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|Genres||Heavy metal, Polish punk|
|Labels||Gusten Fætter Records|
|Members||"Lækre" Jens Mondrup
"Heavy" Henning Nymand
Kenneth"Gucci Lala" Gøtsche
Matthias "MyTightAss" Pedersen
Red Warszawa is a heavy metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band was formed in 1986 by "Lækre" Jens Mondrup and "Heavy" Henning Nymand. They both went to secondary school at Borupgaard Gymnasium, located in a suburb of Copenhagen called Ballerup.
The band is one of the very few - if not the only - successful metal band singing their lyrics in the Danish language. There are many other successful Danish metal bands, all singing in English, but Red Warszawa also differs by entirely singing satirical lyrics about morbid things such as hard drinking, obesity, gay rape, eating children, children murdering the elderly and so on. Recurring themes are social misery and intoxicant abuse, nurturing the band's self-chosen image as being very stupid, uneducated and of low class and society.
In 1986 "Lækre" Jens Mondrup and "Heavy" Henning Nymand's teacher played a song made by a Polish punk band. They liked it and decided to play it themselves, so they started the band today known as Red Warszawa. Around 1990 Red Warszawa changed their music style into Heavy Metal but they still claim they their style is Polish punk because they think it sounds much cooler.
According to the band's website, the name was supposed to mean "Red Warsaw" - red as in the colour red, and Warsaw as in the capital of Poland. But the band members thought that the city was called Warszawa in English - as it is called in both Danish and Polish - so they named their band "Red Warszawa". Red in Danish means save, and because of that, many Danes thought that Red Warszawa was an organisation like Save the Children (Danish: Red Barnet).
- "Lækre" Jens Mondrup - Vocals (1986–1991, 1992–1993, 1995–present)
- "Heavy" Henning Nymand - Guitar (1986–present)
- Morten "Måtten Møbelbanker" Nielsen - Drums (2000–present)
- Matthias "MyTightAss" Pedersen - Bass (2006–present)
- Hævi Mætal og Hass (1996)
- Skal Vi Lege Doktor? (1998)
- Tysk Hudindustri (2000)
- Omvendt Blå Kors (2002)
- Return of the Glidefedt (2004)
- De 4 Årstider I Nordvest (2010)