Farmer Boys (band)

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Farmer Boys
Origin Stuttgart, Germany
Genres Groove metal, gothic metal, doom metal
Years active 1994-Present
Labels BMG, Motor Music, Nuclear Blast
Website Official site
Members Matthias Sayer
Alexander Scholpp
Denis Hummel
Antonio Ieva
Till Hartmann
Past members Ralf Botzenhart

Farmer Boys is a heavy metal band from Stuttgart, Germany. They reached their peak of popularity with their album The World Is Ours, released in 2000; the videos for singles "Here Comes The Pain" and "If You Ever Leave Me Standing" were put into heavy rotation by German alternative music channels such as VIVA Zwei. Farmer Boys has obtained a cult following in later years.

Their musical style is a blend of Machine Head's groove metal and Paradise Lost's gothic metal; their lyrical matter, however, unusually to the style, often revolves around the darker side of agriculture - bestiality ("Farm Sweet Farm"), torture of animals ("When a Chicken Cries For Love"), suicide ("Relieve the Tension)" and slaughterhouses ("When Pigs Fly"). Their later albums have strayed away from the subject matter.[1]

Matthias Sayer also provided guest vocals for Apocalyptica's single Hope Vol.2.

Four years after the release of The Other Side, in 2004, the group performed a reunion concert in Stuttgart on December 22nd.[2] Aside from their appearance at the 2011 Summer Breeze Open Air, on August 20th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, the band remained relatively silent and inactive.

At the end of 2016, guitarist Alexander Scholpp announced the return of the band, with three shows scheduled in Germany for the spring of 2017, as well announcing the band's plans for a new album.

As of spring 2018, the band is in the midst of recording their fifth album and recently signed to a new management company.

Farmer Boys are on the bill to play the 2018 Summer Breeze festival.


Former members[edit]



Year Title Position
1996 Countrified
1997 Till the Cows Come Home
2000 The World Is Ours 27
2004 The Other Side 70


Music videos[edit]

  • Farm Sweet Farm [3]
  • Never Let Me Down Again [4]
  • When Pigs Fly
  • Here Comes The Pain [5]
  • If You Ever Leave Me Standing [6]
  • While God Was Sleeping
  • Stay Like This Forever [7]
  • You and Me

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