Since their early works „Satanische Verse“ and the album „Die Propheten“ Das Ich has been combining drama with music, expressionism with classics and electronics with gothic with the intensivity so far unexperienced in the music scene. They were acrossing boundaries and inspiring numerous bands and forms of expression with their new art.

With their boundary-crossing, controversial and intense live shows Das Ich has developed a strong and very unique reputation that is still, over 25 years after the release of „Gottes Tod“, not comparable with any other band.

After very serious illness of the singer Stefan Ackermann and the political excursion of the composer Bruno Kramm, Das Ich is now retuning stronger than ever with a new line-up and is working on a soon to be released new album.