Feindflug

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Feindflug
Origin Germany
Genres Aggrotech,
Electro-industrial
Years active 1995–present
Labels Black Rain Records
Members DJ Felix
DJ Banane

Feindflug (pronounced "Find-fluke"), is a controversial German electro-industrial band founded in 1995. Translated, the name means "attack-raid" or literally "foe-flight" ("flight against the enemy"); it corresponds in military use to the French/English word "sortie".

Style and themes[edit]

Feindflug's music is entirely instrumental, a rarity in the modern industrial/electronica scene. The only vocals that can be heard are in samples,[1] mostly taken from movies dubbed in German or excerpts of Adolf Hitler or Klaus Kinski. The music tends to be on the harsh side, verging on power noise at times.

Recurring themes and topics are authoritarian regimes, the death-penalty and total war, especially World War II and the Third Reich.

The band has been associated with the German Neo-Nazi scene by critics in the past due to the themes presented in their music and their album cover graphics. The band-members, who are fully aware of the association, oppose this critique and have stated that their music is intended as a reflection of the issues it describes, not as support. The band's motto is "Use your brain and think about it!".

Career highlights[edit]

In 1999 the band had their first official performance at the 8th Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2004 the band was invited to perform at the 13th Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2006 the band performed at the 15th Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2010 the band performed at the E-tropolis music festival in Berlin, Germany.

In 2011 the band performed at the 20th edition of Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany and at the 6th edition of Amphi Festival in Cologne.

Website[edit]

As of 2006, the band's website's flash intro features photographs of several German World War 2 scenes, an electric chair and President George W. Bush in between their song, B 66883. Voice Samples „Von hier gibt es kein Entkommen“ ("From here, there is no escape") and „Schluss damit!“ ("Stop it!" or "Stop that!") can be heard along with the band's slogan "Use your brain and think about it!" appearing in between.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Video[edit]

Collaborative releases[edit]

Feindflug's first official release, I. / St. G. 3, was released on the radical right-wing VAWS label. They say they regret this, and didn't know what VAWS was about, but that no-one else was willing to release their work due to the controversial name, imagery, and use of samples.

All subsequent releases have been made on the Black Rain label, but not without trouble. The Dutch producer for the Sterbehilfe EP refused production because of explicit images of an execution with an electrical chair, and the Austrian producer for Hirnschlacht refused production later because of the right-wing accusations.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Feindflug at archive.org

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