Caspar Brötzmann

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Caspar Brötzmann
Born (1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 60)
Wuppertal, West Germany
Years active1986–present
LabelsBlast 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".[1]

Brötzmann's father, Peter Brötzmann, is a free jazz saxophone player. In 1990 they recorded the album Last Home as a duo.[2]


Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Caspar Brötzmann & Peter Brötzmann
Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit
Caspar Brötzmann & Page Hamilton
Caspar Brötzmann
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.


  1. ^ Watson, Ben (February 1995). "Caspar Brötzmann". The Wire. United Kingdom: The Wire Magazine Ltd. (132). ISSN 0952-0686.
  2. ^ Sprague, David (2007). "Caspar Brötzmann Massaker". Trouser Press. Retrieved 28 March 2013.

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