|Born||13 December 1962|
Wuppertal, West Germany
|Labels||Blast First, Thirsty Ear Recordings, Marat Records, Our Choice, Big Cat, Sub Rosa|
Caspar Brötzmann (born 13 December 1962) is a German guitarist, vocalist and bandleader.
Brötzmann typically performs with the power trio lineup of Caspar Brötzmann Massaker (his early band), with guitar, bass guitar and drums. He uses rock and roll and heavy metal music as a basis for his music, which often features lengthy songs that start slow and quiet but gradually build to a ferocious climax. Brötzmann's technique has been praised: "...his attack on the instrument — explosive, obstreperous, large scale, textural, timbral — asserts the material facts of string-pickup-amplifier more bluntly than anyone else currently involved in rock".
- Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
- The Tribe (1987)
- Black Axis (May 1989)
- Der Abend der schwarzen Folklore (July 1992)
- Koksofen (June 1993)
- Home (January 1995)
- Mortar – various artists compilation (2014)
- Caspar Brötzmann & Peter Brötzmann
- Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit
- Caspar Brötzmann & Page Hamilton
- Caspar Brötzmann
- Mute Massaker (June 1999)
- Other activity
- Die Alliierten – Ruhm und Ehre (1982) – Skinhead band from Wuppertal, Germany; Caspar Brötzmann plays guitar
- The März Combo – Live in Wuppertal (April 1993) – Live recording of the Peter Brötzmann Tentet
- Guitar on Thomas D's (of Die Fantastischen Vier) album Reflektor Falke (2001). Also guitarist on the accompanying tour.
- Ende Gut – Ein Klangwerk (July 2005) – Sibylle Berg reads, Caspar Brötzmann plays guitar
- Live music (guitar) for dance performance Execution Ground, Premiere 24 March 2007 at the Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne.
- "Caspar Brötzmann". The Wire's website. 13 March 2007. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.