Tanzwut

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Tanzwut
Tanzwut German Band Live.jpeg
Tanzwut performing live
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Medieval metal
Industrial metal
Folk metal
Neue Deutsche Härte
Neo-Medieval music
Years active Since 1998
Labels PICA Music Records, EMI, Teufel Records
Associated acts Corvus Corax
Website Official website
Members Mike "Teufel" Paulenz
Martin Ukrasvan
Der Zwilling
Shumon
Ardor
Thrymr
Jackbird
Past members Koll. A.
Brandan
Tec
Patrick
Jordon

Tanzwut (German pronunciation: [ˈtantsvuːt]) is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and medieval metal band which originated as a sideproject of Corvus Corax-members. The band uses a medieval theme during their live performances which are expressed through their stagecraft, costumes and choreography.


About[edit]

Their name is the German term for "dancing mania", but is directly translated with "dance-rage". Tanzwut are known for their heavy use of bagpipes, an unusual instrument for a metal band. The group has achieved international success, filling concert halls as far away from their home country as Mexico.

The band's recent releases have been gravitating towards a more industrial metal approach, incorporating the use of more down-tuned guitars, harsher vocals and darker atmospheres. On Weiße Nächte though, Tanzwut completely removed its industrial sound for a more refined classical approach centered around bagpipes with a heavy metal sound. However some of the Industrial influence returned with "Höllenfahrt" and the band have written material in a more traditional style similar to that of Corvus Corax (Morus et Diabolus and Eselsmesse).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Tanzwut - Live (DVD, 2004)

Singles[edit]

  • "Exkremento" (album, 1998) (promo)
  • "Augen Zu" ("Eyes Closed") (1999)
  • "Weinst Du?" (Do you cry?) (feat. Umbra et Imago) (1999)
  • "Verrückt" ("Insane") (1999)
  • "Tanzwut" (Dance Rage) (2000)
  • "Bitte, Bitte" ("Please Please") (2000)
  • "Eiserne Hochzeit" ("Iron Wedding") (2001)
  • "Götterfunken" ("God-descended") (2001)
  • "Feuer und Licht" (feat. Umbra et Imago) ("Fire and Light") (2001)
  • "Nein Nein" ("NO NO") (2003) (promo)
  • "Hymnus Cantica" (2003)
  • "Immer Noch Wach" (feat. Schandmaul) ("Still Awake") (2005)
  • "Weiße Nächte" ("White Nights") (2011)
  • "Das Gerücht" ("The Rumor) (2013)
  • "Der Himmel Brennt" ("The Sky is Burning") (2013)
  • "Unsere Nacht" ("Our Night") (2014)


Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Koll. A. (a.k.a. Meister Selbstfried) – bagpipe, Shawm, cornett
  • Brandan – guitar, bagpipe
  • Tec – keyboard, programming
  • Wim - bass guitar, bagpipe
  • Patrick - electric guitar
  • Castus - bagpipe, shawm
  • Ardor - bagpipe, shawm
  • Gast - keyboard, drum machine
  • Norri - drums & percussion
  • Hatz - keyboard, electronic drums

External links[edit]